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Redwood Bend (A Virgin River Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Robyn Carr
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Book Description

Katie Malone and her twin boys' trip along the beautiful mountain roads to Virgin River is stopped short by a tire as flat as her failed romance. To make matters worse, the rain has set in, the boys are hungry and Katie is having trouble putting on a spare. As she stands at the side of the road pondering her next move, she hears a distinct rumble. The sight of the sexy, leather-clad bikers who pull up beside her puts her imagination into overdrive.

Dylan Childress and his buddies are on the motorcycle trip of a lifetime. But the sight of a woman in distress stops them in their tracks. And while the guys are checking out her car, she and Dylan are checking out one another.

In one brief moment, the world tilts on its axis and any previous plans Katie and Dylan might have had for their futures are left at the side of the road.

Editorial Reviews


"This book is an utter delight." -RT Book Reviews on Moonlight Road

"Strong conflict, humor and well-written characters are Carr's calling cards, and they're all present here.... You won't want to put this one down." -RT Book Reviews on Angel's Peak

"This story has everything: a courageous, outspoken heroine; a to-die-for hero; and a plot that will touch readers' hearts on several different levels. Truly excellent." -RT Book Reviews on Forbidden Falls

"An intensely satisfying read. By turns humorous and gut-wrenchingly emotional, it won't soon be forgotten."
-RT Book Reviews on Paradise Valley

"Carr has hit her stride with this captivating series."
-Library Journal on the Virgin River series

"The Virgin River books are so compelling-I connected instantly with the characters and just wanted more and more and more."

-#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

About the Author

Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. Robyn and her husband live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr’s website at

Product Details

  • File Size: 495 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Mira; Original edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,396 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As wonderful as its predecessors February 28, 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Katie Malone has packed up her Vermont house and is headed West to Virgin River and her brother Conner. Now, with two hungry five-year-olds and a spate of rain coming down, her travel along the beautiful mountain road is stopped short by a flat tire. While Katie struggles to change the tire, she encounters four bikers on a road trip. Since she can't even loosen the tire's lug nuts and cell service is non-existent, she waves them down. The first biker, an enormous man, insists on changing the tire and enlists his buddies to help. While two of them place safety markers along the road, the fourth biker, Dylan helps with the tire. When Katie gets a look at Dylan, her senses go into overdrive. Dylan Childress is a hottie whose arresting face could grace any billboard. Katie thinks she recognizes him as a child film star.

Dylan loves biking and flying. With his partner Lang, and maintenance operator Stu, Dylan takes off from their charter air service in Montana to go on a bikers' holiday with Walt who insisted on accompanying the men on their annual road trip. They're headed to Virgin River and Riordan's cabins as their base of operations for this year's trip. It might well be their last, because with the downturn in the economy, the charter business is struggling.

Katie is ensconced in Mel's old cabin and son is introduced to the townspeople. She loves Virgin River but is concerned about what she'll do for work. She feels it's important to step out on her own.

Dylan finds Katie drop-dead perfect, but with a family history of failed relationships and selfishness, he knows he's not the man for her. Katie thinks otherwise, but she also needs to make decisions for herself, and caring for her twin boys is paramount on her list of priorities.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bored in Virgin River March 12, 2012
By laurie
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read all of the Virgin River books. I adored this series early on but sadly believe that Robyn Carr is now writing on autopilot. At its best, this series offered wonderfully drawn characters, a great sense of place, and interesting plots. Now, Robyn Carr simply drops a new male and female love interest into each new book and then rapidly wraps up their story. It's become a boring and overly simplistic formula. There's no attempt to further develop old characters who we have come to know and love. Will Vanessa and Paul finally have a child of their own? What does Mike Valenzuela actually do all day long? How is Tom Booth coping in the Army? Will Ellie and Noah ever finish rennovating their house? Instead of endlessly parachutting in new characters, Robyn Carr might try the harder work of letting her established cast of characters grow over time.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and Comforting February 28, 2012
By Regina
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Redwood Bend is a solid entry in the Virgin River series. It is not the best in the series, but it has all the ingredients that make these books comforting, enjoyable and perfect to help you relax. When I started Redwood Bend I had gone through some hard days at work and this story was the perfect escape.

Redwood Bend revisits the story of Katie, Conner's sister. We first saw Conner and Kate in Hidden Summit. Katie makes the move to Virgin River with her young twin boys and stays at the magical A-Frame cabin in the clearing, the very same cabin that Mel stayed at back in book 1. We get some of Preacher's cooking, some of Jack's bartender jokes, lots of Conner and Leslie and a good amount of build-up and angst involving the focus couple - -Dylan and Katie.

Dylan is a former childhood and teenage TV and movie star. But former is they key, he lives a very different lifestyle but his past haunts him (after all he is a hero in a Virgin River book!). Katie is trying to move on in her life, get past losing her husband and raise her sons. Dylan and Katie's lives collide and the result is some great heat, a cute romance and some very touchy scenes.

So while this is not the best Virgin River book I have read, it is still entertaining, fun and moves the story arc along. Fans will enjoy definitely enjoy it. It can also be read as a standalone, Robyn Carr catches readers up with detailed recaps.

I do have a few complaints. I know the set up for these stories is simple and maybe that is the point for these comfort reads.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE Virgin River....This Book Not So Much!!!! March 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read every one of the Virgin River Books....and I had my date circled on the calender when this book came out. Maybe my expectations were too high, because I LOVE the Virgin River Series. I might be in the minority here....but I really loved the books in which there were multiple stories going on and we got to catch a glimpse of all of our favorites. This book focused on two characters and I must say....I did not really like either character. Sure we got a glimpse of Murial and Walt....and Jack is always around, but that was it. My biggest gripe is that we have had several books in which Robyn Carr focuses on Woman's issues and the character Mel giving good solid advise. WHY THEN did we have to watch our "Heroine" find herself pregnant??? Even worse...another woman hiding the pregnancy because she needed to "figure things out." PLEASE I beg of Robyn Carr....go back to the early books and let us fall back in love with the TOWN and the great people that make up the town. This book was a lot of dribble, boring dialogue, and characters that we really do not care about.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars a Saga
I like the concept of a continuing story that is also a stand alone book. Adding characters along the way keeps my interest, a lets see how many more scenarios the author creates. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Lois C. Kirby
5.0 out of 5 stars Redwood Bend
Loved this book. It just flowed so well that I had trouble putting it down.
Dylan and Katie 's romance was so sweet. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Cecelia Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the book. A couple of technical problems.
I have read two other books in this series and have enjoyed them all. I am an ex military helicopter pilot who is now a rural farmer/rancher, so I was able to relate to several of... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Hoot
4.0 out of 5 stars Virgin River series is great read!
It was a good story line. The conclusion was going to be obvious, but the story to get there was interesting.
Published 13 days ago by Vivian McDermott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Just finished this one and again the best. I can't wait to pik the next one ..Sunrise point. Have read them in sequence and I suggest everyone do that so you can identify with... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Marilyn Dugger
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the whole series.
A+ Always a happy ending! Just love Virgin River! Robyn Carr makes you feel like you know the town people personally.
Published 20 days ago by Karen Hering
4.0 out of 5 stars So Romantic
Another great book by anawesome writer...she will always be one of my favorites. Love the way she brings Virgin River alive and makes you feel like part if the family.
Published 24 days ago by Michelle Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Redwood Bend
Another awesome Robyn Carr book! The characters are wonderful, very down to earth, and the story evolves as the characters grow to love and trust one another. Read more
Published 26 days ago by grtgram
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Love it! Have been reading the whole series! I have fallen in love with it and all the people I meet in them. Thank you and keep up the good work! PLEASE!
Published 27 days ago by Gloria MacLean
5.0 out of 5 stars Virgin River books
Just another Virgin River book you'll want to read if you've already started this series. Easy to get hooked on the series.
Published 27 days ago by Bonnie S.
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Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost fifty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. Her highly anticipated new series, Thunder Point, will be released March 2013. Robyn and her husband live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr's website at

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