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Just Over the Mountain
Robyn Carr
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Just Over the Mountain (Grace Valley Trilogy #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  4,170 Ratings  ·  195 Reviews
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--but Dr. June Hudson has managed to keep one heck of a humdinger....Though visits from her secret lover, undercover DEA agent J ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Mira Books (first published 2002)
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Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, audio-book
4.5 Stars

*****Spoilers if you haven't read the first book.*****

June's high school sweetheart, Chris, is back in town with his twin teenage boys, now divorced. He broke her heart years ago by running off with a fellow classmate getting married while June was away at college. Everyone in town speculates on whether June and Chris will get back together. June while still really ticked at him, she's still a little curious at what might have been, especially since he's been asking around if she's sing
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
Oct 31, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
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
If you are expecting to read a romance then you will be sorely disappointed as this trilogy is more a saga based around a town and its people. Having already read the first in the series I was well aware of that, but I was more interested in catching up with everyone and reading about their lives and other goings on.

What I am really enjoying is learning more about the people I had briefly met in the Virgin River series, in particular Dr John Stone, Pastor Harry Shipton and Sheriff Tom Toopeek an
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No me ha durado nada y además me ha sacado del bloqueo lector, bendita sea Robyn Carr. Disfruté mucho de la historia, qué bien narra esta mujer; abarca un montón de tramas sin profundizar demasiado en ellas sin que eso signifique ser superficial, las desarrolla de una forma estupenda y no deja hilos sueltos. Esta historia en particular me ha recordado a Gilmore Girls, por eso de pueblo pequeño y encantador en el que todo el mundo se conoce y en el que ocurre de todo; ha sido muy divertido conoce ...more
These are comfort reads; likeable characters, interesting challenges for them, less sexual descriptions than the Virgin River series.
Pam Nelson
5 Just Over the Mountain Stars

I know I reference Virgin River a lot but its because I love that series so very much and when I started this one it just reminds me so much of that one.
But unlike Virgin River this series is mostly about Dr. June Hudson and the town.

We get a lot of different character points of views but mostly its June’s and you want to keep reading because she is so mysterious but charming and witting and she just makes you want to know what is going to happen next not only wi
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Marleen by: Jo
Shelves: robyn-carr
Just Over the Mountain continues where Deep In The Valley left off. We witness what life is like for June Hudson, a thirty-eight year old single doctor, practicing medicine in a remote town in northern California. Like I said before, I think the Grace Valley books are the most outstanding that Robyn Carr has ever written, and she’s never topped it. Not even with the Virgin River books. Well maybe the very first, but after book 3 in VR, it was dragged out and too much focus on couples romance. I ...more
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemp-romance
Book 2. Robyn Carr is a great storyteller gets you totally involved in this small community. June's partner John Stone is working out and June has fallen in love with an undercover DEA agent who is still her secret. Her old highschool boyfriend, Chris, shows up in town with his two teenaged sons and newly separated from his wife. What she ever saw in this narcissistic ass is beyond me! I figured out the angle about the bones on Aunt Myrna's property early on but it was still fun to watch it unfo ...more
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, romance
#2 in the series of Grace Valley.
A wee No Califonia town full of 'characters'.
I am new to Ms Carr's writings and romance novels in general. I really like the stories.

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--but 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
Over the years I've been sucked into the imaginary worlds created by Robyn Carr. By "imaginary" I mean dreamt up by the author. I also use the word for its 'better than the real world' connotation. Carr's worlds are small towns, chock full of characters, curmudgeons and kind people, and hopes, fears and some closet secrets needing fresh air.

This is a book of romance without erotica, feelings without cloying hair spray angst. It is not chick lit, if i understand that term.

As always from Ms. Carr
Suzanne Barrett
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Classic Robyn Carr. This is your typical small town with big-hearted people heart-warming story line.

For the fans of the Virgin River series, the main characters in this story (Dr. John Snow, Drs. Elmer and June Hudson, Tom Toopeek) will be familiar to you as this storyline pre-dates the Virgin River series. This book is similar to the Virgin River novels in that there are numerous characters, all making up the cast of the small town, the goings on of the town being what makes up the majority o
Sara ♥
The ending!!!! *gushes*

Well that was an interesting middle book! The hero was gone for almost the ENTIRE BOOK!!!! :( And with June's high school flame back in town and Jim not there... Well, it was interesting! But I totally called June's plot twist... if you can even call it that... I thought it was pretty obvious!

I thought the stuff with Aunt Myrna was really intriguing... and I really grew to respect the police chief (can't remember his name right this second) as a man and father, especially
This trip to Grace Valley was much like the last. The quirky residents still hadn't taken their meds! Solutions are found for the patients that started the series, June's teen crush comes to town and though things are hot and heavy between June and Jim, he is gone. A lot! John's family becomes more invested in the community and June just might get her top wishes.

On the one hand a return to Grace Valley was like slipping into a favorite chair. On the other, I still don't appreciate Grace Valley
I love this Grace Valley Trilogy by Robyn Carr. I admit, there isn't a lot of deep thought going on, but when riding in the car, this book is enough to keep me engaged and wanting to know more about the characters.

June Hudson, one of two town doctors, has a huge secret to share with her DEA agent boyfriend, Jim. Her high school sweetheart, Chris, returns to town with his twin boys in tow. Aunt Myrna is hysterical as ever. I like the narrator, Therese Plummer. She does an excellent job with the i
May 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: he-loves-me, romance
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.
Jan 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was OK.
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loving this series!
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
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
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review haiku:

Saga continues
Surprising developments
Same great characters

Re-read March 2014
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
3.5 stars. A slice of small town life, slightly idealised but enjoyable none the less.
Three heavily linked books revolving around Dr June Hudson and her family and town. June develops a relationship over the course of the three books, HFNs until HEA on book 3. Would help to read the books in order.

In general, they make a good, enjoyable story. Nice characters. Nice stories. Downside is Carr’s sometimes basic writing style and lean towards tell rather than show, But overall a good read.

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Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, 2017
June and Jim

The Town is up to lots of living. The main theme is that the public face of a couple is not always what it seems. Everyone from book one is present plus a few new folks. And it ends with a wonderful Fall Festival - I'd go if I lived anywhere close.

Robyn Carr always delivers when you need a warm hug of a book.
Donna Brant
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not turn the pages fast enough

After reading book # 1, I had to purchase #2 & 3. This story has made me laugh and cry. As I follow the wonderful characters in this story, I could not stop reading. Ms. Carr weaves a tale with lovable people who you would like to know and just possibly find a town like Grace Valley to call home.
Barbara Frayer
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robyn"s books are so good. I think I have a lot of catching up to do.
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chris Kottner-Kirschner
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
Rebecca Hunter
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dr. June Hudson is content with her small-town Northern California life, surrounded by family and quirky, familiar friends… and an often-absent secret lover on the side. But she gets a curveball in the form of Chris, her high school boyfriend, who had returned from big city life, divorced and pushing for another chance.

Well, that’s the official blurb, but this reading writer would say that the book is just as much about the bones found in June’s batty old aunt’s back yard, the secrets behind on
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RT's Career Achievement Best Author Award winner (2010) for Contemporary Romance.

RWA's Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award recipient 2016
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Other Books in the Series

Grace Valley Trilogy (3 books)
  • Deep in the Valley (Grace Valley Trilogy, #1)
  • Down by the River (Grace Valley Trilogy, #3)

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