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A First Pass Would Have Been Plenty
on August 26, 2014
Second Chance Pass is probably my least favorite of the Virgin River novels, and I've read them all, some of them more than once (they're like comfort food when I want something warm and cozy and heartening). If you're reading the series in order, you probably will want to read this, if only because you get glimpses and updates of some of the main characters from earlier books. If you're thinking of reading this as a stand-alone book, you would be better served by grabbing Virgin River instead. The lead characters in this book, Vanni and Paul, are hard to like most of the time. Many of the scenes are incredibly repetitious, and don't serve to advance the story or your understanding of the characters. Not sure whether Robyn had to reach a certain number of pages for her publisher, or she got bored with the story line, but I think this book would have benefited from some serious editing.