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Forbidden Falls (Virgin River #9)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  6,414 ratings  ·  326 reviews
The young widower arrives ready to roll up his sleeves and build a place of worship and welcome, but he needs some help. And the Lord works in mysterious ways. With her tight shirts and short skirts, "pastor's assistant" is not a phrase that springs to mind when Noah meets brassy, beautiful Alicia Baldwin. But the former exotic dancer needs a respectable job so she can reg ...more
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Published July 15th 2010 by Recorded Books, LLC (first published December 29th 2009)
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Dec 28, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; those who enjoy a hot contemporary
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♡Karlyn P♡
One of the best in the series yet. And surprisingly, this one could be read as a stand-alone as there were no story arc's playing out in this book. Best yet, we get plenty of time with Noah and Ellie. I think they got 80% of the book. I also have to give this book credit for one of my favorite marriage proposals. Lets just say funny and touching!

Forbidden Falls is a wonderful romantic story of a young single paster in a new town who finds love with a woman from the other side of the tracks (so
5 stars – Contemporary Romance

Sitting down with a Virgin River novel is like eating your mom’s or grandma’s home cooking.....just pure comfort food for the soul!

I’m a huge fan of this series, but I’ll be honest and admit that I wasn’t too keen on a story with a minister for a romantic hero. I was worried that Carr might lean too heavily on the religious element...ala Catherine Anderson, which isn’t really my preference when reading romance books. Well, I’m happy to say that Carr blew me away yet
Fantastic! Wasn't sure how the author was going to mix a widowed pastor and an exotic dancer--with two kids--with this series, but she did it. In typical Virgin River style, previous characters popped in and out or were mentioned and briefly updated. Even the puppies from the anthology "That Holiday Feeling" that included Virgin River, #8, "Under the Christmas Tree" had a nice--surprising--update. :-)

Forbidden Falls starts about 7 months after the previous story, in July and only lasts to Octobe
Rating: 4.5 / 5

I liked this book a lot, but I'm not quite sure I 5-star-LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT like a few of my GR friends. It was definitely an enjoyable book, though, and a great addition to the Virgin River series.

This book is the 9th story in the Virgin River series. This book could *probably* be read as a standalone without much trouble. The storyline is fairly independent in and of itself and what continuing storylines there are make sense without having read past books.
*** spoiler alert ***

After having read the last three books in the Virgin River series and being highly disappointed (well Rick's book wasn't a total loss but still not up to par), I was ready and prepared to feel the same about this 1st book in the 3rd trilogy about Virgin River. I was actually pleasantly surprised and read it in one day.

This book could realistically be a standalone or read if you skipped the 2nd trilogy altogether, although a portion of the story would make alot more sense if
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
4 Stars

I loved the main couple in this book. They're my favorite in the series.

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 centered as I prefer in my romances. However, I've loved listening to them as I go about my day.
My goodreads friends wrote very eloquent reviews of this book so I will just write a few thoughts I had about "Forbidden Falls." I wasn't sure I would like this storyline, but I should have known Robyn Carr would not disappoint me. I had to remind myself that these are just characters in a book and not real people! I loved Noah and Ellie and they have now tied for first place with my other favorite characters of Preacher and Paige (I love Mel and Jack too so I guess this will be a three way tie) ...more
Two-haiku review:

New pastor needs help
Former stripper heart of gold
Wants to get kids back

Not as well written
Pastor screws his assistant
Many levels wrong

Originally read Nov. 2012
Re-read Dec. 2013
The ninth book in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. It's been a while since I've visited Virgin River and it was a nice to return finally. Noah Kincaid has come to Virgin River to start a church. He bought the old abandoned church and is fixing it up. But he needs help and he decides to find an assistant. She comes in the form of exotic dancer, Ellie Baldwin. A tough beautiful woman who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. Ellie needs a respectable job so she can regain custody of her children. ...more
Beanbag Love
Once again Robyn Carr makes me cry. And laugh. It's good.

A widowed pastor and a former stripper restore the old, abandoned church in Virgin River. There's more to it than that, of course, with child custody and self-esteem issues but it has a very sweet romance.

This one was kind of a change-up coming off of Paradise Valley (was that the last one?) which focused pretty strongly on three different romances. This entire story focused mostly on Noah and Ellie. We had a side story about Vanni and P
Mar 06, 2013 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Feel-Good, Small-Town Romance
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"4.5 stars" As always, it was a pleasure to be back in Virgin River, visiting with all my favorite characters in my favorite little town. Since Robyn Carr wrapped up most of the loose ends in the last book, Forbidden Falls was almost like starting over. All the main characters from past books were here in the background, but she brought some new characters to town and beefed up the roles of a couple of existing characters, while leaving more focus on the main hero and her
What a great book to start off the new year! It was nice that majority of the novel was focused on Noah and Ellie's lives. Book 4, I believe was the last time this happened. Most would call Noah and Ellie an odd couple just from hearing their occupations but they fit together perfectly. A great pace with their relationship as well. From the work relationship to genuine friends to something more. There was also a light banter going on between them throughout the book, a quote from Ellie to best d ...more
Forbidden Falls introduces Noah and Ellie. Noah is a preacher who buys an abandoned church on Ebay. Ready to start his ministries he heads to Virgin River and against his better judgement he hires Ellie, a single mother who is in desperate need of a job. An unlikely romance develops and there is alot of drama.

What a great read. Two people who are total opposites have so much in common. I loved the way the author showed how the characters dealt with Ellie's situation. My heart went out to her. Sh
Brandy *Ahviel*
I love ELLIE.... she is such a fun loving character that you can't help but to feel uplifted by her. I love the fact that she just states what is really going on. There is no middle ground. She is who she is and will say what she thinks, feels and so on. It was so refreshing. And Noah...
oh can I swoon now... I love him as a man because him being a man first then finding that he wanted to help people by being a preacher I think made him that much more. He knew because he probably experienced som
Title: Forbidden Falls
Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Mira Books
Series: Virgin River #9
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"Forbidden Falls" by Robyn Carr was another good read of this author's 'Virgin River Series.' This series was of Noah and Ellie. This was a wonderful romantic story of a pastor from a new town who finds love on 'from the other side of the tracks.' There will also be a secondary story involving a past hero/heroine who will have a 'heart tugging change of events that will be
This is the 9th installment in the Virgin River series. I've read all of them and been a little disappointed in the last few (minus the Christmas stories) because they seemed to get too dark and tried to include too many stories in one book. I was actually a bit concerned about reading this one because it involves a minister and I know that all the VR books involve sex. I was concerned about how this would play out and I feel that it is the only real downfall of the book for me.

Noah Kincaid is
I had to put Forbidden Falls down yesterday after getting about 160 pages into it by gritting my teeth (I then skimmed the rest). I've enjoyed the previous Virgin River books, except maybe not so much Second Chance Pass. But even that book didn't make me mad! Forbidden Falls is...YUCK! Tired, overused plot with huge holes in it, characters who don't make sense, married couples who keep big secrets or make major life-changing decisions without consulting spouse, women who are supposedly super int ...more
4.5 stars

Forbidden Falls is one of my favourite stories in the Virgin River series so far. It was like coming home, an old friend, chicken soup and warm, fluffy socks in winter all rolled into one. When she's good, that's what Carr's writing brings me, and why I keep coming back for more.

That's not to say that this was in any way a boring, comfortable read - it wasn't. This book was surprising and challenging, fun and sexy. If you have any doubts that a pastor can make a sexy, compelling hero, t
BJ Rose
What a great couple - I loved both Ellie and Noah all the way through! Ellie is absolutely amazing - she has all sorts of reasons to complain about her rotten life and to expect others to give her a break, for heaven's sake, but she just keeps on working and coping and caring for her two kids. And Noah needed so badly to be a minister with his own congregation that he used his inheritance to buy, repair and refurbish the old church in Virgin River. How these two discovered friendship and love al ...more
Another awesome book! I just loved this story about Ellie and Virgin River Pastor, Nick Kincaid. Ellie was such a lovable person, with the most positive attitude, who had real bad luck when it came to men. Her kids were the most important thing to her and with the help of Nick and her new friends of Virgin River she was able to get her kids back from her ex-husband and learn the truth of his identity.

Vanni and Paul were faced with a huge challenge of their own. As soon as they decided to finall
This is one of my favorite in the series. The new characters are good additions to the Virgin River world and there is a decent inclusion of past favorites - -Mel, Jack, Preacher, Brie, Paul, Vannessa .... It is a sweet romance and a sweet life make-over story. There is a heartwrenching storyline about the loss of custody by a mother of her children but Carr presents it emotionally realistically.

There is a very believable and genuine storyline about the stress and hard work of motherhood. Carr
Brenda (b)
First of all, I want to say that I loved this book. Noah and Ellie were a terrific couple and I enjoyed learning about them and watching them find each other as they worked through the problems with Ellie's ex. However, the one thing that kept running through my mind as I read the book was the sense that the author had changed her story-telling style. What I've truly loved about the Virgin River series, and the Grace Valley books too for that matter, was the feeling I got of being part of the co ...more
Fantastic story. Great set of characters and what a joy to see some old ones again. This book has made it into my favorites and a bit surprised by it. Normally i can't relate with characters so involved in religion. Thankfully, Carr wrote religion scenes that were necessary due to the heroe's vocation that were fundamental to the story without overdoing it. I can't wait for the next book!
I really enjoy this series. It has been a while since I read one of them, but as soon as I started this one, I was back to this lovely little town and all these really nice people that we have met previously. I thought Noah & Ellie were great characters and loved that Paul & Vanni were big parts in this book. Cannot wait to read the next book.
This is actually Virgin River #8, not #9 as described. A little shorter than the rest, but I love the storyline between Noah and Ellie and the who ex-husband. Who would have thought that a minister and a stripper would be together, but it actually worked. There was more to Ellie than met the eye.

We didn't see as much from the other characters, other than mostly their interaction with Ellie and Noah, but there was an additional storyline with Vanni and Paul. Vanni happens to be my least favorite
Jan 12, 2010 Jacqueline rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers who don't like racy books
I was happy to find that this book concentrated on the two major characters. I was uncertain whether to even try this book since the last one tried to cram in too many characters and story lines so that none were done justice. This one was much more focused. We did get to see some of the old characters where their stories were pertinent to the main characters here. I do like when new characters interact with previous characters but only if it directly affects the main characters. Once I've read ...more
Kristiana S
Sebentaar, coba aku cerita lagi soal buku ini, ya..

Hmm, cerita inti di buku ini adalah tentang Noah dan Eli. Noah adalah seorang pendeta Presbiterian yg membeli sebuah gereja tua di Virgin River. Dan Eli adalah ibu muda dengan 2 anak yang berusaha mendapatkan pekerjaan yg baik untuk merebut kembali hak asuh atas anak-anaknya dari mantan suaminya, yang adalah ayah tiri dari anak-anak Eli. Jadi bukan ayah kandung, ya. Dan si Eli cuma nikah selama 3 bulan sama suaminya yang jahat ini.

Nah, Noah yang
The opening is most intriguing: Noah Kincaide, a widowed Reverend is patiently waiting for a church but the presbytery just hasn't come up with anything. When Noah sees an abandoned church for sale on E-Bay of all places, he contacts the real estate agent to take a look at the church. After convincing the presbytery that he has inherited enough money to do all the renovations,they approve the purchase and he is on his way to starting a new life in the little town of Virgin River.

When Ellie Baldw
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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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