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The family gathering
Carr, Robyn, author.
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[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

Physical Description:
509 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Dakota Jones is the second youngest of four children who had a difficult upbringing living with parents who struggle with mental illness. He escaped his family as soon as he could by joining the military. Now, after several tours of duty he has been discharged. He has nowhere to go and no solid plans for the future. Refusing to return home to his parents he arrives in Sullivan's Crossing where his brother Cal and sister Sierra have each experienced the healing power of the place and its people. Nestled at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails, the area attracts those looking for answers or direction or a new lease on life. Dakota will come to terms with his less-than-perfect family and will plant the roots he's never had.

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. As a newcomer, he is on the radar of all 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. When all the Jones siblings gather for a family wedding, they struggle to accept each other, warts and all, and the true nature and strength of their bond is tested.
General Note:
Sequel to: Any day now.
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Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads. With his elder brother and youngest sister happily settled in Sullivan's Crossing, he shows up hoping to clear his head and is immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life. But Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated. As a newcomer, he's on everyone's radar. And spending quality time with his siblings is eye-opening. As he gets to know them, he gets to know himself and what he truly wants.

Author Notes

Robyn Carr is a best-selling author of romance novels. She studied nursing in college, but because she married her high school sweetheart who then joined the US Navy, Carr never had time to stay in one place and practice nursing. Instead, she became a reader of romance novels and then decided to write her own. Since that time she has written many historical and contemporary-based romance novels.

Robyn's titles include the Virgin River, Thunder Point, and Grace Valley series as well as a number of stand-alone novels. Robyn's titles, A New Hope and Wildest Dreams, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. Robyn's titles, Backward Glance, What We Find, The House on Olive Street and The Life She Wants, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Fans of beloved women's-fiction writer Carr will enjoy spending time with the Jones siblings in the third book in the Sullivan's Crossing series, while readers who have not read What We Find (2016) and Any Day Now (2017) may have trouble connecting to the narrative. The rural Colorado setting is enticing, but natives will find the geography and places visited unrealistic. Still, Carr, as always, creates sympathetic, empathetic characters who deal with difficult problems. Dakota Jones, recently discharged from the U.S. Army, turns up at his brother Cal's home in the Colorado mountains near where his sister, Sierra, lives and finds a job hauling trash. His good looks and magnificent physique attract a couple of women looking for a man and perhaps even willing to go to deranged lengths to secure him. But he becomes interested in bartender Sid, sister of the bar's owner who is hiding out from her own past accomplishments and amazing skills.--Herald, Diana Tixier Copyright 2018 Booklist

Library Journal Review

At loose ends after leaving the army and then going walkabout for a month in Australia, Dakota Jones heads for Colorado to check in with his sister and brother before deciding on his next move. He doesn't intend to stay long, but the long-neglected family connections, welcoming townsfolk, and stunning surroundings-to say nothing of his interest in bartender Sid Shandon, the one woman in town who won't give him a chance-have him rethinking his plans. A footloose hero finds a place to put down roots and a brilliant heroine learns to trust again in this relationship-centered story that adds a plethora of old and new characters (Sister Mary Jacob is priceless) to the mix. VERDICT A beautifully crafted plot with multiple story lines, relatable characters, and a setting that makes readers want to head for the Rockies add up to another solid title. Like many of Carr's books, it will appeal to romance and women's fiction fans alike. Carr (Any Day Now) lives in Henderson, NV. [See Prepub Alert, 10/22/17.] © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.