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The Promise (Thunder Point #5)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr returns to Thunder Point with an uplifting story about overcoming loss and finding unexpected love

Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move
Mass Market Paperback, 363 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2014)
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Dr. Scott Grant is a widower with two small children who recently moved to Thunder Point to raise his family. He also wanted the experience and lifestyle of a small town general practitioner, offering personal rewards if not much money. Peyton Lacoumette, a Physician Assistant, was just passing through, on her way from a bitter breakup to...something else, when serendipity stepped in. She needed a job and Scott really needed more ways th
The Promise is a tender, slow building romance that just gives you that feel good feeling.

Recently leaving an mentally abusive relationship Peyton Lacoumette, starts working for Dr. Scott Grant in a small practice in Thunder Point. Immediately drawn toward each other, Peyton's relationship scars have deep roots taking a lot of work on Scott's part to rip them loose.

I love coming home to Carr's writing. It is warm, with family, home and neighborhood at its core. The town of Thunder Point could be
Peyton has just gone through the kind of breakup that just keeps on giving. She's a physician's assistant and, needing a new job, she applies at a small town clinic. The doctor, Scott, is dubious that she will stay since she's clearly overqualified, but is happy to have her while he can.

Peyton spends most of the book trying to figure out all the same things everyone does after a major breakup. Did she see what she wanted to see in her ex? What was he really like? Why did she stay in a bad situat
Kate Vale
Part of the Thunder Point series, one of my favorites, THE PROMISE explores how Scott Grant, widower with two small children, is working his busy family practice. He needs help--with the kids during emergencies, and his practice as it continues to grow. He's advertised, but has yet to find the right person until Peyton Lacoumette wanders into town and makes application. She's a very experienced PA, coming of a bad break-up with the cardiologist she'd previously worked with. That man had three he ...more
Christi Snow
My Review:

I'll be the first to admit that this series hasn't been my favorites from Robyn Carr, but with this novel, she does seem to be hitting her stride on it. I enjoyed this one...and the main reason is that she really kept the focus of the book on Scott and Peyton.

Peyton truly never meant to end up in Thunder Point. Her last relationship with the doctor she worked for ended VERY badly and she needs time to recuperate so she's taking a meandering trip along the coast. She's a highly trained
This is my least favorite book of the Thunder Point series so far. I found Scott and Peyton to be boring, the two of them together almost put me to sleep. There was no fun or excitement between them, they just talked a lot, hung out with Scott's kids, and dealt with Peyton's issues.

I did enjoy reading about everyone else in the town. Carr is a master at writing about small town communities and this one brings back all of my favorite characters from previous books. I really liked how much I got
I loved this story - I have been waiting for Scott to get his his own happy ever after. I love Robyn Carr's Virgin River, and have found that Thunder Point is just as great a place to visit. The people are friendly and welcoming and watch out for each other. That is just what Scott had been looking for when he moved to Thunder Point.

Scott's wife had died four years earlier when his daughter was born. For awhile he was just barely making it from day to day. Then he realized that he needed to make
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+

I enjoyed The Promise. I can always rely on Robyn Carr to entertain me even if sometimes the stories are a bit slow. This one was better than some in the series because it didn't have so many story lines going. I liked getting to know Dr. Grant better, although he seemed almost too good to be true (great doctor, generous, humble, fantastic father, friend, community member and hot!).

It was interesting learning a bit about the Basque people through Peyton's family. I wasn't sure
The Promise isn’t the first book I’ve read by Robyn Carr but it’s the first book I’ve read in her Thunder Point series. This one was number five and there is such a wonderful assortment of incredibly endearing characters. I’m going to have to read the earlier ones and play catch up. I love the way Carr can take a small town and mold it into a supporting character. I loved the descriptions of the town and also of the Lacoumette farms. Peyton was a real treat as the female protagonist. She had a l ...more
Jul 07, 2014 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Small-Town Romance
Reviewed for THC Reviews
The Promise was a little better than The Chance, the previous book of the Thunder Point series, for me, but I still didn't feel like it was quite up to the caliber that I know Robyn Carr is capable of. The plot and characterizations were also a little too similar to The Chance. A heroine who is soul-searching after a major upheaval in her life...check. She's just passing through town and decides it might be a nice place to sojourn until she gets things worked out in her h
Tricia Douglas
Robyn Carr always writes about such wonderful places and characters. When I was reading her Virgin River series I loved the town so much that I had to look it up to see if it was a real place. No such luck. Thunder Point is another small town that Carr has made into a magical place with people who love and help each other. This one deals with a doctor who has lost his wife and works the only clinic in town. In pops Peyton who begins a trial position as his physician's assistant. Of course, all g ...more
Jonel Boyko (Pure Jonel)
The romance in this novel is intricate and breathtaking, yet still tasteful. Carr leaves so much to the imagination while painting a vivid picture for you. You can easily picture the beauty of the coast. Although Carr definitely tells a riveting story that you won’t be able to forget, there is also a calming quality about it. You’re immersed in the slower, friendlier pace of life in Thunder Point. It was very refreshing.

Carr approaches this novel in a very unique way. If you’re returning to the
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
Scott Grant moved to Thunder Point to start over after his wife’s death. He’s the town doctor and his two young children, along with his practice, are doing very well. Scott knows he can’t hold onto his grief forever and may be ready to let someone new into his life. Peyton Lacoumette is done with dating, done with men, and done with other men’s kids. Severely burned by her last relationship with a man with kids, Peyton wants to focus on her career. She comes to Thunder Point looking for some ti ...more
What I really like about this series is that the town is a character itself. That really came into play with this book, because it was the town and it's people that slowly seduced Peyton. Her seeing the close knit community seemed to strike a chord with Peyton and was what she was looking for, even though she didn't realize it. Yes, it helped that a romance brewed with Scott, but even here it was how Scott embraced his role within the community that made her look at him more seriously. Thunder P ...more
Katie aka Ms. Phoenix
Can't really decide how to rate this book. I think that 3.5 -4 promising stars it is.

Dr. Scott Grant moved to Thunder Point awhile back to escape the Grandmothers and because his wife Serena died during childbirth and he wanted a fresh start a place to help people. He is hot, honest, charming and good looking.

Peyton Laucomette has just come out of a shitty relationship where she was taken for granted. Her partner and boss used her for his practice and to look after his three extremely spoilt ch
I love this series just as much as Virgin River!!

I love reading Robyn's books and Thunder Point is now one of my favorite series. Each time I read her books Robyn pulls me right in and makes me fall in love with the town and it's people. It is like going home to visit old friends. THE PROMISE was exactly like that for me. As soon as I started reading, I couldn't stop. I was flipping the pages like a mad woman, dying to know what was going to happen. The town and the people make Peyton fall in lo
I liked it, but it seemed too familiar... almost like I had already read the same story. I think Robyn Carr is getting a bit repetitive.
Maureen Hubley
Just finished Robyn's new book THE PROMISE. Scott and Peyton's story was great.

Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move on from his loss. But as the town's only doctor, the dating scene is awkward. That is, until a stunning physician's assistant applies for a job at his clinic.

Peyton Lacoumette considers herself entirely out of the dating scene. She's already been burned by a man with kids
Shelly Itkin
I so enjoyed The Homecoming that I could not wait to read this book and I was not at all disappointed. I truly love the people and characters that Ms. Carr created in this small town, wish I lived in one.

We will learn about some wonderful things like falling in love, getting married and having a baby from the older characters in this book. They will be remembered from her previous book.

Moving to a small town has different reasons for each person who lives there. Some want to start over, some are
Paula Ratcliffe
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The promise by robyn carr
The blurb
Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move on from his loss. But as the town's only doctor, the dating scene is awkward. That is, until a stunning physician's assistant applies for a job at his clinic.
Peyton Lacoumette considers herself entirely out of the dating scene. She's al
Katrina Epperson
This contemporary romance is the 5th installment of the Thunder Point series, but is easily a stand alone story. Robyn Carr has a unique talent for writing stories that literally pull the reader into the story. I loved this story, but really that was not a surprise for me. She introduces us to Peyton who is searching for her identity as a person. Growing up in a large family environment she couldn't wait to move away, but finds that her roots are firmly set. After a bad break up she takes a much ...more
Dan Curnutt
Peyton Lacoumette is a great Physician's Assistant and she has hooked up with a doctor in Portland, Oregon, who appears to be the perfect man. But after years of dating and even living together Peyton comes to see him for the true Selfish man that he is. He has taken advantage of Peyton and she regrets it. He has three kids from a previous marriage who are holy terrors and they hate Peyton. They do everything they can to make her life miserable.

After enough heartache Peyton decides to end the re
Cocktails and Books
4.5 Stars

Scott and Peyton meet when she signs on to work with him at his small clinic. The position was supposed to be a temporary solution while she gets her life together, but the town and the doctor prove to be much more than she ever anticipated.

Scott and Peyton both believed they were off limits to each other so they were able to grow close without any pressure. Scott and Peyton both believed in the importance of family and it helped to cement their connection. Their romance took it's time
Patsy Hughes
Robyn Carr, The Promise

I can't tell you how happy I was that the good Doctor found love again. I just adore Scott Grant. All of her Thunder point characters are amazing. A little nosey and a lot of caring going in that small town. Even the towns old recluse is coming around and finding himself some good company! Peyton grew up hard, hard working and out to make something of herself and be proud of her accomplishments. She has a large family that was raised right! Dr. Ted is a dimwit! He maybe a
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The Promise is book 5 in Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series, and let me say, I have fallen more in love with this series with each book.
One thing that I love about Robyn Carr is that her books deal with real life situations. Her characters are so well written that you truly feel for them, you root for them and you get mad at them. You feel all the emotions from these characters and stories jumpin
Robyn Carr, you've done it! You've created a Thunder Point novel that I fell in love with, just as I fell in love with the Virgin River books. The Promise was SO satisfying. From the small-town doctor's office to the big-time ex-boyfriend cardiologist, from the romantic tension between widower Scott and newcomer Peyton to the comfortable companionship of Carrie and Rawley, I was completely taken by The Promise.

I was glad Carr took the time to give me her usual update on characters from past boo
This is the fifth book in the Thunder Point series and features Scott (the local doctor) and Peyton (a PA who is looking for a new job). I've been unsure about this series, some books I like and some of the others I don't but I keep reading because I really like Robyn Carr's writing in general.

Scott is the only doctor in town and he is looking for some extra help in his clinic. He also happens to be an attractive man, with two young kids that he is trying to raise on his own. When Peyton walks i
Lynn Cahoon
Love Thunder Point!!
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Thunder Point (9 books)
  • The Wanderer (Thunder Point, #1)
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