All of Robyn Carr’s Books in Order!
Who is Robyn Carr?
Robyn Carr is an American romance writer, known for the Virgin River series, now a Netflix TV show. Before becoming a writer, Carr studied to become a nurse but couldn’t really develop a career as she was following her husband, who works in the US Air Force, from base to base. They lived in all four corners of Texas, Alabama, Florida, California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
When a difficult pregnancy required she has to stay down and keep her feet up, Robyn Carr discovered romance novels as one of her neighbors will bring her several books in the genre every week. This is when she decided to write one, and succeed to be published in 1978, with the historical romance Chelynne. She will have to wait 30 years before one of her books become #1 New York Time best-seller, a position she obtained with A Virgin River Christmas.
Now, Robyn Carr’s books have sold over 27 million copies and have been translated into 19 languages in 30 countries.
How to read the Robyn Carr Books in Order?
The Grace Valley Series
- Deep in the Valley (2000) – June Hudson grows up in Grace Valley as the town doctor’s daughter. She eventually moves away, only to return later to carry on her father’s work – placing her career above everything. But then she meets an undercover DEA agent and wonders if she can have it all.
- Just Over the Mountain (2002) – In a town like Grace Valley, California, 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 as they are passionate, somehow it fits with her demanding schedule as the town’s doctor – a calling that requires an innate ability to exist on caffeine, sticky buns and nerves of steel. But how can a secret lover compete with a flesh-and-blood heartthrob from her past? June’s old flame has just returned to town after twenty years – and he’s divorced. June is seriously rattled. So when the town’s most devoted wife takes buckshot to her husband and some human bones turn up in her aunt Myrna’s backyard, she’s almost happy for the distraction.
- Down by the River (2003) – DEA agent Jim Post is back in June Hudson’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.
Virgin River Series
The story began with Melinda “Mel” Monroe, who answers an ad to work as a midwife and nurse practitioner. When she arrived in Virgin River, she thought she had made a huge mistake, but she quickly realizes that the city offers more than meets the eye.
For more information about the Virgin River series, visit our article dedicated to the series.
- Virgin River (2007)
- Shelter Mountain (2007)
- Whispering Rock (2007)
- A Virgin River Christmas (2008)
- Second Chance Pass (2009)
- Temptation Ridge (2009)
- Paradise Valley (2009)
- Under the Christmas Tree (2009, novella)
- Forbidden Falls (2009)
- Angel’s Peak (2010)
- Moonlight Road (2010)
- Midnight Confessions (2010, novella)
- Promise Canyon (2010)
- Wild Man Creek (2011)
- Harvest Moon (2011)
- Bring Me Home for Christmas (2011)
- Hidden Summit (2011)
- Redwood Bend (2012)
- Sunrise Point (2012)
- My Kind of Christmas (2012)
- Return to Virgin River (2020)
Mel Sheridan, Paige Middleton, and Corsica Rios make minor appearances in the short story Sheltering Hearts, published in the sixth annual More Than Words anthology.
Thunder Point Series
The series begins with a story revolving around Army veteran Hank Cooper, a familiar name for those who read the Virgin River novel Sunrise Point. Cooper is introducing us to this small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm, where the locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty and developers see it as a potential gold mine.
For more information about the Thunder Point series, visit our article dedicated to the series.
- The Wanderer (2013)
- The Newcomer (2013)
- The Hero (2013)
- The Chance (2014)
- The Promise (2014)
- The Homecoming (2014)
- One Wish (2015)
- A New Hope (2015)
- Wildest Dreams (2015)
The Sullivan’s Crossing series takes us at a place called Sullivan’s Crossing, located at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails, where campers and hikers, bikers, rock climbers, fishermen and nature lovers refuel, refresh and recharge.
For more information about the Sullivan’s Crossing series, visit our article dedicated to the series.
- What We Find (2016)
- Any Day Now (2017)
- The Family Gathering (2018)
- The Best of Us (2019)
- The Country Guesthouse (2020)
- Chelynne (1980) – Orphaned and raised by her uncle, the feisty 16-year-old Chelynne resolves to show her gratitude by marrying the man of her uncle’s choice. Bracing herself for a graying, sickly noble, the last man she expects for a husband is the dashing future Earl of Bryant, Chadwick Hawthorne – suddenly, being a loving wife doesn’t seem too hard a task. But he spurns her affection and remains her husband only in name, never in deed. Chelynne will go to any lengths to ignite her husband’s passion and save their marriage. But when she finally goes too far, the Earl must share his dark secret before Chelynne loses her reputation – or worse, her life.
- The Blue Falcon (1981) – Riding into the arena under the furling blazon of the blue falcon, Sir Conan de Corbney accepts a token from the young beauty, Lady Chandra, sparking a romance foretold long ago. That is, unless Conan’s mother can help it. Colluding with her son’s rival, Sir Tedric, Lady Udele secretly arranges a more lucrative marriage for her son and weds him to Edwina–Chandra’s older sister–while Sir Tedric claims the fiery Chandra for himself.Thus begins the star-crossed lovers’ quest, amidst treachery and betrayal, for the path back to each other’s arms. When a knight is pledged twice, once for loyalty and once for love, which oath will prove stronger?
- The Bellerose Bargain (1982) – Charlotte Bellamy’s future husband, Lord Geoffrey Seavers, is in desperate need to finance his royal fleet, yet somehow Charlotte disappeared and the Bellamy inheritance slipped through his fingers. Enter Alicia, a tavern maid of uncertain parentage. Yes, she’s a bit young and headstrong, but no one at court has actually ever seen the Lady Bellamy, and Alicia’s beauty, poise, and bearing are enough to fool the king. At least, that’s what Geoffrey hopes when he proposes the Bellerose bargain: Alicia must pose as Charlotte, marry Geoffrey, split the dowry, fake her death, then both can part ways wealthier than they ever dreamed. Everything goes according to plan at first. Alicia charms King Charles II and his court easily, but did Geoffrey, her “business partner,” have to be so dashing, tempestuous and oh-so-irresistible? Falling in love wasn’t supposed to be part of the bargain…
- The Braeswood Tapestry (1984) – When her younger brother is sentenced to death for rebelling against Lord Kerr, Jocelyn in desperation appeals to his rival, Sir Trent Wescott. Rumors mark Trent a highwayman, a murderer, and-worse for Jocelyn-a heartbreaker. But he’s the only one who can save her brother’s life. The price? The only thing a beautiful peasant girl has to offer-herself. Unaccustomed to his new role as protector, Trent is shocked to find Jocelyn closer to a dutiful wife than a greedy mistress. But the life they’re building together hangs in the balance when an ancient crime resurrects from the past. Jocelyn and Trent must decide what to forgive, what to fight for, and how far they’re willing to go for the sake of duty, family, and love.
- The Troubadour’s Romance (1985) – New to the Windsor court, beautiful and quick-witted Felise Scelfton instantly becomes the coveted object of desire. Spurred on by her flirtatious manner and rumors of her dowry, knights brandish their swords for her hand in marriage, but King Henry II has already decided her fate–His royal command gives her hand to Sir Royce Leighton, the scarred and brooding lord of Segeland, in order to seal a political alliance. Despite a tempestuous beginning, their arranged marriage gives way to desire, and Royce’s bitter memories are soothed by his alluring young wife. However, the King isn’t finished plotting, and old suitors seek revenge. Felise and Royce must weather enduring court scandals, but will their love be enough to survive the cruelest of betrayals?
- By Right of Arms (1986) – The Black Prince of England hungers to capture the lands of France, and Sir Hyatt Laidley is just the knight for the task. In exchange for years of faithful service, Hyatt will receive both land–and lady–of De La Noye in Aquitaine. When Hyatt and his men attack, both Lord and castle fall, but the young and newly widowed Aurelie is not so easily conquered. Impassioned by the subjugation of her people, Aurelie pledges to forever honor her late husband. She may be condemned to marry the English bastard, but her heart will never yield! But to Aurelie’s surprise, Hyatt proves to be everything her former husband was not. Fearless, wise, and devastatingly handsome, he makes for a highly gifted Lord and protector. And as rivals threaten the welfare of their people, the couple must decide which bond is stronger–allegiance to one’s motherland or ties forged from love.
- The Everlasting Covenant (1987) – Anne Gifford’s dowry – or lack thereof – is of no concern to Sir Dylan DeFrayne. Wrapped in each other’s arms, what more could they possibly need? Yet the young lovers’ passion can never be sanctioned – the DeFraynes and Giffords have been sworn enemies for decades. Lest more blood be shed, the two must keep their affair a secret…and plot their elopement. Clad in threadbare hand-me-downs, Anne never expects the powerful and aged Brennan Forbes to remember her face, let alone propose marriage. Anne’s parents hastily accept – the union aligns the Giffords with the Duke of York, while the DeFraynes pledge allegiance to the House of Lancaster, on the eve of the War of Roses. The arranged marriage looming ever closer, Dylan must brave the battlefield and bypass enemy lines to rescue his beloved. With a dynastic war and bitter rivalries standing in their way, Anne and Dylan must embark on a tortuous path that only the strongest of loves can endure.
- Tempted (1987) – Widowed at thirty-three with two small kids, Beverly Simpson wants someone to blame. Angry, hurt, and full of regret for what she’s lost, she rails against a once trusted God and hides her loneliness behind a sassy exterior. Joe Clark, intrigued by Bev’s irreverent approach to life, stubbornly pursues her. However, the pair have two very different outlooks on life. Joe is a dedicated preacher, while Bev insists she no longer even believes in God. Despite being polar opposites, they can’t hide their attraction to each other, but reconciling their beliefs may be harder than they imagined. Will faith and love be enough to mend a damaged heart?
- Rogue’s Lady (1988) – Born to a respected family, seventeen-year-old English beauty Vieve Donnelle always gets what she wants. But when word arrives that her father’s estate isn’t as wealthy as it appears, the noble heiress must rethink her betrothal to an impoverished aristocrat. Enter Captain Tyson Gervais, an infuriating colonial sea captain traveling to England for business in foreign trade. Despite high tensions between England and the colonies, Vieve can’t resist thinking about the dashing American merchant who elicits such conflicting reactions from her – making her feel both the sensual temptress and the childish fool in the same moment. Tyson never imagined he’d be dallying with a spoiled noble, but Vieve’s young, tempting curves seduce him against his better judgment. Though he knows a designing woman can wreak havoc, he aches for the chance to claim one as his own.
- Woman’s Own (1990) – Young Lilly Armstrong is a beauty on the brink of womanhood, too brave and too fearless to settle for the status quo. In a booming city animated by inventors, builders and artists, and now excited for the great Centennial Exhibition, Lilly aspires to carve out a life of independent freedom for herself and her women kin – lives not dependent on men. But of course there is a man – a man who admires Lilly, who thinks like she does and who would move heaven and earth to help Lilly realize her dreams. With the guidance of her quietly resilient mother and the unexpected aid of her estranged and powerful grandmother – and despite the foolish meddling of her shallow and ambitious sister – Lilly is determined to lead her family of women into the challenge of the next century on her own terms, forging an empire that will survive for generations.
- Mind Tryst (1992) – Still reeling from her young son’s death, Jackie Sheppard retreats to a small town in the Colorado Rockies. Comforted that no one knows of her tragic past, she’s thrilled to take a job at a family law firm, where she meets Tom, the local carpenter. However, as she begins to settle into her new life, disturbing things start happening to Jackie. With eccentric residents in the town, Jackie dismisses the oddities, but as Tom’s checkered background reveals that his wife and child were murdered, Jackie believes she may be the next target of a sadistic killer.
- The House on Olive Street (1999) – When a group of writers loses a member, a summer spent sorting through her things offers the perfect escape for the friends who loved and miss her. Gathering in her friend’s house on Olive Street, away from their troubles, the four women discover something wonderful: themselves. And together they realize a dream. For, in telling the story of a remarkable woman, their own stories begin to change.
- The Wedding Party (2001) – After her divorce, Charlene Dugan vowed never to get married again-a promise she has kept for twenty-five years. Until the fateful day she finds herself uttering the well-known phrase-”Let’s get married!” Almost immediately, Charlene’s seemingly perfect life begins unraveling at the seams. Daughter Stephanie’s own relationship is about to disintegrate and Charlene seems to be spending more time with her ex-husband than with her fiancé, Dennis. What’s more confusing is that Dennis doesn’t seem to mind too much. The wedding party is now officially out of control. They’re calling for rain and the bride has cold feet. This isn’t exactly what Charlene had in mind. But maybe it’s not too late to finally decide on who and what she really wants.
- Blue Skies (2004) – Nikki survived a terrible marriage and a worse divorce, but now suddenly has custody of her kids again. Dixie is through with looking for love when all she gets are expensive gifts and heartache. Carlisle is trying to move forward from a bad relationship that has destroyed his trust. When Nikki, Dixie and Carlisle are offered the chance to join a new airline in Las Vegas, they don’t hesitate. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, these three friends are starting over in search of their own blue skies.
- Runaway Mistress (2005) – Not much can go wrong when you’re traveling first class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend – until you find his wife’s body in your hotel suite. Convinced she’s next on the hit list, Jennifer Chaise takes off down the Vegas strip armed only with her wits and a Kate Spade bag full of money. After getting a drastic makeover, a new name, and a waitressing job, Jennifer feels safe – and oddly happy. Then she meets Las Vegas policeman Alex Nichols . . .
- Never Too Late (2006) – Clare Wilson is starting over. She’s had it with her marriage to a charming serial cheater. Even her own son thinks she’s given his father too many chances. With the support of her sisters, Maggie and Sarah, she’s ready to move on. Facing her 40th birthday, Clare is finally feeling the rush of unadulterated freedom. But when a near-fatal car accident lands Clare in the hospital, her life takes another detour. While recovering, Clare realizes she has the power to choose her life’s path. The wonderful younger police officer who witnessed her crash is over the moon for her. A man from her past stirs up long-buried feelings. Even her ex is pining for her. With enthusiasm and a little envy, her sisters watch her bloom. Together, the sisters encourage each other to seek what they need to be happy. Along the way, they all learn that it’s never too late to begin again.
- A Summer in Sonoma (2010) – They’ve been best friends since seventh grade. But this summer, teetering on the threshold of thirty, four women are going to need each other more than ever. As life can change in an instant…or a summer, these four friends deal with life’s challenges, the strength of their bond will see them through.
- Four Friends (2014) – Gerri can’t decide what’s more devastating: learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks, or the anger she feels as she tries to repair them. Andy has come to believe that a lasting love is out of reach. Sonja’s New Age pursuit of balance is shattered when her husband walks out. Miraculously, it’s BJ, the newcomer to Mill Valley, who steps into their circle and changes everything. The woman with dark secrets opens up to her neighbors, and together they get back on track, stronger as individuals and unfaltering as friends.
- Backward Glance (2016) – Leigh Brackon is back home to look after her “ailing” mother. But she suspects maternal meddling when she finds her old flame JohnMcElroy knee-deep in landscaping in her mom’s backyard. Leigh and John’s summer affair five years ago ended badly, and they’re both leery of relationships after their own failed marriages. But John has always been drawn to Leigh, even though the handyman doubts he is good enough for the brilliant scientist and her twin boys. And Leigh has a secret that could change everything. But have they changed enough to have a real chance this time around?
- The Life She Wants (2016) – In the aftermath of her financier husband’s suicide, Emma Shay Compton’s dream life is shattered. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she’s known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn’t easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she’d rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan. Riley and Emma were like sisters-until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can’t escape her husband’s reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she’d ever ask for help-her former best friend. It’s an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they’ve made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other-and themselves-can each of them find the life she wants.
- The Summer That Made Us (2017) – A television talk show host returns to her childhood summer home to rebuild her life after she’s fired for falling ratings. The return is bittersweet as the house has been neglected for years. She’s flooded with memories of the wonderful summers she spent with her sisters and cousins before a tragic event changed everything. Working to uncover what really happened the last summer they were all together, she reaches out to her family and the women all gather for an uneasy family reunion. As they share their stories, they realize their recollections of their summer childhoods are vastly different and no one’s lives are what they’d dreamed of when they were children. But being together again helps them all to heal from the scars of the past.
- The View from Alameda Island (2019) – From the outside looking in, Lauren Delaney has a life to envy-a successful career, a solid marriage to a prominent surgeon and two beautiful daughters who are off to good colleges. But on her twenty-fourth wedding anniversary Lauren makes a decision that will change everything. She defies the controlling husband who has privately mistreated her throughout their marriage and files for divorce. But Lauren’s husband wants his “perfect” life back and his actions are shocking. Facing an uncertain future, Lauren discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had as she fights for the love and happiness she deserves.
- Sunrise on Half Moon Bay (2020) – When Addie dropped out of university to care for their ailing parents, Justine, a successful lawyer, covered the expenses. It was the best arrangement at the time but now that their parents are gone, the future has changed dramatically for both women. Addie had great plans for her life but has been worn down by the pressures of being a caregiver and doesn’t know how to live for herself. And Justine’s success has come at a price. Her marriage is falling apart despite her best efforts. Neither woman knows how to start life over but both realize they can and must support each other the way only sisters can. Together they find the strength to accept their failures and overcome their challenges. Happiness is within reach if only they have the courage to fight for it.
- A Family Affair (2022) – Anna McNichol knows how to take charge. Raised by a single mother, she’s worked to ensure her three children have every advantage she didn’t. But life can change in an instant, and when her husband dies suddenly, Anna’s carefully constructed world falls apart. The mysterious young woman at the memorial service confirms her husband had been keeping secrets, and Anna is determined to get to the truth.
- The Friendship Club (2023)