With Thunder Point, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr has created a town where hard work and determination are all it takes to make dreams come true
Blake Smiley searched the country for just the right place to call home. The professional triathlete has traveled the world, but Thunder Point has what he needs to put down the roots he's never had. In the quiet coastal town, he can focus on his training without distractions. Until he meets his new neighbors and everything changes.
Lin Su Simmons and her teenage son, Charlie, are fixtures at Winnie Banks's house as Lin Su nurses Winnie through the realities of ALS. A single mother, Lin Su is proud of taking charge and never showing weakness. But she has her hands full coping with a job, debt and Charlie's health issues. And Charlie is asking questions about his family historyquestions she doesn't want to answer.
When Charlie enlists Blake's help to escape his overprotective mother, Lin Su resents the interference in her life. But Blake is certain he can break through her barriers and be the man she and Charlie need. When faced with a terrible situation, Blake comes to the rescue, and Lin Su realizes he just might be the man of her dreams. Together, they recognize that family is who you choose it to be.
Look for What We Find by Robyn Carr, a powerful story of healing, new beginnings and one woman's journey to finding the happiness she's long been missing. Order your copy today!
This sweet (but occasionally sour) contemporary is the ninth novel set in the tiny Oregon hamlet of Thunder Point (after A New Hope). Single mother Lin Su Simmons, a hardworking and somewhat impoverished nurse, is doing her best to keep herself and her young son, Charlie, afloat while caring for Winnie Banks, who is suffering from ALS. Champion triathlete Blake Smiley also understands hard work; he grew up in a tough neighborhood where he learned to run for pure survival, not fun. When he moves in next door to Winnie, sparks fly between Blake and Lin Su, and Blake takes Charlie under his wing. But when Lin Su realizes Blake and Charlie have kept a huge secret from her, it threatens to destroy their budding relationship. While Lin Su sometimes comes off as judgmental, inflexible, and frankly unlikable, in the end she gracefully rises to meet new challenges. Returning fans will be delighted by updates on other couples in the series.
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Love this series but just wasn't feeling this story. Will still continue the series. The series is great!
Love This Serires!
Blake Smiley, a professional triathlete, has decided to call Thunder Point home. His new neighbor Winnie Banks, has a daytime nurse who intrigues Blake. Lin Su Simmons has had a rough life, but has done very well for herself and her son by becoming a nurse, even though they still struggle financially. She's done everything herself and resents help that is offered that she sees as interference. Blake has to show her that he can be the man she and her son Charlie need.
The Thunder Point Series has a hold on my heart, and I love each new book. While I thoroughly enjoyed this one, and loved Blake, this was probably my least favorite of the series to date. I found Lin Sue frustrating at times. I understood where some of her feelings came from, but she took so long to get past them! I loved the relationship that developed between Charlie and Blake. Charlie has been an intriguing character in the last few books, and I enjoy him! I felt that the ending on this one was a bit rushed. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC in return for an honest review.
Once again, Robyn Carr has given us a story woven around the lives of the people of Thunder Point. Her characters are real, flawed people who live normal, complicated, involved
Ives. I want to hug Charlie and tell him he will grow strong and handsome. I want to hug Lin Su and tell her I admire her strength and compassion. I can't wait for the next story to see what new people enter the lives of Thunder Point.