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Sunrise Point (Virgin River #17)

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,936 Ratings  ·  423 Reviews
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.

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Mass Market Paperback, 378 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Mira
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♡Karlyn P♡
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, comf
Feb 15, 2012 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
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 en
Beanbag Love
May 07, 2012 Beanbag Love rated it it was ok
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 developme
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
Feb 08, 2012 Christa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook-arc
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 ...more
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 wa
Aug 17, 2013 Alisia rated it liked it
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Sunrise 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 y
Anne OK
Apr 25, 2012 Anne OK rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
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
2 Stars

What 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.
Oct 14, 2012 Karla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 Stars!! A very rich, warm, lovely, enjoyable installment in the Virgin River series! Review to follow...
Jun 20, 2012 Ian rated it really liked it
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
Feb 05, 2012 Britainy rated it it was amazing
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 condit
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 C ...more
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.
Feb 06, 2012 Emma rated it really liked it
Such a sweet romance. Tom and Nora are cute so together, right from the start (and I mean right from the very first meeting).
Don't expect sex-crazed characters because these are not. Nora has a history and 2 very small children, Tom is out of the military and newly at the head of his family's business. They both are cautious and unwilling to jump into a passionate relationship.
Their romance is the kind that starts slow and grows into something deeper, fueled by respect and admiration. I hope i
Jackie Lane
Aug 01, 2014 Jackie Lane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jep
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.

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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
*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
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Miniseries: A Virgin River Novel
Category: 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.
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Jan 27, 2014 Jodi rated it really liked it
Nora Crane is the single mother of two. She's been down and out for most of her 23 years. But her commitment to her daughters is undeniable. She's not afraid of hard work and she'll happily do whatever it takes to make a life for them. When her druggie ex-boyfriend dropped her in Virgin River she accepted the gift for what it was. Tom Cavanaugh returns to his family apple orchard after years of combat in Afghanistan. He isn't sure he wants to run the orchard but the idea of selling it holds no a ...more
May 03, 2012 Babs rated it it was amazing
We start with Nora at her church looking at the jobs that have been posted. She sees one for Apple picking and the preacher explains to Nora where it is and how the pay is. It was enough for Nora and she wanted to go apply. When she arrived at the Orchard she met Mr Tom Cavanaugh. She flat out told her he wasn't going to hire her even after he listened to her story of being a single mom and needing the job.

Maxie the owner meets Nora after she leaves the barn and hires her after talking with her
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Apr 21, 2012 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance
Shelves: romance, read-in-2012
Once again, I found a book on the grocery store rack days before the official release date. Yay!

I liked this book a lot, but it was not over-the-top for me like many of the earlier works in this series were. Perhaps it was because I read the book at the end of a very stressful day. Who knows. I'll give it another try when next I read through the series, as I do every year or so. You may see a better review from me then.

The heroine is typical of many we see from Carr, a single mom in dire circums
Feb 15, 2012 Jonetta rated it really liked it
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 inf ...more
Dale Harcombe
Jun 23, 2013 Dale Harcombe rated it liked it
I hadn’t read others in the Virgin River series but it didn’t matter a bit. This book stands alone. Nora, single mother of with two young children, applies for a job in the Cavanaugh Apple orchard, where she meets Tom Cavanaugh who refuses to hire her. I’m not a big romance reader but this this initial adverse reaction is exactly the type of thing that seems to be expected from a romance. Thanks to Maxie, Tom’s grandmother who raised him and who is a wise old bird and an absolute gem, Nora is hi ...more
The Sweet Bookshelf
Feb 07, 2012 The Sweet Bookshelf rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I am so in love with The Virgin River Series. I just can not get enough! I think this one has been my favorite yet. I just love love love it!

I love the setting! This isn't just Virgin River this time. This takes place on an apple orchard. A lovely farm house, orchards of apples, and a good looking rich man. What is not to like my friends?! I was all over this! There are wonderful descriptions and I truly felt like I was tasting the sour apple cider and getting blisters on my hands from all the a
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.

Nora Crane has had a tough life, especially the last few years after her lose addict boyfriend dumpe
Guilty Pleasures
Apr 23, 2012 Guilty Pleasures rated it it was amazing
Piper's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

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I could never complain about a Virgin River book. I love this series so much!

Sunrise Point touched me in so many ways! Like Nora I am from divorced parents and my dad stopped seeing me and my sister when I was about 8. I totally felt for what Nora was going through. Like her, I have recently been in contact with my dad after 20 years. This is a wonderful emotional story about a woman who has been through hell and back, and finds that she
May 21, 2012 Krystal rated it liked it
Nora Crane, young single mother of two adorable little girls, was abandoned in Virgin River by her drug addict, abusive boyfriend. Nora hadn’t known much stability in her life because of a mother who had her own psychological problems and an absent father. This all changes in Virgin River; Nora’s own resilient nature and desperate circumstances drive her to accept the friendship and help of local people. They help her to find life’s necessities and babysitting. Finding a job to make her way is a ...more
Romancing the Book
May 15, 2012 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
Reviewed by Aubrey
Review Copy Provided by~the publisher

I love every book by Robyn Carr. I would have a hard time picking my favorite one. Each hero is so different from the last and seems to be even more likable and even more hot! I don’t know how she manages to do it each and every time. Her books are like going home to your grandma’s house. You feel wrapped up in a hug of warmness and just want to kick back under the blankets till you finish her latest novel.
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A RITA award-winning author of 25 novels, Robyn Carr has found a whole new following with her stories about the independent women and former marines of Virgin River."

RT's Career Achievement Best Author Award winner (2010) for Contemporary Romance.
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