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Tom Cavanaugh may think he wants a traditional woman, but in Virgin River, the greatest tradition is falling in love unexpectedly....Former Marine Tom Cavanaugh’s 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 NorTom Cavanaugh may think he wants a traditional woman, but in Virgin River, the greatest tradition is falling in love unexpectedly....Former Marine Tom Cavanaugh’s 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 a formal education, 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 Cavanaugh’s 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......

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Sunrise Point Reviews

  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    2019-05-10 17:02

    Sunrise Point was a WONDERFUL addition to an addictive series. For me, this one rated WAY up there when it comes to all of the books in this series. Be forewarned that this story goes for the heart. The romance unfolds slowly, and it becomes a beautiful friends-to-lovers romance. Desperate for money and willing to work hard, Nora applies for a backbreaking job of picking apples at Tom Cavanaugh’s orchard, but what she ends up with is a life changing experience of friendship, family, safety, comfort and love like she has never known. But these good things don’t come quickly. While Tom is drawn to Nora, he is not interested in a woman with so much baggage. Two kids and an ex-boyfriend doing time in prison? No thanks. Shortly after Nora starts work at his orchard, he begins testing the waters with a possible romantic relationship with Darla, a beautiful widow of a former military man he served with. She is nothing like Nora. She is polished, stunningly beautiful, educated, wealthy, independent and without baggage. Only one problem: she’s kind of a spoiled bitch. Tom Cavanaugh was a wonderful hero, albeit a bit clueless with women but that was part of his charm. While he initially believes Darla to be a better catch for him, his growing friendship with Nora challenges him every step of the way. Watching him come to the realization that Nora was by far the better woman, and that their ‘friendship-only’ status be damned, was incredibly fun to read. I loved every minute of it. And then there was Maxine, Tom’s grandmother and one of my new favorite secondary characters in Virgin River. I pray we see more of her, I loved that old woman and her lady friends to pieces. Her words of wisdom were well done. She helps Tom to eventually find the right answers without being obvious or pushy, she simply reminds him of what’s important and lets him work it out. You may remember Nora from Bring Me Home for Christmas as the young lady with a 1-month old who was left abandoned in a rundown home with no windows, refrigeration, food…etc. She made another appearance in Hidden Summit as a neighbor to Leslie, where we got to see that she is doing much better, making friends, but still struggling to make ends meet. I knew I would like her as a heroine of her own romance, but I was not prepared to like Nora this much. Her HEA is one of the sweetest ones in this series, and definitely one of the most deserving. There were other storylines going on as well, but they did not shorten the romance part down at all. Nora learns more about her parents, the pesky black bear with three cubs returns to wreak more havoc, and Luke Riordan has an old buddy (Coop) come into to town to do some hunting. Turns out Coop has an unfriendly past with Jack, but we will have to wait to see how that story unfolds. I assume Coop will be a hero or major character in a later story. I wasn’t all that impressed with his cocky attitude and the chip on his shoulder, but there were glimpses of a pretty solid guy too, so for now I’m holding judgment if I will like him or not. I should probably mention again that this was a slower paced romance, so don’t expect any hot and heavy passion early in the book. But it does come, and it does deliver! I would even recommend this book if you want to read it stand-alone. I wouldn’t say that for many of the books, but this one could easily be read out of order as a stand-alone. I sure wish there was another book in this series for me to read, as I always hate reading the last book in her annual trilogies cause that means I have to wait another year to read more. But it was an awesome ending, and I look forward to more, more, more (please!!)

  • Auntee
    2019-05-01 21:17

    Full review coming closer to release date...for now just a preview:Hard to believe with hardly any appearances by the usual Virgin River crew (except for preacher Noah Kincaid)--just a brief view of Mel, Paige, Preacher, and a small sub story involving Jack, Luke, and Luke's army buddy Coop (destined to have his own book)--but this book really captured my interest. I guess that's a testament to Robyn Carr's storytelling skills--this woman can write about the most mundane things and she has me enthralled. The way she writes her characters (even the brand new ones like Coop) makes you believe you know them personally--she just brings them to life beautifully.Anyway, regarding Sunrise Point...this is former Marine Tom Cavanaugh's story....this was a young man. And so handsome that he almost took her breath away. He had wide shoulders, a tanned face, brown hair, expressive brows and the kind of dark brown eyes that would glitter in the sun. His features might be ordinary, but put together so perfectly, he was hot. A hunk with that dangerous wholesome look about him--the look that had trapped her in the past. Handsome and strapping thirty-year-old Tom is retired from the military and ready to take over the running of his family's apple orchard from his still lively 74 year old grandmother, Maxie. Tom's ready for the next stage in his life, and that includes finding a woman to marry. He thinks he knows what he's looking for (a beautiful, educated woman with a upstanding family background and a high moral code) but what he thinks he wants is not what's going to be good for him.Enter 23-year-old pretty, petite single mother Nora Crane.When she first walked in, he thought she was a fresh-faced teenager and his immediate prediction was that Buddy would be after her. She was so damn cute with her ponytail, sweet face and petite body. When she admitted to being twenty-three with two children, he couldn't hide his shock. But worse than the shock--if she'd told him she was twenty-three and not a single mother, he'd have followed up with some kind of advance that would lead to a date. He wouldn't have hired her because that could have been problematic, hiring someone who sent little sparks shooting through his body. Nora takes a job at Tom's apple orchard, one she desperately needs to feed her young family. Tom doesn't want her there, and resents the attraction he feels for Nora. Sure, she's pretty and desirable and hard working, but she comes with a ton of baggage--making her all wrong for the just a bit judgmental Tom. Tom thinks he has the perfect woman all lined up (beautiful widow Darla, a career woman with big plans for Tom) and stubbornly refuses to see that his fantasy woman is all wrong for him...Very enjoyable read, even if the actual romance develops late in the book, and I felt a bit short-changed. RC makes up for it a bit with a sweet epilogue. I think readers are going to fall in love with Nora (and Tom, once he comes to his senses). 4 1/2 starsMore to come...*ARC provided by Netgalley

  • Beanbag Love
    2019-04-24 15:28

    I was definitely disappointed in this latest installment in the Virgin River series. I liked Tom and Nora and I saw their spark and chemistry, but I didn't enjoy the way their romance progressed. There was so much time spent with a potential other girlfriend who clearly wasn't going to come even close, it felt very contrived and forced. And then suddenly the two leads are hooked up and we're heading toward the end. A lot of time enjoying a real budding romance wasted, IMO.I enjoyed the developments in Nora's life. She's a nice character with a good work ethic and a desire to better her situation for herself and her children in the most honest way possible. Tom's development was a little tedious considering he didn't really have much to overcome aside from his own narrow standards. He does learn a lot, but he's a smart guy, he could have learned it faster.So, I can't rate this one very highly, but I did like the leads. Better luck next time. ETA: I also have a huge complaint on being flim-flammed on the price. I paid $6.39 for this book because I pre-ordered it. A week after release it's now priced at $3.99. Message received. I will never pre-order a Virgin River book again. And I'll wait until a week or two past release to buy it. What a terrible way to punish the most loyal fans of a series.

  • Obsidian
    2019-04-26 23:17

    Please note that I gave this book 2.5 stars and rounded it up to 3 stars on Goodreads.You can’t see my face, but my face is just still right now. This was the next to the last book in the Virgin River series and it was such a letdown. I think that having it be about a character we heard about here and there from the previous books was the main issue. I had no interest in Nora from the previous books and I was wondering why she kept popping up. Also Nora being 23 and like I think 5 feet with two kids and her being attracted to Tom didn’t work. Probably because based on what I read, Tom had to be at least in his late 30s or early 40s. There is no real tension in this book either, it’s just reading about two people kind of doing their own thing but slowly becoming attracted to each other. When we do get a love scene I maybe sort of yawned my way through it. We once again get an epilogue in this book that I was surprised to see. It didn’t really work for me, but oh well.Nora is a single mother with two little kids doing her best to keep her head afloat. She goes looking for work at Tom’s family’s apple orchard. He initially turns her away thinking she is too young and small to be able to do much good, but his grandmother makes him hire her. Nora starts to think of Tom romantically, but tries not to when he starts dating another woman.Tom. Eh. He is a former Marine (mostly all of the men in Virgin River are former Marines. Thinks about it, yes I think they are) who is determined to meet and marry a “classy woman”. He decides that type of woman he is looking for is a widow of a friend of his that died in Afghanistan. At least Tom realizes this woman is completely selfish and she and he would not make a good match, but I did get a kick out of his grandmother ready and waiting to throw this woman out of their shared home.We have references to previous characters per usual. But there is not really a B plot in this book at all. The majority of the book is dealing with Nora and Tom and Nora has a whole host of things going on.I think the romance was lacking as I already said because I didn’t really get a sense while reading that these two were hot and bothered for each other. Nora was mostly like a little sister to Tom through the whole book so maybe that is why I found it jarring.

  • Ana
    2019-04-28 19:27

    Another great addition to the Virgin River series. :-)Nora Crane's life is finally coming around. Her deadbeat ex is in jail, she has a lot of new friends, and the citizens of Virgin River are all welcoming and willing to help. Of course it would be better if she found a permanent job, and look there, an advertisement for a job at a local apple orchard.Ten years ago, Tom Cavanaugh couldn't wait to get as far away from Virgin River and the northern California mountains. But, after a stint in the marines, he's more than ready to find the perfect woman and settle down with his apples. Of course, fate does intervene in the form of one Nora Crane who is far away from his perfect woman, unfortunately he really can't stop thinking about her.There are no waterfalls in the book, but I liked the picture so much, I couldn't resist putting it hereI like Nora, after everything that happened to her, she not only survived, but managed to still stay a tiny bit optimistic, if only for her precious daughters. She has absolutely no intention of getting involved with a man, but Tom is so good that it's hard to resist.Tom can be a bit bullheaded in the regards to his ideal woman, but eventually he came to his senses. I mean, it was obvious that Darla would never fit in with his life, and it took him only a month to figure it out! Although she does have a fine taste in boots. :-) I love their relationship. It was a true friends-to-lovers story. They came to care for each other, knowing that starting something romantic really isn't in the cards. They shared their past, their dreams. Some things are just meant to be. Nora's daughters Berry and Fay are so cute. And the way Tom is around them - to cute for words.There are of course a plethora of characters from the previous books, and if I'm not mistaken, we got to meet the hero from the next one (Coop, Luke's friend).I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. Rating:4.5 stars*ARC received from NetGalley*

  • Christa
    2019-04-29 21:16

    As an avid reader, I find many wonderful books, but there's not another series that surpasses the Virgin River one for me. While I have loved each installment, this book was special. After being introduced to Nora in a previous book, I wasn't sure that she was going to work as a heroine for me. As talented as I have seen Carr to be, I should have known better. She made Nora into a character that I loved and really rooted for. Even Tom, whom I thought was a little too judgemental of Nora, made a very appealing main character and hero. Nora's precious little girls added to the story, as did Maxie. Darla was a character that was fun to hate, and I feel that we haven't seen the last of the interesting Coop. I was shocked by the bad feelings between he and Jack as I haven't seen Jack in that mode before. I will be so anxiously awaiting the return of the Virgin River characters to see what Carr has in store for them next.At twenty-three years of age, Nora Crane has already led an extremely difficult life. Believing herself to have been abandoned by her father and then kicked out by her mother, she is trying to raise two young children after being abused and left in dire circumstances by her ex-boyfriend. A hard worker who is determined to make a decent life for herself and her children, she hires on as seasonal help at the apple orchard run by Tom Cavanaugh and his grandmother, Maxie. Tom Cavanaugh has been running his grandmother's apple orchard since leaving the military. He is ready for the next step in his life - a family of his own. He is immediately entranced by and attracted to Nora, but she is not the sort of woman he wants in his life. He does not want a woman with a sordid past, or responsibility for another man's children. Tom tries to ignore his feelings for Nora and bond with a woman who he believes is more suitable, but his heart won't follow in the direction he wants. As he tries to convince himself that he can have a light and casual relationship with Nora, circumstances in her life demand that Tom either step up and try to claim her as his own or let her go. Nora, who feels she has been unwise in her relationships, must decide whether she can trust her heart and Tom.I enjoyed every second I spent reading this book, and it just kept getting better. It is one of my favorite of the Virgin River Series. The conflicts in this one were believable and interesting and the characters were wonderful. I highly recommend it to all VR fans. I received this book as an ARC through Netgalley.

  • Alisia
    2019-04-26 19:29

    Review on :Beyond ReadingSunrise Point was majorly disappointing to me. I'm not going to make this review lenghty, purely because I don't want to turn anyone off from reading it but, lord, it annoyed me. The book is centred around Nora, with her two children, and Tom. Let me start with a few good things; Nora isn't afraid of hard work, Maxie is a gem, Nora's dad is pretty cool and her children were adorable. Ok, with that aside, Nora annoyed the sweet sweet bejesus out of me, I mean, how could you be so, 'delicately put', dumb to get pregnant a second time after going through the ordeal of the first conception? That aside, I think her personality was weak and she came off a little whiney at times. Moving on from there, that budding romance between Tom and blonde-whats-her-face was nerve-grating. I mean, I came to read about Tom and Nora, not Tom and whatever-her-name-was and his ogling of her assets (I think it was Darla?). Speaking of the romance, it took FOREVER for Nora and Tom to get any action in - and I'm only talking about romance, not romance-making - where, beyond that point, the falling-in-love seemed rushed. Other than that, there was some pointless sub-plot involving Coop and Jack, which would have been forgivable if it weren't in the middle of an annoyingly boring plot and if it had actually led somewehere, which it didn't - I'm just hoping there's a book about Coop coming up next to justify it. With all of that, the book was still decent enough to scrape 3 stars from me... Don't ever count on a second reading, ever, though.

  • Delta
    2019-05-21 21:19

    3.5 stars

  • Darcy
    2019-05-11 16:04

    I will admit that I have been waiting to see if Nora would get her HEA. When we first met her she couldn't have been more pathetic. Slowly she has started to take control of her life and with this book she is determined to start making a better life for her girls. I love how Nora was tenacious about working at the orchard, she was willing to walk over 6 miles just to work. Then there was the hard work itself. She wasn't afraid of the work, but it was more than she imagined. I loved that Maxie was in her court the whole way.Nora exploring about her past and her parents made me sad. Had things not happened in the past the way they did, Nora probably wouldn't have been dumped in Virgin River. The new information seems to give her hope and helps to settle her.Tom was funny, he was instantly attracted to Nora, but he didn't want to be and he fought it so hard, hard enough that he let himself get pulled into a fake relationship with another woman. Darla was a trip, Tom knew what she was after from the start, but he had to just try. I loved Maxie giving Darla crap and being flippant and sarcastic with Tom about her. I did like the slow burn that was Tom and Nora's courtship. It seemed like half the time they weren't doing anything but talking, but the slow pace was just what both of them needed. I loved the ending, how Nora was forced to make a decision about her future, one that forced Tom to face what he was feeling and lay everything on the line.I loved all the stuff with the town, the weekends and the orchard and then again at Jilly's farm was great. It shows the spirit of Virgin River and the biggest appeal of this series.My only complaint about this book is the storyline with Coop. The whole animosity with Jack and what happened in the past seemed to come out of left field. The only thing that I can think of why it would be added was to bring Coop in for a future book. While I am not opposed to that, Coop did seem interesting, I wasn't sure what the deal with Jack was there for.

  • Anne OK
    2019-05-03 15:22

    The latest in the popular and beloved “Virgin River” series has a little different feel to it than other books in this series. I almost get the feeling that RC is starting to put some distance between the core group and the forthcoming installments. Without detouring too much, the story stuck closely with the lead couple, Tom and Nora. Nora first arrived on scene in “Bring Me Home for Christmas” and instantly I felt an emotional tug on my heartstrings. She’s owned up to mistakes in her past and works hard in any job she can find to provide a better life for her little girls. Cheering her on just comes easy. Tom has returned to Virgin River and his family-owned apple farm after serving in Afghanistan as a Marine. He is ready to settle down, marry and start a family of his own. And he has specific criteria for the woman he plans on marrying. Between the young single mother of two and his grandmother Maxie, Tom’s apple cart gets turned upside down and all his best laid plans roll away. Nora and Tom’s relationship simmers slowly from a budding friendship into a solid romantic relationship. Not my favorite of the series, but “Sunrise Point” is indeed a strong and positive addition to the series. Robyn Carr once again brings her alluring storytelling talents to this one. The characters, both old and new, are appealing and lovable. The subject matter hits its mark dead center of your heart. As always, the small community pulls together to do what they do best: lending a helping hand to those in need. It was especially nice to catch up with Rev. Noah Kincaid, along with Jack and Mel, Preacher and Paige, Luke and Shelby Riordan, and Luke’s brother Colin. Most disappointing was that the epilogue felt bland, forced, and a bit rushed.

  • Pam Nelson
    2019-05-08 17:05

    5 Sunrise Point Stars My heart is full to bursting! I loved this love story no one deserved a happy ever after more than Nora. She has not had an easy life at all but she makes the most out of it for herself and for her very young daughters. You want her to find the special someone who is going to see what a wonderful lady she is. Make her feel like a woman. Well Tom Cavanaugh isn’t who she would have picked he is mean and judgemental until he isn’t. And things start to heat up but not in the way you would think. I loved there back and forth and how it took them time to become friends then possibly something more. I am sad; this was the last other than a Christmas novel left of this series. It has been a journey I have loved every step of the way.Whenever I would pick up a Virgin River novel it was like coming home. All the characters from past books make appearances one way or another and it’s so organic you never feel like you’re missing any of your favorites. I loved the narration I can’t tell you how wonderful Theres Plummers voice is you have to experience it for yourself. *You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

  • Kristen
    2019-05-11 19:10

    2 ½ StarsWhat little romance there was in this book didn't start until last 20% of the story. The first 80% was spent with the hero trying to convince himself that another girl would make him happy. So not my kind of love story. For me, this book was long, boring and not up to par with the rest of the series.

  • Karla
    2019-05-10 19:17

    4 1/2 Stars!! A very rich, warm, lovely, enjoyable installment in the Virgin River series! Review to follow...

  • Regina
    2019-05-04 18:26

    When Carr gets it right, she gets it so right. I was disappointed with the last installment in the series Redwood Bend, it was a three star book -- still good but not great. But Sunrise Point makes up for that and more. While Sunrise Point has a few characters from previous books, I believe that this book can be read out of order and as a standalone, however it does push along the story arc as well and close up some loose ends. The heroine of the story was first introduced in Bring Me Home for Christmas and has appeared in a few of the stories since #16. There are some visits with the good old characters -- Noah, Jack and Ellie are referenced, but that is about it. The story truly centers around Tom and Nora, Nora's personal struggles to raise her family and deal with her family history, and Tom's desire to settle down with the right woman. As in most of the Virgin River stories, there is a small love triangle that is not tension filled and used mainly to allow the characters to see what they really want out of life. The love interest that ends up getting discarded is funny and the scenes surrounding her make it clear she is not going to be the one chosen. Tom, the hero of Sunrise Point, has to figure out if what he wants is simply a beautiful woman or a woman that may have some baggage, but is truly he his soulmate. In a funny way, Carr shows what it takes to be really beautiful and thin (definitely not eating the rich and fat meals often served in Virgin River!) and the hero figures out there is more to what he wants in his partner. Nora had a rocky beginning introduction in Virgin River, in Bring Me Home for Christmas she is abandoned with two small young kids and no means to support them. Since book #16, Carr doesn't use this as merely a throw in story, she shows how Nora struggles to get a job that will pay for babysitting, how she struggles to buy clothes and car seats. Carr doesn't fail to show how hard it can be for a single mother without means and family to help her. Sunrise Point is not as steamy as the past few Virgin River books and it is much slower paced. But it is still very sweet and rewarding.

  • Britainy
    2019-05-01 18:10

    I do not think I have ever had a cry "ready" for an entire book before. Happy tears, sad tears, or proud tears, I was ready to show the ultimate emotion for this book every step of the way!! I was so inspired by Nora. Her dedication, and "sticktoitiveness" (as my father would call it) was so admirable! I have never been such a champion of a heroine ever.Sunrise Point grabs your heart and never lets go. I was thrust into a world of poverty and perseverance, again . . . I grow up in similar conditions and, for various reason, my parental figure was not as driven. Now, as a devoted mother and a valued wife/partner I know how hard Nora struggled and I am so happy that Robyn Carr created the perfect character and story to show the resilience of a dedicated mother! I will do anything to see to my children's safety and welfare and I felt that from Nora and from her local support system. It truly takes a village and I love the Virgin River village :DMaxie, owner/matriarch of Cavanaugh Apple Orchard persuades her grandson to give, single, destitute mother, Nora, a picking job. Thankful for her position at Cavanaugh Orchards, Nora does not disclose her on-the-job injuries for fear of termination. Tom Cavanaugh is not fooled by her stoic behavior . . . and so the love story begins.Darla is a GREAT addition, makes me wonder how many dumb men are hoodwinked by conniving women? Juxtaposed to Nora and Maxie's plight with no-good men, blinded by the light, I guess . . . The adventure Nora embarks on is so fun to travel. She has been dealt a lot of shit in her life, about time something goes right!Although the "regulars" (aside from Rev. Noah) do not interact with Nora & Tom, Jack, Mel, Preach, and Paige were not far away from Virgin River and the side story that is Hank Cooper (aka Coop). I can only imagine Hank Cooper's story is next. We all know the where but . . . Who? What? When?My favorite Virgin River book so far! Give me more Robyn Carr :DThank you NetGalley.com for providing me with this ebook!

  • Ian
    2019-05-19 15:10

    Since she first appeared in Bring Me Home for Christmas, Nora Crane has been a favorite character for me. Impoverished and abandoned, she found herself in Virgin River with her two children, huddled in a derelict house with no heating during a blizzard.The people of Virgin River helped her through that first Winter and have been supporting her in her efforts to get back on her feet. Three books later she is still poor and in need of a job. When she sees a notice pinned to the board at Jack's Bar for a job picking apples she applies. Tom owns the orchard with his grandmother, and when he sees her he dismisses her application without a second thought, but his grandmother has other ideas and over-rules him.Sunrise Point had some great moments, but it was a long way from the best book in the series. The relationship between Nora and Tom was stalled for most of the book and it only really got going in the last couple of chapters. One of the things I like about Robyn Carr's writing is the way she weaves different stories together into one book, but it wasn't working for me in this book.

  • Splage
    2019-04-30 22:22

    Great story that just makes you feel so good. A little slow on the romance, but I just fell in love with the characters...all of them... not just Nora and Tom (h&H), but Nora's little girls, Maxie ( Tom's grandma), Jeb ( Nora's father). Once again so richly filled and very heartwarming, and at times heartbreaking (for Nora and her girls)...your typical Virgin River story.

  • Kathrynn
    2019-05-20 20:23

    Loved it! Terrific characters, Tom and Nora, Maxie and Duke! I felt such emotion from Nora and the situation she had gotten herself (and her children) into, but thru per spirit and determination, she was picking up the pieces of her life and moving on. Then, the Lord smiled on her. :-) Tom, was such a guy! He had in his mind the kind of woman he wanted to marry. Youngish, but not too young, not divorced and certainly not prepackaged with kids in tow. Ha! Life's not always how we think it should be and he found out his road was not only blocked,but u-turning. I loved Maxie! Excellent character. Laughed at her sense of humor and how she communicated with her grandson. Those two were fun to read how they interacted. This made my favorites shelf and I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in this terrific series.

  • Jackie Lane
    2019-04-22 22:05

    I was so happy to finally get Nora's story.I had already thought she was a strong woman after having been deposited in VR in the middle of winter with 2 infants to care for by an ex-druggie.(view spoiler)[The story of Nora and how she fought to show how independent she was by walking to her job each day, never complaining and showing her testament of wills.As in each of Carr's VR books, the conclusion is obvious almost from the start, but the journey that you take to get there is what makes her books so fabulous. I really enjoyed the friendship that Tom and Nora shared and the enjoyment that Nora got out of the things that most people take for granted. She had such a hard life and it seem to all fall into place for her once she opened up and let her father into her heart. (hide spoiler)]This was another 5 star book from Carr for me and I loved every minute of it.

  • MountainKat
    2019-05-19 15:15

    *4.5 Stars*I love this series! I love the audiobooks of this series! And this book was a delightful addition to the rest of the books I so enjoyed. Nora really deserved a HEA with everything she has been through! She was so kind and sweet. Tom didn't realize that she was exactly what he needed even though he couldn't get her off his mind. It was wonderful to watch their relationship grow!This book was more PG for most of it and the romance was slow to get started compared to others in the series, but I knew it would get there in the end and it did! Definitely more feel good than hot and steamy, but I don't really expect steam from this author or this series. And feel good books are pretty wonderful sometimes!

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-05-11 21:16

    Miniseries: A Virgin River NovelCategory: Contemporary Romance"Carr is at book 19 in her Virgin River series and the novels continue to deliver heart-warming, small-town romance with well-drawn characters." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars.Read Excerpt

  • Lisa
    2019-05-14 20:12

    YAY! WE GET NORA'S STORY!!

  • Rachel Brand
    2019-04-29 20:13

    GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCEPUBLISHER: MIRAPUBLICATION DATE: APRIL 24, 2012 RATING: 3.5 OUT OF 5 – GOODPROS: Strong heroine who cares about her children; endearing secondary charactersCONS: Relatively predictable romance; inconclusive sub-plot; includes an awkwardly-phrased sex sceneNora Crane is desperate for a full-time job that will support her and her two small children. Abandoned by her drug-addicted boyfriend, who was eventually imprisoned, she’s stranded in Virgin River and is thankful to at least have a roof over her head. She’s being relying on the kindness of the residents of the town, and as much as she appreciates the help from the local minister and her neighbours, she wants to make it on her own. But convincing Tom Cavanaugh to take her on as one of his seasonal apple-pickers isn’t easy. He doesn’t believe that the slight, single-mother can do the hard work, and only offers her the job at the insistence of his grandmother, Maxie, who sees a lot of herself in Nora. Soon Nora is spending every day at the orchard, and soon feels like she’s part of Tom’s family. Tom can’t help noticing Nora’s unfortunate situation, and while he doesn’t want to get involved with a woman so young yet so worldly-experienced as Nora, he can’t help but lend a hand every now and then. He has his eye on a woman far more sophisticated than Nora, but when secrets from his apple-picker’s past begin to surface he finds himself becoming more involved in her life. Can he truly stay away?A friend recommended the Virgin River series to me sometime last year, but I hadn’t been able to find the first book in my local library and was daunted by the long list of books already released. Ultimately I became impatient as I received more recommendations for this series, so I did what any insane reader would do – started at #19. While frequent readers of this series may be going into a full-blown panic attack right now, I can confirm that I didn’t have any major difficulties jumping into the series at Sunrise Point and that while there are references to characters from previous books, these didn’t alienate me or distract me from my reading experience. However, since I’ve only read Sunrise Point so far, I can’t guarantee that every book in the series can be read as a standalone, but I would hope that this is the case.I’m a sucker for romances about single mums and dads, and the kids in this story weren’t simply there for “Aww!” factor as they are in some novels. Nora was such a strong character, in both her mothering instinct and her desire to make something of her life and to stop relying on the charity of others. While sometimes this made her quite stubborn, her commitment to finding a job that would support her two children made her an incredibly endearing character. Nora is a woman who made plenty of mistakes in her past and is likely to challenge readers’ assumptions about single parents and how they end up in these sorts of situations, just as she challenges Tom’s judgements when she initially interviews for a job at his orchard. Both Nora and Tom have a lot of personal issues to work through before they can reconcile their differences. In Nora’s case, she has to deal with some ghosts from her past that are holding her back in the present, while Tom has to decide whether he’s ready to settle down on his grandmother’s orchard, and whether his aspirations for his future are truly realistic.While I enjoyed Nora and Tom’s romance, it is ultimately rather predictable, but the secondary characters were what made it stand out for me. Tom’s grandmother, Maxie is one of my favourite characters in Sunrise Point, and I can only hope that when I’m a grandmother I’ll be just as considerate and loving as she is. I initially thought that she’d turn out to be your typical old-fashioned grandmother, but her interactions with Tom’s potential girlfriend, Darla, proved otherwise. Darla is slightly caricatured, but I do know some women who would think spending over a thousand pounds on a pair of designer boots is reasonable, and plenty who miss out on the joy of good food because they’re too concerned about their weight. Maxie’s witty remarks about Darla’s laziness and eating habits made me laugh out loud in several places, particularly when she suggested to Tom that she should mow the lawn and give Darla the grass cuttings for lunch. Darla’s attitude in general provided plenty of amusing moments in the story, and while I never believed that she was a true rival for Tom’s affection, she created a couple of bumps in the road for Tom and Nora, as well as some light entertainment.Sunrise Point is a gentle, light romance, and I was surprised by how slow moving it truly was. I don’t read a lot of contemporary romance, mainly because I prefer the old-fashioned values of historical or Amish novels, but the structure of this novel allowed time for both Tom and Nora to develop personally as they got to know each other better, long before they decided to embark on a relationship. The best way to describe their relationship is “sweet”, and it brought many a smile to my face. To readers who typically read Christian fiction, I must warn that there is one sex scene in this novel, and a couple of references to sexual urges. I read a fair amount of general market fiction and some of my favourite authors include sex scenes in their novels, although most of them tend to focus on the emotions of the characters during the act, not the physical act itself. Sunrise Point’s sex scene was definitely more physical, and some of the descriptions were pretty cringe-worthy, including the awkward reference to the female character becoming “as limp as a noodle”. Generally, I skim-read sex scenes just in case there is some crucial dialogue or internal thoughts as to the relationship between the characters, but in this case, if you don’t care for sex scenes, I’d recommend just skipping this scene altogether. You won’t miss anything important to the story. I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to the Virgin River series, and while I was initially a bit bemused by the subplot revolving around another resident in the town, I expect that his story will be continued in a later book in the series. This isn’t a series where you can pick up one book and not end up wanting to read the ones that come before or after it, and I guarantee that fans of contemporary, small-town romances will get caught up in the lives of the residents of Virgin River, just as I did. Sunrise Point is a great induction into this series, and I won’t be forgetting Nora’s stubbornness or Maxie’s wit any time soon.Review title provided by Mira.

  • Ciara Wilkie
    2019-04-24 15:20

    Typically not a fan of the romance genre but this novel was well done and pretty realistic until the end then things got rushed. I really liked the characters and storyline. Great relaxing beach read.

  • jenjn79
    2019-04-29 20:02

    It's a Virgin River novel, so you know going in it's going to be fantastic in some way. And it was.Series Note:19th book in Robyn Carr's "Virgin River" series about a small town set in the mountains of California and the struggles they deal with. I don't think you have to read the other first for this book, but really, this is an awesome series and you really should start at the beginning.Summary:Nora Crane has had a tough life, especially the last few years after her lose addict boyfriend dumped her in the small town of Virgin River with two small children. She struggled to just survive, but with the help of the townspeople, she managed. She's just starting to get her life turned in the right direction and when she hears about a possible job picking apples at the local apple farm, she is determined to get it.When Nora walks in, looking for a job, Tom Cavanaugh isn't inclined to hire someone so small...and beautiful, but his grandmother convinces him to give Nora a chance. And it works out better than he could have expected. The two soon develop a friendship. Tom fights his attraction to Nora...she's not at all the type of woman he is looking for. And for Nora, though she is attracted to Tom, she has more on her plate to worry about. Like getting her life back together, which is complicated by the sudden reappearance of her father in her life. But will their attraction to each other prove to be more than they can resist?Review:I've read every Virgin River book and I think reviewed most or all of them. So it's a bit hard to find a new way to come at a review for one of the VR books.I think one of the greatest things about this series is that even when one of the books is lacking in some way, the book is still fantastic. Most romance books that have some aspect that comes up short end up being average or just above average reads. Not books in this series. Whenever one has been a little off in one area, the book has still been awesome.And I found that to be the case with this book. There was one aspect as I was reading and as I finished that I wished had been done better, but I still absolutely loved the book. It still made me smile, I still couldn't put it down, and when I got to the end, I wished there was still more to read.So what did I wish had been a little better? The romance. It's very very slow in developing. It really isn't until you get near the end of the book that the two actually connect in a romantic way. Until that point, they have a friendship with Tom considering a relationship with someone else. I understand the buildup, but I think the romance could have developed sooner. Most of the book just focuses on the friendship but then you get to a point near the end and the romance just kinda explodes. It was just a little off for me.Like I said, though, it doesn't take away much from how great the book is. Everything else about the story is fantastic. I enjoyed both characters. Nora is an awesome heroine and so fitting for a heroine in this series. She's got grit to have gone through what she has. I don't think I'd have managed to be as strong and determined as she was. Tom was pretty cool, but he's not one of the best heroes from this series. The friendship that develops between the two is great (even if the romance takes a bit too long to develop)I also really enjoyed the storyline aspect where Nora reconnects with her estranged father. It was a heartwarming part of the story to read about and I think it was a great addition to the story.And like always, there's a great supporting cast. You don't get quite as much of the series regulars like Jack, Mel, Preacher, etc, as you do in past books, but you still get you fix of the crew. And it's always a joy to get to catch up with those guys. They are some of the most memorable characters I've ever read about. There's also a little bit about a new character, Coop, who is a friend of Luke's and who has a surprising connection to Jack. It was intriguing and I found Coop to be a very interesting character. Initially, I thought Coop would end up being a hero in a future Virgin River book, but after reading some comments from Carr in a website interview, I'm not so sure. It appears he me be a character used to spin-off the VR series into a new series. Which would make me sad. I don't want the VR series to end. I'm tempted to make a comment about something from this book relating to the series possibly being at an end, but I know there is at least one more book, a Christmas story coming out in Nov 2012 so I'm going to withhold that comment until I read that book. Vrigin River fans will most likely love this book, though. It's exactly what you've come to expect from Carr for a book in this series. It's heartwarming, chock full of fantastic characters, has a great storyline, and it's a story that you wish didn't have to end. All things that make up a wonderful book. Sure, I wish the romance had developed quicker, but it hardly made a dent in how much I enjoyed the book. It would take a lot for a VR book to be only average. This one? Definitely well above average.

  • Michele
    2019-05-13 17:12

    This was one of my favorites in the series. I love the characters as well as the humor which ran through the book.

  • Shona
    2019-05-10 21:21

    Another good romance by Robyn Carr. I have enjoyed the Virgin River Series; getting to know all the people in their little community has been entertaining.

  • Barbara Frayer
    2019-04-28 20:12

    These books are just sooo good!

  • Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    2019-05-15 23:22

    3.5 stars

  • Jonetta
    2019-04-22 18:12

    Tom Cavanaugh thought he wanted to escape from his family's apple orchard business so he joined the Marines. After his two years, he decided the last thing he wanted to do was be anywhere else but home. Nora Crane has had a tough life to be so young but she is filled with determination and resolve to make the best of it for her two young daughters. (You may remember Nora as the young woman from Bring Me Home for Christmas that was stranded in a snow storm with no heat or milk for her newborn infant.)When the Cavanaughs posted a notice at the church for apple pickers, Nora jumped at the opportunity to have a pretty decent paying job for a change. Tom Cavanaugh took one look at her and turned her down...he didn't need the distraction. His grandmother, Maxie, intervenes and Nora is hired. And so begins the transformation of Tom and Nora's lives.I really liked how most of this book is devoted to the development of a relationship between Tom and Nora. He's convinced she's not his "type" and goes off on a journey with someone who seems to meet all of his criteria. Nora is developing sort of a crush on Tom from afar and doesn't even entertain a notion that a relationship could ever develop. Their own self-development and awareness was interesting to watch unfold, assisted by the good people around them, Maxie for Tom and Noah Kincaid for Nora (you remember him as the pastor of the Presbyterian Church). To complicate matters for Nora, revelations about her parents significantly alter her life in the meantime.There is secondary story involving Luke and one of his former Army buddies, Hank Cooper, that had the makings of something pretty interesting but fell flat by the end of the book. I'm hoping that Hank will be resurrected in a future story but I was disappointed in this storyline.Overall, this is a pretty solid addition to the series, even though it won't be in my top favorites. Nora and Tom are really likable characters, even though he could be rather dense at times. Darla, the woman providing a diversion for Tom, was a bit over the top in terms of characterization but she did her job and provided some humorous moments. Again, I'm a fan of the multiple storylines and this book fell short in that respect. I'm rating it 3.5 stars but would rather round up to 4 than lower it to a 3.(I received an ARC from NetGalley.)