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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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Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr

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Another good book in the Virgin River community. I thought both the main characters were really nice especially after some hard struggles. The action moved right along and I found the side situation with Jack rather interesting. Desperate for income, single mother Nora gets a job at ex-marine Tom's apple orchard. ( )
  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
A sweet Virgin River book. It was nice to see Nora find love and visit with some old friends. ( )
  jkgrage | Nov 24, 2014 |
I love Robyn Carr's novels. I'm biased. She usually writes a strong story about true-to-life people and problems. This book is no different. Yes, the endings are a little too happy happy, but it's a romance. ( )
  lesmel | Nov 17, 2014 |
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 |
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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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