The family gathering

Robyn Carr

Book - 2018

Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads in his life. With his elder brother and youngest sister happily settled in Sullivan's Crossing, he shows up hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. But, like every visitor to the Crossing, he's immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life. Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated.

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Series
Carr, Robyn. Sullivan's Crossing ; book 3.
Subjects
Genres
Love stories
Published
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Mira [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
352 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780778330769
0778330761
9780778307594
077830759X
9780778369004
0778369005
9780778369158
0778369153
Main Author
Robyn Carr (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Fans of beloved women's-fiction writer Carr will enjoy spending time with the Jones siblings in the third book in the Sullivan's Crossing series, while readers who have not read What We Find (2016) and Any Day Now (2017) may have trouble connecting to the narrative. The rural Colorado setting is enticing, but natives will find the geography and places visited unrealistic. Still, Carr, as always, creates sympathetic, empathetic characters who deal with difficult problems. Dakota Jones, recently discharged from the U.S. Army, turns up at his brother Cal's home in the Colorado mountains near where his sister, Sierra, lives and finds a job hauling trash. His good looks and magnificent physique attract a couple of women looking for a man and perhaps even willing to go to deranged lengths to secure him. But he becomes interested in bartender Sid, sister of the bar's owner who is hiding out from her own past accomplishments and amazing skills. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

At the juncture of the Colorado and Continental Divide trails, Sullivan's Crossing is home to a new series from the New York Times best-selling Carr. Alas, readers who loved the first two books, What We Find and Any Day Now, will have to wait a bit for plot details. With a 300,000-copy first printing. Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

At loose ends after leaving the army and then going walkabout for a month in Australia, Dakota Jones heads for Colorado to check in with his sister and brother before deciding on his next move. He doesn't intend to stay long, but the long-neglected family connections, welcoming townsfolk, and stunning surroundings—to say nothing of his interest in bartender Sid Shandon, the one woman in town who won't give him a chance—have him rethinking his plans. A footloose hero finds a place to put down roots and a brilliant heroine learns to trust again in this relationship-centered story that adds a plethora of old and new characters (Sister Mary Jacob is priceless) to the mix. VERDICT A beautifully crafted plot with multiple story lines, relatable characters, and a setting that makes readers want to head for the Rockies add up to another solid title. Like many of Carr's books, it will appeal to romance and women's fiction fans alike. Carr (Any Day Now) lives in Henderson, NV. [See Prepub Alert, 10/22/17.] Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

After leaving the military, Dakota Jones visits Sullivan's Crossing to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure, but as he spends time with his siblings and becomes drawn to the simple way of life there, he finds the home and family he has always wanted.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A highly anticipated latest entry in the series that includes What We Find and Any Day Now continues the story of the residents of and visitors to the rustic campground of Sullivan's Crossing. 300,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

From the Bestselling Author of the hit Netflix series, Virgin River!An exceptional storyteller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr beautifully captures the emotionally charged, complex dynamics that come with being part of any family. Readers will laugh and shed a few tears as they discover what it means to be loved, supported and accepted by the people who mean the most.Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads in his life. With his elder brother and youngest sister happily settled in Sullivan’s Crossing, he shows up hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. But, like every visitor to the Crossing, he’s immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life.Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated. As a newcomer, he is on everyone’s radar—especially the single women in town. While he enjoys the attention at first, he’s really only attracted to the one woman who isn’t interested. And spending quality time with his siblings is eye-opening. As he gets to know them, he also gets to know himself and what he truly wants.When all the Jones siblings gather for a family wedding, the four adults are drawn together for the first time in a way they never were as children. As they struggle to accept each other, warts and all, the true nature and strength of their bond is tested. But all of them come to realize that your family are the people who see you for who you really are and love you anyway. And for Dakota, that truth allows him to find the home and family he’s always wanted.