At the age of 19, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been. Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he's been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father - and the people of Thunder Point - he's become a better, humbler version of his former self. Winning over his father isn't the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family, and especially Iris that he's finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?
©2014 Robyn Carr (P)2014 Recorded Books
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I would recommend this book to my friends. It is a good wholesome story as are all her books. I love Robyn Carr's books. They are not full of sex but do have romance in them.
Iries is a good character becuase she feels like she was slighted by the love of her life. As the story goes on it just gets better and better. She is very active in the schools and looks out for the children. Excellent character!
Very good story teller.
Robyn's books always make me laugh and sometimes cry depending on the situation. I didn't really have an extreme reaction to this book. Just a great story as always. Wish it had been a little longer.
"A very good series! Read in order!"
Small town, life's issues, interesting
Iris and Seth go hand in hand as favorites because they have a life history growing up. Their honesty and desire to be of help where others might turn their backs. This small town community is very intriguing! A very good series.
Therese Plummer does an excellent narration of all characters and all books I have listened to; she definitely has a gift portraying all characters with individuality.
There were both laughing moments but I felt this book dealt with some serious life issues making it more serious. It's handled very well.
My husband and I both enjoyed this entire series so it's not just a woman's read. Very well done. Love the town of yesterday and the people who all have their own humor.
"Lacking of Depth"
I love Robyn books, but sometimes her women are silly and makes the situation all about them. Again she did that with Iris, when Steph father had the medical issues. She comes crying it all her fault, really. This story was so predictable but end was lacking true depth. It's not a horrible book, but one I wouldn't miss reading or listening to again. Normally I like to go back and listen several times.
No, but will pay more attention to the previews
The performance was fine Threres Plummer is awesome reader
None of them., the characters are fine. I would just think about the plot of the book and see if it's appears real and if the women character seem silly and unrealistic.
"Makes you want More"
Each character per book is a tru individual.
Even if you have not read the earlier ones you are not lost inthis one.
Excellent". Liked them all. Waiting for Wishes.
Yes. But made myself slow down to enjoy it more.
Of all the series Imhave tried this Sumer Robyn Carr has had the best romance series.
I love Robyn Carr but this book doesn't compare to any in her Virgin River series. I'm hoping to find more to love. This one was maybe worth one credit but .. there are better to read.
"Good Main Character; Good Listen"
I really liked the lead character Iris; she's a great counselor and the kind of friend everyone wants. The male lead Seth, like all the male leads in this series is flawed, insensitive and more often than not clueless but because they're so special the woman recognize the guy's inherent goodness that they marry them anyway. Given the picture she paints of him it seems that anyone as together as she is would get over her childhood crush on the high school football star; it doesn't seem that the years have changed him all that much.
There is the standard high school queen, the violent jock, and the sensitive, caring ex-marine turned teacher who really cares. The characters stories in this series tend to extend through two, maybe three books, then become reference points who don't speak.
I was exposed to this series by the female members of our informal book club and I've found that the author is quite a good writer. I realize that as a male I'm not a member of the author's target audience but with like so many authors in the genre using football players as romantic interests a little actual knowledge might be helpful. For that matter just giving a perusal of an NFL roster to get an updated idea of the actual size of today's players would be beneficial.
That being said the author the author creates characters that the reader, or listener can get behind and feel compassion for. Iris for instance is her best character since Devon made her appearance in book three.
Entertaining from the start ... It did take me awhile to get used to the person performing the book ... Listening to who was who... Kept my interest and I looked forward to driving to work so I could find out what was going to happen next ... Overall GREAT book
Not a deep and mind engaging story. Brief but informative points about various forms of abuse was useful. All presented in an engaging manner. I have enjoyed all I have listened to in the series so far.
I like this series and the people of Thunder Point, but I thought this installment could have used a lot more introspection. The themes; young love, unrequited love, abuse, friendship, family estrangements, etc., were touched on, but not really solved when the book ended.
Maybe the issues I think were not examined will be in the next installment, but I like books that begin and end.
"Kept telling the book not to be over"
This book was not just a romance. It deals with important social issues.
When Iris told Seth why she has been angry for so many years.
Therese was able bring the characters more to life by the voices she lent to each character.
The meaning of a friend.
I am now going to look for more books by this author.
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