Thursday, March 31, 2016

What We Find by Robyn Carr (Sullivan's Crossing #1)

What We Find

Rating: 4 Stars

Written by: Robyn Carr
Series: Sullivan's Crossing
Sequence in Series: 1
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: MIRA
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
ISBN-10: 0778318850
ISBN-13: 978-0778318859
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Join Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as she explores the healing powers of rural Colorado in a brand-new story of fresh starts, budding relationships and one woman’s journey to finding the happiness she’s long been missing

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency, high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a malpractice lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she’s never faced before. It’s in this desperate moment that Maggie’s boyfriend decides he can’t handle her emotional baggage, and she’s left alone, exhausted and unsure of what her future holds. One thing is certain, though: she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan’s Crossing.

Named for Maggie’s great-grandfather, the land and charming general store at the crossroads of the Colorado and the Continental Divide trails have been passed down through the generations and now belong to Maggie’s estranged father, Sully. Though raised by her mother and stepfather after her parents divorced, Maggie has always adored Sully—despite his hands-off approach to fatherhood. When she shows up unannounced in Sullivan’s Crossing, he welcomes her with opens arms, and she relishes the opportunity to rebuild their relationship.

But when Sully has a sudden heart attack, Maggie’s world is rocked once again. Consumed with his care, she’s relieved to find that Cal Jones, a quiet and serious-looking camper, has been taking over many of Sully’s responsibilities as he recuperates. Still, Maggie is suspicious of this mysterious man’s eagerness to help—until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.

Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon…if only they can learn to find peace and healing—and perhaps love—with each other.

What We Find (Sullivan's Crossing, #1)What We Find by Robyn Carr

Ravaged by work situations, not of her own making, Maggie Sullivan retreats to the one place she knows is safe…her father’s camp ground, Sullivan’s Crossing, a base camp for the trails to and from the Continental Divide.

Maggie shows up unannounced but is welcomed with open arms only to have her father quickly suffer a heart ache putting her in charge of getting the camp ready for the hiking season.

Cal is on his own retreat from reality, when Maggie suddenly shows up to the camp he came for his hiatus. Cal just steps in when he sees Maggie and Sully struggling to get ready for the hiking season even though he has nothing to gain for his help.

Maggie is distrusting of Cal but grateful for the much needed assistance. Even though the attraction blooms, Maggie remains leery of Cal until he reveals his reason for his chosen isolation.

This is a story of loss, isolation and loneliness and in searching for more both Maggie and Cal find peace, contentment, healing and happiness.

This is a wonderful addition to Carr’s storytelling. She once again brings that feeling of home, hope and love to a totally new local…Sullivan’s Crossing.

If you are looking for a feel good a sweet, hometown romance, check out What We Find.

I received this ARC copy of What We Find from Harper Collins in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication April 5, 2016.

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