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Virgin River (Virgin River Series #1)

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13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

delightfully amusing small town character study

Nine months ago her beloved husband Mark Monroe was murdered during a convenience store robbery. The physician¿s widow Melinda, a nurse and midwife needs to escape Los Angeles which over night went from her home to a place of trauma for her. She accepts a job as a doc...
Nine months ago her beloved husband Mark Monroe was murdered during a convenience store robbery. The physician¿s widow Melinda, a nurse and midwife needs to escape Los Angeles which over night went from her home to a place of trauma for her. She accepts a job as a doctor¿s assistant in the small isolated Redwoods town of Virgin River. --- However, nothing is quite what was advertised as her cottage is a filthy dilapidated cabin and the crusty elderly Doc Mullins does not want her. Though restaurant owner Jack Sheridan is welcoming, she plans to leave and to stay with her sister in Colorado. Her plans change when she finds the newborn left on Doc¿s doorsteps. As one day leads to another and new patients arrive, Melinda has found a new home though she is unaware that Jack loves her but is patient as he knows her heart belongs to someone else. --- VIRGIN RIVER is a delightfully amusing small town character study that enables the audience to see deep into the souls of several key players but especially Melinda, Doc, and Jack. The support cast augments the solid story line whether they are the baby, the ¿realtor¿, the cook or patients. Fans of character driven poignant contemporary tales will want to drive the winding mountain road to VIRGIN RIVER. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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8 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Oh My

This was my first experience with this author. I was hoping for romance like Nicholas Sparks, not sex bordering on porn! I read about halfway through the book and then got rid of it. I really enjoyed the characters and storyline but I just felt so uncomfortable reading ...
This was my first experience with this author. I was hoping for romance like Nicholas Sparks, not sex bordering on porn! I read about halfway through the book and then got rid of it. I really enjoyed the characters and storyline but I just felt so uncomfortable reading this type of skanky material. What bothered me the most was the graphic description of the teenage sex between a 14 year old girl and a 16 year old boy. WRONG!!!

posted by 7224307 on March 20, 2011

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