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The Promise (Thunder Point #5)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  5,016 Ratings  ·  400 Reviews
#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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Nov 01, 2015 Wendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: oct-15
Robyn Carr's one of my all-time favorite authors and her "Virgin River" series I could read over and over again.
Small-town romance is this author's specialty and in the "Thunder Point" series she takes us to the coast of Oregon.
Scott Grant is the town doctor and also a widowed single father (of 2 small children) who works hard and is trying to get over the sudden loss of his wife 4 years earlier.
Broken-hearted Peyton Lacoumette breezes into town looking for a place to repair her shattered pride.
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

Quick Summary
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
Ezinwanyi~ThatEzi  (Oh My Shelves)
I am happy that Scott finally got his HEA but I kept alternating between liking Peyton and wanting to smack her on the back of her head. She claimed to be a good judge of character and great a reading people---WRONG on both counts. However, I gave her a pass because she geniunely meant well, had a good heart and was a hard worker. She wasn't looking for pity, she just wanted to be needed and wanted.

This series continues to be enjoyable for me and I think it's because of the narrator Therese Plu
Jun 05, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it
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
Aug 13, 2016 Aimee rated it liked it
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
Jul 07, 2014 Julianna rated it really liked it
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
Christi Snow
Jun 24, 2014 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
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
Oct 10, 2015 Abra rated it really liked it
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
Aug 21, 2014 Kate Vale rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemp-romance
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
Agnes Ross
Apr 07, 2015 Agnes Ross rated it really liked it
This book helped me think about wealth in a different way. Wealth where it's not evident by luxurious consumer goods, wealthy people who rise at dawn and work til dark, often in the dirt or with animals. And even more than the material wealth in their lives is the richness of personal relationships.
Aug 31, 2015 Dee rated it it was amazing
Two-haiku review:

She had bad breakup
Goes to work for small-town doc
Can she be happy?

A perfect small town
Love people in this series
Want to go live there

Rereading series August 2015. Still love it!
The conceit of everyone that comes to town will love the town and be loved back as well as the perfect person is waiting with a heaping spoon of loving for the newcomer is alive and thriving in this fifth installment of Thunder Point. Just ask Doc Scott Grant. Scott came to town a lonely widow with two children. After a couple of false starts, in walks a big city, in demand PA that he and the town need.

Said PA, Peyton Lacoumette just happens to see an ad for a PA as she's gathering the pieces of
Sep 25, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 03, 2015 Alexa rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014

I have missed Thunder Point! It was so easy to get drawn right back into this series, which really surprised me. I loved seeing how all my favorite characters were doing (babies! Weddings! New opportunities!). But I also loved seeing how newcome Peyton would fit into the picture. It's a darling tale, and one I thoroughly enjoyed! That ending though, it felt too abrupt. I needed more!


(Originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)

Every time I read another novel from the Thunder Poi
Oct 03, 2016 Biba rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, loved seeing known characters. Payton was fun, and I'm glad that Scott finally got a happy ending. I did think the end was very sudden, I wish there was a bit more to the story.
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

The Promise, book five, very well may be my favorite Thunder Point book, yet. I absolutely love the way that Robyn Carr creates towns that I would love to live in. Her characters aren't perfect and neither are the crazy townspeople, but they genuinely care for each other and are good, honest, hard-working people. In the Promise we finally get the very sweet and sexy town doctor's story. I have been really wanting to read more of Scott's story. I was not disappointed!

Jun 24, 2014 Tasha rated it it was amazing
Even though Peyton isn't the usual type Scott goes for (blonde), he's immediately attracted to her, even when he's under the impression that men aren't her thing. With Scott believing this to be true, it gives them the opportunity to become good friends before anything else.

Peyton, having just gotten out of a relationship with a doctor with kids, would never have taken the job with Scott had she known he was a single father. With how all the townspeople love to talk, all they divulged to her was
May 09, 2015 Lara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
4.5 stars for a very readable story with adult characters who behave in realistic ways and with a general minimum of angst. In this book of the series Scott the widowed doctor finally finds his romance. He finds himself suddenly and unexpectedly very attracted to Peyton. Peyton comes to town on a whim while taking a vacation after a bad breakup and job loss. She sees an ad in the local paper and checks out the town, meeting some friendly people who make her feel comfortable and welcomed. As an a ...more
Jonel Boyko
Jun 20, 2015 Jonel Boyko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: honorary-6-star
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
Feb 06, 2016 Violet rated it liked it
You won't find an alpha billionaire with expensive toys and fetishes that make your toes curl here. Nor a naïve, young girl who is harassed into a flimsy sexual relationship with an emotionally unavailable predator. And no, its not erotic at all. (An unusual read for me)

There was something very real about this story. It was romantic but not overdone. There were issues, but the kind that everyone in a relationship experiences from time to time. It was funny but not absurd. And of course, the litt
Sep 08, 2014 Christa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook-arc
Robyn Carr never misses with me, and I completely loved this addition to her Thunder Point Series. I was already attached to Scott Grant after his appearances in the previous books, and was thrilled to read his story. He is a great hero, and Payton Lacoumette made a great counterpart for him. These two were great characters, and their romance was tender and endearing. Thunder Point was once again a great setting for the story, and I loved the appearances by other familiar characters.

Peyton Lacou
Jun 24, 2014 Star rated it really liked it
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
Jun 28, 2014 Collene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
Apr 12, 2014 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kate 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
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
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
I love the Thunder Point series but for me this just wasn’t my favorite book so far. One reason is a personal one. I just cannot click with a widower romance. I cannot find this situation ‘romantic’ and am more often than not annoyed by the characters and the way they deal with it.

Another reason wasn’t wowed by this book was that I found it just to slow. I kept wanting the plot to pick it up a bit and move a little bit faster. By the time it was finished I was a bit relieved.

Now please don’t g
This series is not working for me and I'm sorry. I loved-loved-loved the Virgin River series. I feel there are similarities in the 2 series; however, the main difference being this one focuses a lot on teenager problems, blending families, raising kids and more. I just don't like it.

The clinic situation was very similar to Virgin River...

This book could have worked for me except that I felt that Peyton's character spent way too much time consoling her ex boyfriend. They were only together for 3
May 28, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
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
Paige Turner
Was hoping for more

I have read every book Robyn Carr has written so you'll understand how hard this is for me to write.

I was excited to read about Dr. Scott. I fell for him in the earlier books of this series and couldn't wait for him to have his happy ending. unfortunately, this book fell short for me.

The first half of the book was rather redundant. Peyton was struggling with her past relationship. This was written in great detail how and why she left her past lover and how rotten his kids we
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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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