Melinda "Mel" Monroe is a nurse practitioner and midwife who moves to Virgin River.

Mel moved to Virgin River from Los Angeles to escape some painful memories after her husband was killed in a car accident. Mel encounters a bumpy road when she first arrives in town, as Doc Mullins is not welcoming and refuses to believe she is competent to see patients. Eventually, Doc's wife, Hope, convinces him to give Mel a chance, and Mel proves herself when she diagnoses and treats a family poisoned by pesticides.

Mel grows closer to local bar owner Jack Sheridan, but as he is seeing someone else and she is still grieving the loss of her husband, their relationship has fits and starts. Eventually, the two admit that they have fallen in love and embark on a committed relationship.


Melinda Monroe Quotes

Mel: Jack, what's in that direction?
Jack: that's Virgin River.

Jack: What is there to talk about? I'm not the father of the twins. End of story.
Mel: That's it?
Jack: Yeah, that's it.

Show Comments

Virgin River Quotes

Doc: I don’t need spice. I want to walk down the street and be able to hold your hand.
Hope: Yeah, I hate all that “coupley” crap.

Whenever things got rough my instinct was to head home because that’s where I felt safe. But I realized that the idea of home doesn’t really exist for me anymore, because you were my home.

Mel [to Mark]