Review: Sunset Point by Robyn Carr

Sunrise Point

Sunrise Point (Virgin River) by Robyn Carr

  • ISBN-13: 9780778313175
  • Publisher: Mira
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 384
  • Series: Virgin River Series
  • Source: Netgalley


Former marine Tom Cavanaugh has come home to Virgin River, ready to take over his family’s apple orchard and settle down. He knows just what the perfect woman will be like: sweet, decent, maybe a little naive. The marrying kind.

Nothing like Nora Crane. So why can’t he keep his eyes off the striking single mother?

Nora may not have finished college, but she graduated with honors from the school of hard knocks. She’s been through tough times and she’ll do whatever it takes to support her family, including helping with harvest time at the Cavanaughs’ orchard. She’s always kept a single-minded focus on staying afloat…but suddenly her thoughts keep drifting back to rugged, opinionated Tom Cavanaugh.

Both Nora and Tom have their own ideas of what family means. But they’re about to prove each other completely wrong.…

My Thoughts:

Sunrise Point is the touching story of a young mother, Nora, left with nothing by her boyfriend in a small town where she has been taken in my her neighbors.  She sees an add to work at a local orchard which is a long walk from town but she is determined to provide for her girls.  Tom Cavanaugh, has returned to the family orchard, and immediately turns Nora away for the job, but his mother tells him he will hire here.  Nora is thrilled to have the job and arrives early everyday so that no one realizes she is making the long walk from town every day.  Tom can’t seem to get Nora off his mind.  

I connected with Nora almost from page one.  There is just something about her beyond her sad story and how much life seems to be against here.  Tom frustrated me from the beginning but he great on me as the story moved along, not just when he came to terms with what he was feel but as he opened up.  I think my favorite character is Tom’s mother, she is just an amazing woman with an amazing story.  

While I enjoyed the romance story in Sunset Point, it was not what I enjoyed the most.  I enjoyed the reunion between Nora and her father that she had though had abandoned her.  The story and history that unfolds was really a different story line and the trust that is again and how much Nora’s life changes in a short amount of time.  

My rating

4 penguins

3 thoughts on “Review: Sunset Point by Robyn Carr

  1. I’ve never read a Virgin River Novel (not sure why – it’s my type of thing!) but your review makes me very curious. I love that you said you felt just as touched by Nora’s full story (and her reunion with her father) than as the romance!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  2. I’m not familiar with the author or the series, but this sounds like a good book. Great review, and I like you rating system.

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