Quickie Book Review-The Newcomer

Posted September 20, 2015 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 5 Comments

Quickie Book Review-The Newcomer

Quickie Book Review-The NewcomerThe Newcomer by Robyn Carr
Also in this series: The Wanderer
Series: Thunder Point #2
Published by Harlequin MIRA on June 25th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0778314529
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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.

My Review

The Newcomer is the second in the Thunder Point series, and what we have here is pretty much a continuation of the first book. At the end of the first book, we had all four couples admit their feelings for each other. In The Newcomer its been seven months, and we see them together. Technically the story is surrounding Mac and Gina. But there is also focus on Cooper and Sara and a bit on our Teenage romance with Landon and Evie. This story brings a woman from Mac’s past, his ex-wife. We see what this does to his children, most especially Evie. We also have something traumatic happen with Gina’s daughter that really tests Mac and Gina. Cooper and Sara have their own setback in their relationship. The story even though there technically isn’t one main story, I really am loving how this series has been developing.

What I had most fun was seeing the development in these relationships, and seeing them being tested in different ways. I enjoyed the different twists in the story, and each time I read Robyn Carr I fall in love even more with this coastal town. It resembles that small town charm, with plenty of drama and tension. I had a ball with this one mostly because we see a continuation of the previous book, only a bit more focus on Mac and Gina. There is some new characters that come into play and some twists I didn’t expect. I love the way each of these characters is so unique from the other, and they are not all the same. A fabulous story of love being tested, seeing certain characters grow because of the conflict and having the good and the bad in human life be shown. The Newcomer wrapped its way around my finger and I am so excited to read the next book.

Series Order

The WandererThe Newcomer 2The HeroThe ChanceThe PromiseThe HomecomingOne WishA New Hopewildest Dreams

About Robyn Carr

After writing twenty Virgin River stories, Robyn is now taking her readers into another fictional community, a picturesque coastal town on the Oregon coast she calls Thunder Point. Like her Virgin River novels, the Thunder Point books will make readers laugh, sigh, and fall in love: with a small town filled with people they’ll never forget. In addition to 2013’s The Wanderer, The Newcomer and The Hero, Thunder Point novels on Robyn’s schedule are three 2014 titles, The Chance (March), The Promise (July), and The Homecoming (September).

Robyn and her husband enjoy traveling, often taking research trips together. Their son and daughter are grown. Robyn says that, in addition to reading her novels and making snide remarks about how she’s used family scenarios to her advantage, they have made her a happy grandmother.

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  • Ann Lorz

    I’ve often thought to read one of her books but never seem to find the time. Plus I hate reading out of order and would need to go back to the beginning. Good review!

    • I feel ya!! Reading out of order can be a pain. Hope you manage to try her out soon.

  • I liked how she wrote a group of people’s story and not just one isolated pair in a romance when I read a couple of her Virgin Rivers. This series sounds good, too.

  • I’ve never read Robyn Carr… And I should read my very first Jill Shalvis in a few weeks ! Lots of discoveries to make 😉

  • Bea @ Bea’s Book Nook

    I’ve read one or two stories by her but they didn’t wow me. Maybe I should try again.