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Sunrise Point (Virgin River) (edition 2012)

by Robyn Carr

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Title:Sunrise Point (Virgin River)
Authors:Robyn Carr
Info:Mira (2012), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Tags:Virgin river, nora crane, romance!

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Story ok but brought in extraneous plot that did not add anything to the basic story. ( )
  Carole-Ann | Aug 7, 2014 |
Nora Crane's made some bad decisions in life, which lead to her now living in Virgin River, squatting in a tiny abandoned house with two small daughters, while her ex-minor-league ballplayer turned meth-head ex-boyfriend rots in jail. Who would want to take on THAT mess?

Not Tom Cavanaugh, former Marine and current boss of the family apple orchard. He knows what he wants in a woman, and Nora's not it; he doesn't even want to give her a seasonal job picking apples. But his grandmother insists and the scrappy single mother makes a go of it, impressing him despite himself.

As the local counselor/pastor helps her to discover, Nora is not entirely alone in the world, after all; her father did not abandon her willingly, but gave up in the face of repeated rebuffs by her mother, and when he seemed to be making life worse for the little girl. My one quibble with this book is when Jed talks about how Nora's mother might have had borderline personality disorder, but how she wasn't REALLY mentally ill.

There's a lot we don't understand about mental illness, and I don't have the credentials to diagnose anyone, let alone a fictional character. But the "personality" disorders - borderline, OCPD, narcissistic personality disorder are as real mental illnesses as anything else in the last two editions of the DSM, and those who have them, as well as those who are involved in family, love, or work relationships with someone so disordered, officially diagnosed or not, are well-advised to get qualified professional help. The damaging impacts can last a lifetime, especially if they are brushed off as not "real mental illness." It's potentially as harmful to grow up in a household with a disordered person as it is to grow up in a household where there is alcohol or drug addiction. [Climbing down off soapbox now.]

These discussions only takes up a little of the book, but having such a mother and an absent father helps us understand why Nora made such bad decisions re: the boyfriend, and admire her all the more for her determination to make something of herself and for her girls.

The heat between Tom - who is trying desperately to become attracted to a lovely woman with less emotional, if not literal, baggage, and Nora is slow to develop. She's attracted to him all the way through, but isn't going to hit on her boss, especially one who's dating another woman. Loved Maxie, the grandmother, the town events as described, and the way other characters make an appearance, here and there, but this book too works as a stand-alone. ( )
  writerbeverly | May 1, 2014 |
Another wonderful journey into Virgin River and the beginning of a new plot...
Can't wait for more :) ( )
  Lost_Lenore | Nov 2, 2013 |
Sunrise Point A Virgin River Novel: Book 3
ISBN: 9780778313175
Author: Robyn Carr
feb 1 galley edition
Nora, who had at Christmas came to Virgin River and the townspeople had helped
her and her two small infants out, is now applying for a job apple picking to
help with expenses as her two part-time jobs just don't make a lot.
She gets many of the local women to help with the kids so she can work at the
orchard til Tom finds out she's been injured. He takes matters into his own hands.
He recalls another woman that he fell in love with one season and doesn't want to
have that repeated with Nora.
They find themselves talking more to one another and realizing they come from
very similar backgrounds as far as family goes. Things happen with Nora to reunite
with her family and she shares with him what she's been able to find out.
As Tom has been busy repairing his orchard fences he enforces that Nora wait for him
to pick her up and drop her off from work or the wild animals might mistake her for
food. The scenery is very country, everything is wild, flowers, food and animals.
Sounds like a heavenly place to grow up where others care about one another and are
there to help lend a hand when one is needed.
She tries to rebuild her past with help from Jed and the memories she did have that her
mother told her never happened, did in fact happen. She's got a lot of healing to do to
trust again.
Tom has a deceased buddy's wife to visit for a weekend as she's on her way t study at a
nearby university. She's just gorgeous and Nora can't compete with even her looks, never
mind her clothes or car.
Nora needs time to heal still and not feel like she's a failure.
Other people in town come back to visit and it brings you up to date with what's going on
in their lives. Even if you've never read a virgin river book you are introduced to the people
as if you had never read any of the series, but if you have read the prior books it's just a
good refresher course in what is the latest with them.
Like how this book is so up to date with current events in the country: the BP oil spill and
how one of the people in the book are involved or perceived to work in the area and we are
told and given different opinions of what's really going on there.
choices, so many of them... ( )
  jbarr5 | Jul 25, 2013 |
Tom Cavanaugh and Nora Crane ( )
  sshelley1 | Jul 22, 2013 |
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When he returns home to Virgin River to take over his family's apple orchard and settle down, former Marine Tom Cavanaugh falls for single mother Nora Crane, who is helping out during harvest time.

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