by Robyn Carr
This is the first book in the new Thunder Point romance trilogy. Hank Cooper arrives in Thunder Point, Oregon, a lovely small town on the coast, to settle the estate of his Army buddy, Ben Bailey. Ben's death was a surprise to his friends as he was only middle-aged, but according to the police report Ben fell down the cellar stairs of his bar/bait shop/deli. Odd, since Ben wasn't feeble or irresponsible, yet there's no reason to suspect otherwise. For readers of the Virgin River series, Hank is a friend to Lucas Riordan, both former Blackhawk pilots in the Army, and Ben was their mechanic. Then Hank is surprised to learn he's Ben's beneficiary of the business and land along the coastline. Should this wanderer stay put and repair the bar or just sell everything to developers then leave? To complicate matters even further, he's also just met Lt Cmdr Sarah Dupre, a Search & Rescue helicopter pilot for the Coast Guard who moved to Thunder Point the previous year with her younger brother, for whom she's guardian. As the first book in this series, we're introduced to the main characters including Deputy Sheriff Roger "Mac" McCain. Standard in Carr novels, the town is an ideal community that takes care of its own. You'll become involved in the high school football games each Friday night, and assist in decorating the town for the coming holidays, as well as become involved in everyone's private lives. You get romances for each of the guys, the usual town characters, and plenty of backstory for each of the major players. But don't forget Ben's mysterious death. A nice, easy read that draws you into another book filled with your new friends. Next book in this trilogy, The Newcomer, due out June 25, and the final installment, The Hero, August 27. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try The Virgin River series (first book, Virgin River) and the Grace Valley Trilogy (first book, Deep in the Valley) also by Carr.] -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[Also available in downloadable E-book and Large Print formats.]
[ official The Wanderer page on the official Robyn Carr web site ]
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