First off, Second Chance Pass takes place right after Whispering Rock. A Virgin River Christmas, was written after these two books were written so it was just thrown in between the two books.
Paul has returned to Grants Pass after helping Vanni deliver her baby, Matthew. He misses her terribly and already realizes that he is in love with her. He is seeing this woman named Terri in Grants Pass, and after one night of sleeping tonight, Terri announces she is pregnant with Paul's child. Paul is devastated, but he wants to do the right thing, by supporting Terri and the baby. He has to find a way to break this news to Vanni. Meanwhile, Vanni assumes he has moved on and that he is in love with Terri. Paul is finally able to assure her that he is, in fact, in love with HER! He asks her to marry him. They make plans to build a house right next door to the general's house. Paul later finds out that Terri's baby is not in fact his, much to his relief. Paul and Vanni get married right before Tom, Vannie's brother goes off to the Army. Walt becomes really good friends with his new neighbor, Muriel
Then, Matts mom tries to set Vanni up with one of her friends, Cameron, who's a doctor. Vanni thinks Cameron is a great guy, but Paul is really the one who has her heart.
Mel and Jack have a baby daughter, Emma. Paige and Preacher also have a daughter, Dana Marie.
Due to the dry conditions of the area, there is a danger of fires throughout the forest area. Shortle after Paige has her baby, several of the men go out and assist the Cal Fire in putting out fires. Unfortunately, Jack gets caught up in the fire and doesn't make it back to the bar, until a day later, much to everyone's horror.
Mike and Brie announce they are expecting a baby.
Ricky comes home for a 10 day visit, and then he leaves for Iraq.
I really didn't like Vanessa, but thats actually what made the story entertaining! I loved that little triangle they had going on. I think she was kind of unfair to Cameron, with how she was stringing him along. Her and Paul should've been open and honest with each other alot earlier. I also secretly hoped Paul would get together with Terri, only because I didn't like Vanni. I didn't really like the way Vanni reacted to that situation, and how she questioned Paul about wanting to support the child. It's not like Paul cheated on her!
My favorite couple is still Jack and Mel. And Paige and Preacher.
I also didn't like Nikki and the way she ran off from Joe after their night together, and how she treated him afterward. I thought Vanni blew everything WAY out of proportion. She shouldn't be a bit surprised that Joe doesn't want to be around them.
I was waiting for Tom to announce that his girlfriend, Brenda, was pregnant.
Finished on 1/27/2009