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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Book Reviews ~ A New Hope & Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr

Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Reviews ~ A New Hope & Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr

Thunder Point is a seaside town in Oregon. We first read about the town when a character from Virgin River came to town. The town is full of life and each book isn't only about the 2 main characters of those books, but about the town and the people in it. We revisit characters from other books all the time, so we are always up to date with everyone, not having a ton of time go by and you not know what happened to your favorite characters of another story.

I love Thunder Point. It's such a great town with great people in it. I always enjoy getting back and hearing about how the town is growing. The adventures are continued in the newest books by Robyn Carr

Finished ~ A New Hope (Thunder Point 08) by Robyn Carr
Completed 04/25/15
4 of 5 stars
400 page Kindle book

I received this book from NetGalley for my honest review.

A New Hope was one of the harder of stories to read for this series. If you have any kinds of issues reading about the loss of a child, I recommend skipping the book, or just be very aware of the issues in the book. It's a very emotional read. I myself don't like to read about young children, and especially the loss of a child, so parts were hard to read and some parts I completely skipped over.

Ginger came to town after her cousin Ray-Ann (who we know well from other books) brings her there to heal after her loss. Ginger is finally starting to show a bit of life and get out more. She's helping put out the flowers for a wedding and enjoying the festivities when the brother of the bride makes a drunken pass at her. He, Matt, shows up later at the flower shop to apologize and they form a fragile friendship, having both been hurt and still in pain.

Matt is definitely a good guy, after the initial encounter, and takes it easy with Ginger's mixed emotions. Their relationship is a good friendship turned more type thing. Very enjoyable, despite the harder issues in the book.

Setting = A+
Plot = A
Conflict = A
Characters = A
Theme = B

Finished ~ Wildest Dreams (Thunder Point 09) by Robyn Carr
Completed 05/20/15
4 of 5 stars for story
384 page Kindle book

I received this book from NetGalley for my honest review.

Back to Thunder Point and though I really enjoyed the base story of this book, I was really put off by the female main character.

This is my own personal hangups and no one should look badly at the book as a whole, unless you perhaps have the same hangups as me ~ which is not being able to stand controlling mother's.

Lin Su is a single mother who works as an in home nurse. She is VERY controlling of her son, Charlie, very overprotective and just an overall not a good mother. She's not a horrible person, but she does have a very big chip on her shoulder and just is toooo much.

On the other hand, her love interest is Blake and he's awesome. He's a athlete who has come to Thunder Point for a good place to lay low in between his races. He bonds with Charlie right away and agrees with Charlie that Lin Su is too protective and she's hindering her son, rather than helping him. He even says how she's behaving is crazy once, which was bold but true. He sticks with his interest in her though, and like all Thunder Point books, the book has it's happy ending as Lin Su changes (though I don't understand how or why after 30+ years) and everyone lives HEA.

Seeing back into Thunder Point was my favorite part as a lot was going on in town. As always, looking forward to the next one.

Setting = A+
Plot = B
Conflict = B
~ Lin Su = D
~ Blake = A+
~ Charlie = B
~ rest of Thunder Point = A
Theme = A

1 comment:

  1. I love the Thunder Point novels! Being from Oregon, I'm pleased to see she does a great job of describing the small town coastal Oregon atmosphere (at least in the first few in the series that I've read). Great reviews!