The Hero

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The Hero

Thunder Point, #3

Of course we know there are all kinds of heroes. Thunder Point has its share of everyday "heroes" that face each day and challenge with courage, spunk and a most important weapon, love. Just getting through life can be a challenge and oft times a great one that tests our mettle. Surviving life's challenges makes us better, stronger people. The people of Thunder Point have courage in spades but most important they have compassion and love and they greet each newcomer to their small community with open arms.

That's how I greet each new book by Robyn Carr, with open arms knowing that inside I will be entertained and moved by another story with people who begin to matter, just like old friends. Robyn Carr has become a really good friend of mine. We've spent lots of hours, days together as I've shared her humor, compassion and intelligence in the many books I've read of hers. This series has been a joy to read and I'm pretty sure they will take a place of honor on my book shelves.

There are three books in this series, each teaching you something new about the inhabitants of this small rather insignificant place. I would suggest reading them all just so you don't miss meeting some rather interesting people. But they each can stand quite well on their own.

So this is Devon's story. Devon and her little girl Mercy escaped the commune they had lived in for the past four years. Leaving isn't easy in fact, they did it in peril of being stopped and forced to return to a world that on the outside seemed serene, religious and safe. But in fact was anything but. The fact that Devon and Mercy land in Thunder Point is kind of a miracle or maybe just plain lucky. It was time for their luck to change.

Rawley, quiet a loner, finds himself becoming very involved with the two of them. That surprises everyone, not the least himself. Here is a man who keeps his feeling close to the vest but he gets a feeling of family with these two ladies. Family he never really thought much about.

And Rawley’s not the only one noticing these two new additions to this small community.

Spencer is also a newcomer to Thunder Point. He came with his young son to take the position of high school football coach. Living in this very close community has provided just the kind of stable life Spencer needed since his wife’s death. He never planned on finding a new love, but life has a way of throwing things in your path. Ignoring possibilities just doesn’t make any sense.

So throwing caution to the wind, Spencer finds himself getting closer and closer to Devon and drawn into her fears of being discovered by the leader of the cult, Jacob. Devon is well aware of Jacob’s growing paranoia. He isn’t interested in getting Devon back, but he is very unhappy losing one of his children. There’s no way to predict how this man with a God complex is going to react if and when he locates Mercy. Devon’s job is to make sure he never finds her daughter. The wonderful people of Thunder Point are also becoming aware of this commune that has been operating in their midst for quite a while. Only now there are questions about what is actually going on at their ranch.

Just how much danger was Devon and Mercy in at that commune?

The stakes couldn’t be higher and now Devon has people she can turn to for help. The big question is will that be enough.

The Hero is quite an interesting page turning story by Carr.

Book Blurb for The Hero

With warmth and sensitivity, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr shows readers that falling in love can be the bravest act of all. 

In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can't be worse than what they've left behind. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need. 

As the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship. But he's not looking for anything else. Instead, he's thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point's high school football coach. Tough and demanding to his team, off the field he's gentle and kind...just the kind of man who could heal Devon's wounded heart. 

Devon thought she wanted to hide from the world. But in Thunder Point, you find bravery where you least expect it...and sometimes, you find a hero.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2013 4.50