Sunrise Point - Robyn Carr
Released April 24, 2012
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
I fell in love with Virgin River after reading Redwood Bend. This seemed like the ideal town to call home, a place full of friendly faces and helpful neighbors. One of the minor characters really caught my interest. Tom Cavanaugh, a former Marine, left me hoping he'd find the perfect woman. In Sunrise Point, he certain meets his match.
Tom and his grandmother run an apple orchard, and autumn is definitely one of the busiest times of the year. Tom's in the middle of hiring his seasonal crew when a young single mom, Nora Crane, appears looking for a job. He knows she's not up to the hard labor, but his grandmother insists that he give Nora a chance. Tom knows that his ideal wife is not going to come with baggage, and Nora knows that marriages never last. Yet, both of them realize they're falling head over heels with the person they'd least expect.
I've only read a couple Virgin River Novels, but this one is by far my favorite. The setting is charming, but Tom and Nora are the perfect couple, even though it seems to take them far too long to realize it. The real gem in this story is Tom's grandmother. She's a great matchmaker, even though she does is so subtly that the characters don't have a clue. I loved her and would love to see her appear in future novels.
If you desire a character driven romance packed with sizzle, Sunrise Point is the perfect choice. I can't wait to see if Nora and Tom appear in future novels. I also can't wait to see whose story is next.