February 26, 2015

One Wish. Robyn Carr. Review and Giveaway.

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One Wish
Robyn Carr
Published: Harlequin MIRA
Date: 24th February 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 384
Genre: Contemporary romance
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. And though she's proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she's created running a successful flower shop, she knows something is missing. Her life could use a little excitement.

In a community where there are few eligible singles, high school teacher Troy Headly appoints himself Grace's fun coach. When he suggests a little companionship with no strings attached, Grace is eager to take him up on his offer, and the two enjoy…getting to know each other.

But things get complicated when Grace's past catches up with her, and she knows that's not what Troy signed up for. Faced with losing her, Troy realizes Grace is more than just a friend with benefits. He's determined to help her fight for the life she always wished for but never believed she could have—and maybe they can find real love along the way.
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One Wish by Robyn Carr is #7 in her Thunder Point series, and hopefully there will be a good number more.  Robyn Carr is a highly skilled writer, and One Wish is a perfect example of how she spins a tale, with characters that I love and care about, issues that are real, and a plot that twists and turns and ultimately works out in the end.

One Wish is mainly about Grace and Troy.  In the previous book Troy lost out in love, but now it is his turn to find the woman that is perfect for him, so long as he can work out what his self worth is and what he has to give to Grace that has real value.  At first take it looks like they are perfectly suited.  Troy is all about fun - his aim is to bring fun into Grace's life and enjoy the outdoor pursuits with her that he loves to engage in.  However Troy does not know everything about Grace and when he learns all there is to know will it make a difference?

Grace might now be the owner of a successful business in Thunder Point but she has rearranged her name a little and likes to live out of the limelight.  She has experienced the tough life of being a top competitor in a sport she loves but left.  Although when the going is tough for her - then instead of falling in a heap - Grace shows her steely strength.  Her father has died, and her mother - well that's an interesting point.  Grace's mother pushed her and lived her life through Grace's success.  Now Grace wants little to do with her.

What I love about these books is that we are given little insights into the ongoing lives of others in the town of Thunder Point who are like old friends.   There is a little cameo of Rawley - loved that! Ray Ann the town realtor has a slightly larger and more satisfying role and we also have introduced her 'niece' Ginger who is dealing with a very heartbreaking issue - but there is nobody more suited to the task than Ray Ann to help her a little.  We even receive a visit from a couple down from Virgin River - no not Jack!  To top it all off there is a wedding thrown in and the population of Thunder Point looks ready to explode!

While I'd recommend the complete series, each book could be read on its own.

One Wish is a romance plus, it is more than a simple contemporary romance, it has depth to it, real issues that real people could face.  There is a side serving of women's fiction thrown in.  For me, my favorite kind of read.
4.5 stars
Thunder Point
The Wanderer      #1
The Newcomer    #2
The Hero              #3
The Chance          #4       
The Promise         #5
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Now Closed.  Winner Suko from Suko's Notebook - Congratulations.
 Little Bird Publicity is kindly offering the chance  to win a copy of One Wish by Robyn Carr to U. S. continental readers.  

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  1. Sounds like an enjoyable read, Kathryn.

    Lovely post.

    Thanks for sharing,

    I hope you are enjoying your day.


  2. It was indeed Elizabeth, I always enjoy Robyn Carr.

  3. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Kathryn! The book sounds quite enjoyable.

    1. Very enjoyable Suko. I am a Robyn Carr big time fan!

  4. Karen's reviewing this one on my blog next week, she really likes the series but I don't think she warmed to Troy lol. Glad you enjoyed it :)

    1. Troy is a bit like Lauren in Rachael Johns book. He lost out the previous book she it was a little difficult seeing another side to him. However I soon warmed to him in this one.

  5. I love this series! I'm listening to book #3 right now. It's great how the series is a continuing saga of the town, and previous characters play important roles. I think I love Thunder Point as much a Virgin River.

    1. I find the Thunder Point ones slightly different but every bit as good. I might listen to one or two of Thunder Point books on audio as you are doing when the stories have become a little forgotten in my head so I can re experience the pleasure.

  6. I need to get back to reading Robyn Carr. I have a small older collection of her books and find her stories to be well developed and heartwarming. I am glad you enjoyed this and thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    1. Yes heartwarming is right. I think I have nearly all of hers. Went on a roll once I discovered her.

  7. I can't believe how many she's got out in this series already. I was still reading her VR ones when these started and thought out I'll get to that first one soon. And now. Nope still not started them *hangs head*

    1. Loved all the VR ones. Can't read everything. ; I wish I could just guzzle books flat out!!


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