Books by Robyn Carr

C+
Temptation Ridge

Temptation Ridge is the sixth book of Carr’s Virgin River series. Though I’ve been wanting to try this series for a while, this is the first one I’ve read. However, I’ve read reviews and discussions, so I wasn’t lost when I encountered continuing storylines. Sadly, after hearing such good ...

C
Second Chance Pass

It is not without great regret that I give Second Chance Pass an average grade. I, too, was one of the legions who discovered Robyn Carr with her phenomenal Virgin River series. I enjoyed the first four books immensely and looked forward to the next installment. Yet, I was never hooked in and even f ...

B+
A Virgin River Christmas

About a year ago, I fell in love with Robyn Carr’s Virgin River trilogy. She continues here with a short-ish, Christmas-set story that is a lovely addition to the series. The life of Marcie Sullivan’s Marine husband was saved in Iraq by his best friend and commander, Ian Buchanan. Unfortunate ...

A-
Whispering Rock

It seems to me that romance readers are always worrying over the “forced seduction” book. Is it coming back? Is it really about rape? Can violent, abusive men be heroes? I loved Whispering Rock because it made those stories look shallow. Here all of the pain and suffering that someone experience ...

B+
Shelter Mountain

My husband posed a hypothetical to me not too long ago: If there was a book I wanted - really, really wanted, but the only way I could get it was to drive to a town 300 miles away, what would I do? My response: “Road Trip!” This conversation, singled out from the many we have had regarding my ad ...

B+
Virgin River

The third time was the charm for me. After reading two not very enjoyable books, I picked up Virgin River and was totally engrossed in a charming story. The good thing is, it’s the first in a trilogy – I will be at the store to buy the other two books as soon as they come out. Melinda Monroe ...

C+
Down by the River

Since I have enjoyed Robyn Carr in the past, I have much of her backlist in the TBR pile. Down by the River is the first book I've read in her Grace Valley series, and though it was pleasant, I didn't feel like I really got to know any of the characters very intimately. I finished the book feeling ...

B+
Just Over the Mountain

I want to live in Grace Valley. I want to go there and meet these wonderful, lovely, funny, serious, hard-working, sensible, tolerant people, and be one of them. If Just Over the Mountain had been a true romance, it would have been my first grade-A Keeper in a long, long time. As it is, this is more ...

B+
The Wedding Party

I chose to read The Wedding Party based on the good grades given to her last two books, Deep in the Valley and The House on Olive Street. Both of them were given B+ grades by other AAR reviewers, and I hoped that I would agree with their high opinions of Robyn Carr. I'm very pleased to report that I ...

B+
Deep in the Valley

This sweet-natured book has many good elements, but almost the last and the least of these is romance, despite what the back cover suggests. Deep in the Valley is a dryly humorous slice of contemporary small-town life, an intricate character sketch that incorporates dozens of well-drawn characters, ...