SOMETIMES LOVE TAKES ROOT IN UNEXPECTED PLACES—IF YOU’LL
ONLY LET IT GROW
Colin Riordan came to Virgin River to recuperate from a
horrific helicopter crash, the scars of which he bears
inside and out. His family is wonderfully supportive, but
it’s his art than truly soothes his troubled soul.
Stung personally and professionally by an ill-advised
affair, PR guru Jillian Matlock arrived in town via golden
parachute. She’s bought an old Victorian with a promising
garden and is looking forward to cultivating something other
than a corporate brand.
When Jillian finds Colin at his easel in her yard, there’s
an instant connection. But both are holding romance at arm’s
length— looking to simplify, not complicate, their lives.
And Jill may yet be lured back to Silicon Valley...
No one arrives in Virgin River without a story, and no one
leaves—if they ever do—unchanged.
I must say, I love the Riordan men and was happy to greet the arrival of Colin's story, the brother with whom we are least familiar. In Wild Man Creek, Colin arrives in Virgin River to recover from a near fatal helicopter accident and the loss of his career in the military. Jill is there to recover from a bad relationship that led to the loss of her job. They find healing in Virgin River and with each other. I really liked the relationship between Jill and Colin, and the small adventures they encounter along the way. I must admit my favorite part is always the interplay among the Riordan family and watching the brothers get in each others business. (Maria Munoz 6:01pm December 17, 2010)
I have to agree with Maria, the byplay amongst the Riordan family is always fun to see. It's nice that such big strong burly men are so easily affectionate with one another, and show such a loving protectiveness for each other.
Every year there seems to be one book in the series that stands out for me, and even if I weren't keeping the complete series would have to be on my shelf, and without having completed reading this year's trilogy I would have to say that this year's winner might very well be Wild Man Creek. (Sandi Shilhanek 8:14am January 26, 2011)
Thank you for the preview of what sounds like a great book! (Joanne Reynolds 7:56am January 29, 2011)
Great preview. (Pam Howell 8:02am January 29, 2011)
I agree, this is a great preview. I'm ready to read it now, please! (Tracey Dent 8:27am January 29, 2011)
Loved the excerpt. And the book covers are works of art. (Mona Garg 8:35am January 29, 2011)
I like the preview but all your books are great. (Joan Nilson 10:06am January 29, 2011)
I love your books! They were my comfort zone when my son was serving in Iraq, your good readings helped my mind escape worring about him all the time. Thanks so much (Melisa Clark 10:11am January 29, 2011)
I really enjoyed Clay and Lilly's story in Promise Canyon. Thanks for another great Virgin River story. (Jill Hayden 11:08am January 29, 2011)
I enjoyed the little VR peek courtesy of Jack, my favorite of the VR men! This book sounds like another winner in ther series. (Cheryl Castings 11:26am January 29, 2011)
Great preview! I love the covers of your books but have not read a lot of them, thanks for sharing. (Gail Hurt 11:52am January 29, 2011)
Thanks for the continuing Virgin River series. I really enjoy your books and I do like reading books that are in a series. You have more to look forward to.The covers of your books are awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest and possibly be a winner. (Mary Christian 12:13pm January 29, 2011)
Looking forward to reading the series. (Karen Barnett 12:17pm January 29, 2011)
This series sounds interesting. (Anna Speed 1:04pm January 29, 2011)
The Virgin River series is so good. (Alyson Widen 1:04pm January 29, 2011)
I truly enjoy your Virgin River series. Blessings, Marjorie (Marjorie Carmony 2:11pm January 29, 2011)
this sounds so good. putting it on my shopping list:) (Barbara Studer 2:24pm January 29, 2011)
Oh, loved Jack's commentary and foreshadowing. (G. Bisbjerg 2:25pm January 29, 2011)
Sounds great...definitely on my TBR list! Love Robin Carr. (Leanna Morris 3:05pm January 29, 2011)
It's like a trifecta a triple play or trio of good reads. I like the Virgin River series and just the name itself makes me giggle. (Alyson Widen 3:39pm January 29, 2011)
Sounds interesting (Deb Pelletier 3:43pm January 29, 2011)
Haven't read any of the Virgin River series yet, but sounds like I need to. I loved Jack Sheridan's narrative, and the books covers are beautiful. I think I also read that a lot of the men are ex military -- even more reason to read them. (Cathy Phillips 4:01pm January 29, 2011)
This is a great review. I'm already to read. Haven't read any of Virgin River, but alway ready to read someone new. (Diane Castiglione 4:18pm January 29, 2011)
This review makes me want to go buy the first of the Virgin River series and curl up by the fireplace and read this afternoon. (Sue Farrell 4:26pm January 29, 2011)
Oh, I would like to visit Virgin River. Looks like an interesting place with some interesting people.
Valerie in Germany (Valerie Bongards 4:39pm January 29, 2011)
Thee are many dust bunnies in my home now thanks to the Virgin River series!! (Pat Willoughby 5:04pm January 29, 2011)
Love Virgin River, Jack. You guys and gals really know how to establish a hometown anyone would love. Throw in patriotic mood and pretty women and great guys and then make all of us wish we could visit your bar as one of your own. Each and every story that comes out of Virgin River invites us all to sit back and enjoy our time with you. Please don't change as you town grow outward to accommodate all the newbies. Love to all! (Sandra Spilecki 5:05pm January 29, 2011)
Thank you for the wonderful journey through Virgin River. Loved it!!! (Mary Preston 5:09pm January 29, 2011)
I love the Virgin River series, I've read some of the books twice. Can't wait for more of them to come out. (Wilma Frana 5:23pm January 29, 2011)
Great post... love when characters give you a taste of a book! (Colleen Conklin 5:50pm January 29, 2011)
I love all of your books, I'm sure this will be no different. Good luck and happy writing! (Tracie Travis 6:01pm January 29, 2011)
Sounds like a great book, I can't wait to read it! (Mary Smith 6:43pm January 29, 2011)
Robyn - Just to let you know I'm glad that "Jack" stopped by to fill me in on the latest happenings in Virgin River. Sounds like things are really getting interesting around there right now and I'm real anxious to keep in touch to find out what's going to happen next.
I'm hoping to get some time to come on down and visit because I'd sure like to know what shenanigans Clay and Lilly are going to get into. Tell all the town folks that I said hello and hope to hear all about the going-ons and so to send me a hollar when they have time. (Jeanne Miro 6:58pm January 29, 2011)
I love the Virgin River series. Keep writing and I will keep reading them. Thanks for the contest! (Teresa Ward 7:04pm January 29, 2011)
Virgin River sounds like an amazing place to be! If I wasn't married, I'd be moving my butt their in a hurry LOL (Jolene Allcock 7:17pm January 29, 2011)
I haven't read the virgin river series, but would love to! I love Robyn's books, I just have a big tbr pile and don't have one of those there at present. (Brenda Rupp 7:26pm January 29, 2011)
ok i will love reading this book, thanks (Debbi Shaw 7:47pm January 29, 2011)
I received a Jack's Bar coaster today! Now I just need a beer... (S Tieh 8:19pm January 29, 2011)
I tried one of your books through the recommendation of a co worker and have now bought a second book of yours. (Diane Sadler 8:58pm January 29, 2011)
Thanks for writing the Virgin River series,I love reading your books. Thanks for giving me a Chance to win it. (Linda Hall 9:04pm January 29, 2011)
I really love your Virgin River series. Keep them coming! I can't wait to read this book. I love reading about the Riordan men and have been waiting on Wild Man Creek. (Tabitha Monroe 9:10pm January 29, 2011)
That sounds really good and I'm sure it will be a good read like all the others. (Amy Christian 9:15pm January 29, 2011)
I cannot wait to get the next book in this series! I have gone in late to work because I just could not put down one of the books in this series and stayed up way too late finishing it! These are the best stories and the absolute best little town ever! (Theresa Russell 9:26pm January 29, 2011)
Oh, I love your books. They transport me to a wonderfully peaceful place. Thank you!! (Clio Teixeira 9:43pm January 29, 2011)
It sounds like you have another winner on your hands. I can't wait to read it!! It makes me wish that I was a Navajo!! lol I love to read books like this - the old-fashioned style of storytelling, which is a bit of a lost art. Thank you for keeping it alive. (Peggy Roberson 10:04pm January 29, 2011)
Your books have become my favorite books - the scenery you paint with your words is so soothing and I always feel something good around the corner. This from a Nora Roberts/J.D.Robb addict. Thank you for writing your stories. (Dot West 10:06pm January 29, 2011)
I would love to read this book. Sounds wonderful. (Maria Antunes 10:09pm January 29, 2011)
This book sounds great. I love visiting my friends in Virgin River. So happy the series is continuing. (Helen Livermore 10:27pm January 29, 2011)
I really have to visit Virgin River! (Diane Sallans 10:58pm January 29, 2011)
I love your books. This one sounds great. (Ginger Hinson 11:44pm January 29, 2011)
What an...uh...interest-whetting entry! I'll definitely be getting this book, as I've been trying to get all your others. Well, some I can't get; they're too rare. But I've been reading those hard-to-find books to the exclusion of your newer books. Next up is WOMAN'S OWN. I'm so glad our city library bought and kept these books. I'm certainly benefiting now that I have more time to read than I did when they first came out. (Sigrun Schulz 1:35am January 30, 2011)
I love what I've read... only wishh I could move there and hang out and watch the action... (Cate Sparks 6:30am January 30, 2011)
Haven't read anything by you yet but I do look foward to trying a book by you..........they sound like something right up my alley (Natalie Kozaczka 11:51am January 30, 2011)
Clay and Lily's story was a treat. (Maria Munoz 1:56pm January 30, 2011)
I love your books and this looks like one I need to read. Thank you (Barbara Ryan 5:48pm January 30, 2011)
I love your books and always look forward to the new ones coming out. They know me a my local book store, what more can I say!!! (Joyce Bruner 1:29pm January 31, 2011)
lOVE ROBYN CARR'S NOVELS. (Gloria Walshver 8:27am February 2, 2011)
I just want everyone to know my address is c/o Jack's Bar, Virgin River, Calif. I've read and reread all the books in the series...just finished WILDMAN CREEK and am ready for HARVEST MOON. I wondered what Jill was going to do with all those veggies. Maybe we'll find out in Harvest Moon... I love books set in small towns and Virgin River fits that category along with great characters. Will Kelly and Paddy find each other in V.R.? (Louise Jacobson 3:30pm February 2, 2011)
I would love to read your books,so nice to run into this chance to win one. (Bonnie Gonzales 8:52pm February 3, 2011)
I am a huge fan of Robyn Carr, and have been since the publication of the first Virgin River novel.
With the release of Wild Man Creek I have found my personal favorite for the 2011 releases.
It's nice to see that sometimes even heroes have flaws, and need to work through them. While it couldn't have been easy to write such a flawed character struggling with addiction Ms. Carr didn't back off the subject, and showed the daily struggle to keep sober and to keep family in perspective.
When I turned the last page of Wild Man Creek I was for the moment satisfied with my Virgin River trip, but anxious for Harvest Moon. (Sandi Shilhanek 1:38pm February 7, 2011)
Would love to live in Virgin River where men take care of their women and women take care of their men and babies! Agatha (Agatha Townsend 8:46pm February 19, 2011)