This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
A New Hope
Summary from Goodreads:
After losing her child, Ginger Dysart was lost in grief. But since moving to Thunder Point, a small town on the Oregon coast, and with the help of her cousin Ray Anne, Ginger is finally moving forward. Her job at the flower shop is peaceful and fulfilling, and she’s excited to start her first big assignment, assisting with the Lacoumette wedding.
In spite of her lasting heartache, Ginger finds herself swept up in the pleasure of the occasion. But the beauty of the Lacoumette farm and the joy of the gregarious family are ruined by an unfortunate encounter with the bride’s brother, Matt. Struggling with painful memories of his own recent divorce, Matt makes a drunken spectacle of himself and Ginger when he tries to make a pass at her, forcing Ginger to flee the scene in embarrassment.
But when Matt shows up at the flower shop determined to make amends, what started out as a humiliating first meeting blossoms into something much deeper than either of them expected. Discovering they have a lot in common, they form a solid friendship, though everyone around them worries that Ginger will end up with a broken heart yet again. But if Ginger has the courage to embrace the future, and if Matt can finally learn to let go of the past, there may still be hope for a happy ending.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I don’t read all of Robyn’s books- I’ve read a few of the Thunder Point, a couple of her standalone ones- and that’s about all. I find I reach for a Robyn Carr book, though, when I just want to read- no trying to guess the bad guy, find the twist, do a ton of thinking- just when I want to read and be entertained. Robyn Carr is perfect for those moments.
This book might be a tad bit deeper than some of her other Thunder Point ones- because family is at the core. How important family is, how family takes on different forms, and such are recurring themes in this book.
Ginger, our female main character, has suffered a huge loss and is not sure about her next steps in life. A chance encounter with the brother of Peyton leads to her properly meeting Matt later on and learning that while first impressions can be lasting- in some cases they are not true.
Matt also has suffered a loss. A recent divorce has made him upset and unsure about his trust in women. Getting to know Ginger shows him that some people have suffered more than him- and are willing to try to move on. The more he talks with Ginger, the more he begins to think that he might be ready for more living.
Past favorites of the town are back- with Grace and Troy, Peyton and Scott, and a few mentions of Iris. In Thunder Point- it doesn’t matter if you live there or just moved there- people treat you like family!
Bottom line- are you a Robyn Carr fan? You’ll love this. Do you want something light and cute to read while you are at the pool? Get this book.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T by Harlequin Books for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T