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Down by the River (Grace Valley Trilogy #3)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  2,384 ratings  ·  119 reviews
June Hudson is the town's doctor, a caring, capable woman who now has a bit of explaining to do. People are beginning to notice the bloom in her cheeks—and the swell of her belly. Happily, DEA agent Jim Post is back in June's arms for good, newly retired from undercover work and ready for new beginnings here in Grace Valley.

Expecting the unexpected is a way of li
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Mira (first published 2003)
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Brenda (b)
A wonderful ending to the Grace Valley Trilogy. I loved this book - and the whole series. I can't seem to gush too much about these books, can I? Jim finally becomes a permanent resident of Grace Valley. Many old friends put in appearances, we learn more about everyone and a new face or two arrive too. The last 30 or so pages had me in tears as the town comes together and offers each other so much optimism and support. I would love to be a part of a community like this one. I was sad to see the ...more
Another solid story from Carr. This book is very similar to the other Grace Valley books, and if you liked them, then you'll most likely like this one.

Series Note:
Third and final book in the Grace Valley trilogy...which should really be read in order. This trilogy is loosely connected to the Virgin River series.

For local town doctor June Hudson, things in her life are coming together with the return of her secret lover, now retired undercover agent Jim Post. After learning June was expec
Michele bookloverforever
I did not enjoy this book as much as I did Ms.Carr's Virgin River series. The characters are well drawn. and sympathetic. As usual she assembles quite a cast of characters and several interesting plot points but it feels like this was her apprenticeship and she was still polishing her skills. It was ok but not great. Enjoyable, but not as satisfying as her Virgin River stories..
It was okay, but I was just glad it was finished. I wanted to know what happened, but, was not excited about getting through it.

June Hudson is the town's doctor, a caring, capable woman who now has a bit of explaining to do. People are beginning to notice the bloom in her cheeks -- and the swell of her belly. Happily, DEA agent Jim Post is back in June's arms for good, newly retired from undercover work and ready for new beginnings here in Grace Valley.

Expecting the unexpected is a way of life
Chris Einfach unverbesserlich
Kaum ist die Katze aus dem Sack, da muss sich die Landärztin June Hudson auch schon mit den neugierigen und besorgten Bewohner von Grace Valley auseinandersetzen. Dabei meinen es ihre Familie, Freunde und Patienten doch alle nur gut. June ist schwanger, soll sich schonen und gefälligst den Vater ihres Kindes heiraten. Dabei nimmt man natürlich auch noch den früheren Ermittler Jim Post genauer unter die Lupe. Zwar denken Jim und June sich eine ‘Geschichte’ aus, doch sein Geheimnis wird von den sc ...more
Down By the River is book 3 in the Grace Valley trilogy by Robin Carr. I didn’t think a third book would keep my attention as well as the first two. I was pleasantly surprised; but the third book is as good as the first.
It is difficult in Grace Valley for anyone to have a secret for long. However, June Hudson has managed to keep her lover, Jim Post, a secret for a while. Now it is going to come out; but how will the town react to June’s being pregnant with no husband? When Jim does return to Gr
This is the last in the Grace Valley Trilogy. June and Jim are finally together. The town knows. They all want to know how and why. Jim wants to get married but June wants to make very sure that he is the one. Myrna has had a secret love too. She has been writing letters to Edward for 20 years. He is coming on Thanksgiving to see her. the town has a new pastor but he also has a secret. Chris and Nancy are having financial problems - among the many they have - since both of the boys are healing f ...more
Fantastic ending Jim and June's book really and all I can say is it was worth the wait. Got teary eyed several times that should be telling. Truly a village made this trilogy work.
Rachel Rogers
Once again Robyn Carr delivers a fast-paced, real story about real people. The Grace Valley stories are a little bit grittier than the Virgin River stories, or maybe it's that she stopped herself at a trilogy and felt the need to pack the same number of issues into the smaller number of books. It feels a little overwhelming at times, that these people have so much to deal with, but in a small town like that I suppose it can happen that way. Really enjoyed the whole series. Again, a little more f ...more
This the final book in the Grace Valley trilogy. Dr. June Hudson's pregnant, and the big question is whether or not she'll get married. Myrna Claypool is about to meet the man with whom she's been corresponding for twenty years. Another down-on-their-luck family moves into Grace Valley, and the Presbyterian church has a new pastor with a secret. All of the storylines are satisfactorily wrapped up in this installment, and we finally get the answer to what happened to Morton Claypool. It's been a ...more
PepperP0t (
This installment is the end of the Green Valley trilogy where Jim finally comes to live with Doctor June and his appearance shocks the town and gives them plenty of fodder for the small town gossip mill. Caring, capable and presumed spinster June Hudson can no longer keep her relationship with retired DEA agent Jim Post secret - her pregnancy is showing and he's more than ready to be a husband and father.
All of my issues with this read really boils down to one issue, the town is much too perfec
Suzanne Barrett
Down By the River is the third book in Robyn Carr’s Grace Valley trilogy and is primarily a continuation of the events featuring the characters in books one and two.

June’s lover, Jim Post, has retired from his DEA job and returns to Grace Valley to live with June and their forthcoming child and learns that pregnant women are subject to mood swings.

June, used to working all hours, doing everything, learns she must delegate, and she finds this hard to do.

Aunt Myrna has been corresponding with anot
Angela Lynn Holland
Why I Read This Book: I read this book for two reasons, first I am a Robyn Carr fan and have read this entire series and second I read this with some of the Novel Ladies.

What I liked: I liked reading about the small town and all the residents. I also enjoyed how the people in the book felt real, this could be a town you live in or have traveled thru.

What I didn't Liked: The ending of the book because I felt like I was moving away from my friends and would never see them again. I wanted this boo
This book completes the Grace Valley Series and has Dr. June adjusting to being pregnant, living with her ex-DEA agent boyfriend Jim Post, and deciding on when and whether to marry him. She also develops a friendship with her high school boyfriend's wife and helps her aunt with a visit from her writer pen-pal. There is excitement from a pending flood. This book was a good ending to the trilogy!
aw, I wanted to love this book, and I wanted to love the Grace Valley series. It just wasn't quite there.
Jim is magnificent! He is always there for June, for the town, and he gives and gives and, for the most part, gets little back. And he doesn't complain! And he cooks, and cleans. And there's no way he's real. I like do it all guys, Jack, from Virgin River is amazing, but has a few faults, and is a little more real.
Maybe I'm just too negative, but I don't see how the town would completely look
Emily Higgins
Dr. June Hudson is expecting a baby. Fortunately, the baby's father, former DEA agent Jim Post, has retired from his job and moved to Grace Valley. Jim has his hands full convincing June that they should get married. In no time at all, Jim is busy becoming acquainted with and involved with the people of Grave Valley. Delightful story.
Unfortunately this seems to be the last in this trilogy... I do have a different series (Thunder Point?) by Carr to begin, so all is not lost. Fun stories, a sort of almost too good to be true kind of community despite all the many foibles of the characters. Read this on holiday and getting ready to send to a bookcrossing/ERTG/Goodreads group friend.
A wonderful ending to the Grace Valley Trilogy. June faced the town with her pregnancy and introduced them to Jim. It was important to June that she and Jim get to know each other before they marry but the town and especially her Father disagreed. Robyn Carr is such a great storyteller that you will enjoy every page of this book
I like Robyn Carr a lot. Her books are very easy to read and her characters are very colorful. This book is about June Hudson, a small-town doctor in the northwest, who finally decides to marry Jim Post, a retired DEA agent. Good thing, since she's already 4 months pregnant.
I liked this third and final book in the Grace Valley Trilogy. It is a continuation into the lives of the previous characters in book 1 and book 2. Therefore the books should be read in order. By the time I got done with this book I felt like I had known the characters for a long time. I was able to picture them all in my head. It was so nice to see how they interacted with each other in a small town. I did not grow up in a small town where you know everyone so I was asking myself in the end if ...more
3.75 out of 4

Although this book ties up the June/Jim story, it wasn't so much a romance as much as a book about a small town. I enjoyed getting to know everyone a little bit better, but am eager to move on to the Virgin River series, which I think ties into this.
What a great ending!

Such sentimental stories! There's such a feel good atmosphere in this set of books. I am glad I read all three. Sure it is fictional, but that's okay!
Love this series! Grace Valley is overflowing with gossip--in particular, they are whispering over who might be the father of pregnant town doctor June Hudson's child.
evelyn hamblin
Great read

Great read

keep my attention thru the entire book I would recommend this book to all I can not wait to read the next
Awww, what a sappy ending! So much happened in this book; so many new characters but so loved and now a part of the town. Despite the hardships and many difficulties, it had a happy ending. Sad it was only a trilogy and that the series is over.
Irene M. Fuller
June & Jim

I loved all three of The Grace Valley stories, but this was my favorite. I hope we hear more about this town and these people.
Mary K. Combs
A very good book.

I fell in love with Elmer, I was so happy for June and Jim. Thanks Robyn for another good story.
Diane Walters
The author was consistent throughout all three books in the trilogy. I enjoyed them all. Fun and easy to listen to (audio.)
The final book in the Grace Valley trilogy. I enjoyed all three books. Therese Plummer did a great job with the narration.
Lita Bouquard
Grace Valley has it all. Drama, romance, mysteries, and vices. I won't tell which characters are involved but this was so enjoyable. I am upset that Robyn Carr started Virgin River and abandoned The Grace Valley crew. I read these after Virgin River so I don't know if Ricky has a story, what happens to Leah, Clarence, Jessie and the others. I will now have to reread the Virgin River books again for mention of the characters I have come to care for. What about Sam? Is he meant to be a good samari ...more
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