Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Publish Date: March 26, 2013
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Order From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands.
Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.
With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.
Review: When Hank Cooper gets notification of his friend’s death, he comes up with his toy hauler to Thunder Point, a teensy town with interesting people and a beautiful view. As Cooper works on rehabbing the building standing on his friend’s land (which is now his), he gets to know and care for the people of Thunder Point. For a rambling man, can a great community and a wonderful woman be enough to entice Cooper to settle down?
I have enjoyed several of Ms. Carr’s “Virgin River” novels previously and I was excited to read the first in the new “Thunder Point” series, ‘The Wanderer’. I fell in love with the people of Thunder Point, from Sarah and her little brother to the cougar-y real estate agent. The characters were very three-dimensional and I felt for them and with them as the events unfolded. The beautiful Oregon coast is a wonderful backdrop for ‘The Wanderer’ and it really made me want to visit there. Cooper is a genuinely good guy, who works hard and doesn’t play around. Sarah’s been hurt before – very badly – and does have trust issues, especially when it comes to her heart and her brother. Yet somehow, Cooper and Sarah make a connection as are others in the town. Ms. Carr has a way of making her characters come to life and having you root for them to succeed or fall in love, etc. I hope the rest of the “Thunder Point” series is as good as ‘The Wanderer’.
Thunder Point Series: The Wanderer (1)