The Wanderer (Thunder Point Series #1)

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From Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Virgin River novels, comes Thunder Point—the highly anticipated new series that will make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you fall in love with a small town filled with people you'll never forget.

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...

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Overview

From Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Virgin River novels, comes Thunder Point—the highly anticipated new series that will make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you fall in love with a small town filled with people you'll never forget.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Carr takes a detour from her bestselling Virgin River books with this solid contemporary series start. Henry “Coop” Cooper Jr. heads from Virgin River, Calif., to the tiny Oregon hamlet of Thunder Point after learning his longtime Army buddy has died and bequeathed him something. What he didn’t expect: that the “something” would be over 200 acres of waterfront land, a beaten-down bar, and the fate of a small town. He also doesn’t expect to find love with Coast Guard pilot Sarah Dupre, who landed in town a year earlier with the teen brother she’s raising. While Coop isn’t one for settling down, something about Sarah draws him in. Sarah’s also cautious and not looking to get involved, but readers will cheer her on as she tentatively explores the possibility of a future with Coop. Carr neatly weaves in the lives of other town residents, laying the groundwork for future books. Agent: Liza Dawson, Liza Dawson Associates. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"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

Library Journal
Seriously concerned to discover that an old army buddy he hadn't seen in years has been killed, helicopter pilot Hank Cooper takes his truck and toy hauler and heads for the rugged Oregon coast and the tiny town of Thunder Point, where he learns that he's inherited his friend's property. Suddenly, footloose Coop has some major decisions to make while taking into consideration a town full of people he's beginning to care about, a teenage football player who's being relentlessly bullied, and drop-dead gorgeous Sarah Dupre, a helicopter search-and-rescue pilot. VERDICT As she did with Virgin River, Carr has once again created a town anyone would like to move to, and while readers will love to hate some of its inhabitants, there are many more they'll come to adore. Funny, touching, and gently suspenseful, this beautifully descriptive story gets Carr's latest series off to a wonderful start; the next two installments will be released this year (The Newcomer in July and The Hero in September). Carr (My Kind of Christmas) lives in Las Vegas. [See also Editors' Spring Picks, LJ 2/15/13, p. 35.]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410457134
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 4/5/2013
  • Series: Thunder Point Series , #1
  • Edition description: Large Print Edition
  • Sales rank: 1,312,899
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robyn Carr

Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. Robyn and her husband live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr’s website at www.RobynCarr.com.

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It took Hank Cooper almost eight hours to get from Virgin River to Thunder Point, Oregon, because he was towing his fifth wheel, a toy hauler. He pulled to the side of the road frequently to let long strings of motorists pass. Just prior to crossing the California/Oregon border, he stopped at a redwood tourist trap featuring gardens, souvenirs, wood carvings, a lunch counter and restrooms. Skipping the garden tour, he bought a sandwich and drink and headed out of the monument-size trees to the open road, which very soon revealed the rocky Oregon Coast.

Cooper stopped at the first outlook over the ocean and parked. His phone showed five bars and he dialed up the Coos County Sheriff's Department. "Hello," he said to the receptionist. "My name is Hank Cooper and I'm on my way to Thunder Point following a call from someone saying my friend, Ben Bailey, is dead. Apparently he left something for me, but that's not why I'm headed your way. The message I got was that Ben was killed, but there were no details. I want to talk to the sheriff. I need some answers."

"Hold, please," she said.

Well, that wasn't what he expected. He'd figured he'd leave a number and eat his lunch while he waited.

"Deputy McCain," said the new voice on the line.

"Hank Cooper here, Deputy," he said, and in spite of himself, he straightened and squared his shoulders. He'd always been resistant to authority, yet he also responded to it. "I was hoping to speak with the sheriff."

"I'm the deputy sheriff. The county sheriff's office is in Coquille. This is a satellite office with a few deputies assigned. Thunder Point is small—there's a constable but no other local law enforcement. The constable handles small disputes, evictions, that sort of thing. The county jail is in Coquille. How can I help you, Mr. Cooper?"

"I'm a friend of Ben Bailey and I'm on my way into town to find out what happened to him."

"Mr. Cooper, Ben Bailey's been deceased for more than a couple of weeks."

"I gather that. I just found out. Some old guy— Rawley someone—found a phone number and called me. He was killed, Rawley said. Dead and buried. I want to know what happened to him. He was my friend."

"I can give you the details in about ninety seconds."

But Cooper wanted to look him in the eye when he heard the tale. "If you'll give me directions, I'll come to the Sheriff's Department."

"Well, that's not necessary. I can meet you at the bar," the deputy said.

"What bar?"

"Ben's. I guess you weren't a close friend."

"We go back fifteen years but this is my first trip up here. We were supposed to meet with a third buddy from the Army in Virgin River for some hunting. Ben always said he had a bait shop."

"I'd say he sold a lot more Wild Turkey than bait. You know where Ben's place is?"

"Only sort of," Cooper said.

"Take 101 to Gibbons Road, head west. After about four miles, look for a homemade sign that says Cheap Drinks. Turn left onto Bailey Pass. It curves down the hill. You'll run right into Bailey's. When do you think you'll get there?"

"I just crossed into Oregon from California," he said. "I'm pulling a fifth wheel. Couple of hours?"

"More like three. I'll meet you there if nothing interferes. Is this your cell number?"

"It is," he said.

"You'll have good reception on the coast. I'll give you a call if I'm held up."

"Thanks, Deputy…what was it?"

"McCain. See you later, Mr. Cooper."

Cooper signed off, slipped the phone into his jacket pocket and got out of the truck. He put his lunch on the hood and leaned against the truck, looking out at the northern Pacific Ocean. He'd been all over the world, but this was his first trip to the Oregon Coast. The beach was rocky and there were boulders two stories high sticking out of the water. An orange-and-white helicopter flew low over the water—a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin, search and rescue.

For a moment he had a longing to be back in a chopper. Once he got this business about Ben straightened out, he might get to the chore of looking for a flying job. He'd done a number of things air-related after the Army. The most recent was flying out of the Corpus Christi port to offshore oil rigs. But after a spill in the Gulf, he was ready for a change.

His head turned as he followed the Coast Guard chopper across the water. He'd never considered the USCG. He was used to avoiding offshore storms, not flying right into them to pluck someone out of a wild sea.

He took a couple of swallows of his drink and a big bite of his sandwich, vaguely aware of a number of vehicles pulling into the outlook parking area. People were getting out of their cars and trucks and moving to the edge of the viewing area with binoculars and cameras. Personally, Coop didn't really think these mountainous boulders, covered with bird shit, were worthy of a picture, even with the orange chopper flying over them. Hovering over them…

The waves crashed against the big rocks with deadly power and the wind was really kicking up. He knew only too well how dicey hovering in wind conditions like that could be. And so close to the rocks. If anything went wrong, that helicopter might not be able to recover in time to avoid the boulders or crashing surf. Could get ugly.

Then a man in a harness emerged from the helicopter, dangling on a cable. That's when Cooper saw what the other motorists had seen before him. He put down his sandwich and dove into the truck, grabbing for the binoculars in the central compartment. He honed in on a boulder, a good forty or fifty feet tall, and what had been specks he now recognized as two human beings. One was on top of the rock, squatting to keep from being blown over in the wind. The other was clinging to the face of the rock.

Rock climbers? They both wore what appeared to be wet suits under their climbing gear. Thanks to the binoculars, he could see a small boat bouncing in the surf, moving away from the rock. There was a stray rope anchored to the rock and flapping in the breeze. The man who squatted on top of the boulder had issues with not only the crosswind but the helicopter's rotor wash. And if the pilot couldn't keep his aircraft stable, the EMT or rescue swimmer who dangled from the cable would slam into the rock.

"Easy, easy, easy," he muttered to himself, wishing the crew could hear him.

The emergency medical tech grabbed on to the wall of the rock beside the stranded climber, stabilized himself with an anchor in the stone, and held there for a minute. Then the climber hoisted himself off the wall of the rock and onto the EMT, piggyback to the front of the harnessed rescuer. Both of them were pulled immediately up to the copter via the cable and quickly yanked within.

"Yeah," he whispered. Good job! He'd like to know the weight of that pilot's balls—that was some fancy flying. Reaching the climber was the hard part. Rescuing the guy up top was going to be less risky for all involved. The chopper backed away from the rock slightly while victim number one was presumably stabilized. Then, slowly edging near the rock once more, hovering there, a rescue basket was deployed. The climber on top waited until the basket was right there before he stood, grabbed it and fell inside. As he was being pulled up, motorists around Cooper cheered.

Before the climber was pulled all the way into the chopper, the boat below crashed against the mountainous boulder and broke into pieces. It left nothing but debris on the water. These guys must have tried to anchor the boat to a rock on a side that wasn't battered by big waves, so they could climb up, then back down. But once the boat was lost, so were they.

Who had called the Coast Guard? Probably one of them, from a cell phone. Likely the one on top of the rock, who wasn't hanging on for dear life.

Everyone safely inside, the helicopter rose, banked and shot away out to sea.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, concludes our matinee for today. Join us again tomorrow for another show, Coop thought. As the other motorists slowly departed, he finished his sandwich, then got back into his truck and headed north.

It was a good thing Cooper's GPS was up-to-date, because Gibbons Road was unmarked. It was three hours later that Coop found himself on a very narrow two-lane road that went switchback-style down a steep hill. At a turnoff, there was only a sign that read Cheap Drinks, and an arrow pointing left. Very classy, he found himself thinking. Ben had never been known as what Cooper's Southern grandmother had called

"High Cotton."

From that turnoff, however, he could see the lay of Thunder Point, and it was beautiful. A very wide inlet or bay, shaped like a U, was settled deeply into a high, rocky coastline. He could see Ben's place, a single building with a wide deck and stairs leading down to a dock and the beach. Beyond Ben's place, stretching out toward the ocean, was a completely uninhabited promontory. He sat there a moment, thinking about Ben's patrons taking advantage of those cheap drinks and then trying to get back up to 101. This road should be named Suicide Trail.

On the opposite side of the beach was another promontory that reached out toward the ocean, this one featuring houses all the way to the point. Cooper could only imagine the drop-dead-gorgeous view. There was a marina on that promontory, and the town itself. Thunder Point was built straight up the hill from the marina in a series of steps. He could see the streets from where he was parked. Between Ben's place and the town was only the wide, expansive beach. Looking down, he could see a woman in a red, hooded jacket and a big dog walking along the beach. She repeatedly threw a stick; the dog kept returning it. The dog was black and white, with legs like an Arabian colt.

The sun was shining and Cooper was reminded of one of Ben's emails describing his home. Oregon is mostly wet and cold all winter, except for one part around Bandon and Coos Bay that's moderate almost year-round, sunny more often than stormy. But when the storms do come into Thunder Point over the ocean, it's like one of the Seventh Wonders. The bay is protected by the hills and stays calm, keeping the fishing boats safe, but those thunderclouds can be spectacular….

Then he saw not one but two eagles circling over the point on Ben's side of the beach. It was a rare and beautiful sight.

He proceeded to the parking lot, not entirely surprised to find the Sheriff's Department SUV already there and the deputy sitting inside, apparently writing something. He was out of the car and striding toward Cooper just a few seconds later. Cooper sized him up. Deputy McCain was a young man, probably mid-thirties. He was tall, sandy-haired, blue-eyed, broad-shouldered—about what you'd expect.

Cooper extended a hand. "Deputy."

"Mr. Cooper, I'm sorry for your loss."

"What happened to Ben?"

"He was found at the foot of the stairs to the cellar, where he kept the bait tanks. Ben lived here—he had a couple of rooms over the bar. The doors weren't locked, but I don't think Ben ever locked up. There were no obvious signs of foul play, but the case was turned over to the coroner. Nothing was missing, not even the cash. The coroner ruled it an accident."

"But the guy who called me said he'd been killed," Cooper said.

"I think Rawley was upset. He was kind of insistent that Ben couldn't have fallen. But Ben had had a couple of drinks. Not nearly the legal limit, but he could've tripped. Hell, I've been known to trip on no alcohol at all. Rawley found him. Ben kept the money in a cash drawer in the cooler, and the money was still in its hiding place. The one strange thing is," the deputy said, scratching the back of his neck, "time of death was put at two in the morning. Ben was in his boxers, and Rawley insisted there's no reason he'd get out of bed on the second floor and head for the cellar in the middle of the night. Rawley might be right—except this could have been the night Ben heard a noise and was headed for the beach. Just in case you're wondering, there is no surveillance video. In fact, the only place in town that actually has a surveillance camera is the bank. Ben has had one or two characters in his place over the years, but never any real trouble."

"You don't think it's possible someone who knew the place decided to rob it after midnight? When Ben was vulnerable?"

"Most of Ben's customers were regulars, or heard about the place from regulars—weekend bikers, sports fishermen, that sort. Ben didn't do a huge business, but he did all right."

"On bait and Wild Turkey?"

The deputy actually chuckled. "Bait, deli, small bar, Laundromat, cheap souvenirs and fuel. I'd say of all those things, the bar and deli probably did the lion's share of the business."

Coop looked around the deputy's frame. "Fuel?"

"Down on the dock. For boats. Ben used to let some of his customers or neighbors moor alongside the dock. Sometimes the wait at the marina got a little long and Ben didn't mind if people helped themselves. Since he died and the place has been locked up, the boats have found other docks—probably the marina. Oh, he also had a tow truck that's parked in town, but he didn't advertise about it. That's it. There was no next of kin, Mr. Cooper."

"Who is this Rawley? The guy who called me?"

The deputy scrubbed off his hat and scratched his head. "You say you were good friends?"

"For fifteen years. I knew he was raised by his dad, that they had a bar and bait shop here on the coast. We met in the Army. He was a helicopter mechanic and everyone called him Gentle Ben. He was the sweetest man who ever lived, all six foot six of him. I can't imagine him standing up to a robber—not only would he hand over the money, he'd invite the guy to dinner."

"Well, there you go, you might not have the more recent facts, but you knew him all right. That's the thing that makes everyone lean toward accident. That, and the lack of evidence to the contrary. No one would have to hurt Ben for a handout. You don't know about Rawley?"

Cooper just shook his head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Wonderful Robin Carr!!!

    The first book of a new series and I loved it!!! Great introduction to characters who will be appearing in future books... Great story... Link to the Virgin River Series (which I can't get enough of) and lots of interesting things going on in a small coastal town... This book grabbed me from page one and I could not put it down... Didn't want it to end and I can't wait for Book 2 due out in June... Was it murder??

    22 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2013

    Why some people feel they need to tell the plot again after B&am

    Why some people feel they need to tell the plot again after B&Ns synopsis is beyond me and very rude to other readers. That said, I have enjoyed all of the Virgin River series, but this book was very disappointing to me. The main character Cooper was very wishy-washy and I could never get a strong sense of who he was. For me there were too many townspeople introduced right away, and difficult to keep straight, plus so many love stories. It seemed that there was nothing to build on and I would have liked more descriptive scenery of that beautiful Oregon coast. I'll give the next one a try and hope it is better than the first one.

    11 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    I have loved Virgin River was disappointed it has ended but this

    I have loved Virgin River was disappointed it has ended but this new series seems like it will be great. Robyn's books are my favorite and this one did not disappoint. Looking forward to the next one.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    I try not to read the reviews from readers since some give away

    I try not to read the reviews from readers since some give away the plot so I depend on the "overview" which in this case made it sound more like a drama than a romance novel. If I knew it was a romance novel I would not have bought it. I'm not interested in this type of book.

    7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Not Virgin River

    I am a huge Virgin River fan. I've actually read all of Carr's books, but enjoy the Virgin River series best. Wanderer was okay, but did not meet my expectations. I did not feel an immediate connection with the characters. That being said I will give the next book a shot.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    I am a fan of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, so when I saw th

    I am a fan of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, so when I saw that she was started a series similar to that one I had to give it a go.

    Cooper has been a nomad most of his life. Having never felt the need to stay at one place long enough or commit to someone fully, he has lived his life as a wanderer - going from job to job and from town to town. After his friend dies unexpectedly, he decides to head to Thunder Point where he soon makes friends with the townsfolk, falls for a woman and learns the meaning of commitment.

    Sarah has given up on love. Legal guardian of her 16-year brother for ten years and after being betrayed by her husband and best friend, the Coast Guard helicopter pilot moves to the town to nurse her wounds, attempt a new start and give her brother the stability he needs. She is lonely but is not looking for a commitment, so when the handsome wanderer makes his move she accepts to his friendship with benefits.

    As expected, Robyn Carr delivers an amazing start to the Thunder Point series with The Wanderer. This book has all the elements I have come to expect from this author - small town charm, great camaraderie between the neighbors, a couple of engaging storylines, great characters and a wonderful romance.

    Robyn Carr introduces you to the small town of Thunder Point where you get to meet an interesting set of characters that brings to the front this author's amazing ability of establishing a successful series. Cooper, Sarah and her brother Landon are just a few of the characters that make this story great. In addition to Cooper and Sarah's relationship, Carr gives us a sweet side story about Mac and Gina's relationship, a couple of parents who have been unlucky in love and go from friends to lovers after being best friends for years. There is also the revelation of Lou and Joe's relationship, a unusual coupling between older characters. All these characters plus a few more that were introduced, added to the story nicely and made The Wanderer a entertaining read.

    I can't wait to discover more about these characters in upcoming books. I am looking forward to reading more books from this series.

    I received this title from Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.

    6 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    First book in a series and a I really enjoyed it, several things

    First book in a series and a I really enjoyed it, several things going on and can keep up with all of it. I hope the series is as long as Virgin River. Love Robyn Carr.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

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    I loved this latest Carr romance. Once again Ms Carr warms your

    I loved this latest Carr romance. Once again Ms Carr warms your heart and excites your senses with the romantic entanglements
    of the townsfolk, all of whom you cannot forget. I loved the setting on the Oregon coast. I loved the people who inhabit the town.
     I loved that there were several couples falling in love all at once. It was as if someone sprinkled magic dust over the town to make
    each resident find someone and fall in love.
    In this book we have strong masculine and feminine characters, just up Robyn Carr's alley. There are single parents, commitment
    phobic men, and a few women who want to change their minds. 
    The only tiny complaint I had when I finally put the book down is that the ending was too abrupt for me. But maybe that is because
     I wanted the story to go on and on.
    Hurry, Ms Carr, don't leave me hanging.

    .  

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2013

    The Wanderer  A Carr book is always more than just a romance.  

    The Wanderer 

    A Carr book is always more than just a romance.  The worlds she create are so powerful that you are convinced you can just get in a car and go for a visit. - full review available at either BookTrib or RomanticReadsandSuch

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Plot spoilers

    These frustrated old english majors really need to get a life outside their houses. The rest of us who want a review for real only have to go to the tab section that will give us lowly non inflated egos the info we what and the college "book review" we don't. My review for this book: interesting but it doesn't have the flair that the Virgin River series had. So I gave it three stars.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

    I am a big fan of Robyn Carr couldn't wait for the new series to

    I am a big fan of Robyn Carr couldn't wait for the new series to come out the Wanderer is just boring i don't know if i can keep reading it .

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2013

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A new town where

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
    A new town where a character from her other town - Virgin River goes to see where an old friend has passed away and to tie up the loose ends associated with his departure.  He arrives in a small town on the Oregon coast and gets to know the town and the people that make up it.  

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Robin Carr does it again!

    Looks like another success for Robin Carr's new series. I am looking forward to the next book!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Loved It!

    A great read as all of Robyn's books are. Can hardly wait for the next book in this series.
    LA-TXN

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Anonymous

    Glad to read Coop's story. And loved the secondary romance
    With the deputy and Gina. Ive read all of Robyns books. Yes they are a bit formulaic but I love them and consider her the best in this genre of series community romances. Virgin river is mentioned. Thats where Coop was introduced, so hopefully some of those great characters will show up in these books situated in beautiful coastal Oregon.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    Robyn does it again!

    Another series and what a beginning!!! Her ability to reach out and surround you with a story that you don't want to put down abounds in yet another of her books. I can't wait for the next installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2013

    I really Liked this book. I love Cooper, to bad he isn't real. T

    I really Liked this book. I love Cooper, to bad he isn't real. This is a great start to a new series in Thunder Point. I also liked that fact that Cooper knows both Luke and Jack from Virgin River and talks about them every once and awhile. It's nice to still have a little connection to Virgin River even though she is done with the series for awhile. I can't wait to read more books from this series.

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  • Posted April 1, 2013

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    I love Robyn Carr's books and this one is no exception. Hank Co

    I love Robyn Carr's books and this one is no exception. Hank Cooper comes to Thunder Point after he hears of the death of his good friend Ben Bailey. He is shocked to learn that Ben has left him some property; a run down bar/baitshop sitting on a promontory with a never ending view of the Oregon coast and the Pacific. Cooper is a former military helicopter pilot who has never settled in one place for any length of time.Sarah Dupre, a Coast Guard search & rescue helicopter pilot moved to Thunder Point with her younger brother Landon after her divorce. The interaction between Landon and Cooper is great. The romance between Coop & Sarah...if there even is a romance. Both are leery of commitment; especially Sarah, who swore off love/romance after she discovered her husband was cheating on her. One of the issues addressed is bullying. There are other great characters among them, Roger McCain; Mac or as he is also called "Deputy Yummy Pants" and Gina James, waitress at the diner. I love Robyn Carr's books. They are easy to read; have great characters and this time a great locale, the Oregon Coast. Can't wait for the next book in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Looks Great

    Looks like another great series. Intoducing Hank Cooper in Virgin River and having him and Sarah connecting up with younger brother Landon. Throwing a little mystery with bad boy Morrison. Then having Mac, local cop looking into the matter,all the while Mac needs a wakeup call before he loses his girl, Gina. Looking forward to the next book in series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Great book

    Another winner by Robyn Carr. I can't wait until the next one!

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