Virgin River by Robyn Carr is book one in her series of the same name. Netflix has chosen to make an original series based on this series of books, so you’ll want to be acquainted with the written version.
Melinda “Mel” Monroe is a 32-yr-old recently widowed nurse practitioner and midwife longing to get away from the fast pace of the city and the constant reminders of her deceased husband, so she accepts a contract to work with the local doctor and makes the move to the small town of Virgin River. The contract is not as promised. The cute little cottage is a tumbling down mess. The local doctor she would be assisting has no interest in having her in his practice. Only the discovery of an abandoned baby keeps her in the town. That and a handsome bar owner.
Ex-marine, Jack Sheridan is the owner of the only bar in Virgin River. His military career has left him with some bad memories. Jack is a handsome hunk from a large loving family including four sisters and eight nieces. He’s instantly attracted to Mel and becomes her friend and protector hoping to be even more. Jack’s main problem is how to compete with a dead man.
Robyn Carr has penned another bestseller. Virgin River hits all the right notes. The characters are vibrant, believable and completely developed. The scenery is vividly depicted. The plot is engaging and suitably complex. Like Mel, I fell in love with Virgin River: the people, the scenery and the sky, especially the brilliant nighttime sky lit with so many stars. This is a 5 out of 5 star read and I recommend it to all readers of the romance genre. There is some sexual content that may not be suitable to for all readers.
My thanks to HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: October 22, 2019