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Subject: Robyn Carr
Date Posted: 1/1/2009 9:24 AM ET
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I have heard so many great things about the Virgin River series, I now have books #2 and 3 on the way to me, I have #1 and the Christmas book.

My question is what about her other books, are they just as good?  Are they also highly recommended?

Thanks, Anne

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 9:36 AM ET
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I've read her Grace Valley books - deep in the valley, just over the mountain, and down by the river (not sure of the order of the 1st 2) I found those to be less sexy but good. one 'romance' is mixed in the 3 books and they're similar to the Mitford books by Jan Karon only with a lot more drama going on. lots of characters to keep straight. In Virgin River you see the 2 doctors and I think the older doctor who's the female doc's dad - they make a brief appearance or two then some in the other books here and there. I don't think they read the same 'intensity/sexy' level but they're still good. I haven't read her other stuff.

eta: deep in the valley Ithink is first..you're lucky they've been re-released 'cause 'down by the river' was pretty hard to find..and necessary since it's one long drawn-out romance to finish the story!



Last Edited on: 1/1/09 9:38 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/1/2009 10:31 AM ET
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One of her older ones, Tempted, has been on my keeper shelf for years, I love it.  It's an atypical inspirational romance (the hero is a minister). 

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 2:42 PM ET
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I think her Virgin River series is the best so far Anne.  Lots of romance, some drama and very romantic hero's!

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 3:06 PM ET
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I loved VR, liked GV, and have only read one of her others, Never Too Late, and thought it was only ok.  I probably wouldn't go out of my way to read any other of her books previous to GV and VR.  VR is definitely the best, and there are 3 more books due out this year!

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 6:11 AM ET
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Reading this thread made me remember that I have Chelynne, Bellerose Bargain, and Braeswood Tapestry ( all historicals) by her on my tbr. I'm going to have to dig them out.

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 6:40 AM ET
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I just got one of her older ones from here but haven't read it yet..barely got it unwrappep!

ETA: Tempted is the one I have.



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Date Posted: 1/7/2009 11:12 AM ET
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I heard that these are women's fiction and not necessarily romances altho they have love stories. Is this correct?

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 12:40 PM ET
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Um, to me Jess that description is both right and wrong.  I think they wouldn't appeal to men but I also think they are definitely romances.

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 1:05 PM ET
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The Virgin River Books are that good lol. I first read them last summer from the many recommendations through here and have  read them twice since then . I am so looking forward to her new addtions to the VR Series!! I don't really classify them as women's fiction since  the romances are a big part in all of the books. I love them because you feel like you really get to know all of the characters so well minor included. This is coming from  a romance reader that read mainly historicals before branching out into contemporaries.

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 1:16 PM ET
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Jess, I would definitely say that the VR books are romance.  With the GV series, there is a love story, but the story is not necessarily centered around it, so I could see where some might say it is more women's fiction that romance.  It's kind of more of the "slice of life" type of story.  If you've read any of Curtiss Ann Matlock, that's kind of what I mean- the characters are the people of the town, with a few more prominent than others, but it's more about life in this small town than the romance that happens to be in the books.  She definitely went in a different direction with VR, which fall much more into the romance category.

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 10:58 PM ET
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yep, I'd consider the Grace Valley ones closer to womens fiction (sort of like the mitford books by  jan karon) but they have romance. the virgin river ones appeal to women but do have romance and more sex I think.