Book Review: Sunrise Point by: Robyn Carr



Publish Date:
April 24, 2012

From Publisher for Review

Mass Market Paperback

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Synopsis: Tom Cavanaugh may think he wants a traditional woman, but in Virgin River, the greatest tradition is falling in love unexpectedly....

Former marine Tom Cavanaugh’s come home to Virgin River, ready to take over his family’s apple orchard and settle down. He knows just what the perfect woman will be like: sweet, decent, maybe a little naive. The marrying kind.

Nothing like Nora Crane. So why can’t he keep his eyes off the striking single mother?

Nora may not have a formal education, but she graduated with honors from the school of hard knocks. She’s been through tough times and she’ll do whatever it takes to support her family, including helping with harvest time at the Cavanaugh’s orchard. She’s always kept a single-minded focus on staying afloat...but suddenly her thoughts keep drifting back to rugged, opinionated Tom Cavanaugh.

Both Nora and Tom have their own ideas of what family means. But they’re about to prove each other completely wrong...

Review: Coming back to Virgin River via the 19th book in the series, Sunrise Point, was like coming home. It's almost like the opening theme of Cheers - where everybody knows your name (and your business). Nora Crane has had a very tough life and ended up dumped unceremoniously in Virgin River by her scumbag ex. She must figure out a way to make a living for herself and her two young daughters, Berry and Fay. Enter a seasonal job at Cavanaugh's apple orchard. Nora's never picked apples in her life, but she's willing to work hard. At first she's turned away, but Maxie Cavanaugh hires her on when her grandson Tom wouldn't. At the same time, Nora's past is catching up with her...

I read Sunrise Point in essentially one sitting. I love the characters and the genteel charm of Virgin River. Nora reminds me a lot of someone very close to me and I admire her strength of character and her determination. I absolutely hated Darla, the widow of a Marine buddy of Tom's. She was just not what Tom or anyone in Virgin River needed. Sunrise Point is a delicate and delectable romance, filled with great characters in a wonderful town. I sometimes wish I lived in a place like Virgin River. It just goes to show - what you think you want is not always what you truly need.

Virgin River Series: Virgin River (1), Shelter Mountain (2), Whispering Rock (3), A Virgin River Christmas (4), Second Chance Pass (5), Temptation Ridge (6), Paradise Valley (7), "Under the Christmas Tree" (novella) (8), Forbidden Falls (9), Angel's Peak (10),  Moonlight Road (11), "Midnight Confessions" (novella) (12), Promise Canyon (13), Wild Man Creek (14), Harvest Moon (15), Bring Me Home for Christmas (16), Hidden Summit (17), Redwood Bend (18), Sunrise Point (19), My Kind of Christmas (20)


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