About the book
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.
A Robyn Carr book is like comfort food to me. She has the ability to sweep me away to a quaint town or country setting to get lost in the charming lives of it’s residents. I first fell in love with Carr’s writing when I read Virgin River, and wanted nothing more than to live in a place just like it. This book was just as lovely and adorable as I’ve come to expect from the author. I spent most of my time reading the book with a big smile on my face, even laughing out loud at some of the humorous moments. I loved the characters and the story and was completely charmed by the setting. My only complaint was that it became a little long winded and drawn out in the middle of the book, where it started losing steam, and I found myself starting to get a bit bored. But things happened to quickly pull me back into the story, and it won me over in the end.
If you’re looking for a romantic, witty, charming story- you’ll find this book is the perfect getaway!
ARC kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Adult Contemporary, Romance
Expected Publication: April 1, 2016 by MIRA
Length: 384 Pages