Book Review: THE NEWCOMER by Robyn Carr

Manually Released
Series: Thunder Point, #2
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Released: June 25, 2013
Source: Review copy from NetGalley
Rating: ★★★★


With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr looks at letting go of the past-and knowing when you’ve found something worth building your future on

Single dad and Thunder Point’s deputy sheriff “Mac” McCain has worked hard to keep everyone safe and happy. Now he’s found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they’re feeling like teenagers themselves-suddenly they can’t get enough of one another.

And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Mac’s long-lost-and not missed-ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. They’re wondering if their new feelings for each other can withstand the pressure…but they are not going down without a fight.

Step into the world of Thunder Point, a little town on the Oregon coast where newcomers are welcomed, hearts are broken and mended, and the dramas of everyday life keep the locals laughing, crying and falling in love.


THE NEWCOMER is the final book I read in 2014, and with just a few hours before the new year starts, it’s my last review posted too! This is the second book in Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series, set in a small town on the Oregon coast. This book is not a typical romance that only focuses on the main couple, Mac and Gina. Instead, it’s the continuing saga of Thunder Point’s residents that began in book one.

This book was heavy on family drama, particularly with issues facing teenagers today. Talk about a heartrending, emotional roller coaster ride! I enjoy how Robin Carr’s writing style pulls me into the middle of things and makes me care so much about the characters. There was a lot going on in this book, but the story flowed smoothly and kept me hooked until the end. THE NEWCOMER was an enjoyable read for me, but be warned that romance does not take center stage, but it’s not glossed over either. Happy New Year!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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7 thoughts on “Book Review: THE NEWCOMER by Robyn Carr

  1. I actually like that it has more of a tinge of women’s fiction to it, with the romance taking less of a focus. A slightly different feel to them than the Virgin River series that I liked a lot. I am enjoying this series and hope to read One Wish the latest in this series later in the month. Nice book to see 2014 out on!

  2. I enjoyed the few Robyn Carr books I read, a couple in Virgin River and one stand-alone (a fun one called Summer in Sonoma) but I am eager to start this series now. I like some romance in my small town books, but prefer when that is not center stage of the plot. This sounds very interesting. Thank you for sharing your opinion. I now would like to read #1!

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