I think you can tell from my ongoing Virgin River series, that I’m passionate about the men and women who serve in the armed forces for our country. Passionate about their honor, their bravery and the many sacrifices they and their families make for the rest of us.
I know of what I write when I create these to-die-for heroes that have my readers wanting to move to Virgin River. My husband was an Air Force helicopter and jet pilot; my son is an active-duty Army orthopedic surgeon, who recently returned from Iraq. Of course, I didn’t model Jack or Preacher or Colin Riordan, the hero in my February Virgin River novel, WILD MAN CREEK, after my family’s military men (although they might like to think so!). But I do know what drives these men—what haunts them, and what makes them happy.
As for Colin, he came to Virgin River to recuperate from a horrific helicopter crash, the scars of which he bears inside and out. His family is wonderfully supportive, but it’s his art that truly soothes his troubled soul.
Stung personally and professionally by an ill-advised affair, PR guru Jillian Matlock has rented an old Victorian with a promising garden in Virgin River. She’s looking forward to cultivating something other than a corporate brand.
Both are looking to simplify, not complicate, their lives, but when Jillian finds Colin at his easel in her yard, there’s an instant connection. And in Virgin River, sometimes love is the simplest choice of all.
WILD MAN CREEK is book two in my 2011 Virgin River trilogy, and I’m honored that USA Today featured WILD MAN CREEK in Carol Memmott’s fine article about the interest in military families in pop culture today.
When you’re shopping, whether online or in a bricks-and-mortar store, I hope you’ll pick up a copy of WILD MAN CREEK. Then visit www.RobynCarr.com and pull up a virtual stool at Jack’s Bar, the community watering hole in Virgin River. The virtual drinks are free, and the company warm and welcoming. Virgin River—a town built in the redwood forests by men of honor for the women they love.
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