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Product Details

  • Series: Thunder Point
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (August 27, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778314596
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778314592
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (472 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carr continues her Thunder Point series (The Newcomer, 2013) as Devon McAllister escapes from a compound where members of an isolated, cult-like commune are led by charismatic Jacob. He is the father of her three-year-old daughter, Mercy, and seems to be growing ever more paranoid. Devon and Mercy are picked up hitchhiking by Rawley, a crusty old Vietnam War veteran who works in Thunder Point at the bar owned by Carr-regular Cooper. Rawley convinces Devon to stay in town for a while, and she begins to make friends in the community and feel a degree of safety when she meets Spencer, the new high-school football coach. But she’s not out of danger, as things at the compound start looking more and more like Ruby Ridge or Waco. The tight-knit but welcoming Thunder Point community continues to support and protect each other, and fans will be happy to see how things are going with Cooper; Sarah, who has had to make a decision about her career as a Coast Guard helicopter pilot; and other endearing characters. --Diana Tixier Herald

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"A sweet romance..." --Library Journal on THE WANDERER

"My Kind of Christmas is another fabulous read from an author deft at mining deep emotion." --BookPage on MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS

"Ms. Carr may often revisit familiar romance themes, but one cannot deny the strength and ease of her writing.... Ms. Carr tugs out the unique aspects of [the] characters to create a story that feels both fresh and familiar, and wonderfully comfortable. It's a mark of her skill that Redwood Bend works as well as it does while traveling along such well-trodden paths." --NY Journal of Books on REDWOOD BEND

"In this heartwrenching Christmas tale-the 20th installment in Carr's bestselling Virgin River series, after Sunrise Point-two damaged souls find healing together.... Longtime fans and new readers alike will race through this tearjerker, hoping for Patrick and Angie to find their happy ending." --Publisher's Weekly on MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS

"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

More About the Author

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 www.RobynCarr.com.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By NancyCinNC on August 31, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
In The Hero (Thunder Point #3) by Robyn Carr: We find Rawley Goode giving a stranger and her three year old daughter a ride after finding them walking on the side of the road. He offers to take them wherever she would like to go, but a slow plan enters Rawley's head and it includes getting Devon and her little girl Mercy to Thunder Point.

Devon McAllister has left the compound with her daughter Mercy with nothing more than a backpack and forty dollars. Anything will be better than what she has been living through the last few years. She accepts a ride from a stranger and when he takes her to Thunder Point everything just feels right. Devon cannot believe how kind and generous everyone is. She soon finds work and eventually a small home for her and Mercy, but fear is always at the back of her mind.

Spencer Lawson finds himself instantly drawn to Devon. He doesn't let her know at first that he overheard her conversation with Rawley. Being a recent widow he isn't sure he is ready for anything more than friendship. He starts settling in as the new high school football coach. But he cannot deny the growing attraction he feels for Devon.

We also learn more about Rawley, while he was in the first two books we never really knew to much about him. I have to admit I was impressed where his back history went. Also enjoyed a few laughs regarding his finances. We also learned what a true friend he can be and defiantly someone you would want in your corner. I loved the direction his character went in this book.

Another thing I love about Robyn Carr books is how the community comes together almost like a big family. We see this again in this book, along with a handful of friends helping to make Devon feel welcomed.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By The Psychologist on August 28, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The Thunder Point novels do not begin to rival the Virgin River series but they are a good afternoon's entertainment. The first book entitled THE WANDERER is excellent and introduces Ben Cooper, Rawley, Sarah and Langston. Without these individuals and the continued story of their lives, THE HERO would have lacked real substance with the exception of the expansion of the character of Rawley whom we had some to see a just a weird, non-communicative man. Obviously, the previous stories gave the wrong impression and skills he demonstrated in the effort to save the child from the cult were heartwarming and surprising. The story of Devon and Spencer was sweet but it lacked the intensity you have with Ben and Sarah. Because I am a Robyn Carr fan, I expected more. This was just a short story in novel form. Interesting but not spectacular!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sam Brown on August 27, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I liked this book much better than the last. I was able to buy three days ago at my local grocery store (they don't pay attention to release dates). I still found the first half of this book very slow moving. I loved the characters Devon and Spencer and more if the doctor Scott, old vet Rawley and the rest of the past characters. I think the reason I keep buying this full price series is the characters just come alive off the page and I feel like I am in this beautiful seaside town. This book started to pick up with Devon and Spencer's romance and was interesting with Devon coming from a cult like commune. The first half of this book was just slow reading. It had a good ending and thank goodness none of the teenage drama from the last book. It sounded like at the end there will be more to the series and I hope so. I do recommend reading this book for the scenery and the town alone.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Smitten with Reading TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 28, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
My Review:
This is book #3 in this new series from Robyn Carr and I will be right up front and admit, I've been disappointed with this series before now. That changed with this book. And the good news is that you don't have to read the first two books to enjoy this one. It definitely works as a stand-alone...and I probably should clarify here. The first two books are NOT bad. I enjoyed the stories overall, but they entail a LOT of characters and a LOT of POV's that, to me, were very distracting to the point of annoyance while I read them.

It seems like that now that the town and dynamics have been established (a LOT of that in the first two books) this particular book settled into telling the story of a set group of characters, rather than the entire town like we've had in the last two books. (Although, there was one tiny 15 page section in the last third of the book which didn't fit...where we got a recap of ALL the other characters...I would have been perfectly happy without that in this book.) There was still more POV jumping than I like, but overall the book seemed more settled, rather than the all over the place feel we got in the first two books.

This book is about Spencer. We met him in Book #2 as his wife died. He's father to 10 yo Austin, who actually is Cooper's biological son (hero book #1). And honestly, those details are fleshed out in this book so you don't need to read the first two books to understand all that complication. He's the head coach to the high school football team and just moved to Thunder Point as an escape after his wife died and so that Austin could be closer to Cooper.

The heroine in this book is Devon, and she's a new character.
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