‘Tis the season for family, friendship and the thrill of a holiday romance…
Under the Christmas Tree
With snow falling over the redwood forests, secluded Virgin River is the ideal place to spend the holidays. Each year, the close-knit community gathers in the town square to decorate and light a massive tree. Carols are sung, hot chocolate is shared—and a surprise left under the Christmas tree is about to bring two special people together!
Holiday kisses don’t end with Christmas—there’s still the New Year’s Eve party at Jack’s Bar to attend. Locals and newcomers alike find themselves eager for that special countdown…and that midnight kiss.
So join us in Virgin River this year, where Robyn Carr’s trademark humor, warmth and sincerity will have you celebrating the festive season in your favorite mountain town.
At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been.
Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he’s been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father—and the people of Thunder Point—he’s become a better, humbler version of his former self.
Winning over his father isn’t the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he’s finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?
‘…a sweet, romantic tale that left me eager for the next read!’
Reviewed by Larissa M.
Delightful and emotionally charged, Robyn Carr’s The Promise—book five in her Thunder Point novels—was a unique read that brought to light all the aspects of small-town life as the only doctor and the dynamics of allowing yourself to move past hurts and find a touch of romance.
Scott Grant is Thunder Point’s only physician. He’s a widow with two children. And to balance his life, he’s in need of an assistant. Enter Peyton Lacoumette. A physician’s assistant who has been burned by a man with children before, she’s reluctant to allow herself to become involved with Scott. Unfortunately, fate often laughs at the best laid plans!
Ms. Carr is a phenomenal author that brings to life each of her series by peppering in real life, interesting characters, and hopeful romanticism. This installment delves into the emotions of becoming involved with someone who has children…and who is also your boss. Peyton is a strong heroine who has scars from a man who was careless with her and his kids. And while she has sound reasons for steering clear of Scott, she also has a huge heart that makes keeping her distance hard. Scott is an all-around good guy. He’s portrayed the same in each of the books, strong and solid. There are a few moments in this book he turns into a bit of a jerk, but overall he’s defensive only when hurt. Definitely hero material.
Overall, The Promise is a sweet, romantic tale that left me eager for the next read!
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“…a sweet, well-written addition to the lineup.”
Reviewed by Larissa M.
The Hero, book three in Robyn Carr’s new Thunder Point novels, is a sweet, well-written addition to the lineup. It brings back characters you’ll remember from the previous books (The Wanderer and The Newcomer) and adds in some endearing new ones.
From the first page you’re eager to see Devon McAllister get away from a horrible situation and into the arms of the warm people in Thunder Point. The little addition of the new football coach and widowed father, Spencer Lawson as a possible love interest only adds to Devon’s ability to overcome her past and face her future. Throw in the addition of a sweet little girl and an adorable boy…and you have a ready-made family all will fall in love with!
Robyn Carr has a unique way of drawing on a wide range of characters and bringing any hero/heroine combination into the fold, making them feel welcome, and ultimately whole. She has a special talent to be sure and one I am eager to read again and again!
I would like to add that while each novel stands alone, if you read them out of order you will receive spoilers about the outcomes of the previous book(s). That might not be a problem for you but beware. Another thing to note is that these are more varied in their subject matter than the Virgin River novels. Any fans of those might find these at times more exciting and others almost boring. Having read the Virgin River novels, I can honestly say the pace was slow but steady. The Thunder Point novels tend to be either slow or full-speed ahead. While I found this crazy slow or all-out, edge of the seat writing unusual, I’ve enjoyed each of the books in this new series.
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Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it’s time to move on from his loss. But as the town’s only doctor, the dating pool is limited. That is, until a stunning physician’s assistant applies for a job at his clinic.
Peyton Lacoumette considers herself entirely out of the dating scene. She’s already been burned by a man with kids, and she’s come to Thunder Point determined not to repeat past mistakes. When Scott offers her a job, at a much lower salary than she’s used to, Peyton is surprisingly eager to accept…at least for now. She’s willing to stay for a three-month trial period while she explores other options.
Scott and Peyton know the arrangement is temporary—it isn’t enough time to build a real relationship, never mind anything with lasting commitment. But love can blossom faster than you think when the timing is right, and this short visit just might hold the promise of forever.
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“A fun ride for all who love the witty-though-she-doesn’t-mean-to-be brainy heroine and the hunky, vulnerable, intelligent hero.”
Reviewed by Casey B.
Julie Cross has an insane knack for bringing out humor, vulnerability and sexual tension in a way that leaves you panting and breathless one second and your heart sighing the next…then tears rolling from both the emotional and hilarious moments. A fun ride for all who love the witty-though-she-doesn’t-mean-to-be brainy heroine and the hunky, vulnerable, intelligent hero. Third Degree has been by far the best New Adult I’ve read in a long while!
Nineteen year old Isabel Jenkins has only one dream, to become a surgeon. Her adolescence are a blur because her IQ placed her in college before puberty. With two degrees under her belt and medical school, she’s finishing her internship year and ready to begin her residency program. Only, she fails her emotional readiness exam. The one that means she doesn’t ‘feel’ normal things that are apparently crucial to becoming the doctor she wants to be. In order to ‘experience’ some of the things she’s missed out on, she makes a plan to go back to college as a freshman. To start over from the beginning and not focus on classes so much as the social aspect.
Only Isabel isn’t exactly normal and her interactions are tempered by her literal determinations and logic. It makes her focused when she needs to be, but clueless when it comes to boundaries and other issues. But who else to help her than her insanely hot RA, Marshall Collins. All the better, he’s from her hometown. Her mother taught him in school, and he’s ‘normal’ enough to help guide her through the crazy experiences.
But Marshall has a secret of his own. One he’s positive Isabel will understand better than any other girl he’s ever known. But will he trust her with it and his heart?
Fabulously written this book kept me engaged from the start. There are a lot of laugh out loud moments where you can so see the logical, almost scary intelligent Isabel being so serious when her roommate and others are freaked by the way her brain works and her lack of manners. There are points where she does things you want to shake her for, especially where Marsh is concerned, but through it all there wasn’t one point where I felt her reactions weren’t realistic or appropriate. And Marsh was just super through the whole book. I’d loved to have had his POV thrown in, but the story was still great without it. So…Ms. Cross…when will we see the next of your novels?