A New Hope - Robyn Carr

A New Hope

By Robyn Carr

  • Release Date: 2015-07-01
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 98 Ratings

Description

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Starting over is never easy, but in Thunder Point, where newcomers are welcome and friends become family, it's possible to find yourself again. #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr takes us on a moving and rewarding journey as a young woman finds new hope. 

After losing her child, Ginger Dysart was lost in grief. But since moving to Thunder Point, a small town on the Oregon coast, Ginger is finally moving forward. Her job at the flower shop is peaceful and fulfilling, and she's excited to be assisting with the Lacoumette wedding. 

In spite of her lasting heartache, Ginger is swept up in the pleasure of the occasion. But the beauty of the Lacoumette farm and the joy of the gregarious family are ruined by an unfortunate encounter with the bride's brother, Matt. Struggling with painful memories of his own, Matt makes a drunken spectacle of himself when he tries to make a pass at Ginger, forcing her to flee the scene in embarrassment. 

But when Matt shows up at the flower shop determined to make amends, what started out as a humiliating first meeting blossoms into something much deeper than either of them expected. Everyone around them worries that Ginger will end up with a broken heart yet again. But if Ginger has the courage to embrace the future, and if Matt can finally learn to let go of the past, there may still be hope for a happy ending.

Reviews

  • Loved This One!

    5
    By Cpitcock
    What a great addition to the Thunder Point Series! I loved it! Ginger and Matt were wonderful together, and just what each other needed. I loved reading about their sweet romance, and seeing Ginger come alive again and Matt get over his heartbreak. Ginger Dysart has been able to power through some of the grief over her son's death after coming to Thunder Point. She has a job that she is enjoying with a florist, and she is excited about assisting with a wedding. The bride's drunken brother puts a damper on her enjoyment, but he later shows up at the flower shop to apologize. Ginger sees that Matt isn't typically the lout she met at the wedding, and soon a friendship springs up between them. As it turns to more, a lovely and sweet romance develops, but both of them have things in their pasts to overcome before they can look to the future. This was a good one! Ginger and Matt were great characters, and the romance between them was tender and heartwarming. This is one of my favorites of the series to date. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC in return for an honest review.
  • Heartwarming read!

    5
    By goofysandra
    Robyn Carr tells a great story about friendship, love and overcoming past heartache. I enjoy getting to visit Thunder Point and catch up with old friends cause that's how if feels when reading her books. I loved the story and romance between Ginger and Matt. I loved that they started out as friends who really got to know each other over time and as they did they were both falling for each other. Ginger evolves into such a strong woman after everything she has been through. She realizes that to move forward one has to make peace with the past. She does this and encourages a skeptical Matt to do so as well. They make a great couple and I was happy to be along for their journey. I also enjoyed getting a continuation of Grace and Troy's story, as well as many other characters. This is just a heartwarming, feel good book. I recommend the whole series, but this was one of my favorites.
  • Reading a Robyn Carr book is like coming home!

    5
    By AllRomanceReader
    Every time I read a Robyn Carr novel, its like coming home again. It's so easy to step right back in to the lives of the residents of Thunder Point, even after time away. The author creates a compelling town with delightful residents and I love catching up with old ones and meeting new ones just the same. I finished this book with such a good feeling in my heart and I fell in love with Matt a little myself just as Ginger was falling in love with him! Matt and Ginger are such complex characters with complicated, grief-stricken pasts and both are just doing what they can to get by most days. I think the author's depiction of Ginger's grief over the loss of her child, which we mostly saw in the previous Thunder Point book, was incredibly realistic, and her depiction of Matt's dealing with his own loss was also incredibly genuine. The journey that Matt and Ginger took to each other was joyful but honest, and the maturity that each of them demonstrates is one rarely seen in couples today. The reason the couples in Thunder Point are so blissfully happy and fiercely in love is because the author creates loving relationships based on trust, sharing, and friendship. The drama isn't created for the sake of drama - it's real life experienced by the people living in Thunder Point and it makes you feel like a resident yourself. In addition to getting a peek into the lives of Matt and Ginger, the book continues the storyline of characters we met in the previous book - One Wish - Grace, Troy, and Winnie. Winnie has moved to town and we get to see glimpses of a mature loving (if not IN love) relationship between Mikhail and Winnie as she continues to suffer from ALS. The love in the relationships we've already seen develop in previous books persists, and we meet new residents of Thunder Point that we know we'll get to know better in subsequent books. If you are a new reader to Thunder Point, never fear. This book reads just as well as a standalone - you'll love the characters you meet, and get a complete story of Ginger and Matt's love, but I guarantee you'll be headed back to the beginning of the series because you'll need to get to know the other folks in town, have a sandwich from Carrie, or check out some of the other folks hanging out on the beach outside Coopers. I leave A New Hope with a wonderful feeling in my heart but a yearning to head back to Thunder Point soon.
  • Must read series

    5
    By WeMomma
    Loved the multiple stories. Another great read.