Monday, April 16, 2018

#Review ~ The Family Gathering by Robyn Carr ~ @RCarrWriter

The Family Gathering is my third trip to Sullivan's Crossing and a what wonderful visit it was. 

Dakota Jones arrives in Sullivan's Crossing to visit his brother, his sister, families. Dakota just isn't sure where his life is going or what he is going to do. A good taste of time with his family might just be what he needs to figure out his next step life. 

All the Jones siblings were brought up in a very unique family style. It's nice to see how each of the siblings has adjusted to life and what they have done with their lives. I love that this family sticks together through thick and through thin. They really do have each other's backs and are there if one of them needs a shoulder to lean on or an ear to lend along with a touch of advice. 

Poor Dakota finds himself the new available man in town and the women can smell the fresh meat. Poor Dakota has them coming at him from all directions. One is a chick he wants nothing to do with but just isn't taking his "I'm Not Interested" for no. She's a bit of an interesting twist to the story. I don't want to share too much so I'll let you read about this, umm, lady for yourself.

Then there is the one lady that Dakota finds interesting, attractive, funny, and just plain great. However, Sid just won't seem to take him up on that offer for dinner, or coffee, or anything really. He works his way into her good graces and their first date is unique. 

Sidney has been through a lot and it has not been easy. She's just not sure she wants to get involved with this handsome gentleman that keeps turning up at the bar and asking her for a date. Sid has a busy life tending the bar in her brother's bar and helping take care of her nephews. She's a strong independent lady that is working to keep her life even and hopefully uneventful. 

The more time that Sid and Dakota spend together that attraction grows and the more they find they truly do like to spend time together. I really enjoyed watching these two get to know each other better, watching them interact with each other's families, and watching their relationship bloom. 

There are moments of drama, family issues that are frightening and scary for all, a touch of heartbreak that had tears flowing, and this wonderful romance between Sid and Dakota. Ms. Carr has yet again written a page-turner of an emotional story that was impossible to put down. 

I enjoyed this visit to Sullivan's Crossing. I will be looking forward to seeing what Ms. Carr may have in store for us lucky readers next. 

I was given the opportunity to read this incredible story and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you.

You may find more of my reviews on Robyn Carr's work here.

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About the Book: 
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.

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About the Author: 

Robyn CarrRobyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, eleven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost sixty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. The third novel (THE FAMILY GATHERING) in her fan-favorite new series, Sullivan's Crossing, will be released in April 2018. Robyn is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 and in 2017, VIRGIN RIVER was named one of the HarperCollins 200 Iconic Books of the past 200 years. Robyn and her husband live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr's website at

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