“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.
Sweet, Romantic Read.
I loved the characters of Jack and Mel. They were really well flushed out and I felt as though I knew who they were. There’s a bad problem of not knowing who or what your main hero or heroine is about in today’s books. Not the case here. No wishy washy, annoying character development here.
If there were men like Jack everywhere, we women would be rejoicing in the streets. His patience, his morals and overall knowing who he was made this one a good read for me. Mel was a real woman. She had feelings and acted as I imagined someone would act after losing their husband. Alright, I have to admit I wanted to shake her a few times and scream “I get it your depressed! Now jump Jack’s bones cause he’s great!”
They got to know each other, really know each other and develop a closeness that was touching and down to earth. The Hanky Panky was the perfect touch for me! Really, they were hot but at the same time sweet. The scene where he dries off a soaked Mel, oh I wanted Jack for me at that point. I was go team Jack.
I just want to mention the flow in the writing was top notch. No jarring me out of the book, which is a big pet peev for me. The descriptions were wonderful, I knew what this town looked like, down to the bumpy roads and tall trees.
Lovely and enduring story. I would recommend this author to anyone. I’ll be reading the others in the series as well.
I bought this book myself.