Virgin River by Robyn Carr

9780778314158_medTitle: Virgin River
Series: Book one of the Virgin River series
Author: Robyn Carr
Genre: Modern day Romance
Blurb:Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it all…

Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal-clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included.

When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe sees this ad, she quickly decides that the remote mountain town of Virgin River might be the perfect place to escape her heartache, and to reenergize the nursing career she loves. But her high hopes are dashed within an hour of arriving: the cabin is a dump, the roads are treacherous and the local doctor wants nothing to do with her. Realizing she’s made a huge mistake, Mel decides to leave town the following morning.

But a tiny baby, abandoned on a front porch, changes her plans…and former marine Jack Sheridan cements them into place.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Miss Robyn Carr on Facebook and I just had to go and check out her books for myself.  When I arrived at my local bookstore, there were so many of her books to choose from I just did not know where to start, so obviously I chose to start from the beginning.  Let me start out by saying, there is something in the water in Virgin River.

When suffering from grief, the thing that you will need the most is your family and friends around you to help you through your pain, but not Melinda Monroe.

Wanting to start all over in a new environment the first thing she did was sell everything of importance, packed up everything that she needed and moved to the middle of nowhere where no one knows her and won’t ask her uncomfortable questions.  

How she came to the middle of no-where you may ask?  She answered an ad that said:

Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred.  Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal-clear rivers.  Rent-free cabin included.

Thinking this was the answer to her prays, Melissa packed up and moved to Virgin River and instantly regretted her rash decision.  The cabin is inhabitable and the doctor wants nothing to do with her; not to mention that she almost dies getting to Virgin River, okay I exaggerated about the dying part but the rest is true.

After realizing that this was a huge mistake, Melissa wanted nothing more than to dive back into her car and never look back, but after she discovered a baby abandoned on a front porch, her nursing instincts took over and duty convinced Melissa to stay until the abandoned baby situation was taken care of.

Of course another reason was Jack Sheridan, a former marine that she can’t seem to get out of her mind. It does not help that he fills her empty soul with longing, and with the longing comes a guilt so big that it seems to consume her.

Robyn Carr wrote a roller-coaster of a book that had me wondering what’s going to happen next.  there was a part of the book that I thought was dragging but the book picked up and stayed up. 

I do not like that at the blurb at the back of the book mentioned that their was an abandoned baby involved because it had me wanting Melissa to find the baby, and when it did not happen right away, I was just anxious to know when it was going to happen and how.

This is the type of book that would throw some situations at you that you would not expect and when you think everything is over, another curve ball is thrown right at you, happy reading everyone.

Thoughts:  Some parts tended to drag a bit
Grade: B


1 Comment

  1. Pat Lieberman

    I loved this series – Mel and Jack are a great match. I definitely recommend this series.


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