Just Over the Mountain (Grace Valley Trilogy, #2)
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Just Over the Mountain (Grace Valley Trilogy #2)

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Welcome back to Grace Valley, California, where the best things in life never change...

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 D...more
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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
Isis FG
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.

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...more
Suzanne Barrett
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...more
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.
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
Ayu Wirdha
Apr 20, 2014 Ayu Wirdha is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Review haiku:

Saga continues
Surprising developments
Same great characters

Re-read March 2014
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...more
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
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...more
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.
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....more
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.
This second book in the Grace Valley series has country doctor June Hudson tempted by her high school boyfriend who has returned to town with his troubled teenage sons. She still has a secret relationship with Jim Post, a DEA agent. The continuing mystery of what happened to her aunt's missing husband deepens with the discovery of human bones in her yard.
I really liked this one much better than the last, but then again I knew more what I was going to get this time around.

I really do love all the quirky townspeople, although there is no way in hell that I would be able to live in a town where people are so nosy (for the most part meant to be good). I realize that people do mean well, but most of the people use this for entertainment.

This book even had me tearing up in a couple of spots. Characters I had come to really like made some really stupid...more
I am glad that I read the Virgin River series before I read this, mainly because if I had read this series first, I may not have given Virgin River a try and those were good books. I do not know what to say other than I did not love this one. it was very slow. It also just randomly ended. I think that it has to be read as part of the trilogy and not on its own. Even though I did not love this, I will absolutely read the final book in this trilogy as soon as I can get my hands on it... I want to...more
Donna Mcnab
Dr. June Hudson has her practice in the small town of Grace Valley and has a secret undercover officer as a lover. Things get interesting when her old high school sweetheart returns to town with his twin sons with the intention of hooking up with June again after his divorce. June's aunt, a famous mystery writer is suspected of having murdered her husband, who disappeared 20 years ago. There are many other storylines on the go, and all of them are interesting and add to the enjoyment of the book...more
Diane Walters
This was another fun book. A nice continuation of Grace Valley a "slice of life" type story. And, I enjoyed it enough to get the next book in the series. I had the audio book version.
Natalie Wipf
everything robyn carr touches is gold in my opinion!!! yet another series that draws you in and makes you want to pack your bags to move to a quiet/not so quiet little town!
Angela Lynn Holland
I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first book in this series. I think I got to know the characters a lot more. There were some sad parts in the book but also some happy times. There is a big surprise in this installment of the series and I am very happy with it. I can't wait to see what happens next. I loved how John and Susan and Mike and Julianna had their little tiff and how it played out in the book. There were also some new townspeople introduced. I did not care for Chris and his boys...more
Lita Bouquard
I like that June an MD was a tomboy and her best friend is Tom, the local cop one of the boy friends she hung out with until puberty hit. In Book 2 Just Over the mountain, June has a secret lover, but her first boyfriend and first lover returns . June is still pissed off because Chris- son of her good friend Birdy left town without telling her and married her arch nemesis Nancy- who always encouraged Chris to cheat. I liked this because June's feelings show how you can still be angry with someon...more
I’ve settled into Grace Valley, but other than June, and maybe Tom, I haven’t really made friends with the characters yet; not like I did with Virgin River stories. I’m hoping the third book in the series will let me get to know Jim better. I really did not enjoy Chris’ part in this book and I wanted to string up both him and his boys a few times. I didn’t care about Myrna’s story like I wanted to. I do love reading about Tom Toopeek and wish maybe he’d come a little more to the forefront. John...more
4.5 stars. I loved the characters, setting and the fast pace of the story. Can't wait to read the next book. If you haven't read Robin Carr's books start with this series. A few of the characters make appearances in some of the Virgin River series books. I listened to the audio (whispersync via Audible.com) as well as read the Kindle edition. So I was able to read while on the treadmill and then listen while walking the dog :) Therese Plummer did a fantastic job with the narration - all of the c...more
This book is great fun. For some reason it reminds me a little of the Lily Bard series by Charlaine Harris. Not that they are that much a like but it is the way that Jim isn't around all that much so the story is mostly about June and how June functions as an independent woman in her little tiny tiny town. This is book isn't just about courtship and romance but it's about June, her life, and the community she's apart of. I like that. I like books about different people's lifestyles. But I also l...more
Rachel Rogers
Book 2 and it holds up with #1. The women more obviously call the shots in this one and end up teaching some lessons.
The second sequence of "Deep in the Valley" was mind-blowing with all those scrutinized details about raiding of DEA agents, mountain people, human bones in Aunt Myrna house etc and also the last part of story was shedding the secret of love between June and Jim. I liked that minor mystery between these two characters and those sneaking parts. In fact, some parts of book was a kind of fishy or it seems to be fishy in my opinion. Anyway, I still have to get used to it to be able to read this book...more
I loved finding more about the residents of Valley Grace. Great series by Robin Carr!!
Book #2 in the Grace Valley trilogy and this series MUST be read in order!

The relationship with June and Jim grows in this book and Aunt Myrna is just a hoot!

The Grace Valley trilogy does not focus on the romance of the main characters as the Virgin River trilogy does. It is about the town, June's medical practice and the lives of the townspeople.

In book #1, June and Jim meet, but there is little interaction. In this one, they see each other more, but not much.

In book #3, their relationship fu...more
So reliable is Robyn Carr. The characters, the new ones and familiar ones, the foreshadowing, and jokes, and of course the heartache. Worth every minute. So sad the next one is the last of the trilogy.
As an audio book, the varied characters keep the story interesting.
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