Monday, April 18, 2016
Posted by Paula Mitchell with No comments
Author: Robyn Carr
Series: Sullivan's Crossing #1
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.
For many years I have been a huge fan of Robyn Carr I started up with the end of Virgin River Series and quickly flew through the Thunder Point Series and with this new series Sullivan's Crossing I found myself loving everything about it.
In this book we meet Maggie Sullivan whose having a really bad day she is being sued for death of a teenager, she lost her boyfriend and her baby all in one swoop. So when her friend Jaycee recommends Maggie go home to her father's house for some much need rest and recovery Maggie decides that might be the best thing for her.
Cal Jones is in Sullivan's Crossing trying to recover after suffering some live altering situations, and to plan what he will do next the last thing he counted on was meeting Maggie Sullivan or falling for her.
I love how this series like her other ones doesn't solely make these stories just about romance in this book it is about families and relationships Cal and Maggie both have family issues they need to work through to get to their happy place. I love the depths of characters in this book and how they thrive on what they are good at and don't obsess on the bad stuff or let it pull them down! Can't wait to see what is next for Sullivan's Crossing!