nice little series on small town doctor..quick read..I found I quickly developed a sense of living there myself! Made me want to move away from the big city! Enjoy.
1st in Grace Valley trilogy. I enjoyed this book and compare it to the Mitford series by Jan Karon only with more drama going on. There's a secret romance that spans all 3 books before concluding. I compare it to the Mitford books in that there's a community and a LOT of characters are introduced -sometimes it's hard to keep them straight! But the problems are really big sometimes and deal with abuse, death, secrets. The main character is a female doctor who has returned to the small town in the valley, amongst drug growers, to help her father as the town's/community's only doctor. She meets an undercover DEA agent and pursues a secret romance. This book was fairly light on the romance thought possibly a tad descriptive for those who pretty much stick with christian romance/Debbie Macomber type reads. I'm used to more graphic (though I do read Macomber!)so I felt it was a tad light on the romance and seemed to be more along the lines of women's fiction. Also the romance does not conclude so if you really care about that aspect you'll probably want to continue the trilogy, which luckily you can now do since they were reprinted(I had to hit ebay and just about every used site for the 3rd when I was reading these a year or so ago!) A nice trilogy and this and the last were probably my favorites of the 3.
I love this author. I read the Virgin River series and had to read the prequel series. This is the 1st of the Doc Hudson trilogy. Great story. Great character development.
Excellent book in a series. Good storyline, interesting characters. This is one of those "re-read" books for the future. The Grace Valley series is every bit as interesting as the Virgin River series. Get both series because you will want to delve into the next book as soon as you finish the one you are on.
Very enjoyable book by Robyn Carr. This is the first book in the Grace Valley trilogy a small town (fictional) in northern California. Dr. June Hudson is the doctor for a large rural area and plays the main character in all three books. If you have enjoyed Robyn's Virgin River series and haven't read these books I highly recommend them. Start here with Deep In The Valley.
Deep in the Valley is the first book in the Grace Valley Trilogy. Carr does a great job developing the characters and pulling the reader in to their stories. After reading the Grace Valley Trilogy, follow up with the Virgin River series.
I love this series - they are all great.
A good story about a female doctors and her small town patients. Lots of layers of stories. There is a small love interest. The book is well written.
Carr's books make me feel happy. Her characters are human, lovable, and eccentric, and in the end they do right by one another. I am eager to read the next two books in this trilogy, and if I owned this book and hadn't just checked it out of the library, I would keep it.
super / read all in one sitting / darn it - now I am done!! / hate leaving good storyline - I miss the folks / like neighbors
Excellent book. First of Three
#1 in the June Hudson/Grace Valley series
There are 3 books concerning the same characters. Each is a story in itself, but it helps to know what happened in the other books.
First book in Robyn Carr's Grace Valley series. A great read!
Love this series; she's one of my favorite authors.
Robyn Carr is a great author and this series is among the best she has written. I love the characters and settings, like having another family and friends.
Good, but tough to identify with the characters...a little slower moving than the previous series by Robyn Carr. Still - good stories and I'm ready for the next one.
This was another exceptional book by Robyn Carr. I always enjoy reading about the lives of the characters in her books. She makes you feel like you know the people and places she writes about.
I am really enjoying reading Robyn Carr's books, it is almost like watching a long running soap opera. Plenty of time for the characters to grow and change.
Book 1 of the Trace Valley Trilogy; great introduction to the central character and to all the other characters featured throughout the series.
The characters in this book are very well written as in all of Robyn Carr's books. I have loved every one and this was very easy to read and enjoy.
Welcome to Grace Valley, California - where blood runs thicker... ties bind stronger... and love is all the more sweet.
Love Robyn and the Grace Valley series is wonderful
After medical school, June Hudson returned to her hometown to follow in her father's footsteps as the town doctor. But years of doctoring in a small town is hard work and June is looking for another doctor to help carry the load. She hires Dr. John Stone who, along with his family, is looking to get out of the city and live in a small town. John seems to fit right into their community, until June receives information that John may be hiding a terrible secret.
This is the first book in Robyn Carr's Grace Valley trilogy, which is more or less a prequel to her Virgin River series. Carr introduces us to June, John, and many other characters in the town where everyone knows everyone's business, but some still have secrets. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and definitely will be reading the rest of the series. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
did not enjoy book. was more gossip than relationships.
Welcome to Grace Valley, California - where blood runs thicker, ties bind stronger and love is all the more sweet.
Visitors to the town often remark about the valley's peace and beauty - both of which are plentiful. Unlocked doors, front porches, pies cooling in the windows - this is country life at its finest. But visitors don't always see what lies at the heart of a community. Or just beyond....
June Hudson grew up in Grace Valley, the daughter of the town doctor. Leaving only to get her medical training, she returned home and followed in her father's footsteps. Some might say she chose the easy, comfortable route...but June knows better. For June, her emergency room is wherever she's needed- or wherever a patient finds her. Always on call, her work is her life, these people her extended family. Which is a good thing, since this is a town where you should have picked your husband in the ninth grade. Grace Valley is not exactly the place to meet eligible men- until an undercover DEA agent suddenly starts appearing at all sorts of strange hours.
Everybody has secrets down in the valley. Now June has one of her own.
Visitors to the town often remark about the Valley's peace and beaty. But visitors don't always see what lies at the heart of a community - or just beyond...
June Hudson grew up in Grace Valley, the daughter of th the town doctor. Leaving only to get her medical traning, she returns home and followed in her father's footsteps.
For June, her emergency room is wherever she's needed - or wherever a patient finds her. Always on call, her work is her life. Which is good thing since this is a town where you should have picked you husband in the ninth grade. The valley is not a place to meet eligible men - until an undercover DEA agent suddenly starts showing up at all sorts of strange hours.
June Hudson grew up in the valley, daughter of the town doctor. Leaving only to get her medical training, she returned home to follow in her father's footsteps. Some might say she chose the easy, comfortable route...but June knows better. For June, her emergency room is wherever she is needed - or wherever a patient finds her. Always on call, her work is her life,these people her extended family. Which is a good thing, since this is a town where you should have picked your husband in the ninth grade. Grace Valley is not exactly the place to meet eligible men - until an undercover DEA agent suddenly starts appearing at all sorts of strange hours . Everybody has secrets down in the valley. Now June has one of her own.