From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River series, book 6 in her beloved Thunder Point novels: a young man return home to a small Oregon town to face his mistakes—the first step in claiming the life he was meant to live.
At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been.
Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he’s been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father—and the people of Thunder Point—he’s become a better, humbler version of his former self.
Winning over his father isn’t the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he’s finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?
Originally published in 2014
The captivating sixth installment of Carr's Thunder Point series (after The Promise) brings up big emotions in the tiny coastal Oregon hamlet. Hometown boy Seth Sileski left in triumph with a football scholarship and went on to play in the NFL until a serious injury ended that dream forever. Iris McKinley, now a guidance counselor at the Thunder Point high school, is the girl he's never been able to forget. When Seth returns to run the sheriff department substation in town, he can't understand why his former friend is so icy, until Iris reveals a secret she's carried around for years: in a drunken stupor in high school, Seth took Iris's virginity. Seth, who has no memory of the encounter, is devastated by the revelation and is determined to make up for it, but Iris won't accept his apology quickly. Carr's gift for writing lovably flawed heroes and heroines is evident on every page, and she includes a host of enjoyable side characters and glimpses of the subjects of earlier books. While laying the groundwork for the next installment, she delivers a first-class happy ending.