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Just Over the Mountain (Grace Valley Trilogy #2)

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In the small town of Grace Valley, California, it's hard to keep secrets - so how much longer will June Hudson hang on to hers?
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Harlequin Books (first published 2002)
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Brenda (b)
I loved this as much as the first one, Deep in the Valley. I got to find out more about the residents of Grace Valley. These people are becoming old friends to me and I love following their lives. Aunt Myrna again provides more humor, Chris and his sons move to town and boy are they a bunch of turds, John and Susan weather a rough spot in their marriage and of course June is there for it all. I'm going straight on to the last part of the trilogy, Down by the River because these people touch me s ...more
jenjn79
May 12, 2010 jenjn79 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Robyn Carr is a master at telling these small-town people stories. Despite the lack of a solid romance I was sucked into the story and the people. This is the kind of series you'd love to be reading in front of a warm fire on a cold winter night.

Series Note:
This series MUST be read in order.

Summary:
Just as local town doctor June Hudson is settling into the idea of being in love with an undercover DEA agent, her old high school flame, Chris, comes blowing back into down, newly divorced with twin
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Dee
Jun 21, 2015 Dee rated it really liked it
If you are expecting to read a romance then you will be sorely disappointed as this trilogy is more a saga based around a town and its people. Having already read the first in the series I was well aware of that, but I was more interested in catching up with everyone and reading about their lives and other goings on.

What I am really enjoying is learning more about the people I had briefly met in the Virgin River series, in particular Dr John Stone, Pastor Harry Shipton and Sheriff Tom Toopeek an
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Reen
Feb 13, 2016 Reen rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemp-romance
Book 2. Robyn Carr is a great storyteller gets you totally involved in this small community. June's partner John Stone is working out and June has fallen in love with an undercover DEA agent who is still her secret. Her old highschool boyfriend, Chris, shows up in town with his two teenaged sons and newly separated from his wife. What she ever saw in this narcissistic ass is beyond me! I figured out the angle about the bones on Aunt Myrna's property early on but it was still fun to watch it unfo ...more
Sara ♥
The ending!!!! *gushes*

Well that was an interesting middle book! The hero was gone for almost the ENTIRE BOOK!!!! :( And with June's high school flame back in town and Jim not there... Well, it was interesting! But I totally called June's plot twist... if you can even call it that... I thought it was pretty obvious!

I thought the stuff with Aunt Myrna was really intriguing... and I really grew to respect the police chief (can't remember his name right this second) as a man and father, especially
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Suzanne Barrett
Mar 07, 2011 Suzanne Barrett rated it it was amazing
Just Over the Mountain is Book 2 in Robyn Carr’s Grace Valley trilogy. In this continuation of Deep in the Valley, we see more of the original characters and find them in new and challenging positions.

Dr. June Hudson finds herself falling for DEA agent Jim Post whose visits are sporadic and clandestine, yet passionate. At the same time she fends off advances from former beau Chris who has returned to Grace Valley with two wayward teenage sons. Her nurse Charlotte has a heart attack and is forced
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Jessica
Classic Robyn Carr. This is your typical small town with big-hearted people heart-warming story line.

For the fans of the Virgin River series, the main characters in this story (Dr. John Snow, Drs. Elmer and June Hudson, Tom Toopeek) will be familiar to you as this storyline pre-dates the Virgin River series. This book is similar to the Virgin River novels in that there are numerous characters, all making up the cast of the small town, the goings on of the town being what makes up the majority o
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Vickie
I love this Grace Valley Trilogy by Robyn Carr. I admit, there isn't a lot of deep thought going on, but when riding in the car, this book is enough to keep me engaged and wanting to know more about the characters.

June Hudson, one of two town doctors, has a huge secret to share with her DEA agent boyfriend, Jim. Her high school sweetheart, Chris, returns to town with his twin boys in tow. Aunt Myrna is hysterical as ever. I like the narrator, Therese Plummer. She does an excellent job with the i
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Rebecca Hunter
Aug 14, 2015 Rebecca Hunter rated it really liked it
Dr. June Hudson is content with her small-town Northern California life, surrounded by family and quirky, familiar friends… and an often-absent secret lover on the side. But she gets a curveball in the form of Chris, her high school boyfriend, who had returned from big city life, divorced and pushing for another chance.

Well, that’s the official blurb, but this reading writer would say that the book is just as much about the bones found in June’s batty old aunt’s back yard, the secrets behind on
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Pam
Jul 31, 2014 Pam rated it it was amazing
Just Over the Mountain is book 2 in the Grace Valley series by Robin Carr. As with book 1, Robin has created a book that is impossible to put down. Her characters who carry over from book 1 are even more realistic in this book.
June Hudson is kept busy at the clinic and with checking on all her patients. However, she finds time to be with her lover, Jim Post. Jim is an undercover agent and is still working at an undisclosed site. He promises he will be retiring soon and says he will return to G
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Jen
Aug 09, 2014 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, read-in-2014
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JoAnne
Aug 12, 2014 JoAnne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second in the Grace Valley Trilogy. June's high school boyfriend has moved back to Grace Valley with his twin teenage boys. Chris is divorced from the woman who stole him away from June. June is not interested because she has Jim, even if it's only once in awhile. These boys are causing trouble all over the valley. A new minister has reopened the church.
A man is sniffing around Aunt Myrna's place and "discovers" a skeleton in her rhododendrons. Years ago Myrna's husband disappeared.
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Michele
Dec 21, 2014 Michele rated it it was amazing
Visiting Grace valley is like visiting old friends. The second book in the series does not disappoint. Along with June, we get a greater glimpse into the town and the families who live there. There is conflict, joy and sadness. There are the Cravens, learning how to live under new circumstances. I absolutely fell in love with the Moll's and their story takes a dramatic turn, and then there's Aunt Myrna. This town is so rich with solid characters that they could have books of their own.

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Becky
Oct 26, 2014 Becky rated it it was amazing
Dr. June Hudson is the primary physician in the small town of Grace Valley. Folk here all know each other in the small town and look after each other and each others business whether they want it or not. It's quite a shock when June's old love and heartache, Chris,comes back to Grace Valley, divorced and with his two sons. Everyone concludes that they will start up again, even Chris. Where secrets are hard to keep, June's secret lover is one that is necessary, as Jim Post is an undercover DEA ag ...more
Tasha
May 24, 2009 Tasha rated it liked it
Shelves: he-loves-me, romance
So I read the third book before reading this one, didn't realize it at the time. I liked the first and third book more than this one... I felt like this book was really just about getting to know the characters better for the third book. The family, community theme is still there which was nice but I would have preferred a little more story.
Sue
Jul 01, 2013 Sue rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Solid 4, the twins were truly terrors in this tale. But ultimately a symptom of a bigger problem. More advancements with June and Jim, can't wait for the final installment
CatBookMom
These are comfort reads; likeable characters, interesting challenges for them, less sexual descriptions than the Virgin River series.
Ayu Wirdha
Apr 20, 2014 Ayu Wirdha is currently reading it
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Dee
Mar 30, 2015 Dee rated it really liked it
Review haiku:

Saga continues
Surprising developments
Same great characters

Re-read March 2014
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
3.5 stars. A slice of small town life, slightly idealised but enjoyable none the less.
Deb
Aug 05, 2014 Deb rated it liked it
This second book in the "Grace Valley" trilogy continues the story of Dr. June Hudson, a family practitioner in a small northern California village. Two main events dominate this installment: Chris Forrester, June's first love, returns to town with his twin teenaged sons, hoping to win June's affections back, and human remains are found on Myrna Claypool's land. In between, we catch up on the lives of the villagers as they go about their daily lives. Once again, this is a cozy read with likable ...more
Marla
Jan 26, 2016 Marla rated it liked it
It was OK.
Sonja
Mar 24, 2015 Sonja rated it it was amazing
Loving this series!
Chris Einfach unverbesserlich
Obwohl man im Grace Valley aufeinander aufpasst und kaum etwas verborgen bleibt, gelingt es der Ärzte June ihren Liebhaber Jim zu verheimlichen. Gut, das ist nicht weiter schwer. Jim ist längst wieder im Einsatz und kann sich nicht oft bei June melden. Doch Junes Leben ist auch so ausgefüllt und die Ärztin kämpft an vielen Fronten.

Ausserdem taucht auch noch ihre erste Liebe wieder auf – Chris. Und er ist gekommen um zu bleiben. Nach seiner Scheidung möchte er sich mit seinen Zwillingen im Valley
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Linda
Mar 22, 2014 Linda rated it it was amazing
This was a 4.5 book. This is the second book in the Grace Valley Trilogy and it was wonderful. The town's doctor June met someone secretly in the first book and he comes to her when he can. He is an undercover FBI agent and no one can know anything about him but after a whirlwind romance June finds she is in love with him. Because of the wonderful storytelling of Robyn Carr, you met so many characters in this story and feel like you know each and every one of them, their happiness and their sadn ...more
Mom
Aug 16, 2010 Mom rated it liked it
Shelves: read-during-2010
Here in this peaceful community, folks look out for one another like family, though sometimes a little too well. In a town like this, it's hard to keep a secret -- though Dr. June Hudson has managed to keep one heck of a humdinger . . .

Though visits from her secret lover, undercover DEA agent Jim Post, are as clandestine as they are passionate, somehow it fits with her demanding schedule as the town's doctor -- a calling that requires an innate ability to exist on caffeine, sticks buns and nerv
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Masanobu
Aug 01, 2016 Masanobu rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016, kindle
I've enjoyed reading Just Over the Mountain and reencountering all those dear characters: June, Myrna, Elmer, Tom, John... Carr excels at characterization and I'll happily read her stories as long as she keeps writing them. Her characters from Grace Valley feel like friends, a bit like people living in Gilmore Girls' Star Hollow. (view spoiler) Why only two stars then? Well, the novel ...more
penelopewanders
Apr 01, 2014 penelopewanders rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
I want to send these on to a bookcrossing/ERTG/goodreads group friend, so am trying to read this series quickly. I do have some other things I have to read before leaving on break soon, so the third in the series may have to wait.
Sometimes I find the rather disjointed narrative style a bit irksome, but on the whole I enjoyed this one, and look forward to finding a moment to read the third. I particularly enjoyed the scenes with Tom and his family.
Andrea
Dec 04, 2012 Andrea rated it it was amazing
LOVE! A 4 letter word completely expressing my feelings about Just Over the Mountain. Robyn Carr has once again brought us to Grace Valley and to the wonderful if not odd people that create the town.

Leading our journey through Grace Valley is Dr. June Hudson. She is still maintaining her secret relationship with a certain undercover DEA agent when out of the blue, her high school sweetheart shows up after years away. Some flirting and a stolen kiss can confuse even the most put together woman.
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Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
The writing here was much better than in book one. Still the same main character, June, the doctor in Grace Valley. There is a mix of other characters but June and her romance is still the focus of the book. Still not up to the same standard as the Virgin River and Thunder Point books but this one was written first. One nice thing, the some of the characters carry over as side characters in the Virgin River series.
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Grace Valley Trilogy (3 books)
  • Deep in the Valley (Grace Valley Trilogy, #1)
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