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- Book 1 of 9 in Thunder Point series (9 Book Series)
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The story takes place in Thunder Point, a remote community on the rocky coast of Oregon. Hank Cooper comes to town after his friend Ben dies and leaves him an old run-down bar/bait shack and a huge chunk of beachfront property. I enjoyed how the book started out with a mystery - even though there was no evidence found, Cooper suspects there was foul play involved in Ben's death. He befriends Mac McCain, the town's deputy sheriff, and together they look for clues as to what really happened to Ben.
Cooper is a loner-type who doesn't like to stay in one place long, but he owes it to Ben to fix up his place and decide what's best for the property. Along the way he meets Sarah, a Coast Guard helicopter pilot raising her teenage brother, Landon. There is a strong attraction between Cooper and Sarah, but Sarah's been burned by men in the past, and doesn't want to risk she and Landon being abandoned again. How can an emotionally unavailable man and an emotionally scarred woman overcome their hurdles and make it work?
This book seems to have set the foundation for the series, and much like Virgin River, the secondary characters in Thunder Point have their own stories too. There's Mac, the deputy sheriff, and Gina, a single mom and waitress pursuing a Social Work degree. There's also Landon and Eve, Mac's 16-year old daughter.Read more ›
Carr is a master raconteur. She has a talent for bringing characters alive and describing small-town life so well.
She has started a new series about the small coastal town of Thunder Point, Oregon, and allows us readers to peek into the lives of a few of its residents.
Cooper drives into town pulling his fifth wheel toy hauler. He is following up on a call that says his old friend Ben has died under mysterious circumstances. And he finds that Ben has left him a beat-up bar/bait shop/multi-purpose falling-down facility and 200 acres of prime beachfront property.
Sarah is a rescue helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard, has fairly recently gone through a nasty divorce, and has been raising her younger brother for years.
And these are just two of the fully developed characters that Carr lets us get to know intimately. Deputy Yummy Pants with kids of his own, Gina who works at the diner and who is raising a daughter, a new doctor in town, some slimeball teenage bullies...and more.
There are a few times that Virgin River is mentioned and the Riordan family and I was afraid I'd miss my old friends there but Carr has given us a new community to enjoy with a full cast of delightful characters inhabiting it. It is great fun and I am already looking forward to reading The Newcomer (Thunder Point) coming out in June 2013 and The Hero (Thunder Point) coming out in August 2013.
The primary male lead, Cooper, is the "Wanderer". Never commits. Never settles in one place. Lives in a towable trailer and likes it that way. He ends up in Thunder Point to settle the estate of an old Army buddy. I never really warmed up to him. The female lead, Sarah, is a Coast Guard helicopter pilot, raising her teen-age brother, and recently divorced from a philandering husband. She's actually pretty likeable, but she scarcely appears in the story until well into the book. Then they connect with the intention of having a short-lived affair since Cooper plans to depart within a month or two. It never really develops. Since this is a romance novel, you know they aren't just going to part in the end, and so they don't. But, you also don't get the feeling that there's much there.
A lot of the dialogue just seemed to drag on and on, without adding much to the story. The plot is okay, but also a bit disjonted.
The most interesting characters, and the ones who are apparently going to be central to the ongoing series, are the Deputy Sherriff, Mac, and the waitress from the diner, Gina.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved Robyn Carr's The Wanderer. The mystery surrounding the death Cooper's friend, Ben, adds some intrigue to the story. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amelie Chaloux (Trusting Charley)
I loved the setting and the characters. The characters were well developed, and the setting became real to me. The romance was steamy without being overpowering. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Lori Robinett
I love this series, it keeps me entertained and interested. Can't wait to move on to the next book.Published 11 days ago by Carol Farmer
I'd read a couple Thunder Point books out of order and thought I should start from the beginning. This book gives you a warm and engrossing start to a terrific series. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Quickbeam
This was a very good read. I'm glad that Cooper decided to settle down and make a commitment to Sarah and stay and run Ben's bar. The name he chose was great. Great ending!Published 17 days ago by jlove
cute story of a loner and small town,predictable ending, interesting mix of townspeople. Romance and intrigue, in good proportion