Recently widowed, grieving Los Angeles midwife/nurse Melinda Monroe answers a small upstate town's ad for help. Nestled amongst California's giant redwoods, quaint Virgin River is host to many quirky characters - including bar owner Jack Sheridan, who may be just the man to make Melinda smile again.
©2007 Robyn Carr; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
I found the book to be very interesting, and it kept my interest until the ending.
Well, I accidentally started with book 6, which made me want to go back and start from the beginning! Now I'm hooked on this series! So far I'm loving the characters and story lines. Looking forward to what happens down the road!
What a place!
Jack Sheridan is my guy. He is what every woman wants in a man. He is so comfortable with who he is that he is not afraid to show compassion. He knows how to 'surrender' to life's situations and I love how he learns to love his woman.
I have so many audible books narrated by Therese Plummer (is she not also Savannah Richards?). I find her voice so comforting and I like that she makes each character's voice distinctive. Her narration played a big part in my decision to purchase all of the books in the Virgin River series.
There were parts where I laughed and parts where I cried.
If you like stories that make you root for many of its characters and that make you feel good, then the Virgin River serie is for you.
It was fast moving, never boring.
Mel's acceptance of her widowhood.
I wanted the book to go on & on. To my surprise, I discovered it was book one of a series.
I have read 2 & 3 and have started 4.
I am sorry, I know this book gets good-great reviews, but I could not make it past the 5th chapter. Every character was the ultimate example of their character. I think that the food produced in the country kitchen says it all. Coffee was the best she had ever tasted. Omelet was the best omelet - it melted in her mouth. Second omelet the next day (a western omelet) was even better than the first. Meatloaf was unbelievably good. All these from the cook in a cafe in a non tourist town of 600 population. I could probably have tolerated the hyperbole about the cooking, but all of the characters are treated the same way. Each one in his/her turn is the perfect embodiment of that character type, from the rugged, handsome ex-marine who knows how to hold and feed a newborn baby to the crotchety old local doctor who is really a sweetheart under his gruff demeanor.
I do not stop listening to many books that I purchase, but I had to let this one go.
This is the first book for Robyn Carr that I have read/listened to and it was a great story! Therese Plummer did a great job as narrator. I would get another one of Robyn Carr's books any day!!
I choose this book because I love all things California Costal area and Red Wood trees.
The book is really just a formula romance novel. Not as bad as some but not particularly great either.
Probably not, the narration was fine.
a solid formula romance.
This book was a great beginning of a great series.......I have read and heard all the books that came after this book before I heard this one. And I still had to get it so I could here the beginning and I'm glad that I did.... Loved it...
virgin river is a wonderful town i could easily live there ,the people are amazing ,i feel like i know them all personly,what a great story teller robyn carr is ,soon as i finish one i am onto the next story , and the narrater is wonderful , keep up the good stories please robyn
I loved Jack and Mel ,it is a toss up for who i loved the most ,every lady would love to meet a Jack i think.
this lady does a wonderful job i could listen to her anytime ,very easy to listen to .
i loved the whole story and will listen to it again
I love the virgin river series ,and i hope one day to read a reunion and catch up on what all these wonderful people are doing in the future that live in this great little town, would be nice to catch up with them all and see how they have progressed ,since choosing this town to live in ,would like to hear more about Mel and Jack and Preacher ,also Danny and Beccy keep up the great stories Robyn they are so refreshing ,and send me scrambling for more ,
Yes. The people are believable, likable and you want the best for them.
The anxiousness, happiness & believablity of the characters.
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