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Estelle: The Homecoming by Robyn Carr

The Homecoming by Robyn Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of Thunder Point series. Publication Date: August 26, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 400 Target audience: Adult Keywords: best friends, reunion, job changes, small communities, high school Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: Seth returns to Thunder Point as the new Deputy Sheriff; he’s determined to […]

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March 2, 2015 - 8:01 am

One Wish by Robyn Carr • Why in 5 & Giveaway, Estelle - […] the path, family conflict, secrets Format read: ARC provided by Publisher. (Thanks!) Previously: The Homecoming by Robyn […]

September 5, 2014 - 11:23 am

Alexa S. - I adored The Homecoming! It was seriously just so cute to see Seth and Iris trying to work all these things out, and I’m totally a sucker for the best friends falling in love type of romance too.

August 30, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Daphne - ooh, this sounds right up my alley. i tried a robin carr book years ago & couldn’t get into it, but maybe it’s time to give her another chance. i, too, love a book about bffs who fall in love & unrequited crushes finally being requited 🙂

August 26, 2014 - 9:44 am

Ami - I kinda want to drop everything & read this right now BUT I’m finishing my own revisions. But going to goodreads right now to add this!!!!

Estelle: The Promise by Robyn Carr

The Promise by Robin Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of the Thunder Point series. Publication Date: June 24, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 363 Target audience: Adult Keywords: small towns, medical practices, single parents with children, big families Format read: ARC paperback from Little Bird Publicity. (Thanks!) We last reviewed: The Chance by Robyn Carr Summary: Peyton hopes […]

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August 26, 2014 - 9:01 am

The Homecoming (Thunder Point series) by Robyn Carr Review - […] Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy on B&N | Review of The Promise by Robyn Carr […]

July 3, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Alexa S. - I so, so agree with every single thing you’ve said about The Promise, and the Thunder Point series overall! Seriously, it’s one of my favorite contemporary romance series. The setting is stunning (and I would love to visit Cooper’s beach bar!), and the characters have just wormed their way into my heart. LOVE IT!

June 29, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog Shelve It: Pre-4th of July - […] Promise by Robyn Carr: lovely small town + sweet romance! A favorite of 2014: My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker: […]

June 28, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Leah - WEEPING and KICKING myself right now because I’m slacking with this series!!

June 27, 2014 - 11:54 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I’m behind on this series! I need to catch up pronto.

June 27, 2014 - 10:40 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I know what you mean about the Pacific Northwest. I’m not usually that interested in visiting the west coast. California I could leave or take. But the PNW – yest please!

I haven’t read any of Carr’s books, but I adore romances and small towns. I will definitely have to look into this one.

Estelle: The Chance by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point Series)

The Chance by Robyn Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of the Thunder Point series. Publication Date: February 25, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 368 Target audience: Adult Keywords: father/daughters, romance, small towns Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Last book I reviewed by Carr: The Hero Summary: After getting to know Thunder Point in a professional […]

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June 27, 2014 - 9:01 am

The Promise (Thunder Point) by Robyn Carr - […] big families Format read: ARC paperback from Little Bird Publicity. (Thanks!) We last reviewed: The Chance by Robyn […]

February 27, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Alexa S. - I have a soft spot for the Thunder Point series, mostly because I really do love the characters and the setting. I can’t wait to read The Chance, just because it would be fun to revisit everyone and get to know these two a little better. Great interview too! I’d totally hang out at Cooper’s place or the diner.

February 26, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Danielle @ Love at First Page - I tried to read a Robyn Carr book (from her Virgin River series) but could not get into it for the life of me. 🙁 Usually I’m okay with romances that have minimal plots – it just leaves more room for the characters and relationship – but it was just toooo slow for me.

February 25, 2014 - 6:32 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I haven’t read any of Robin Carr’s books, but I am very curious about them. I think the covers always look so dreamy.

Estelle: The Hero by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point Series)

The Hero by Robyn Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of the Thunder Point series. Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: cult, romance, friendship, football Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Last book I reviewed by Robyn Carr: The Newcomer Summary: Devan has escaped from a commune with her […]

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February 25, 2014 - 9:01 am

The Chance by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point Series) - […] The Chance by Robyn Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of the Thunder Point series. Publication Date: February 25, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 368 Target audience: Adult Keywords: father/daughters, romance, small towns Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Last book I reviewed by Carr: The Hero […]

September 1, 2013 - 10:25 pm

bn100 - the HEA

September 1, 2013 - 7:37 am

April Books & Wine - While I strongly disliked the first Robyn Carr book I read — some Virgin River book — I am willing to give those Thunder Point books a shot, because A) different series and B) you’ve given it your stamp of approval and that’s important to me, ha ha.

August 29, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Christine L. - I like escaping reality and learning about the inner workings of others’ relationships. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

August 29, 2013 - 11:17 am

Vicky - I love Robyn Carr’s books because she gives so much insight into her character’s lives, making them believable. I like to read romance novels, because they allow me a mini vacation, imaging how other peoples lives are lived, even in fiction.

August 28, 2013 - 9:17 pm

Hannah - I’m with Leona, it’s nice to at least read about those dreamy romances we all love to fantasize about! Ha

August 28, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Lauren @ Love is not a triangle - Thank you for specifying that this is the third book in a series, and that it doesn’t matter where we start. That’s always helpful for new readers. Love when a series of books is set in the same place and you really get to know it throughout. I love slow building romances, and I’m very curious about the fact that you say the label of “hero” doesn’t fit just one person. I want to find out what that means. Thanks for this review!

August 28, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Alexa Y. - I am very excited about this book for a number of reasons. But the primary one is that I miss this setting! It was so beautifully described in the first book, and I find myself missing it whenever I encounter this book or its predecessor. The story of this one does sound fantastic too, so there’s also that. Glad to hear this series gets better and better!

August 28, 2013 - 7:56 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - After reading an endless string of reviews for the books in this series, I’m still not sure it’s the right choice for me. I tend to gravitate toward romances that focus on one relationship per book in the series, and from what I understand about Carr’s Thunder Point series, this isn’t always necessarily the case. I also must admit that it seems a little soon for Spencer to move on only four months after the death of his wife. Although he likely had the opportunity to prepare himself for it well beforehand because she was sick for some time, it still doesn’t sit well with me. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it though, Estelle! One of my other friends thought that this was the best novel in the series so far, so it sounds as though Carr’s work becomes increasingly engrossing as she progresses 🙂

August 27, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Leona - It’s nice to know that certain types of love is still remaining…even if it may be fictional.

August 27, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Tammy - Because sometimes it’s nice to read about someone else’s relationship.

August 27, 2013 - 11:21 am

Ann - I finally got caught up with the Virgin River series which leads into this series. Very much looking forward to reading The Hero

Nailed It: August 2013 Book Releases + Pretty Colors

Every time, we throw one of these posts together… we can’t believe another month is come to a close. August 2013 Book Releases? So crazy how fast the summer is going. Hope you are enjoying all your books and painting your nails! Last month, we changed things up and used Zoya colors to make some […]

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August 11, 2013 - 8:07 am

Alexa Y. - I am in love with both of these colorful palettes! The purples of the cover of THE HERO really feel calming, while the bright colors of COUNTING BY 7S (which is pretty fabulous, by the way) are perfect for the last month of a US summer. Great choices!

July 29, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - I LOVE the colors for The Hero! Those look like my go-to fall colors! (that I actually wear year round) The other colors for Counting by 7s would be perfect for a beach trip…. 🙂

July 29, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Rachel - Every time you two do one of these posts I don’t think they can get any more perfect, but every time they do! I LOVE your choices for both of the covers. The choices for The Hero are so pretty! I don’t think I’ve ever worn purple polish, but I would totally wear one of those choices. And I love the colors for Counting By 7s. They match so well!

July 28, 2013 - 4:31 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I haven’t read either of these books, but I do love the colors in both of them. I love purple, too, Estelle, and I agree that cover really has that dreamy quality to it. I love the nailpolish you picked. It’s perfect, and it makes me want them.

And the colors for Counting by Sevens is awesome! I love that glitter nail polish, Harper. It’s perfect for an accent nail.

I just wish I were better at doing my own nails. 🙂

July 28, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Lisa (heylisarenee) - Yes hi there can we talk about how much I love this feature? You do such a good job pairing the colors with the covers and it makes my girlish heart all fluttery. GO YOU.

July 28, 2013 - 11:25 am

Annie - I love all the colors for The Hero, especially Alice! I haven’t heard of the book (or the series) prior to today but it sounds really interesting! I like the idea of shifting perspectives.

Wow, the colors Magan chose for Counting By 7’s match PERFECTLY. I love how you even managed to find a shimmery turquoise for the little fish.

July 28, 2013 - 10:59 am

Bookworm1858 - Not entirely sure what comes out in August but love the color combos here. I think Counting by 7s has an amazing selection and I would love to see a real-life manicure emulating this cover (any takers, Magan?)

Estelle: The Newcomer by Robyn Carr

The Newcomer by Robyn Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of Thunder Point Series. Publication Date: June 25, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 368 Target audience: Adult romance Keywords: small town, exes, heartbreak, extended families Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks also to Little Bird Publicity!) Summary: So much happening in Thunder Point: […]

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September 19, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Book and a Beverage [7] – Estelle from Rather Be Reading | The Book Addict's Guide - […] now? I would recommend Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas (even though it come out on July 16), Thunder Point series by Robyn Carr for those interested in a romance series, and Sean Griswold’s Head by […]

August 27, 2013 - 9:01 am

Romance Review: The Hero by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point series) - […] The Hero by Robyn Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of the Thunder Point series. Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: cult, romance, friendship, football Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Last book I reviewed by Robyn Carr: The Newcomer […]

June 30, 2013 - 8:40 pm

Nailed It: Upcoming July Releases - […] A review of The Newcomer by Robyn Carr […]

June 26, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Alexa Y. - After we had such a… GOOD… discussion about certain things in this book, I really want to read it! I did enjoy The Wanderer, and meeting all the characters, so it’s kind of cool that they’ll all be back in this second installment. I’m definitely going to check it out!

June 25, 2013 - 11:06 am

Jamie - Never heard of this series but I’m checking to see if my library has it! It sounds really good! Seems like a good crossover for those of us who started reading romance because of the YA genre but have no idea what the adult romance genre is all about! (like me!)

June 24, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Tara - I picked up The Wanderer at BEA and can’t WAIT to read it. It’ll be my first Robyn Carr and I’ve got high hopes since so many people seem to enjoy her writing.

June 24, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Pagepassion (Katharina) - Hey, I liked your review a lot and I’ll put the book on my wishlist 🙂 Sounds VERY good, especially the “intertwining storylines” and the “coolest hottest sex scene EVER” 😉 Greetings from Germany! Katharina

June 24, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - I’m shocked that this book is relatively unknown given its rather unusual approach to perspective and storytelling in the contemporary romance genre. I’ve become so used to reading each book in a contemporary romance series from a different character’s perspective that the idea of having multiple characters intersect throughout a single book gave me a little jolt and I was initially skeptical. While I’m not always the best at adjusting to change, I am intrigued by Carr’s approach and it does sound like something I would enjoy. There are few things I like more in a romance novel than small towns and big families, either biological or found.

I’m happy to hear that Carr incorporates children and teens into her stories with a fair amount of success. I find they can often make or break a romance novel for me, and admittedly often dread the appearance of children because I find they’re very rarely well-drawn. Ashley’s story sounds particularly interesting and is one I would like to read more about.

Thanks for the really informative review! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed The Newcomer and will likely add Carr’s Thunder Point series to my ever-growing TBR list 🙂

June 24, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I have actually heard very little about this series, which is strange, because it seems so different! I actually think it’s pretty cool how the timeline jumps around to other people, I don’t think I’ve read any other book that have done that successfully. This author doesn’t seem to shy away from anything, and the phenomenal characterization is so awesome as well! I love when you feel like the characters are real people (because they totally ARE, right?!).

Anyways, gorgeous review, Estelle! I’m definitely going to be checking this series out.

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life