Robyn Carr’s Virgin River Book Series

If you love a good story about marines or widow(er)s or sometimes both meeting their match, then the Virgin River series books are perfect for you. The series is written by author Robyn Carr (who also wrote the wonderful Thunder Point series and The Grace Valley Trilogy). Obviously, there’s not just marines – there’s pilots, reverends, doctors and so much more too. The series with an impressive 22 books will keep you occupied for a while. The series is set in the small town of Virgin River in Northern California. And since the books follow different characters in the town, it will keep you engaged all the way to the end.

The Virgin River book series has also been adapted into a popular Netflix TV series. So once you have finished the books then you can catch up on the TV series where there are three seasons currently streaming on Netflix. There is also a fourth season hotly anticipated to arrive in 2022 (there is no official release date as yet!).

Or maybe you’ve already seen the TV series and are looking to now read the book series too! Either way we have everything you need to know about the Virgin River books series. We love this series and we’re sure you will fall in love too, so check it out now!

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Virgin River Book Series

Virgin River (Book 1)

Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included.

When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe sees this ad, she decides that the remote mountain town might be the perfect escape – to overcome heartbreak and reignite her nursing career. But the cabin is a dump, the roads are treacherous and the local doctor wants nothing to do with her. She plans to leave the place. Until some things make her change her plans to leave – an abandoned baby on her porch and the former marine Jack Sheridan.

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Shelter Mountain (Book 2)

For the second time in a year, a woman appears in Virgin River to escape her past.

When Paige Lassiter and her three year old son suddenly come into marine John “Preacher” Middleton’s bar as he is about to close, Preacher knows that they’re in a crisis. The woman is covered in bruises and he wants nothing more than to punish the one who did this to them. Then her ex-husband turns up. And Preacher knows that some things are worth fighting for.

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Whispering Rock (Book 3)

Virgin River has been a safe haven for Sacramento prosecutor Brie Sheridan after she almost lost her life at the hands of a criminal. A decorated marine reservist, LAPD officer Mike Valenzuela agrees to become Virgin River’s first cop after he was badly wounded in his line of duty. Twice divorced, he longs for commitment. Which is why he wants to help Brie free herself from her painful memories.

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A Virgin River Christmas (Book 4)

Last Christmas Marcie Sullivan said a final goodbye to her husband, Bobby. This Christmas she’s come to Virgin River to find the man who saved his life and gave her three more years to love him. Fellow marine Ian Buchanan dragged Bobby’s shattered body onto a medical transport. Her letters to Ian have gone unanswered, but she has managed to track him down. He’s as wounded emotionally as Bobby was physically. But she’s not easily scared off.

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Second Chance Pass (Book 5)

The community of Virgin River saw Vanessa Rutledge through her darkest days—now she’s looking to a bright future.

In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son, filling her broken heart with a whole new kind of love. But the one man she longs to share this love with is pretending she doesn’t exist. Paul Haggerty lives by the marine motto: Semper Fi. Ever faithful to his best friend, he has been hiding the fact that he’s been in love with Vanessa for years. Now, just as he’s about to make his move, another woman has staked her claim on him.

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Temptation Ridge (Book 6)

Shelby McIntyre has big plans – plans that include finding Mr. Right. At twenty-five, after five years as her mother’s caregiver, it’s time for Shelby to experience freedom and adventure. But when she visits Virgin River and runs into Luke Riordan, she knows he’s not her Mr. Right. A handsome Blackhawk pilot, Luke has fought in four wars and has been shot out of the sky three times. He’s tough and jaded. And he’s not one for commitment.

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Paradise Valley (Virgin River Series Books 7)

Marine corporal Rick Sudder is home early from Iraq. The carefree boy is gone, replaced by a man who sees the future as bleak. Yet can the passion and commitment of a young woman who has never given up on him mend his broken body and shattered heart?

As the people of Virgin River rally around Rick, another recent arrival tests the tightly knit community. Dan Brady has a questionable past and he’s looking for a place to start over. But he never expects to find it in the arms of a woman who was as much an outcast as himself.

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Under The Christmas Tree (Book 8)

With snow falling over the redwood forests, secluded Virgin River is the ideal place to spend the holidays. Each year, the close-knit community gathers in the town square to decorate and light a massive tree. Carols are sung, hot chocolate is shared—and this year, a surprise is about to bring two special people together. When the townfolks discover a box of adorable puppies under the town’s Christmas tree, they call on local vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. But his budding romance with Annie McCarthy is catching their attention.

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Forbidden Falls (Book 9)

Reverend Noah Kincaid moved to Virgin River to reopen an abandoned church he bought on eBay. Like Noah, the place is a little empty inside, but all it may need is some loving care…

The young widower arrives ready to roll up his sleeves and build a place of worship and welcome, but he needs help. With her tight shirts and short skirts, pastor’s assistant is not what springs to mind when Noah meets Alicia Baldwin. The former exotic dancer needs a respectable job so she can regain custody of her children. Noah can’t help but admire her. They may be an unlikely team, but in Virgin River anything is possible.

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Angel’s Peak (Virgin River Series Books 10)

Four years ago, air force sweethearts Franci Duncan and Sean Riordan reached an impasse. She wanted marriage and a family. He didn’t. But a chance meeting proves that the bitter breakup hasn’t cooled their sizzling chemistry. Sean isn’t the cocky young fighter pilot he was when Franci left and he’s ready to try again. But the reason she walked away when he refused to commit leaves Sean shocked and furious.

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Moonlight Road (Book 11)

With her beloved younger siblings settled and happy, Erin Foley has empty-nest syndrome. At age thirty-five.

So she’s hitting the pause button on her life and holing up in a secluded cabin near Virgin River. Erin is planning on getting to know herself, not the shaggy-haired mountain man she meets. But it turns out that Aiden Riordan is a doctor, recharging for a summer after leaving the navy. He’s intrigued by Erin and he’d love to get closer if his scruffy exterior and crazy ex-wife don’t hold him back.

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Midnight Confessions (Book 12)

In Virgin River, holiday kisses don’t end with Christmas, there’s still the inaugural New Year’s Eve party at Jack’s Bar. Everyone find themselves eager for that special countdown and midnight kiss. Sunny Archer was dumped at the previous party and is in no mood to celebrate. But her uncle and his fiancée drag her there anyway. Drew Foley is getting over his own heartbreak. Yet when he sees Sunny from across the crowded room, he’s instantly smitten.

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Promise Canyon (Book 13)

After years spent on ranches around Los Angeles, Clay Tahoma is delighted to be Virgin river’s new veterinary assistant. The secluded beauty of the town tugs at his Navajo roots and he’s been welcomed with open arms by everyone in town – except Lilly Yazhi. She’s encountered her share of strong and traditional men within her own aboriginal community and she’s not interested in more. But she can’t deny his gift for gentling horses and she can’t deny her attraction for Clay.

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Wild Man Creek (Book 14)

Colin Riordan came to Virgin River to recuperate from a horrific helicopter crash, the scars which he still bears inside and out. His family is supportive, but it’s his art that truly soothes his troubled soul. After an ill-advised affair, PR guru Jillian Matlock has rented an old Victorian with a promising garden in Virgin River. When she finds Colin at his easel in her yard, there’s an instant connection.

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Harvest Moon (Book 15)

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. Kelly is starting to feel unmotivated until she meets Lief Holbrook. The handsome widower looks more like a lumberjack than a sophisticated screenwriter – a combination Kelly finds irresistible. But less appealing is Lief’s rebellious stepdaughter, Courtney. She’s the reason they moved from LA, and she still finds plenty of trouble in Virgin River.

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Bring Me Home For Christmas (Book 16)

This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas list – getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago he broke her heart before heading off to war. It’s time she moved on. So she takes matters into her own hands and heads to the place Denny calls home – Virgin River. She’s an uninvited guest on her brother’s men-only hunting weekend. And then an accident means she needs to stay longer and she’s stranded with Denny. In very close quarters.

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Hidden Summit (Book 17)

Sick of running into her cheery ex-husband and his new wife, Leslie Petruso accepts a job at the Virgin River branch of Haggerty Construction and takes the high road right out of town. Now she’s got Paul Haggerty’s business running like a well-oiled machine. Conner Danson has been burned by love, he’s got no time for women although he spends an awful lot of time pretending not to notice Leslie. And she’s pretty busy ignoring the chemistry between them.

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Redwood Bend (Book 18)

Katie Malone and her twin boys’ trip along the beautiful mountain roads is Virgin River is stopped short by a tire as flat as her failed romance. And then the rain comes, the boys are hungry and Katie is having trouble putting on a spare. The sight of the sexy, leather-clad bikers who pull up beside her is a relief. While the guys are checking out her car, Katie and Dylan Childress are checking out one another.

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Sunrise Point (Book 19)

Nora Crane will do what it takes to keep her family afloat. Things are better than they’ve been for a while, still she’s barely scraping by. But she’s got two little girls to look after so she’s willing to work hard and help out with harvesttime at the Cavanaugh orchard. Her new boss is Tom Cavanaugh, a former marine who has taken over the family farm. Tom’s ready to settle down. Nora doesn’t seem to be the marrying kind, but he can’t keep his eyes off her.

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My Kind of Christmas (Book 20)

While the Riordan brothers have a reputation for being rough-and-tumble, Patrick has always been the gentle, sweet-natured one. But his easygoing manner is tested by his high-octane career as a navy pilot. Angie LeCroix wants to spend Christmas in Virgin River relaxing, away from her mother. Yet instead of freedom, she gets her uncle, Jack Sheridan. If he had his way, she’d never go out at all. And certainly not with Patrick.

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Return to Virgin River (Book 21)

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, Kaylee hoped she could pour herself into her work. But it’s not hard. So Kaylee borrows a cabin in Virgin River. But when she arrives, its just gone up in flames. Devastated, she heads to Jack’s Bar to plan her next steps. And the people there are more than willing to help her.

When she rescues a kitten followed by a dog with a litter of puppies, she finds her heart opening up to the animals who need her. And there’s a dog trainer who knows exactly how to help her. Her dread turns to hope because there’s no better place to spend Christmas than Virgin River.

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Holidays In Virgin River (Book 22)

Best Romance Books 2022: the choiceCelebrate the season Virgin River style with recipes inspired by the people in this charming mountain town!

Under the Christmas Tree
With snow falling over the redwood forests, secluded Virgin River is the ideal place to spend the holidays. When the townsfolk discover a box of adorable puppies under the town’s Christmas tree, they call on local vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. But it’s his budding romance with Annie McCarty that really has tongues—and tails—wagging!

Midnight Confessions
In Virgin River, holiday kisses don’t end with Christmas—there’s still the New Year’s Eve party at Jack’s Bar to attend. As the townspeople gather, two lonely revelers decide the best balm for their broken hearts might just be each other.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Virgin River series follow the books?

Yes, the Virgin River Series does follow the books but not the plot isn’t exactly the same as the books.  But generally the first season of the Netflix shows follows the plot of the first two books, Virgin River and Shelter Mountain.  Season two of the TV Series also follows the plot of book two, Shelter Mountain, as well as book three,  Whispering Rock.

How many books are in the Virgin River set?

There are 22 books in the Virgin River Series.

  1. Virgin River
  2. Shelter Mountain
  3. Whispering Rock
  4. A Virgin River Christmas
  5. Second Chance Pass
  6. Temptation Ridge
  7. Paradise Valley
  8. Under The Christmas Tree
  9. Forbidden Falls
  10. Angel’s Peak
  11. Moonlight Road
  12. Midnight Confessions
  13. Promise Canyon
  14. Wild Man Creek
  15. Harvest Moon
  16. Bring Me Home for Christmas
  17. Hidden Summit
  18. Redwood Bend
  19. Sunrise Point
  20. My Kind of Christmas
  21. Return to Virgin River
  22. Holidays In Virgin River

Will there be a book 22 in the Virgin River series?

Yes, there will be a book 22 in the Virgin River Series.  Book 22 in the Virgin River Series will be called Holidays In Virgin River and it will be released on October 4 2022.

Is Netflix Virgin River based on a book?

Yes, the Netflix Virgin River series is based on a book series, called Virgin River by author Robin Carr.  There are 22 books currently in the series.

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