Starting over is never easy, but in Thunder Point, where newcomers are welcome and friends become family, it's possible to find yourself again. In this brand-new story, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr takes us on a moving and rewarding journey as a young woman finds new hope.
After losing her child, Ginger Dysart was lost in grief. But since moving to Thunder Point, a small town on the Oregon coast, and with the help of her cousin Ray Anne, Ginger is finally moving forward. Her job at the flower shop is peaceful and fulfilling, and she's excited to start her first big assignment, assisting with the Lacoumette wedding.
In spite of her lasting heartache, Ginger finds herself swept up in the pleasure of the occasion. But the beauty of the Lacoumette farm and the joy of the gregarious family are ruined by an unfortunate encounter with the bride's brother, Matt. Struggling with painful memories of his own recent divorce, Matt makes a drunken spectacle of himself and Ginger when he tries to make a pass at her, forcing Ginger to flee the scene in embarrassment.
But when Matt shows up at the flower shop determined to make amends, what started out as a humiliating first meeting blossoms into something much deeper than either of them expected. Discovering they have a lot in common, they form a solid friendship, though everyone around them worries that Ginger will end up with a broken heart yet again. But if Ginger has the courage to embrace the future, and if Matt can finally learn to let go of the past, there may still be hope for a happy ending.
Imagine, you are having a leisurely walk down the beach, and you meet lots of people, who gets the chance to tell you part of their history. And you feel like these people become your friends as you hear them tell their stories. They are warm, friendly, helpful and caring. They are willing to do anything for their friends, and protect them if needed. And then there, in the midst of these people you meet Matt and Ginger.
Both of them have such a painful past, disappointments, pain, hurt, anger, and sorrow. They have the most unconventional way of meeting each other, but soon they form a solid friendship, including lots of late night phone conversations, where they share parts of their lives, help each other cope, confront their past, heal, and mend old wounds, and finally forgive. They have a journey to take, to get through all the obstacles, but they support each other, lean on each other when going gets rough, are there for each other, get to know each other, until more, deeper feelings, love, grows in between them.
This is a powerful story about moving on, forgiveness, and letting your past failures go. It is heartfelt and touching, I laughed out loud, smiled and teared up. It's filled with stories from the Thunder Point, from several points of views, a summer with friends, big families, and a new hope for a brighter future.
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me