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The Promise

(Thunder Point #5)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  7,955 ratings  ·  514 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
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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
Jul 14, 2015 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.
Pam Nelson
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 The Promise Stars

Ok this might be a by-product of beige reading a series…I thought our Heroine was protesting toooooooooo much.

I liked the storyline just fine don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of Doc Scott. And I enjoyed getting to know his story.

But I think Peyton just keep protesting to much you know that famous saying. “methinks the lady doth protest too much” Well this is what I was thinking the whole time with her.

I did like that Peyton stepped up when she was asked.

I lovvvvvvvved the na
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
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 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
Another very abrupt ending. This series isn’t quite as good as Carr’s Virgin River—though still worth reading if you like this kind of romance. Books 1 - 3 of Thunder Point are better than books 4 and 5.
Apr 27, 2014 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
Apr 27, 2014 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
Nov 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Nothing special, but reads up quite quickly. However, it's impossible to understand all those strange relations in the town without some kind of a "town tree" :D ...more
Beth Lechman
Dec 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Peyton Lacoumette is an out of work PA. She came to thunder Point to relax and get over her Ex Boyfriend and boss. Scott Grant is the local Doctor and has been looking for a PA for awhile. Peyton decides to take the job and the sparks fly between Scott and Peyton right a way. She doesn't want to date but Scott is drawn to her and she is to him as well.
A good story line although I had a hard time connecting with Peyton. To me she just didn't seem to fit in Thunder Point.
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this beautiful love story!
Sep 25, 2014 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
Mar 05, 2014 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
Oct 02, 2014 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
Jun 15, 2014 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 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. ...more
Jun 21, 2014 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!
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After reading The Hero (book 3--Devon McAllister/Spencer Lawson) and The Chance (book 4--Eric Gentry/Laine Carrington), I was ready to catch up with the characters of Thunder Point. In Robyn Carr's, The Promise (book 5), she tells Scott Grant and Peyton Lacoumette's story. This is my favorite book in the series so far. Peyton is a thirty-five year old single physician's assistant who recently ended a 3 year relationship with her boss, cardiologist Ted Ramsdale. Ted was a divorced father of three ...more
Vanessa-Ann Dowsett
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in Robyn's Thunder Point series. Once again serious social issues are faced head on. I will not spoil anything for you but I strongly recommend you read the series through, or you will miss the back stories of all of the core characters as well as being introduced to this books new ones. Enjoy! ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
4☆ for Scott
2☆ for Peyton
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I love all the Robyn Carr books! This was my second Thunder Point one.
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Read for JCPL’s Romance in the Rockies event!
Aug 28, 2020 rated it liked it
It’s Dr. Scott Grant’s turn to fall in love in this one. I did love the start of Carrie and Rawley’s story too. They introduced a new officer named Seth and I bet it’ll be his turn in the next book.
Scott Grant was the town doctor. His wife, Serena, had passed away 4 years earlier leaving behind a Will and Jenny, now 4 and 5. He was the football team's doctor.
Devon McAllister is Dr. Grant's office manager and is getting married to Spencer. She had been rescued from and cult. She and Mercy, her now 4 yr old daughter, had been brought to town by Rawley.
Rawley Goode was the cook at Ben & Cooper's the town's restaurant. He was like a grandfather to both Mercy and Austin.
Cooper was Austin's bio
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook
Didn't really care for the h. ...more
Apr 18, 2014 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

Peyton is a physician's assistant who fell for the doctor she worked with (TED). He was a brilliant surgeon and a charismatic man who was easy to like in the workplace, but when she agreed to move in with him, all hell broke loose. His kids were completely out of control, and he left her to take care of them and
Christi Snow
Mar 25, 2014 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
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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
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!

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Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, eleven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost sixty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. The fourth novel, THE BEST OF US, in her fan-favorite Sullivan's Crossing Series was released in Jan. 2019. Robyn's new women's fiction novel THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND, released in April 2019, deputed on four bestseller lists: The ...more

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