Finished it in one sitting. Loved it! I can't wait for the next in this series. I really loved Marcie as a heroine, her humor and take on life was so refreshing. Her willingness to adapt to the rugged lifestyle of the mountains made for several good laughs. The premise of her being in Virigin River to help her dead husbands best friend (Ian) was a bit of a stretch, but it really worked. When they finally came together I melted. This book is a stand alone so you don't need to read the series in order for this one, but you will get to see a bit of Jack, Mel, Preacher, Mike, Brie...etc. I really wish this book had a huge epilouge as I wanted to know more about how life works out for these two. I hope we see more of Marcie and Ian's story in future books.