Friday, July 3, 2015

A New Hope - Robyn Carr

A New Hope
Robyn Carr
Mira, Jun 30 2015, $7.99
ISBN: 9780778317876

Following the SIDS death of her baby Josh and the subsequent collapse of her marriage, grieving Ginger Dysart heeds her father’s admonition to move to Thunder Point, Oregon.  There her second cousin Ray Anne gives Ginger a room and obtains for her a job at Grace’s Florist.

At a Basque wedding between Scott Grant and Peyton Lacoumette, the intoxicated brother of the bride Matt hits on Ginger even after she says she wants to be left alone.  When he grabs her boob, she punches the drunken professor.  After he sobers up, appalled Matt Lacoumette apologizes to Ginger for his ghastly behavior.  As they become friends; he wants more from their relationship, while she still mourns her loss and fears he still desires his former spouse.

The eighth Thunder Point Oregonian romance (see One Wish, The Homecoming and The Promise) focuses on two wounded warriors whose respective pasts hamper their future.  Though Matt’s marriage breakup details feel forced into the plot, series fans will relish this terrific entry; character-driven by the leads and a deep secondary bench.

Harriet Klausner

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