Audie Award Finalist, Romance, 2013
Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful. With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.
©2013 Robyn Carr (P)2013 Recorded Books
I have tried getting into the Virgin River series, but I just can't. I have read them and I have listened to them, but I just don't understand the attraction. But I have a compulsion to keep trying them apparently.
I saw this book as a way to just jump over the Virgin River and try something similar.
I did like this book, for the most part. It was the first of the series so there was lots of groundwork laid for the future installments. It wasn't too overwhelming, but it was there.
I did like it because, as the first installment, there wasn't a lot that was "understood" that the reader would know. You see relationships setting up, you see what story lines will be used in the future books. You get a certain enjoyment being at the beginning.
The mystery, if it could be called that, was easy to figure out fairly early on. The tension wasn't really that tense. The obstacles to "true love" weren't all that unsurpassable.
It was just a story of people in a town. There seemed to be no highs, no lows. Every now and then there was a small bump in the road, but they just plowed over it.
Of course, as with the Virgin River series, everybody is amazingly good looking, esy to get along with and the "villains" are painted with a broad brush and have a sign over them that blinks "Not Good People."
There was a secondary love relationship in this story that I did really enjoy and wished for more of. I do see it is the focus of the next book in this series. I will probably try one more time.
ETA: I forgot to address the narration. I don't think Ms. Plummer hurt my impression of this book. I generally thought she was spot on and sometimes I thought "This is good," but just as often I wondered if she was doing it any favors. But she is clear and concise in her speaking. She doesn't overact, if anything she may have underplayed it.
I love Robyn Carr's Virgin River series and Theresa Plummer's narration of that series. Unfortunately, I did not like this first book of her new series as much as I liked her Virgin Rivers series. It seems like a successful author ends up reducing the story line and abandoning the rich character development that made them so popular in the first place. I am sad to say that is how I felt about The Wanderer.
Yes. I am always up for listening to Robyn Carr. Glad to see she has a new series.
I would not have. Yep, this one was a little slow, but Robyn Carr always starts her book series out by introducing all characters.
Sweet, real, entertaining
Listening to Therese Plummer read Robyn Carr's contemporary novels is like sitting down to a meal that is complete with one's favorite dishes, but made with unexpected spices -- still good, but not always exactly the same.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the audio Virgin River series and the Grace Valley trilogy. Robyn Carr has clearly found her niche. I feel good about her characters and stories. They're all nice folks who are likeable (except any bad guys) and one can relate.
Robyn Carr and Therese Plummer go together like peanut butter & jelly.
the location and the characters
When the women in Mac's life tell him how clueless he is when it comes to women was a hoot.
Life, Love and Friendship in a small town
This was a fun light book after reading/listening to several intense thrillers. The writing is great and characters were likeable. There is a small mystery but mostly this is a cozy read about friendship, love and a small town. After an old Army buddy dies Cooper goes to pay his respects to his friend at his home on the Oregon coast and finds more than he ever expected. I will have to read the next book in the series when it comes out later this year.
Audio Book Gal
I liked Cooper when I first met him visiting Virgin River. Getting to know him better in Thunder Point was not a disappointment. This series shows a lot of promise of more heartwarming, fun-loving, and a little crazy love in a small eccentric community. I can't wait to see whose next on the "hit" list. Thanks, Robyn.
I enjoyed the book and hope Miss Carr expands the series into a on going series as she did in the Virgin River Books The characters were real and the different emotions and difficulties they encounter during the story and their reactions were believeable
When Mac realize Gina was going on a date with the new doctor
I like the sound of her voice and the different inflection she uses to speak the different characters
yes because I enjoyed it but you can easily do it in more than one and still follow the story line without losing any of it
Another good one for Robyn Carr
I really enjoyed this book, especially the story. I'm a sucker for a good romance but liked that Carr had some depth to her characters: you could relate to Sarah's reluctance to entering a relationship with Cooper and you could see why Cooper fell so hard for her. I also liked the setting for the story, a small town on the Oregon Coast and its tight-knitted community. There is an emphasis on the importance of family, community and friendship. I also enjoyed the narrator. A very enjoyable read.
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