I remember the day I first discovered Robyn Carr's Virgin River, almost 13 years ago. I was browsing the book aisle at my local Walmart one Saturday morning - as I was frequently known to do - when a book cover caught my eye. The mountain cabin with its front porch rockers piqued my interest, the back cover blurb sealed the deal, and by the end of the weekend I had fallen in love with Mel, Jack, and the town of Virgin River.
Yesterday, Netflix brought Robyn Carr's beloved characters to life with the premiere of Season One of Virgin River, the series.
In the midst of a busy day, I took a break to watch Episode One. Several hours later, I reluctantly turned off my TV after watching the entire season - all ten episodes. Kudos to Netflix for their wonderful casting, writing, acting, and filming. While there are some changes, they've retained all the wonderful qualities of Robyn Carr's emotional stories and beloved characters. By the end of the first episode, I was fully immersed in the world I had fallen in love with through Carr's written words. I am all-in for as many seasons as Netflix chooses to make...and fervently hoping that number is high!
Have you read the Virgin River books?
Have you watch the Netflix premiere yet?
What did you think?
If you haven't started the series yet, Virgin River, book one, is currently on sale for $1.99 in e-book format.