Have you ever read a book that you just could not put your finger on why you didn’t like it? That happened with me after finishing A New Hope. I can’t tell you oh I didn’t like this book because of… When I finished the book I just thought that’s it. That’s Ginger’s story. That is what I waited for. I just felt blah, and that has never really happened to me after reading Robyn Carr. ~ Piper, Guilty Pleasures
After losing her child, Ginger Dysart was lost in grief. But since moving to Thunder Point, a small town on the Oregon coast, and with the help of her cousin Ray Anne, Ginger is finally moving forward. Her job at the flower shop is peaceful and fulfilling, and she’s excited to start her first big assignment, assisting with the Lacoumette wedding.
In spite of her lasting heartache, Ginger finds herself 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 recent divorce, Matt makes a drunken spectacle of himself and Ginger when he tries to make a pass at her, forcing Ginger 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. Discovering they have a lot in common, they form a solid friendship, though 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.
Review copy provided for an honest review
A New Hope is the eighth book in Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series. I have been a fan of this series from the beginning. I have enjoyed all the books so far, and I was so looking forward to Ginger’s story after meeting her in the previous book. I fell in love with Ginger and my heart broke for her as she came to Thunder Point to put her life back together after the loss of her marriage and her infant son. Sadly this book was such a let-down for me.
Have you ever read a book that you just could not put your finger on why you didn’t like it? That happened with me after finishing A New Hope. I can’t tell you oh I didn’t like this book because of… When I finished the book I just thought that’s it. That’s Ginger’s story. That is what I waited for. I just felt blah, and that has never really happened to me after reading Robyn Carr. I was kind of thrown off by it. I just felt that Ginger’s story could have been so much more. I could not decide if I liked Ginger with Matt or not. I could not even decide if I liked Matt for that matter. For me there was just something missing and still after finishing the book weeks ago and re-reading parts, I just can’t put my finger on it. It just did nothing for me and I hate to say that, because I love Robyn Carr and her writing. I can’t tell you how many times I recommend her Virgin River series as well as this series to others looking for great contemporary romance.
I did enjoy seeing into the lives of the past couples. I am still missing the interaction between the teens, who are now in college. I will say even after being let-down with Ginger’s story, Ms. Carr still managed to get me interested in Lin and Charlie who will be the focus of Wildest Dreams the next book in the series.
My blah feelings for A New Hope will not stop me from continuing to read this series. I am still very much looking forward to see what happens with Lin and Charlie.