After collapsing at work, sous-chef Kelly Matlock retreats to her sister’s home in Virgin River where she meets Lief Holbrook, a widower, and as romance blossoms between them, Lief’s stepdaughters antics threaten to tear them apart.
Return to Virgin River with the books that started it all
The recipe for happiness: making it up as you go along
Rising sous-chef Kelly Matlock’s sudden collapse at work is a wake-up call. Disillusioned and burned out, she’s retreated to her sister Jillian’s house in Virgin River to rest and reevaluate.
Puttering in Jill’s garden and cooking with her heirloom vegetables is wonderful, but Virgin River is a far cry from San Francisco. Kelly’s starting to feel a little too unmotivated–until she meets Lief Holbrook. The handsome widower looks more like a lumberjack than a sophisticated screenwriter–a combination Kelly finds irresistible. But less appealing is Lief’s rebellious stepdaughter, Courtney. She’s the reason they moved from LA, but Courtney’s finding plenty of trouble even in Virgin River.
Kelly’s never fallen for a guy with such serious baggage, but some things are worth fighting for. Besides, a bratty teenager can’t be any worse than a histrionic chefright?