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June Hudson is the town's doctor, a caring, capable woman who now has a bit of explaining to do. People are beginning to notice the bloom in her cheeks - and the swell of her belly. Happily, DEA agent Jim Post is back in June's arms for good, newly retired from undercover work and ready for new beginnings here in Grace Valley. Expecting the unexpected is a way of life in Grace Valley, and the community is overflowing with gossip right now. Who is the secret paramour June's aunt Myrna is hiding? Does the town's poker-playing pastor have too many aces up his sleeve? But when dangers, from man and nature, rise up with a vengeance to threaten June and the town, this community pulls together and shows what it's made of. And Jim discovers the true meaning of happiness here in Grace Valley: There really is no place like home.

©2003 Robyn Carr (P)2013 Recorded Books

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What a pity this trilogy had to come to an end.

Robyn Carr has yet again written three books which have, on their own and together been a great easy listen. I know some people say it's similar to others like the Virgin River series, but if you don't like this easy, drift away listening, don't bother to get her books. I found book 1 of this trilogy free on 'audio books' and then carried on the book 2 and 3 on audible as I have membership. A shame audible didn't do it. Anyway the characters are all plausible and make the story so easy to read but equally very disappointing to finish.

I wish Robyn Carr would write more!

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  • Ladybugdrives
  • 13-03-16

Hoping for a 4th book!

Love this series! Hoping this series isn't completely finished yet! I can imagine more happenings in this town.

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  • Wayne Browning
  • 20-11-15

Great series........

Have read all of Robyn's books. And they all are great, I really enjoy this series, it's so real. Just like a regular small community...Thanks Robyn for sharing your talent with us all......Carol N

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  • 🌼🌸Sissy🌹🌷
  • 14-06-15

This Trilogy is Good but Not VR quality

I finished all three of The Grace Valley Trilogy and it is a good storyline and no matter when the story gets a bit slow, Therese Plummer is such a great narrator, it doesn't seem that bad. I do like listening about these little towns and the people's lives who live there. It is great mindless entertainment that grabs you into the neighborhood.
Robyn Carr also dropped the ball as these books are very G Rated. Thunder Point and VR books had much better loving than this one did. "As she opened the covers and he joined her and they made love"..... That doesn't cut it Robyn.
But,, they are worth a listen.

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  • Lucky
  • 07-05-22

Deep in the valley series

Need more on this series.. I love your Books please write more, virgin river was my first series I read of yours. I can’t but your books down once I start…

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  • grandmajeb58
  • 06-07-21

Adventures & Love of a Small Town

Grace Valley is a small town where neighbors truly help neighbor. People know each other's secrets, but will not hold it against you. Something is always in the water. Babies are born in good times & bad. But Grace Valley is always there to pitch in to help pick you up. Love is always in the air. They truly do welcome strangers even if being down on your luck with a broken vehicle or a broke life. All the people pitch into help lift you up as one of God's Blessings. Be you rich or poor, educated or uneducated, local or newbie. Grace Valley might just be where you next want to live or to raise your children. Stop by & see if it might be your kind of home.

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  • Nancy
  • 24-07-15

this is the best of Robin Carr!

I really like Robin's Virgin river books but this Grace Valley was the BEST! I teared up on the ending. loved June and Jim and felt like all the characters were good. hated to see the end of the trilogy.

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  • Karen
  • 14-05-13

Not so Much... : (

Loved the Virgin River Series. I usually love anything by Robyn Carr & Therese Plummer. BUT....just did not keep my interest. Guess you can only listen to the same ole story lines & charactors so long. It kills me to post this review. Just my 2 cents.

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  • Rita
  • 13-05-13

Forgive but I couldn't forget

To be honest I was somewhat disappointed where Robyn put the focus of this 3rd book I would have and expected the focus on Jim and June instead it went mostly on Chris and Nancy and other tragic events I did not like Chris or Nancy and I hoped she wrote them out of the book just my preference. If there is a four book I must admit I probably won't be interested.but I will go back and listen to virgin rivers now just a overall great series.

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  • Elaine Dahlgren
  • 08-07-22

The Wonders of Robyn Carr and Therese Plummer

This was one of the first books I read by author Robyn Carr and narrator Therese Plumber many years ago. Robyn is an amazing author who writes great stories. I have initially read and now listen to on audio book. She is definitely one of my favorite story tellers. Therese Plumber is an equally talented narrator. For those who enjoy romance, intrigue, and happy endings, they are my favorite duo.

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  • Kris
  • 25-05-22

So good!

I have loved this series. Sad that it’s over. Thank you Ms Carr for such a great series!