Monday, May 28, 2018

Review: The Family Gathering by: Robyn Carr

Title: The Family Gathering
Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: Sullivan's Crossing #3
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
Source: Present

Description:

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 whofsee 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. 

My Thoughts: 

In this book Dakota Jones has shown up in Sullivan's Crossing after being discharged from the military unsure of where his life is headed.  Dakota meets three women two of whom don't interest him at all and one who does Sid who works as a bartender in her brother's bar and is recovering from a nasty divorce.  Dakota tries his best to let Alyssa and Neely know he's not interested, and Sid does her best to convince Dakota she's not interested.

Sierra and Connie end up getting married when Connie saves a baby and talks to Sierra about becoming foster parents.  Sierra goes one step further and wants to adopt the baby Sam whose mother died in an accident.  When there lives get torn apart as Sam's grandmother decides to take him back Sierra and Connie do their best to care for Sam even from afar.  Will Sam find his forever family?

When the wedding of Sierra and Connie happens their other sister Sedona shows up and is in all sorts of issues.  She unlike their father Jed is in need of doctors care and the family rally's together to help Sedona get her life back and become stable on medications.

I really enjoyed this series it's such fun to go visit Sullivan's Crossing to see how everyone is doing and what is going on next.  I am addicted since I read the first one.  My husband buys me the newest one when it's first out so I can have it to read.  I cherish these books that deal with so many issues in life and love!  Can't wait to see what is next at Sullivan's Crossing!

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