Sheltering Hearts [NOOK Book]

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New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr takes readers back to her beloved Virgin River country in this heartwarming tribute to Rhonda Clemons, founder of Zoe Institute and a winner of a Harlequin More Than Words award.

By discovering a seed of compassion and nurturing it to effect real change, the dedicated women selected as Harlequin More Than Words award recipients make our world a better place. To celebrate their accomplishments, ...

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr takes readers back to her beloved Virgin River country in this heartwarming tribute to Rhonda Clemons, founder of Zoe Institute and a winner of a Harlequin More Than Words award.

By discovering a seed of compassion and nurturing it to effect real change, the dedicated women selected as Harlequin More Than Words award recipients make our world a better place. To celebrate their accomplishments, bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing short stories inspired by their lives and work.

This special eBook is yours at no charge because Harlequin is committed to celebrating women's efforts and supporting the causes that are meaningful to them. By sharing Rhonda Clemons' story, we hope to turn awareness into action and mobilize others to make a difference.

To find out more or to nominate a woman you know, please visit HarlequinMoreThanWords.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426859755
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Virgin River Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,163
  • File size: 288 KB

Meet the Author

Robyn Carr
Robyn Carr


"A fellow writer asked me, 'Who is your villain?' And I realized that in the work I do, I don't have villains — I have issues. And that's exactly why women's fiction knows no limits," says author Robyn Carr. "I'm naturally drawn to strong, capable female characters, and when I begin a story I ask myself, 'What is she up against?' I try to write about issues that every woman faces at some point in her life, without ever losing sight of the basic sense of humor that helps us all through hard times."
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted August 30, 2010

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    Such an Important Topic

    Robyn Carr did an excellent job of addressing the subject of domestic violence in this book. Weaving it in with characters from her wonderful Virgin River series was an excellent way to do that as there is a character in the series (Paige) who suffered from that at one point and many other warmhearted, knowlegeable female characters in the series. Robyn Carr is such a good writer and I am so happy that she wrote this book. I think any woman would benefit from reading it.

    17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2010

    great book

    Read in one sitting got to the point with out to much graphic. Loved all the characters. Lets woman know they can move on would recommend

    15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

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    Short Story

    only has 75 pages....If you aren't in short stories i wouldn't bother...even if it's free...

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Good read

    I'm not usually a "fan" of the Harlequin scene, but.... This is a well written story, integrated with a very real issue. I thought both were treated with respect by the author. Even brought me to tears, at one point. I do recommend this.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

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    Nice short story in the Virgin River series

    I love Robyn Carr's Virgin River series and this short story was a nice addition. Would have liked to have it drawn out a little more into a full novel to develop the relationship between the main characters more, but realize it was a short story. Felt it was kind of rushed to fit into the constraints of a short story. The subject of domestic abuse was nicely woven into the story, although at time it seems it got repetitive a few times. Domestic abuse is an important topic and glad to have a story that addresses the issue in the manner this story did.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

    great book

    liked it .
    romance with no sex in it.
    good for tween to read

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

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    Good book, important topic!

    This book is a tribute to the Zen Institute who provides support to single mothers on their way out of abusive relationships. This is the story of Dory, a single mother of two, who upon inheriting a small house from her uncle moves to California and seeks the help of a similar organization determined not only to survive but also to be a good mother to her children and independent from the world. Soon after starting attending their meetings she becomes part of it as one of the members on the board of directors. Lacking a proper location for their organization as well as the financial means to turn this into an actual support foundation the four women involved do whatever they can to help those women in need. But in spite of her dedication, Dory can't support her family from volunteer work so she juggles a full-time job at a grocery store while taking her kids back and forth from school and to their various activities. With wounds still very raw from her failed relationship she is reluctant to accept the help of any man so when one day her handsome neighbor Clay offers to look at her dying car she easily snaps at him and gives him every reason to stay away. But not all men are the same and she is about to find out that life has its wonderful moments too, full of suprises and fullfilment. I enjoyed her story because this is a woman who in spite of the challenges faced in her life, not only has the strength to move on but also help others. I recommend it because it brings to attention a very important topic that gets so easily overlooked.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This is a good book. I like the way Robyn Carr writes and tells the story in each of her books. I'm trying to catch up on more of her books.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    great book

    this book keeps up the quality of writing and storyline seen in the previous books. i've read them all and love the characters and setting of the small town life. there is romance and falling in love and not just sex for the sake of having sex and it's a nice change. i already have her next books on my wish list.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    I found the characters to be well done and the overall book is g

    I found the characters to be well done and the overall book is great read. Defines domestic violence and promotes the self growth of single moms as well as educating us on thier needs. The story line is excellent and I would have liked to stay in Dory and Clay's life a bit longer. I Recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    highly recommended.

    Great book that actually deals with reality. The emotional upheaval is accurate.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Loved It!!! Would Definateiy Recomend.

    Sweet and clean but not cheesy. Loved the storyline and characters. Only problem........ Idid not want it to end! All I wanted to do was keep reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Too short but sweet

    I felt like this book could have been longer. It was really short and felt unfinished to me. I recommend all of Robyn Carr though!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Ok

    Story moved a bit slow for being so short

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    I Definitely Recommend This Book

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was such an amazing read and true story line that happens more often than people realize or think. I was moved on the beginning, middle and end of the story even though it was a short read - there was enough to get you thinking. In brief, life is a game full of chances, hope, and new findings. How you respond can make a huge difference in the outcome. This book reflects it such a way most women would swallow and envision what would I have done. Read it for pleasure and measure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Great Read - 2 thumbs up

    Great Read. Realistic story line with a helping community message interwoven through-out. It is a Harlequin - so lets not forget the fact it does have its shade of romance. The romance is very tasteful, very sweet, very touching. Rated G - not steamy or offensive. Recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    Not Bad??

    I don't like writing bad reviews, however, I didn't realize upon downloading this book that it'd be ALL about the Zoe Institute and the program established by the protagonist. It was a great story line, however, it seemed like advertising or like a spin off of the author's life than a story. As part of the Harlequin "Series" I was disappointed, but it was well written and very down to Earth.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    Not my kind of book.

    I typically read murders, mystery novels, or romance. I took a chance on this book as it didn't sound like something I would normally read. It wasn't a bad book...just not for me. If you like books with little action but made you warm and fuzzy...read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    nice book

    nice, loving book to read. this is the kind of Harlequin book I like to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    I can relate

    This book gives me hope as a new single mom. And i will search for support in my area.

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