Author: Robyn Carr
Series: Sullivan's Crossing, #2
Published: April 2017, Mira Books
Format: ARC Paperback, 384 pages
Source: Publisher via Little Bird Publicity
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.
My thoughts: This is the second book in Robyn Carr's Sullivan's Crossing series and I really enjoyed it. The first book, What We Find, was great, setting up the series and introducing us to some fun, interesting characters and this second book was just as good!
This story is about Cal's sister, Sierra and what brings her to the Crossing. Right away, I found her to be an engaging character and wanted to know more about her. Her story is one that will have you rooting for her in no time and hoping for her happily-ever-after - both romance-wise and just life-wise. She of course ends up finding romance and that is just a sweet story as it progresses. I loved the interactions she has with Conrad, otherwise known as Connie. They are just sweet together. And then there's Molly, the energetic puppy that Sierra rescues - she actually reads to her...a girl after my own heart!
But, this story isn't just about the romance. Robyn Carr tackles a rather serious subject in this book - that of recovery and I liked the way the did it. Sierra has just completed rehab and is hoping to restart her life. She takes her sobriety seriously and still leans on her old sponsor until she gets a new one - and can I just say how much I loved Moody? She also made sure to find out where the meetings are and when they are a priority when she gets to the Crossing. All this is done so seamlessly, so naturally to fit both the character of Sierra and the storyline - there's no preaching, no harping - it's just a natural fit, but yet, such an honest look at how it can change one's life.
I also loved getting to know more about Sully in this book. If you've read the previous book in this series, What We Find, you first met him there. But, if you haven't read that book yet, no worries. He's the owner of the Crossing and has quite a story of his own. I enjoyed the bond that develops between him and Sierra. There are some other characters we also get to meet and their stories are just as charming and I hope we continue to get to follow them as the series goes on.
I really like the way this series is progressing and can't wait to see what comes next. As I was reading and we kept meeting new people, I kept wondering if perhaps they would be the focus of the next book? Maybe yes or maybe it will be someone we haven't met yet...who knows...all I know is that I will be reading it either way! Sullivan's Crossing is the perfect escape from the everyday craziness of life!
Books in this series:
- What We Find
- Any Day Now