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With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr explores letting go of the past--and finding something worth building a future on.

Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff "Mac" McCain has worked hard to keep his town safe and his daughter happy. Now he's found his own happines with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challen
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ebook, 368 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Harlequin Mira (first published June 12th 2013)
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UniquelyMoi ~ The 1-click Diva

The Newcomer is the second book in Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series. I really enjoyed this installment, but the title is more than a bit deceiving because the “newcomer” doesn't even visit Thunder Point until close to the end of the book. In fact, the decision to become a “newcomer” didn’t happen until the very end.

This story is actually the continuation of two romances, Cooper and Sarah’s, and Mac and Gina’s. The story takes place nine months after The Wanderer and I enjoyed seeing where the
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Auntee
May 07, 2013 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Contemporary romance; fans of the Virgin River series
Full review closer to release date but here are some highlights...

* This book reads not like a new story, but more like a continuation of The Wanderer. A couple of new characters are introduced, and one will be the hero of the next book in the series.

*I'd say a third of the book is YA, which is okay, but I'd rather read about the adult relationships. It touches on lots of teen topics like heartbreak, depression, bullying on social networks, a pregnancy scare, and has lots of teen angst. After al
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♡Karlyn P♡
DNF. I made it a few chapters in and found myself wondering WTF am I reading? I really enjoyed book 1 (the Wanderer) and I thought this book was going to move on from Coop and Sarah's story to focus on a new romance. But it dove right back into a continuation of Coop and Sarah's relationship and added some new drama for them. Then we got a heavy dose of a teenage angst romance that went bad and her first broken heart. Where was the new romance in this book?

So I decided to read a few reviews by t
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Emma
What a disappointment this book turned out to be. I had absolutely loved the first book of this new Thunder Point series and was more than happy to visit again with some great characters. Don't get me wrong, the characters were still there, true to how they were pictured in book 1. Yet this wasn't a happy reunion, to say the least.
Mostly The Newcomer (terrible title by the way, in no way related to the book itself) was centered around Ashley and Downy's break-up and all the depressing stuff resu
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Ana
4.5 stars

Oh, I do love Robyn Carr's books. She writes books that simply make me feel good reading them, without resorting to sugary sweetness that can annoys me to no end. As I probably mentioned in my review of The Wanderer, I was a bit hesitant about starting a new series. After all, Virgin River is one of my favorite series, but Ms. Carr managed to pull it off.

Anyway, The Newcomer mostly continues the storyline from the Wanderer. It deals with two couples Gina and Max (the single mother who i
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Julianna
Jun 26, 2013 Julianna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Small-Town Romance; Family Drama; Virgin River
Reviewed for THC Reviews
The Newcomer was another thoroughly enjoyable read from Robyn Carr's new Thunder Point series. I only have one small complaint which I'll get out of the way right here at the start. I wish that the cover blurber had found a better way to synopsize these first two books in the series. Readers are left with the impression that The Wanderer is Cooper and Sarah's story, while The Newcomer is Mac and Gina's story, but this really wasn't the case at all. Both books are more lik
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Leea
2 stars...

Sitting here thinking about Newcomer, i've come to the conclusion that Ms. Carr just wrote a very long novella or filler book for this new series. Lots of things happen but ultimately the story between Gina & Mac and Cooper & Sarah does not progress until the last quarter of the book. We spend 200+ pages focused on the younger kids, Ashley, Eve, Landon and Frank. Not that I minded, I liked their experiences but in the end I was left wondering who the "Newcomer" really was?

I thi
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Regina
To write that his book was disappointing is an understatement. It took me reading about 30% of the story for it to get even remotely interesting, but then the interesting parts were buried and sandwiched in between a whole of excess writing that went nowhere. This book should have been significantly edited and probably combined with the first book in the series. Newcomer lacks a climax, has too many tension points and a bizarre ending. I have only been disapointed by Robyn Carr one other time Re ...more
Jen
I am starting to really love this town!! Review to come!
Kindle Gal
So here's the thing I've figured out about this series: it's not contemporary romance. The Thunder Point books are women's fiction.

If you're looking for a story with the typical contemporary romance format—boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy woos girl, they live happily ever after—you're going to be disappointed with the Thunder Point series. I think that was me when I'd read The Wanderer (Book 1). In my mind, the story and pacing was all over the place, with too many characters and too ma
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Melissa
I've told you guys how in love I am with Robyn Carr's Virgin River series...she's so amazing at her characterization!

You pity some of them, your heart breaks for others, and she can make me DESPISE some.

And she's not dissapointing me on that front with this series ~ BUT I'm not thrilled with the hero/heroine relationships in this one. I wouldn't dream of telling an author what to write, but I've come to expect that when I read one of Robyn Carr's books I'm going to get a full relationship sto
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Jonetta
I hadn't planned to read this for at least another three weeks but I just couldn't wait. My instincts were so right!

The Setup
This isn't a series where each story has one central conflict and one significant romance that wraps neatly at the end of the book. There a quite a few characters whose lives are connected either by familial ties, friendship or through the relationships of their children. Most are single parents or are filling that role and are trying to manage a romance while dealing wit
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Darcy
I am finding myself loving this book so much more than the first. I think the reason is because things are set, we know the main players and the community.

I really liked that while this book seemed to focus and Mac and Gina, there was a lot of Cooper and Sarah, as well as the kids.

Mac and Gina are so cute, I was so happy that they finally got together at the end of the last book. I wasn't sure why we needed this book for, they are together, but Carr doesn't let us down. Just when things look goo
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Rochelle
This book reminded me of a meandering visit among relatives. It was done more out of obligation than interest.
The book wasn't bad, just rather slow, sometimes boring, and dealt with so much teenage angst! I thought at some points I was reading a YA book with all of the teen drama and none of Carr's romantic heat.
And as much as I liked Book #1, The Wanderer, I was so sick of Sarah and her keeping secrets and being grumpy! I'm here for Gina and Mac - Sarah, you've had your turn!
I'm guessing the ti
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Beth
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Many of our friends at Thunder Point are about to face unexpected challenges and The Newcomer gives us a front row seat.

Sarah is up for transfer and wonders how she will be able to transplant Landon in his senior year of high school or leave Cooper. Cooper has a life altering circumstance to face and his decision will effect his life forever.

Mac and Gina are in love but they are about to face old demons from the past and situations beyond their control.

First loves will be tested, some will m
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Nancy Crocker
The Newcomer by Robyn Carr is the second book in the Thunder Point series. The first being The Wanderer. And for this reader it is another Hit. Instead of focusing on one couple like most Romance novels do. This one continues to follow the relationships of a number of couples. And all of these relationships will be tested in one way or another.

While Mac and Gina's relationship moves steadily along, they both have family emergencies that need to be addressed. Mac's ex has arrived in town after ab
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Mary
Robyn Carr put family dynamics right at the forefront in the second book of the Thunder Point series. It was easy to relate to the difficulties of raising a family in the 21st century. There are several types of family units in this book and I thought they were depicted honestly and believably. Issues concerning hormonal teenagers, cyber bullying, the uncertainty of family stability are just a few of the themes.

Mac and Gina are the main characters but running a close second are Cooper and Sarah
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Nichole ~Bookaholic~
I enjoyed the second book in the Thunder Point series. Where I found the first book to be a bit slow this one was pretty fast, there was so much going on it seemed like one thing after another was happening.

I was very happy that Mac and Gina finally got together at the end of the first book and I like that we get more on Sara and Cooper. There was quite a bit of drama for the kids and I felt bad for what Ashley had to go through. The adult drama is in the form of someone from Mac’s past who show
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Keri
This is a direction continuation from the last book. Once I realized that this wasn't primarily a romance like the VR series, but more of a book about several families lives within the town of Thunder Point then I was more able to enjoy the book. To me this just has threads of romance and is more about the impact of various things that happen within the families. It comes off to me of more of fiction. I am looking forward to Spencer's story, but she has us set up for several books in the future ...more
Dee
I have to say was a bit disappointed in this one - I really liked The Wanderer (book 1) in the series, and was looking forward to this one, but it was a bit of a let down. the main couple - Mac/Gina - got over-shadowed through-out the entire book with the storyline basically being a continuation of book 1...and who the heck was the Newcomer...I've yet to actually figure that out...but the blurb from the next book intrigued me, so maybe i'll check it out
Zwart Raafje
Op basis van deze samenvattende tekst die de cover van ‘Een nieuwe start’ siert, zou je als lezer verwachten dat dit tweede boek vooral rond Deputy Mac McCain en Gina zou draaien. Niets is echter minder waar. Net als bij het eerste deel uit de Thunder Point-reeks ligt de focus niet enkel op de hoofdpersonages.

‘Een nieuwe start’ neemt immers de draad terug op, kort na het einde van ‘Vaste grond’ en volgt opnieuw de bewoners van het havenstadje Thunder Point terwijl de geest uit het verleden (jaja
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Dianne
I was looking forward to a typical adult romance, and was smacked up-side the head with what felt like a 'what not to do' handbook on teen romance and its pitfalls. I realize that teen depression and suicide resulting from a bad break-up are important issues, but when I read, I read for entertainment and escapism. I would have appreciated a better blurb about this book so I would have had the option of passing by something I am not interested in.

This book contains so many characters and story-li
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Gaby
Posted at Oh My Books!

Thunder Point is one of that series I know I'm going to love. I read the first book, The Wanderer, a couple of weeks ago and really liked it, but now I read The Newcomer and love it!

It follows the characters from the first book. Mac, the sheriff, is enjoying his romance with Gina, until his ex-wife shows up and wants to see the children she abandoned. But that's not the only drama, Gina's daughter is having a very rough year (I cried a lot!), and Sarah needs to make a choic
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Marleen
If you like stories that invite you into small warm communities dealing with family life and its dilemma’s, then you will enjoy The Newcomer.
This is Robyn Carr’s second book in the Thunder Point series, and I have to admit I enjoyed it more that the first book, probably because it involved deputy sheriff “Mac” McCain and Gina, and I like this couple. They have struggles, jobs to do, families to raise, worries about money, just like most ordinary people. Mac has been taking care of his three chi
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Liz
Review and excerpt posted on Kindles & Wine

I’ve read a couple of Robyn Carr’s books, and I have to say that I really like them. They’re generally not as hot as my usual fare, but Carr is almost unrivaled at creating characters that you absolutely fall in love with. I enjoy her characters so much that I don’t even care if there aren’t any Sexy Time scenes. Can you believe it? I can’t believe I just admitted that! Anyway, The Newcomer is going to satisfy longtime Robyn Carr fans and will proba
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Karen
Review originally posted at http://teddyree-theeclecticreader.blo...

I’m sitting here staring at my keyboard wondering what to say about Robyn Carr’s latest release, The Newcomer. The first word that comes to mind is “comfort”. I find it far too easy to sit with a hot cup of tea and one of Robyn’s novels and immerse myself in her characters' lives.

Not sure if it's just me, but The Newcomer stood out as something a little different, the formula really worked for me.

Usually when I read a romance no
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Mary (BookHounds)
MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

Mac and Gina, the second string stars of The Wanderer have their moment in the sun in this second installment of the Thunder Point series. And what I adored was the take on the teenage romance department returns in full force. Mac's ex-wife shows up after abandoning the family ten years earlier, which of course, causes a bit of turmoil. Cooper and Sarah continue their romance started in that first book, but all is not perfect in their world when Cooper has to rush back to Texa
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Guilty Pleasures
Piper‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Review copy provided for an honest review

4 STARS

You guys all know that I love Robyn Carr, and I am so enjoying her new Thunder Point series.

In the Newcomer we get the continuation of Mac and Gina’s story. We also get more of Cooper and Sarah from the first book The Wanderer. As I have said before, one of the things I love most about this series are the teenagers and their story lines. In the Newcomer we get more of the blossoming relationship
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Jess
I'm not sure what to say about this one, I had a little bit of a hard time getting into it. I think just because the story fluctuated between different characters and it became a little repetitive and boring. The main couple in the story was supposed to be Mac and Gina but I think the most time was spent on Sarah and Cooper. There was also a lot mentioned about Gina's daughter and her issues with her boyfriend Downy.

First off I really liked Mac and Gina. I think they were really cute together an
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Lynn
This is the second book in Robyn Carr's new series, Thunder Point. It is set in a small town on the Oregon coast, where everybody knows everybody and everybody's business and history. I have to say that I read this book and the first in the series, The Wanderer, in two days. They were both great reads, and this book continues the story begun in the first book. Now I know that Ms. Carr often has huge carryover of characters from one book to the next, but these two seemed almost as if they should ...more
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