Moonlight Road (Virgin River, #11)
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WITH HER BELOVED YOUNGER SIBLINGS SETTLED AND HAPPY, ERIN FOLEY HAS EMPTY NEST SYNDROME. AT AGE THIRTY-FIVE.

So she's hitting the pause button on her life and holing up in a secluded (but totally upgraded --- she's not into roughing it!) cabin near Virgin River. Erin is planning on getting to know herself ... not the shaggy-haired mountain man she meets.

In fact, beneath his...more
Mass Market Paperback, 409 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by Mira (first published 2010)
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Auntee
Feb 20, 2010 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; anyone who loves a good, sexy contemporary
Awesome...wonderful...romantic...suspenseful...emotional...sigh-worthy...hmmm, where's my thesarus? There are not enough words to adequately convey my feelings for this book or series in general. The only problem I have is how do you choose? How do you choose your favorites in the Virgin River series? I thought no one could top the original alpha with a heart of gold (Jack Sheridan from Virgin River), but man oh man, those Riordan guys are coming awfully close! First Luke, then Sean, and now Aid...more
ReaderOz
There are two places you're guaranteed to hear about vaginal dryness. In a medical textbook, and in a Robyn Carr `romance'.

I've had enough of Virgin River.

The region has a disproportionate percentage of residents who make a living from working between women's legs.

We got another lesson in the details of menopause - but this time it happened when Jack had a conversation about it. And there's no better way to kill the romance of a romantic hero than write him into a conversation about vaginal d...more
KarenH
Dear Ms. Carr,

I love this series, especially because all 10 books are on audio and narrated by Therese Plummer (aka Savannah Richards) who is, bar none, the best in the business. She breathes life into the characters that inhabit Virgin River; and,if the two of you remain a team, the series will rock for as long as you want it to.

As enjoyable as the series is, however, there is one major flaw that I'm hoping you can correct at some point soon. While it is true that you've created THE hero extra...more
Beanbag Love
Well, this one was didactic. Almost lost a star for the lectures on special needs adults, surrogate parenting and life after hysterectomy. One of Carr's strengths is her dialogue, but people just don't go into these long-winded explanations. And I'm not sure that, as a reader, I needed to know all those details ... at least not more than once.

In any case, I liked the lead couple. I loved, loved, loved, that my favorite Virgin River couple -- Ian and Marcie -- were back in the picture. Although M...more
Rossy
I absolutely LOVED this book. As usual Carr did an impressive job pairing the hero and heroine together. While I had reservations about Erin and Aiden as a couple before I read the book, due to my perception on Erin’s personality. It soon became obvious I should not have worried. Although Erin is indeed uptight and a bit controlling at first, we are able to see other facets to her personality and it soon becomes apparent it’s just a façade. In the end she turned out to be one of those rare heroi...more
Shawna
5 stars – Contemporary Romance

This is another sweet, dramatic, moving, emotional, and romantic addition to Carr’s superb Virgin River saga, which remains one of my top favorite series.

Aiden Riordan is such a husband worthy hero, and although his relationship with Erin Foley developed rather quickly, the connection between them felt genuine and their moments together were innocently tender, touching, and passionate. The way Aiden was so determined to please Erin...Ahhh and Yowza!

Like in previous...more
Buggy
Opening Line: "In the two weeks Aiden Riordan had been in Virgin River, he's hiked over a hundred miles and grown himself a pretty hefty dark red beard."

Erin Foley’s character was first introduced to the Virgin River series way back in book #4 A Virgin River Christmas now she’s back and a whole lot nicer for book #10 (if you‘re counting)

After raising her younger siblings then watching them marry and settle into their own lives Erin is now without any responsibilities for the first time in her ad...more
Isis FG
Mar 10, 2010 Isis FG rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Isis FG by: continuation of a series
Not my favorite book of the series. It didn't quite engage me all the way, but it was still a good book. Carr would have to do something really bizarre for me to hate a Virgin River book.

Series Note:
Personally, I would highly recommend reading this series in order.

Summary:
Aiden Riordan recently left the Navy and is taking some time off in Virgin River with his family before he looks for a new OB/GYN position. Erin Foley, a tax & real estate lawyer, is on a much overdue vacation in Virgin Riv...more
Nicole
I've come to the sad realization that Carr is no longer an auto-read, much less an auto-buy for me. This epiphany occurred when I got to the "climax" of the book and put down to go read another novel.

To be fair this should be categorized as a "DNF" as I got fed up with reading all about the idiotic secondary characters, who used to be primary characters in the initial 6 books of the series, who I loved. However, Carr seems to have lobotomized them and replaced them with whining, exhausting peop...more
Kathrynn
While I wasn't as enthralled in this particular story as I have been in some of the other books in this series, I still enjoyed it. Most of it takes place in Virgin River, CA, and involves a heroine that was first introduced in #4 in the series, "A Virgin River Christmas" with Ian Buchanan and Marcie Sullivan.

As with any series, it's better to have read the series in order and since "Moonlight Road" updated a few other past characters--especially this one!

"Moonlight Road" is the 11th book in th...more
Tam
Just a continuation of the Virgin River Epic.

I may stop reading these soon - I don't find I'm getting anything new out of them. That isn't to say that I didn't like Aiden and Erin, because I did, but I am starting to get tired of Mel. And Mel is always around. Jack and Mel are a pivotal point of this series, although they may not be heavily featured they are always important to some sub-plot and frankly I am done with reading their story.

I want to read about a new community with new characters a...more
Julianna
Oct 03, 2013 Julianna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Sweet Small-Town Romances w/Strong Family Ties
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Moonlight Road was another fabulous installment in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. This one focuses primarily on the rather large and still growing Riordan clan. We also get to see a fair bit of Ian and Marcie (A Virgin River Christmas) for the first time since their book. Many other current and former Virgin River residents pop in for a visit although some are merely in the background. This time the story was a little less about the town, and a little more about both A...more
Mollie
I love this series it is so heartwarming and uplifting. This is like the warm, fuzzy blankets of book series. The stories envelope you and you wish Virgin River was a real place. This is the 11th book in the series and, as with many other series, there are reader favorites. I still don't think any can compare with Jack and Mel's original story, I was really looking forward to Adien's story. I was a little disappointed in Sean's story. When I started Moonlight Road, I was a little worried because...more
Quinn
I dunno. Is it me, or has the writing in this series gone downhill? While the Virgin River books still have that 'comfort read' feeling about them, I'm finding more and more issues as I progress through the series.

For starters, these books are now featuring some of the most unnatural dialogue I've ever has the displeasure of reading. People just don't speak like this. It's like the author is using the character's dialogue for info dumps - and what's worse, either the reader already knows the inf...more
KimKirt
Yarg. Mel irritates me. You can be reading a perfectly good Virgin River novel and then enters Mel, and she takes over. Then you start to wonder who the book really is about and what happened to the main characters. I don't know why the author feels the need to resurrect Mel throughout this series and give her new obstacles to overcome. Maybe because she was the main character in the first novel. Not sure. Or maybe there are a lot of Mel fans out there. Not me. Anyway, because of Mel's repeated...more
Trang Nguyen
Wow! Wow! Carr ceases to amaze me. Moonlight Road was a wonderful story that had romance, family values, marital issues, a small thriller part and the birth of lives. Do I need to say more? The story between Aiden and Erin was very refreshing and like all of Carr's characters kept me intrigued.

Carr has the only series (that I know of) that keeps going back to the first romance that started Virgin River. Mel and Jack have a disagreement in regards to adding to their growing family. Mel faces the...more
~KarenH~
3.5 stars

First off, let me start by saying I love this series. I love the characters, the storylines, and the descriptions of the town and surrounding areas. I like revisiting old friends from previous books in each new installment. That being said, I didn't like this book as much as the previous ones in the series. I still enjoyed it, just not as much. I figured out a few books ago that I need to think of these as more of a chick-lit or women's fiction style rather than a traditional romance, b...more
Erin
Awful. It's a romance novel, so a certain level of awful is expected, however, this goes above and beyond. Part of it is your typical romance fodder. Erin is a 30-something, smoking hot, red-haired, highly successful lawyer who never had time for love. Aiden is a 30-something, smoking hot, raven haired, highly successful doctor (OB/GYN) whose past relationship soured him on love. They meet, there's drama, hot sex, more drama, they live happily ever after. At the same time, this book is part of a...more
Season
I am just loving this whole series, not a bad book in the bunch. Although I did like Aiden and Erin's story, I liked all the other stuff going on better. Luke is my favorite Riodan and his relationship with Shelby and Art and great, along with little Brett!! I also like where Jack & Mel are right now, great for the storyline to continue with all the characters we have loved through the series, like that they live normal lives.
MountainKat
Another solid installment in the Virgin River series. The romance of the main couple was not as prominent in this book as I would have liked, what took it's place was old friends so I happy with that. Though I would have liked more, I didn't feel like the romance was overlooked, I liked both Aiden and Erin, I thought they fit together well. I will say however I don't think I have ever hated a character in a book as much as I hated Annalee, Aiden's ex. What a vile monster!

As a side note, there wa...more
Bree T
Moonlight Road is the tenth novel in Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series – I’ve been churning through these quite quickly since I first started them back in May! This one deals with Aiden Riordan, brother to the previously-written-about Luke and Sean, who has taken his leave from the Navy as an OB and is having a bit of a break in Virgin River before looking around for a job.

Erin Foley is also having a break. Previously introduced in #4, A Virgin River Christmas as Marcie’s protective older sister,...more
Ally
Jul 15, 2010 Ally rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010, ebook
This really was my least favourite Virgin River book! I found the storyline too slow and just a little bit dull. I really struggled to keep reading this and not to skim read or skip pages. Also Erin really, really annoys me! She did when she first appeared in A Virgin River Christmas I liked that Aiden managed to loosen her up some but it wasn't enough.

I loved the ending of Moonlight Road and not because I could out the book down, but because Erin finally got a bit of an edge and also she realis...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Another very enjoyable journey to Virgin River where the men are gorgeous, the women feisty and slightly annoying and a HEA is guaranteed for all. Much to my amusement the heroine is Erin Foley, you may remember she was Marcie's up tight sister from A Virgin River Christmas(My favourite book in the series) and one of the hunky Riordan brothers, Aiden the ex-navy Doctor famous in the family for his disastrous first marriage. Of course they don't hit it off immediately, she thinks he is a vagrant...more
Darcy
Another Riordan brother bits the dust in Virgin River, Jack explained it well at one point in the book. If you are a guy and come to Virgin River looking for some peace and quiet, commune with nature, you are going to be thrown all out of whack by a woman. And boy did this happen to Aiden.

Aiden encounters Erin in a very funny way, one where uptight Erin is thrown off her game, which is just what she needs. Their romance proceeds in the normal fashion, but one which will have you saying "ahhhhh"...more
Alexis
There are way better books to read than this. I would pass on this book unless you are stuck somewhere with nothing else to do but read and this is the only book that is available. I didn't read the other books in the series so perhaps that is part of the reason why I didn't like this book that much. There were too many characters with too many side stories of little interest or consequence. There is something wrong about making the main male character and love interest in a book an OB/GYN. I wa...more
Rochelle
Excellent! I was excited during Temptation Ridge to hear that there would be more of Aiden coming up; and I was not disappointed. He *may* be my favorite Virgin River guy....but there is tough competition of course!
As far as I can recall, this is one of the hottest books in Carr's series. Another area in which Aiden doesn't disappoint!
I was a little perplexed with Mel's obsession with surrogacy or adoption, but never having gone through infertility or a hysterectomy, I don't have much to go on....more
Shirl
I give this a 3 1/2 stars. I liked the story of Noah and Ellie and their dealings with his past wife. I liked how he was so considerate in his love making and her feelings. Great story about their realationship.
I have to say this book made me dislike Mel even more. For being a medical nurse and midwife she showed even more of her selfish spoiled feelings. I realize the lost of her uterus in a hysterectomy at her 2nd babys childbirth, but come on now she is a professional telling other women its...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
Number eleven in the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. Aiden Riordan, who we have met in previous books, has recently left the navy and taking it easy before he decides his next step in his career. While out hiking he comes upon a cabin and scares the occupant with his gruffy appearance. The occupant is Erin Foley, the sister of Marcie, who we met in A Virgin River Christmas. A rough start but Aiden woos Erin and breaks down her defenses.

For some reason I didn't connect as much with Erin and A...more
Kathleen
Book 11 in the Virgin River series. I had forgotten all about this book till my sister told me she recently read it. She won a kindle from her employers, in a drawing. Her retelling reminded me of a good read. We both enjoyed it.
Natālija
I'm very far behind with this series, but I have an excuse - I read it in paperback and in Italian. Book #12 came out a couple of weeks ago and now I'm trying to catch up.

"Moonlight Road" made a wonderful addition to the Virgin River series. I recommend reading all books in order, but since Ms. Carr does a great job at giving a backstory, it can definitely be read as a stand-alone.

There a lot of great reviews out there that's why I'll just add that the author didn't disappoint. I do have a mino...more
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A RITA award-winning author of 25 novels, Robyn Carr has found a whole new following with her stories about the independent women and former marines of Virgin River."

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