Thursday, March 4, 2010

Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Mira
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 386
Challenges: What's in a Name?3 (body of water)
Author's Website

Simple Description:
Mel needs a change.   She is a nurse in LA and things were going great, until her husband was murdered.  She is having a very hard time getting over his death and needs a change of scenery.  She decides to accept a job in a little town called Virgin River.

When Mel gets to Virgin River she finds that it's not even close to what she expected.  The house she is supposed to stay in rent free hasn't been cleaned in years, the porch collapses the first night she is there, and the town Dr. doesn't think he needs a nurse or anybody's help for that matter.

The only good thing is the handsome man who runs the bar, Jack.

Then the first morning she is there, she finds a baby who was abandoned.  Mel's calling is delivering baby's and working with them and new mother's.  She decides to stay until a home can be found.  The once that is taken care of, she decides to stay for a patient who is going to give birth soon.  

Soon it looks like Mel might stay for awhile, between the babies and Jack, things are picking up.

Now what you really want to thoughts:
I absolutly loved this book!  Virgin River is the first in the series and I'm dying to read the rest.  Doc doesn't want Mel there and he doesn't try to hide it, but Mel doesn't let him get away with his old time ways either.  You want Jack and Mel to get together, they seem perfect for each other.  There's also a teenage boy who doesn't make the right choice but you want him to be ok because he's basically a good kid.  

This is the type of book where you fall in love with the characters and you want to move to Virgin River so you can hang out with them.

This book is part of my collection and was either bought or given to me.

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bermudaonion said...

I keep reading great things about Robyn Carr's work - she's obviously an author I need to explore.

Lover of Books said...

I have this book and cannot wait to read it. :) too bad it's not a cozy mystery. lol


BookAddict said...

I am sitting here reading it right this minute and I am really enjoying it! She is a new favorite for me and I am so glad we discovered her!!

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - The books are so good, the author has a way of making you want to jump inside the book and live in the town.

Krista - hope you enjoy it!

BookAddict - I'm so glad we discovered her too!