Virgin River (A Virgin River Novel Book 1)
This contemporary romance is now a Netflix series. I haven't read them but they're massively popular. From the publisher: "Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included. When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe sees this ad, she quickly decides that the remote mountain town of Virgin River might be the perfect place to escape her heartache, and to reenergize the nursing career she loves. But her high hopes are dashed within an hour of arriving—the cabin is a dump, the roads are treacherous and the local doctor wants nothing to do with her. Realizing she's made a huge mistake, Mel decides to leave town the following morning. But a tiny baby abandoned on a front porch changes her plans…and former marine Jack Sheridan cements them into place."
Fan-adored author Robyn Carr presents the story of a woman who “needs a change [and] gets something very different than she bargained for” (Booklist).
Recently widowed, grieving Los Angeles midwife/nurse Melinda Monroe answers a small upstate town’s ad for help. Nestled amongst California’s giant redwoods, quaint Virgin River is host to many quirky characters – including bar owner Jack Sheridan, who may be just the man to make Melinda smile again.