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3,0 von 5 SternenGetting to know Rawley
29. August 2013 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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!!
4,0 von 5 SternenDevon's story, more Spenser and we meet Laine! I love Thunder Point.
8. Februar 2016 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
I had begun reading this series completely out of order; I've since gone back and bought the books I'd missed and rereading in order. It has very much helped my comprehension of the story line as well as the character development.
Book #1 (The Wanderer) and book #2 (The Newcomer) set the stage for me and mapped out all the locals and their intertwined lives. I had already read #4 and #5 so this was pivotal in helping those make sense. What I enjoyed most was the deepening relationships and sense of community that this book fosters. The commune/cult storyline and rescue did not do much for me and took away from my series enjoyment. However, I love the Laine character so much that it was worth it to get her whole backstory.
This is probably the best romance series I've ever read. That doesn't mean they are all 5 star reads but the series as a whole is fantastic, warm and earthbound. You can't go wrong if you are a genre fan.
4,0 von 5 SternenBook #3 in Carr's Thunder Point series
18. November 2013 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Robyn Carr is probably my favorite current romance author (the only one I can think of off the top of my head that I like more is LaVyrle Spencer and she doesn't write any more). I have loved her Virgin River series for years and while this new Thunder Point series isn't quite as engaging, the different stories still hold my interest and get me involved with the characters. I enjoyed the first two books in the series - The Wanderer and The Newcomer. Both are well worth reading but it isn't essential to understanding this story - "The Hero" fills in the backstory.
Devon McAllister takes her three year old daughter, Mercy, and escapes (with some help) from The Fellowship - a commune/cult she has lived in for a few years. She is picked up by Rawley Goode, the curmudgeonly helper at Ben and Cooper's bar in Thunder Point, Oregon. NOTE: I enjoyed learning more about Rawley's background and reading of his interactions with Devon and Mercy.
Devon settles in nicely at Thunder Point, getting a job, making a home for her daughter and getting to know the new football coach/athletic director Spencer Lawson and his son, Austin.
I love author Carr's style of writing, the fully developed characters, the humor, the romance, the thrills, the dream locations she creates that I end up wanting to visit.
5,0 von 5 SternenO.M.G.!!! This book was so fantastic!!!
3. September 2013 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
I am both very happy and very sad at the same time. Happy-- because I finally got my hands on this fantastic addition to the series, and So Sad--- because I finished this book so fast, and then realized that I'll have to wait a few more months for the next one to come out.
Robyn Carr has been one of my all time top 5 authors, because I know I can pick up any one of her books and I will never worry about being disappointed, and that's true in the book, too.
I can't even begin to tell you how intense this book was. Yes, there were lots laughs, a sweet budding romance, trust issues to solve, acceptance of new people and even acceptance for the ones that fell off the rail in the past. And it was great to see such comradery between Connor, Spenser, and Rawley. But the suspense was out of this world. I lost so much sleep last night, because this book had me so on edge, I couldn't even put it down long enough to go to the bathroom. And even after I was finished, I was still so wound up, it took me hours to try to calm down enough to finally get to sleep.
I loved the 'Virgin River Series' and I was so heart broken when Robyn Carr decided to move on into another series. I thought that no other series could ever compete with that one, but I'm happy to say I was so, so wrong! These characters are winning over my heart in leaps and bounds, just like all the beloved characters in 'Virgin River' did.
I have fallen in love with all the character in this series so far-- but in this book-- Rawley totally surprised me. It was like a light bulb went on, and he came out of his shell in a way that no one ever expected, not even Connor who has gotten to know him pretty well. The way he took Devon and Mercy in when she had no place to go. Their private little heart felt talks, the way he went out of his way to make things better for her and Mercy, the way he bonded with little Mercy.....it just melted my heart. But the way he jumped into action when thing took a wrong turn, showed me what a strong determined man he really was. Oh and the little house talk between Conner, Spenser, and Rawley was so hysterical.
I love the way Robyn Carr always manages to weave the people we've all come to know & love in the past, and mix them all in with the new people involved in the new books. That's the biggest reasons I loved 'Virgin River' so much, too. Oh... and I also love the fact that all of her characters are just your average everyday people. They have the same kind of problems we've all had to deal with in our everyday lives. The people seem so real, the small quaint towns they reside in feels so real, and all the situations they incur along the way feels so real, as well.
I am so curious as to what happens to all the women and children that got away, and whether or not Laney comes into town and joins the gang at Thunder Point. I also wonder whether or not 'Doc" will ever find his true love match. I'm curious as to what will happen when Eric buys the shop in town. But most of all, I wonder if Connor will make it through the birth of his baby, with his mind still intact.
There is so much to look forward too-- in the up coming books, and I can't wait!
Would I recommend this book? Yes I would, in a heart beat!