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.
I am an unashamedly massive fan of Robyn Carr. I discovered her through the lovely Grace Valley series and proceeded to devour the Virgin River series. To hear that she was starting a new series was music to my ears (for my eyes, really, but that doesn’t really fit with the saying).
Robyn Carr is a marvellous storyteller, and she creates communities and worlds you would just love to visit and be a part of. This was in evidence again in her latest release, The Wanderer. The way in which the setting was portrayed, so vividly, you can just about see Thunder Point as clearly as if it was a real place.
There is some strong romance in this book between Cooper and Sarah and to a lesser extent, Mac and Gina, however I would have to agree with a few other reviewers when they’ve said the romance isn’t the major focus in The Wanderer. You know what? I’m OK with that in this instance.
The mystery behind what happened to Ben was resolved really well. I didn’t feel, at any point of the story, aware of who, if anyone, had a hand in it. I’m really glad that the mystery doesn’t stretch beyond this book. I don’t mind multi-book mysteries, however I do like it when they don’t drag it out Laura Palmer-style, so you are lost as to what went on in the first place.
The Wanderer is a marvellous introduction to the world of Thunder Point, and I am so looking forward to coming back to visit when book two, The Newcomer is released later this year.
My rating: 4.5 out of 5
Release Date: 26 March 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by Harlequin via NetGalley in return for an honest review.