The Newcomer: Book 2 of Thunder Point series

The Newcomer: Book 2 of Thunder Point series

by Robyn Carr
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The Newcomer 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 161 reviews.
Tracy_St_Davids More than 1 year ago
If this is your first Robyn Carr series, you'll probably enjoy it very much, but it doesn't grab you the way the Virgin River series does. I very much appreciate the strong message about teen bullying in both books, but I just can't seem to get a handle on the characters, and there are a hell of a lot of 'em. Was this book about Coop and Sarah? About Gina and Mac? With the VR books, each was pretty clearly about one couple and you were treated to updates on the couples you'd met in previous books. A little frustrating in so much going on with everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just so profound to me! It had so many interwoven characters with their own stories to tell and to learn from their experiences. Everyone has a story to tell... some good, some bad. But it builds the character of who we really are inside. I truly loved this book! I highly recommend it. Just like the Virgin River series, this is shaping up to be another award winning series! Congrats to you Robyn for writing another true treasure!
Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
I read and adored The Wanderer, book one in the Thunder Point series, when I read it earlier this year. So when I learned that the series was to be continued in The Newcomer, I was so happy to be able to jump back into this series. What I loved most was that the story was much bigger than I expected. So not only did I get a story about Coop (The Wanderer), but also a diverse and great cast of characters. The Newcomer continued in that same vein. The Newcomer was not only about, well, the newcomer, but also revolved around the characters who made up book one. Which to be honest, I'm not sure how well this title represents the story because I'm not even sure "who" the newcomer was. Was it still talking about Coop, who by this point is an established member of the community? It's certainly not Mac, who by reading the synopsis, you would think it's about, and so maybe it's a character who came into the story later in the book, but wasn't a central character. I don't know, and I guess it doesn't matter because I adored the story. I just wanted to point out that the title doesn't really fit the story. The Newcomer still centers around Coop and Sarah, who are still in love, but also establishing their relationship. Things are tough for the two in this book. Sarah is still raising her teenage brother, with a lot of help from Coop, who has a HUGE surprise in this story. The two also must make big decisions about their future. Along with those two, are Mac and Gina, whom I adore. These two have not allowed themselves to have love for so many years, and I loved seeing their relationship move forward while also dealing with the struggles of parenthood and former relationships. What really surprised me about The Newcomer was that the teens of Thunder Point played a huge part in this book. I personally liked this for the most part, but I'm guessing that some readers who are looking for a more straightforward adult romance won't. I loved the prominent teen characters: Landon, Eve and Ashley. Landon is pretty dreamy and such a good kid. He's a great boyfriend to Eve and I loved their relationship. Ashley, pooooor Ashley. This girl had such a rough time in The Newcomer, but I appreciated the journey and it was an important message. I admired how realistically Carr portrayed teen lives and relationships, particularly breakups and sexuality. One of the teens goes through a really bad breakup in the story, and the fall-out was pretty brutal. Mental health, sexting, online bullying, and the importance of teens having their own identity while being in a couple were all touched on, and rather well. And although the scenes were never in the story directly, these were teens who were either already sexually active or considering it in the near future. This brought up the importance of comfort in making decisions about the body, safety, knowledge, and communication. I kind of loved that this was all handled in a very even-handed manner. I will say there were times when the conversations between the characters about the topics did become overdone at points, and seemed a bit unrealistic. It was literally like a PSA. I really enjoyed revisiting Thunder Point. The Newcomer was a good addition to the series, and definitely worked to move all of the characters and their stories ahead. The Hero is about a character introduced in The Newcomer, and I have a feeling his story will be another great Thunder Point book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I've read of Robyn Carr's. Though I found the story enjoyable, I was very irritated by the many errors (grammatical, typos etc), as well as inconsistency in the story line. I'm sorry but were Mac and his first wife married at 16, 17, or 19? Many contradictions arise in this book in regards to that one detail. I felt that the characters were interesting, but, the way in which each of their stories jumped around in the book made it hard to follow. Could have flowed better. I would have been tempted to pick up another book in the series. As a matter of fact thought about buying 'The Hero' when I saw it at B&N, but...I'm not going to pay 8.50 for a book that reads as if its never been edited. Three stars for this book is generous. Guess I'll stick with Nicholas Sparks.
klarchermi More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Robyn's books with the Virgin River series and wanted to move there and get to live with those people, now I want to move to Thunder Point and live there. What a choice mountains or ocean. The characters are so real that you want to meet them and sit down and just visit, the setting seems idyllic and it is hard to wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorate authors.............5 star.......Looks good; must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are so real
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author and this series. I absolutly can't wait for "The Hero" to come out. I've got to find out what Cooper and Sarah decide, and how things work out for Mac and Gina, and do Ashley and Frank move past friends! I do admit that I keep hoping for a visit from Virgin River, though.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Love the characters very real, and real life issyes.
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judiOH More than 1 year ago
i loved this story!!
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D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this book, the second in the Thunder Point series. Robyn Carr understands men and writes male characters that are funny, loyal, protective and sometimes not-so-bright, but she always has a way of redeeming them to the feisty women they fall in love with. Cooper is laid back, sexy and mellow; the perfect man for Sarah and while their romance might be a little rocky, they're both in it for the long haul. Mac is protective of his children, his aunt and Gina, and while he's slow on the uptake, once he figures out he wants Gina, there's no stopping him. I love the men of Thunder Point and Robyn Carr is a must-read author!
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Although I enjoyed the book, there is a lot going on. I really didn't enjoy the character of Sarah. She lacked the maturity of the other characters, even the children. I hope as the series continues there is less focus on her character or she turns into someone who communicates on an adult level.
Griperang72a More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book as much as I did the first one in the series. I liked that this one dealt with some common issues that teenagers deal with. The author did a good job of writing about these issues as well as other common issues of normal people. Single parenthood, death of a loved one, breakups, past love showing up, etc. Robyn Carr has a way of writing stories about towns that you would love to pick up and move to. Her writing style also flows so that her books read very fast for me. I am really getting into this series and can't wait to see what happens next. There were a few people in this book I did not like - Downy and Cee Jay but we met some new characters who I liked Spencer, Austin and Frank.
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julieford More than 1 year ago
Robyn Carr has written a novel that is about a whole cast of characters. I haven't read the first book in this series but I don't feel that I missed out on anything. Although this book is about Mac and Gina finally finding happiness with each other there are several other stories going on at the same time. This book kept me riveted throughout the reading.