Title: Deep in the Valley (Grace Valley #1)
Author: Robyn Carr
Source: paperback swap
Published: Mira - January 1, 2010
Type: Mass Market Paperback - 366 pages
For June, her emergency room is wherever she's needed—or wherever a patient finds her. She is always on call, her work is her life and these people are her extended family. Which is a good thing, since this is a town where you should have picked your husband in the ninth grade. Grace Valley is not exactly the place to meet eligible men—until an undercover DEA agent suddenly starts appearing at all sorts of strange hours.
Everybody has secrets down in the valley. Now June has one of her own.
Why I read this book: I read this book for more than one reason. First, I enjoyed reading all of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series and wanted to learn more about Grace Valley. Second, my online book club chose to do this book as a buddy read.
What I liked: I liked how the town pulls together when there is a crisis. I enjoyed getting to know each of the town members. Some of my favorite characters in the book are June, John Stone, and police chief Tom. I also liked how it was not all roses in the book, you had struggle but you saw how they worked thru it together.
What I didn't like: I didn't like that I read the Virgin River series first. If you have not read any of the books I recommend starting with the Grace Valley trilogy first and then move on to Virgin River. I felt like I was back tracking a bit. A few of the characters I did not like were Myrna - she was a little strange to me, Gus and the preacher.
Overall Impression: I enjoyed this book and even though I wish I would have read this series before the Virgin River series I still thought is was a very good book. I like how things turned out for some of the towns people and can't wait to read the next book to see how things work out for some of the other towns people. I love how the small town is so close without seeming to be in everyone's business. It is sure not like the small town I grew up in, Grace Valley is a town where you love to live. 5 stars for me.