I was very surprised to find the characters from Virgin River not only appearing in this second book of the series but actively involved in the stories, not just as asides. We move on to Preacher's story but, true to the tempo set in the first book, the whole town is involved.Carr has another winner in this second book in the series. While new characters are introduced, the stories of the original characters carry on. I'm loving this about the series and this book has the same charm as the first. I'm on to the third book in the series.