SOURCE: I borrowed this book from the library.
A fierce and unseasonably cold September wind blew chilly rain against the windows. Preacher wiped down the bar, and while it was only seven-thirty, it was already dark.My Thoughts:
SHELTER MOUNTAIN is the second book in the Virgin River series, and it is just as wonderful as the first. I loved getting to know the real Preacher as he helps a young mother on the run from her abusive husband. Paige and Preacher's relationship develops slowly and realistically given their delicate situation. My heart went out to Paige as she fought to save herself and her son from a monster. Luckily she had Preacher and the rest of Virgin River to offer support and protection.
At first glance, Preacher may not seem like your typical romance hero, but it doesn't take long to fall in love with him. He's a huge ex-marine, bald, with dark bushy eyebrows. Along with his intimidating appearance, he's also very quiet, so getting close to him isn't easy. But when he does let someone in, he's the most loyal, protective and kind man on the planet. *swoon*
SHELTER MOUNTAIN also continues the Mel/Jack and Liz/Rick story lines from the first book. I enjoyed revisiting those characters and sharing their joys and heartbreaks - very emotional stuff. 5-stars!