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Return to Virgin River

(Virgin River #19)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  3,076 ratings  ·  425 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr returns to the beloved town of Virgin River with a brand-new story about fresh starts, new friends and the magic of Christmas.

Kaylee Sloan’s home in Southern California is full of wonderful memories of the woman who raised her. But the memories are prolonging her grief over her mother’s recent death. A successful author, Kayl
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Mira Books
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E-Reader Addict There are sex scenes, but only a couple. They aren't closed door, but not incredibly graphic or lengthy. I would say more PG-13 than R.

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Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is always a pleasure to return to Virgin River! I was so happy to see there was another installment in the series. For some reason, I thought she was done with this series, but I for one, was not. I love this series and the characters. It is always nice to get a glimpse into their lives and see how they have grown and changed over the years. There is great character development in this book.

After her mother's death, Kaylee Sloan has decided to get away and finish writing her novel. She hopes
Kaylee Sloan is a suspense writer working on a deadline she’s going to miss if she doesn’t change something. She’s still grieving over the loss of her beloved mother and staying in her home isn’t helping her move on. She remembers fondly the childhood memories of good times in Virgin River so when the friends who own the home she used to visit invite her to stay there for an extended time, Kaylee gladly accepts. Unfortunately, she arrives to a house engulfed in flames and has to make other plans ...more
When the series originally released the holiday season didn’t kick off until I had witnessed the tree lighting between Jack’s and the church. When the series ended, I wept like I had lost an old friend. Then Netflix brought the town to life in their new Virgin River series, and new fans were born.

Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr is the nineteenth book in the series, and it felt like going home. I was overjoyed when I learned of its upcoming release and for me; it felt like coming home. While
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Over the last few years I’ve become a huge fan of RC and have read many of her standalone novels and one of her series (Sullivan’s Crossing) but I had never read the Virgin River series, despite hearing so many wonderful things about it. Late last year I finally decided to dive in both because of the release of the Netflix series and to the challenge I co hosted with Sarah at ReallyIntoThis #fallintomybacklist I adored the first book so much that I’ve spent this year reading the entire series so ...more
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Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ⭐️ I always love going back to Virgin River. The small, connected loving town is just so addictive. It’s not just the people but the descriptive landscape that has me craving this small town. This was a very touching, tear jerking Christmas story. It was filled with forging new relationships, love, healing, forgiveness and starting new chapters. I especially loved the ending and epilogue. Grab your tissues for the ending. So sweet!!
Through the trees, up the winding mountain road into a paradise of a little town goes another wounded soul needing a place to heal. One of my most anticipated holiday season reads met and exceeded my anticipation while making me grieve that Virgin River and its inhabitants aren't real.

Return to Virgin River is the nineteenth installment in the series and probably would be even better when read in order, but it was still sensational reading it without the benefit of most of the earlier books sinc
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#1 Virgin River - ★★★★
#19 Return To Virgin River - ★★★★★

This January, I read Virgin River and watched Season 1 of the Netflix TV Show. And I fell in love. With the small town, with the characters, with Robyn Carr‘s writing. When the team at Mills & Boon offered me a chance to Return to Virgin River, I couldn’t say no.


Return To Virgin River is actually the 19th book in the series. But the amazing thing is that you can read each
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: carr-robyn
I just love this series. It is, without a doubt, one of my favorites. So, I was thrilled when Robyn Carr added a new one. Although it definitely was a great addition, I thought the ending was a bit abrupt. Wonderful to visit with so many favorite characters and themes from the books.

I found it very interesting to read Ms. Carr's personal note at the end about visiting the Netflix set while they were filming the series based on her books. Having up close and personal experience and living around
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Return to Virgin River is a cozy autumnal romance that ends with Christmas and deals with grief around the holidays. Kaylee is grieving the loss of her mother and trying to finish writing a contracted book, so she decides to rent a place in rural Virgin River for six months. While there, she develops a relationship with a local artist and dog trainer, grapples with her grief, and finds new joy. It's a heartwarming, quiet story with a wonderful mother/daughter relationship, strong female friendsh ...more
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What to do while waiting for season two of Virgin River on Netflix? How about diving into Return to Virgin River!!! Robyn Carr is back at it again with another fabulous addition to the Virgin River Series. Releasing, October 13th!!

"It's where strangers become friends, and everyone is welcome."

This one really tugged at my heartstrings. Kaylee Sloan is heading to Humboldt county. She needs to grieve and find a way to come to terms with her new normal. One without her mother.

"You know what I learn
Out of the Bex
Oct 29, 2020 rated it liked it
The kind of slow, deceptively simple story where nothing of much note happens but, regardless, you may find comfort in its easy predictability. This type of story is what I consider the ‘Lifetime movie’ of books. It is not high literary fiction, the writing is passable at best, and yet—a certain mood in a certain person will find this series irresistible.

Something to note of Carr’s writing style is her heavy use of stiff, unnatural dialogue to propel her story forward. There is very little inne
Terrific book. It has been many years since I last read a Virgin River book, other than My Kind of Christmas . It didn't take me long to slip right back into the comfort of Jack's Bar and the warmth of the town. I loved seeing them take a lost young woman under their wings and help her heal.

Kaylee lost her mother to cancer on Christmas Day the previous year. Since then, she has been drowning in grief, unable even to lose herself in her writing. With her latest book's fast-approaching deadline
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I read and enjoyed Virgin River, so my next read had to be Return to Virgin River, where strangers become friends. The most exciting news is that Virgin River has all read had multi million copies sold world wide as the bestselling series and it’s gets even more exciting as the Virgin River series is on Netflix. Once you read VirginnRiver It becomes easy to see how such an amazing series has turned into a Netflix series.

Kaylee Sloan, an fict
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The Return to Virgin River is everything I hoped for. There’s comfort reading a Virgin River book. We are introduced to new characters, Kaylee and Landry while still seeing some of our favorites, Jack, Mel and the gang. In order to enjoy this fully I would recommend reading the others in the series. I’m sure it can be read as a standalone but you miss the back stories of the characters and how they intertwined.

Kaylee reminded me of Mel Sheridan from book 1. She is looking to spend time in Virgin
Barbara Schultz
4 Feel Good Stars
I have only read eleven of Ms. Carr’s novels although a low number compared to the many books she has written but is actually a good number for me as I am not a fan of chick lit/romance stories.
This is #19 in the Virgin River series. I have only read a few in this series but am somewhat familiar with the characters.

Story is about fresh starts, new friends and the magic of Christmas.
I go nutty over Christmas so this certainly seems like a nice heartwarming story and just what i
Return to Virgin River - I thought we were finished with books in this series and it was with a little bit of  trepidation that I picked up this one to read. Of course I always will want to return to Virgin River. I've loved the previous 18 in the series - but could #19 do justice to the series? Well it's a big YES from this reader.

I loved how Robyn Carr brings Kaylee, newly grieving the loss of her mother to spend some time in Virgin River, and to add to that Kaylee is a writer, struggling to f
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to MIRA, NetGalley and Little Bird Publicity for a copy.
After twelve years Robyn Carr takes readers back to her beloved fictional town of Virgin River, California.

In Return to Virgin River we meet Kaylee Sloan, an author with writer’s block brought on by the loss of her mother in the past year. Friends have graciously allowed Kaylee to stay at their vacation home in Virgin River so she can finish her book. When she arrives she finds the fire department extinguishing a fire that has left t
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was very happy to return to Virgin River and catch up with some old friends, especially Jack and his wife, Mel. It was a very satisfying story although I agree it ended a bit abruptly. Maybe it felt that way because with the extra materials in the back of the book, I thought there was more to the story.
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.5 Stars

It was such a pleasure to visit Virgin River again...especially after watching the series unfold again on Netflix! Visiting Jack and Mel and the rest of the community warmed my heart along with meeting Landry and Kaylee and reading their story unfold.
Laura Rash
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It felt so good to be back in Virgin River! Robyn Carr never disappoints!!!
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Great to be back in Virgin River again, the town that's like a big warm hug.

3.5 stars
LianaReads blog
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr is available now, and such a beautiful story. 

I’ve watched the Netflix series first because everyone was talking about it and how much they loved the books years ago. I enjoyed it and had to read the book. I can only say that it didn’t disappoint, and it lived up to the hype. 

Now, Return to Virgin River is a delightful story, addictive and so atmospheric that I’ve read in one sitting. 

Craving for a change in a scenario for her mental health and to cure the wr
Oct 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Although the Virgin River series is Robyn Carr’s most popular series, Return to Virgin River was my first foray into the series. After enjoying the author’s Sullivan’s Crossing series, along with some of the author’s standalone novels, I was curious about what this one would offer.

Despite this being my first introduction to the series, I managed to understand the story without any prior knowledge of the series. There were a lot of details given to explain characters, which has left me curious ab
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I knew going into this book, that I was going to love this book. I am a big fan of Robyn Carr and all the books she writes, but this book was so powerfully emotional and heartbreaking at the same time being full of the joy and fun loving that I could not help but keep reading until I finished the book in almost one day. This book really spoke to me of things that have happened in my own life during these trying times and the losses we have suffered that I used a box of tissues reading this one. ...more
Bree Hill
Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I can hear my friend yelling now ‘Everyone becomes a Mother in this series!’

This is the first book in this series I’ve read and I enjoyed it. It doesn’t look like it but it’s kind of sort of a Christmas romance.

I don’t know why but I really like stories that grapple with grief, maybe because it’s something that we all have to figure out at some point and I liked how in this one it is The death of her mother that our heroine Kaylee is trying to figure out. She’s still taking it very hard, unders
Pam Nelson
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly need this today. Being back in Virgin River is like a warm hug from friends you have missed.

These characters are easy to love and their story is a sweet one. The fact that we get Jack and Mel and some other it was icing on the cake.

Seriously if you loved this series you are going to enjoy Kaylee and Landry’s story.

Fantastic narration seriously I can’t think of anyone else that could do these books justice.
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great return to a favorite place and series. This book introduces new characters with their own problems to work through; loss and healing. Jack and Mel are also part of the book, with Preacher cooking at the bar. Always good to keep up with “old friends”. Dogs are all through the book as a main character, Landry, trains them. Add a cute kitten and the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in a perfect setting and you have a great return visit to Virgin River.
Donna Hines
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Welcome Back to Virgin River in the newest of the series from Robyn Carr.
In this new romance we meet up with Kaylee who is grieving from the loss of her mother while seeking comfort to write her novel.
She finds a lovely rustic cabin that is just splendid and decides to rent it from the landowner Landry.
Oh, did I not mention Landry?....
Well, who wants to spend their first Christmas after a parent passes alone?
I'm saying a nice dinner, a cozy conversation on the front porch, a walk or two alongsid
Patty Champion
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book did not disappoint. I really liked visiting Virgin River again. It was like we never left. It was such a nice treat to visit with Jack and Mel. This book will havevyou running the gauntlet of emotions, You will be laughing and crying at the same time.

I highly recommend this book. Even if you have never picked up a Grace Valley or Virgin River book. It won't matter. You won't be wondering what happened in previous books,

Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin for allowing me to read this tit
Oct 14, 2020 rated it liked it
I hate to give a virgin river book a bad rating but some of the latest Robyn carr books just don’t seem to have been written the same way as older ones. Maybe it is just me but I wonder if she has a ghost writer. This was just mediocre to me. I have loved all the other virgin river books but this was just kinda boring. I guess some people would get over excited that some mentions of old favorites are included but I would rather read the old books again to see the faves. I really hated the Netfli ...more
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Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, eleven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost sixty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. The fourth novel, THE BEST OF US, in her fan-favorite Sullivan's Crossing Series was released in Jan. 2019. Robyn's new women's fiction novel THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND, released in April 2019, deputed on four bestseller lists: The ...more

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