The Virgin River series
Virgin River – Book 1
Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against the 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 a former marine cements them into place.
Melinda Monroe may have come to Virgin River looking for escape, but instead she finds her home…
I am a huge fan of the Netflix show, Virgin River, so was thrilled to see that it was adapted from a series by Robyn Carr. More so as being up to date on the series in the show, I needed a Virgin River fix and this certainly whetted my appetite.
If you have watched the show, then the book isn’t going to hold any real surprise for you but that doesn’t matter. It was so good to be back with these characters that I have grown to love. Some things have been changed in terms of ages as well as circumstances with some of the characters so it does differ in some ways from the show. Where as this series focuses on different residents from Virgin River, the show obviously focuses more on Mel and Jack.
Virgin River is a must read for not only fans of the Netflix show but for anyone who loves drama and romance. I was whisked away to the gorgeous setting and went to sleep dreaming of Jack. I mean come on, I can’t be the only one who has a major crush on this guy! As soon as I finished reading this novel, I went and bought the second book in the series straight away. Needless to say I am every bit as hooked on the books as I am on the show!