Author: Robyn Carr

Any Day Now by Robyn Carr

Posted May 22, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Any Day Now by Robyn CarrAny Day Now by Robyn Carr
Series: Sullivan's Crossing #2
Published by Mira on April 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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The highly anticipated sequel to #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr's What We Find transports readers back to Sullivan's Crossing. The rustic campground at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide trails welcomes everyone—whether you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a whole new lease on life. It's a wonderful place where good people face their challenges with humor, strength and love.

For Sierra Jones, Sullivan's Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She's put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn't yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet.

Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father figure she's always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it's a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan's Crossing Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose.

 

 
Sierra Jones has had a pretty troubled life and is now ready to pursue a more productive path. She decides to visit her brother, Cal, in Sullivan’s Crossing and what began as a short stopover turns out to be an indefinite stay.

 
This was a very compelling story as we followed Sierra’s journey to sustained sobriety. I learned so much about the realities experienced by those recovering from addictions, things we take for granted but are serious triggers for the addict. She was a pretty woman with a not so attractive history and her honesty about it all was admirable. I liked her caution about her developing relationship with firefighter and paramedic Conrad (Connie) Boyle, despite his wonderful personality and full court press to hurry things along.

 
The secondary storyline involving a more mature couple was also interesting, addressing the issues faced by single parents trying to provide for their families and have time for meaningful relationships. It was beautifully written.

 
The strong sense of community is an important element in this series and it resonated loudly in this story. There’s also a suspense aspect I really enjoyed, adding even more tension and conflict to an already complex set of issues. I really enjoyed this book, especially the nail biting climax as Sierra’s past returns in a terrible way. I’m looking forward to the return to Sullivan’s Crossing.

About Robyn Carr

After thirty-plus years of hard work, life is very, very good for the Las Vegas author who began writing when her two children were babies.

Robyn’s Virgin River and Thunder Point series, like her earlier Grace Valley books, are a blend of romance and women’s fiction—books that not only entertain but also address sensitive issues, such as domestic violence, health risks and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anything that can compromise a woman’s happiness because she’s female. And there’s no denying that Robyn has a way with words. Her voice is unique and takes her readers into the hearts and minds of the brave men and women who have served in the military, into the families left behind, and into those who confront challenges head-in in their search for love and fulfillment.

After writing twenty Virgin River stories, Robyn is now taking her readers into another fictional community, a picturesque coastal town on the Oregon coast she calls Thunder Point. Like her Virgin River novels, the Thunder Point books will make readers laugh, sigh, and fall in love: with a small town filled with people they’ll never forget. In addition to 2013’s The Wanderer, The Newcomer and The Hero, Thunder Point novels on Robyn’s schedule are three 2014 titles, The Chance (March), The Promise (July), and The Homecoming (September).

Robyn and her husband enjoy traveling, often taking research trips together. Their son and daughter are grown. Robyn says that, in addition to reading her novels and making snide remarks about how she’s used family scenarios to her advantage, they have made her a happy grandmother.


Audio Review: The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

Audio Review: The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

Posted March 28, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Emma Shay’s idyllic life shattered overnight when her husband was arrested for running a massive Ponzi scheme (think Bernie Madoff). Even worse, most of the world believe she knew what was going on and has secretly stashed away millions of dollars. With nowhere to turn, Emma goes back to Santa Rosa, California, the hometown she left over 15 years ago. She’s almost penniless and virtually unemployable and with the help of one of her childhood friends, has a place to stay and a minimum wage job. But, her toughest challenge is yet to come…confronting Riley Kerrigan, the woman who was her best friend until she committed the ultimate betrayal.   This is primarily Emma’s story but it’s also Riley’s as well. Over the […]


Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr

Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr

Posted August 10, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Single mother Lin Su Simmons is the home care nurse for Winnie Banks, Grace Headly’s wealthy mother who is suffering from ALS. Her 14-year old son, Charlie, is a great kid but underdeveloped because of his asthma condition. When triathlon athlete Blake Smiley moves next door to Winnie, he and Charlie quickly form a wonderful relationship. Though Lin Su is also attracted, she’s challenged by this man who wants her to ease up control of her son to let him develop and get stronger.   Family is a strong theme in this story, one that provides challenges to Amerasian Lin Su who was adopted at age three. She’s estranged from her adopted family, unclear about her biological mother and has no contact with […]


What We Find by Robyn Carr

What We Find by Robyn Carr

Posted March 29, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments

    Maggie Sullivan returns to her father’s place at Sullivan’s Crossing to recharge after an extremely stressful period. She’s a neurosurgeon who’s being sued, her practice is being dissolved and her boyfriend just walked away. What starts as a plan to spend a few days seeking respite turns into a much longer search for grounding and what’s really important.   I liked this story that seems to meander without purpose until it finds one. Maggie is an interesting character who, despite all her issues, never loses her footing. Cal Jones is a man of mystery who stays at the camp well beyond his planned few days and they seem to be on parallel paths in their separate journeys. I also liked this unique community […]


Just Lovely! A New Hope by Robyn Carr

Just Lovely! A New Hope by Robyn Carr

Posted June 30, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Ginger Dysart is slowly recovering from the loss of her child on top of the disintegration of her ill-advised marriage. Working in the Thunder Point flower shop and being around a network of interesting and supportive women has raised her from a dark abyss. When she “meets” Matt Lacoumette at his sister’s wedding reception, it’s an unlikely encounter between two people rebounding from painful life events.   I loved this story for several reasons. First, Ginger’s descent into severe depression was understandable, presenting a very realistic response to the loss of a child. When her cousin, Ray Anne, steps in and moves her to Thunder Point, it begins an extraordinary healing process that exemplifies the best the community has to offer. The town […]


Back to Thunder Point! One Wish by Robyn Carr

Back to Thunder Point! One Wish by Robyn Carr

Posted February 2, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Quick summary Grace Dillon owns and operates a flower shop in Thunder Point but no one knows she once was a famous champion skater. It consumed her life for many years and she’d like to keep that in the past and secret. Troy Headly is a history teacher sort of nursing his wounds after he wasn’t able to win the heart of Grace’s best friend Iris. She’s privately in serious like with him as they decide to have an airy “friends with benefits” relationship. Yeah, right. What works about this story I love it when the characters enter into a relationship with eyes wide open. Grace and Troy promised each other nothing but to enjoy their time together. No denials about getting serious, […]


The Prodigal Son Returns in The Homecoming by Robyn Carr

The Prodigal Son Returns in The Homecoming by Robyn Carr

Posted September 6, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  Quick summary Seth Sileski was once a high school football phenom in Thunder Point, actually excelling in college and playing with the Seattle Seahawks before a tragic accident sidelined him. Now he’s back home as the new deputy sheriff in charge, hoping to repair his fractured relationships with his father and his once best friend, Iris McKinley.   Story conflict Seth and Iris were best friends and neighbors since they were 4-years old until a heartbreaking incident involving their senior prom. It’s been 17 years but Iris still hasn’t let go of her resentment. (You just know there’s more to this.) She’s a high school counselor who’s dealing with what looks to be a student suffering in some abusive relationship.   What I liked […]


Doc Grant’s Story! The Promise by Robyn Carr

Doc Grant’s Story! The Promise by Robyn Carr

Posted May 28, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

Quick Summary Dr. Scott Grant is a widower with two small children who recently moved to Thunder Point to raise his family. He also wanted the experience and lifestyle of a small town general practitioner, offering personal rewards if not much money. Peyton Lacoumette, a Physician Assistant, was just passing through, on her way from a bitter breakup to…something else, when serendipity stepped in. She needed a job and Scott really needed help…in more ways than one.   Scott and Peyton Scott’s just the nicest man and a dedicated father to his 5-year old son Will and 4-year old daughter Jenny. In the short time he’s been in town, Thunder Point has come to treasure him and want him happy. Peyton is a PA with […]