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Rising sous-chef Kelly Matlock's sudden collapse at work is a wake-up call. Disillusioned and burned out, she's retreated to her sister Jillian's house in Virgin River to rest and reevaluate.

Puttering in Jill's garden and cooking with her heirloom vegetables is wonderful, but Virgin River is a far cry from San Francisco. Kelly's starting to feel a little too unmotivated…un

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Mass Market Paperback, 361 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Mira (first published 2011)
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Auntee
Feb 27, 2011 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; contemporary romance fans
Not my favorite of the Virgin River series, but still a darn good book. I think my only problem with it was the lack of romance, or should I say, the fact that the romance between the H/h in this book didn't seem to be front-and-center. I'd say the majority of this book revolved around the character of the young, troubled teen Courtney, the hero's step-daughter. Interesting character, and believably written, and not all that easy to like at first. But once Ms. Carr delved into her background, I ...more
KatLynne
Virgin River, population 600 - Another great installment in the Virgin River series.

This is the story of Lief Holbrook, famous screenwriter and Kelly Matlock, an accomplished & talented chef. Both have come to VR to escape the big city for different reasons; one making a permanent move, the other only temporary, and each finding themselves drawn to the other. Both have issues and complications in their lives and are drawn to the small mountain town of Virgin River.

Smart, totally sexy Lief f
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
3 Stars

Not my favorite in the series. It seems the author forgot she was writing a romance and instead wrote a coming of age story about a teenage girl's struggle with the death of her mother. It was well done but not what I enjoy reading.


These books are the perfect "getting into the holiday spirit" type of read. They have a quaint, almost Hallmark-movie type feel to them that leaves me feeling uplifted. That said, I don't think I'd have the patience to read them, as they're not as couple cente
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jenjn79
Robyn Carr really can't do wrong with this series. Even when a book doesn't entirely work for me, like this one didn't, it's still a good book. I may not have thoroughly enjoyed this book, but it was still very readable and not one I minded reading.

Series Note:
Part of Carr's "Virgin River" series (13 full books, plus several novellas). I would say you may be able to get by just reading this one, but there's a lot of history worth knowing. So if you have the time and the desire, I'd suggest start
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Bronwyn
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Kathy
After 13 books in a series, visiting Virgin River is still one of my favorite ways to spend a day. Was this my favorite installment? NO, but it still was a very good book.

My one big question is how does a town with only 600 people have so many gorgeous men?
Julianna
Oct 30, 2014 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Contemporary Small-Town Romance
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The more I read of Harvest Moon, the more I thought I'd finally found another Robyn Carr keeper. It admittedly wasn't perfect for me. There were a few parts that were slow and a few minor annoyances, but overall, I was enjoying it. I liked the characters and the situations were believable. There were a couple of romantic scenes that I felt were on par with some of the author's earlier books in the series, and which convinced me that Leif and Kelly were truly falling for o
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Splage
Virgin River still going strong, but I didn't feel as much love as in the other 12 books. I feel guilty giving anything in the Virgin River series less than perfect remarks because I am so obsessed, but 4 stars is still awesome as was the book Harvest Moon, but it just wasn't as "awesome" as the others. It is hard not to compare how I felt throughout this book to the others, even though I never put it down it wasn't as exciting.

Lief and Kelly were well developed characters. They both moved to Vi

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Tasha
Kelly comes to Virgin River to stay with her sister after quitting her job. She meets the handsome Lief Holbrook upon arriving, and they immediately hit it off. But both Lief and Kelly have baggage that may keep them apart.

The chemistry between these two came alive on the pages. Lief and Kelly were always enjoying each other’s company with laughter and love. But for a time there, it looked like that might not have been enough when Lief’s stepdaughter Courtney didn’t want her around.

Courtney was
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The experienced romance reader in me wanted to say that the beginning of these feelings between Kelly and Lief may have come on a bit too easy. Since when do sparks fly and are allowed to freely soar so early in the book? However, once I got over this initial shock and smoothed the singed ends of my electrified hair, I kinda liked the idea that this couple didn’t have to try too hard to recognize their feelings for one another. Oh sure, there were other ordeals to get in the way of all the mushy ...more
~Megan~
Dear Robyn Carr,

Your latest Virgin River trilogy is some of your best work to date. Please continue this trend.

Love,
Megs

What's this you say? A VR novel devoid of any secondary plots? How can this be? No Jack and Mel? No catastrophes, secret love children, or troubled pregnancies? Surely you jest!

Nope, I'm totally serious! This book is focused on one couple and their romance for the entirety, and it was so lovely. It had small cameos by recent couples and I enjoyed seeing them all without having
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Lisa
Wow, Ms Carr as really outdone herself this year with her Virgin River books. All three have been excellent and the latest is no exception. Harvest Moon finds Kelly Matlock coming to Virgin River to recover and reevaluate at her sisters from a broken heart and Lief Holbrook moving there with his rebellious teenager daughter, Courtney. Lief has suffered his own heartbreak at the unexpected death of his wife and an ongoing battle of wills with Courtney and her natural father (who is just a slime b ...more
Regina
This has to been one of my least favorite in the series. But that is okay. It was still enjoyable and had all the qualities I enjoy in the Virgin River series. Solid relationship building, reinvention of ones' life, fully exploring and solving personal problems. Carr is very good at slowly and thoroughly writing these issues, she doesn't skimp on character development. My main problem was I didn't buy into the relationship between Leif and Kelly and I didn't believe that Kelly would be able to c ...more
Karla
Another great book in the VR series. I love how Robyn Carr focuses on everyday issues of real people in her books. In this book it was the loss of a spouse and mother, raising a step-child and learning to love again. The counseling sessions with Jerry and Courtney gave a realistic understanding how teens feel when they feel their world is being turned upside down. My reason for the 4 stars...call me a sap, but I missed reading about our old friends. We got a blurb here and there with Jack and Pr ...more
Season
Always enjoy this series. I enjoyed this book, but not as much at Colin & Jillian's. It just seemed to me that Lief and Kelly didn't spend quite enough time together to get to know each other. Everything just happened too fast for me. I did enjoy all the rest of the story, really liked Lief and Courtney's relationship and her evidentual relationship with Kelly was what I expected, pretty normal actually. Overall, good story.
Jackie Lane
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Ruth
If you've read my reviews of these books, you'll know that I have found them to be a mixed bag. Some are very much like the other--only the names change. Others seem to have so many useless characters. Others are really good stories that, while heavy on the romance, manage to incorporate other sub-plots so as to make the books more than just romances. I think Harvest Moon is a winner. While the relationship between Kelly and Lief is always there, so is Courtney, his (step) daughter. We watch her ...more
Hope Frost
Every time I read a Virgin River book, it feels like coming home. I wasn't so sure about this one, single father looses wife has temperamental teen who hates everyone. But what was done was soooo different. Yes, the story was one that you knew in the end they would all end up happy, but it was done in a way that you weren't so sure how they would get there. I really enjoyed getting to see Jack and Preacher again. And of course Jillian and Colin, but it was so great to see Kelly and Leif work thr ...more
Jess
I was a little worried after the last book which I thought was good but didn't feel it was up to the standards of this series. But Harvest Moon has restored my home in Virgin River, I really loved this one. I even forced myself to read a large print copy because nothing else was available, and that hurt my eyes, but it was worth it!

Leif was just an adorable piece of man, and obviously I wish I was Kelly! Those two were just explosive in this book and were often having quickie sex. Which was a li
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Leea
3 stars...

When you write 19 (as per April 2012) book in a long series there is bound to be a few that just miss the boat. Harvest Moon is that book for me. I loved Lief. I loved Kelly. I just felt that there was not a driving attraction between the two of them. I did not feel the 'steam'. Harvest Moon was almost too perfect. I found the idea that Kelly could make a good living selling her canned chutney very unbelievable. Yeah, i'm jaded. I live in N. California and I know how much food and gas
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Hayley
Again, Robyn Carr has produced a stellar book. I cannot express how much I truly enjoy reading this series. I love all the wonderful characters and how they all live in this small mountain town and all are always there for one another. Just makes ya wanna find a place like Virgin River and settle down :).

This story is about Kelly Matlock, sister of Jillian, from the previous book, Wild Man Creek. She's a wonderful sous chef trying to make a name for herself when she ends up in the ER due to stre
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Kathrynn
Short and quick read! The synopsis didn't have me jumping up and down to read this, but the author pulled it off again. Another hit in the Virgin River series. Lief was a stepdad to Courtney (age 14), and Kelly was the sister to Jillian (#12).

The plot, for me, was so-so, but the story turned out better than I anticipated. Lief had problems with Courtney. She was very rude to Kelly. I got frustrated at Kelly's character and felt she could have done MORE to extend an olive branch to the rebelliou
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BJ
"Harvest Moon" is #13 in Robyn Carr's Virgin River Series. It is the story of Kelly Matlock, who at the beginning of the book is a sous-chef in a high class restaurant in San Francisco. When she passes out in the kitchen and is taken to the emergency room with a suspected heart attack, she re-evaluates her life and finds it lacking. She packs up all her possessions and moves in with her sister, Jilly, who runs an organic farm in Virgin River. She does a lot of cooking, baking, making sauces, sal ...more
Dianne
Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr is book number 15 of the Virgin River series. With each book in the series, I fall more and more under the spell of Virgin River. I want to live there and be friends with the residents.
In Harvest Moon sous-chef Kelly Matlock suffers from a personal disappointment and a medical crisis. She realizes that cannot continue working in the high stress atmosphere of the restaurant where she is employed so she leaves her life behind to move to Virgin River. She stays with her
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Sheryl Boyle
Harvest Moon starts the Night Hunters series with a BANG! The tension, sexual chemistry and fear are palpable!

Harvest Moon was a pleasant surprise as a read. It started out with Jennifer running away on her eighteenth birthday to escape an untenable situation with a ruthless powerful and influential stepfather. It picks up with her living a new life as Dawn Garrett in Goosemont, a backwoods community that suddenly has some type of serial killer stalking beautiful young women, and during the earl
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Cheri
It's hard for me to say if I read this book in one day because I wasn't feeling well so didn't want to get off the couch or because it was great! I love that Robyn Carr tackled the single dad with young teenage girl who is acting out angle. She did a wonderful job. I especially liked the interactions between said teenager, Courtney, and her therapist. Just as I would, as a reader, be getting fed up with Courtney and her treatment of Kelly she would have a counseling session that would help me to ...more
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An dieser Stelle gilt in erster Linie meinem Dank dem Mira Taschenbuch - Verlag und Blogg dein Buch meine Dank, welcher mir das Rezensionsexemplar haben zukommen lassen.
Von der Autorin hatte ich bislang zwar schon durch andere Bloggerinnen und Blogger etwas gehört, selbst aber noch nichts von ihr gelesen und bin daher völlig unverfänglich und ohne jegliche Erwartungen an das Buch herangegangen.
Kelly ist Souchefin in einem angesehenen Restaurant. Für ihr Privatleben bleibt in diesem Fünf - Ster
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Robin
Being unable to take the pressure, Sous-Chef Kelly Matlock quits her job and retreats to Virgin River to visit her sister, Jillian. With nothing to do, Kelly raids Jill's garden and begins making her own relishes, hoping to market them locally. When Widower Lief Holbrook meets Kelly, he finds himself interested in a woman for the first time since his wife died. But his teenage step-daughter, Courtney, is not a fan of any woman who pulls her father's focus away from her.

I enjoyed this book in the
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Tinesbuecherwelt
Wie bisher so oft, habe ich die Gelegeneheit genutz, zurück in das kleine Örtchen Virgin River zu kommen.

Vor kurzem durften wie schon Jill kennen lernen und in diesem Zuge auch ihre Schwester Kelley, welche diesmal im Mittelpunkt steht.

Die Geschichte von Jills Schwester ist mit viel Herz und Gefühl geschrieben. Es ist nicht die beste der Geschichten, welche ich bisher aus der Feder von Robyn Carr gelesen hatte, aber trotzdem noch lesenswert.

Bisher habe ich alle Bücher von Virgin River nur versc
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Quinn
4.5 stars

I am sick as a dog at the moment, and this book was exactly what I needed. Combine that with doctor's orders to spend as much time lying on the couch as possible, and I was as happy as it's possible to be while being otherwise utterly miserable. The Virgin River series is better than chicken soup.
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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."

RT's Career Achievement Best Author Award winner (2010) for Contemporary Romance.
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Virgin River (1 - 10 of 18 books)
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  • Second Chance Pass (Virgin River, #5)
  • Temptation Ridge (Virgin River, #6)
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  • Moonlight Road (Virgin River, #11)
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