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Hank Cooper is only in Thunder Point because of the death of his friend, Ben.  He’s there to pay his respects and find out what memento his old army buddy left him in his will.  But the little something he was expecting turns out to be hundreds of acres of prime beach front property.  Thunder Point is full of small town appeal and welcoming people but it could prove very lucrative to developers if Cooper sells the land. The fate of the town largely resting on him, Cooper decides to take some time to figure out what his friend would want and what the possibilities mean for him.  A nomad by nature, Cooper hasn’t spent a lot of time in any single place since his childhood but as he gets more involved with the town and its people, things could change.

Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series is one of my favorites and I was excited to hear that she was starting a new series.  If you’ve never read one of her books this is the perfect place to start because she gives you practically a clean slate.  There are some references to the Riordans from Virgin River but they are just wink wink moments and don’t really affect this book.  But those who have enjoyed her other books will be pleased to have a new one full of her trademark style of unforgettable characters and intense emotions.

A Carr book is always more than just a romance.  The worlds she create are so powerful that you are convinced you can just get in a car and go for a visit.  The town of Thunder Point is charming, with a cast of engaging characters who take care of each other.  They have their issues but they work together to help where they can.  And Carr’s readers are never given just the story of one person or couple.  Cooper may be the catalyst for our trip to Thunder Point but there are so many people that make up the town and every one of them is a delight.

For old fans who love Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series and new fans who haven’t read one of her book’s before, The Wanderer is a fantastic start of her new Thunder Point series.