Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Virgin River, a contemporary romance based on the beloved Harlequin book series that took author Robyn Carr to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. There are now twenty books in the Virgin River series, and together they have sold more than 13 million copies. Virgin River was named to The HarperCollins 200 list, which celebrates 200 iconic books of the past 200 years.
Melinda Monroe answers an ad to work as a nurse practitioner in the remote California town of Virgin River thinking it will be the perfect place to start fresh and leave her painful memories behind. But she soon discovers that small-town living isn’t quite as simple as she expected and that she must learn to heal herself before she can truly make Virgin River her home.
Reel World Management and Roma Roth are producing the series for Netflix.
Sue Tenney will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
It’s HarperCollins 200th anniversary and they asked booksellers and librarians from around the world to help create this collection of 200 iconic HarperCollins titles—beloved books that have inspired, informed, entertained, and endured. To my utter amazement, VIRGIN RIVER made the list! I so LOVE looking at this list! To be on the same list with THE BIBLE, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and WUTHERING HEIGHTS is amazing! Follow the link to see if your favorite books on this list. http://200.hc.com/the-harpercollins-200/virgin-river/#page-content
To my Virgin River readers — thank you. From the deepest part of my heart.
Virgin RiverTen years ago this month I invited you to come away with me to a little town in the northern California mountains, the town called Virgin River. I hoped you would enjoy the people as much as I did – Jack Sheridan, the owner of the only bar & grill in town; Mel Monroe, the new nurse midwife from the city; Doc Mullins, the old town doctor; Ricky Sudder, Jack’s sixteen year old protégé; Preacher, Jack’s cook and partner and a host of other town folk and visitors.
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If you missed the Awards Ceremony in San Diego July 16, click on this link to watch Kristan Higgins introduce Robyn and Robyn’s speech as she receives RWA’s 2016 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. But grab some tissues first!
If you’re in the San Diego area on Wednesday, July 13, come on down to the Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina to meet Robyn and get a signed copy of her latest books. Robyn—and 400+ other authors—will be signing from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Romance Writers of America’s National Conference “Readers for Life” event benefiting literacy. Admission is free, and a great time to guaranteed!
During the Conference, on Saturday evening, July 16, Robyn will be presented RWA’s 2016 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award at a glitzy gala awards ceremony for those who’ve registered for the RWA Conference. Photos to come!
Sharing with you my big surprise at Book Expo America in Chicago—this giant banner promoting my October 2016 book, THE LIFE SHE WANTS. The two lovely ladies with me are key members of my publishing team, Harlequin’s Michelle Renaud, left, and Margaret Marbury, right. Thank you, Harlequin!
Want to meet Robyn and get a lovely gift from her? The first 200 who come to the fun Reader Appreciation party she’s hosting on Wednesday, April 13, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in Room Amazon E at the Rio Hotel & Casino during the RT Booklovers’ Convention will get the party goods—not only the sweet swag but free books, wine and hors d’oeuvres and a lovely tote from Robyn’s publisher, MIRA Books. Robyn will also be signing WHAT WE FIND during the Convention’s Giant Book Fair, Saturday, May 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pavilion Ballroom. ($10 admission for non-conventioneers.) For more information, check https://www.rtconvention.com/
Big news for Robyn Carr! She has been named the recipient of the 2016 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for her significant contributions to the romance genre. Robyn will receive the award during RWA’s National Conference in San Diego in July!