The Family Gathering

The Family Gathering

Book - 2018
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The Family Gathering captures the emotionally charged dynamics that come with being part of a 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. With his brother and one sister happily settled in Sullivan's Crossing, he shows up there hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. He's 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--especially the single women in town. While he enjoys the attention, he's really only attracted to the one woman who isn't interested.

When the Jones siblings all gather for a family wedding, the four adults are drawn together in a way they never were as children. In the struggle to accept each other, warts and all, the true nature and strength of their bond is tested. They come to realize that your family are the people who see 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.
Publisher: Ontario :, MIRA Books,, 2018
ISBN: 9780778307952
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2019


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Jul 07, 2019

The third book in this series and although the previous books were good this was absolutely excellent just had to keep reading.

Jun 19, 2019

​​2018; Mira/HarperCollins Canada
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I love Robyn Carr series and writing! I love the small-towns with realistic story lines and endearing characters. Even though each book focuses on a hero and heroine's journey, most of the characters
make appearances in other books. It gives us more of their stories. In the third instalment of Sullivan's Crossing we meet Cal and Sierra's brother, Dakota. He has come to Timberlake, Colorado to put down roots after his military career. As he figures out what he wants to do next he meet bartender, Syd and a few other women. All, but Syd, are ready to settle down with the handsome new comer even if he doesn't want to. I think Carr dealt with this quite well - the scariness felt very real.

All this novel we have Sierra and Connie grappling with parenthood...or rather if they should become parents and if they should adopt instead. All of this while still planning a wedding...and dealing with the fourth Jones sibling, Sedona. Sedona's need for perfection may be more of a disorder than her personality. When she disappears, Dakota decides it is his turn to step up. We also find out more about the Jones's family history. I really enjoyed this book, that I finished it quicker than I wanted, and I really like Therese Plummer's narration.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

Apr 12, 2019

I tend not to read 'saga' stories, but I think these Sullivan's Crossing books are wonderful. They remind me very much of the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer.

'The Family Gathering' introduces us to 2 more siblings that come from a confused family background. All four deal with that in their own way and it catches up with all of them. Luckily they have a haven in Sullivan's Crossing.

You will enjoy all three of these tenderly written books.

5 stars, A- for some (a bit too much) abrupt subject/mood change conversations that drive me crazy when authors do it.

Aug 14, 2018

Loved this story. It's also nice to read about people I've read about in prior books.

Jul 11, 2018

Loved it!! Great love story in more ways than one. Robyn Carr never disappoints.

Jun 05, 2018

Excellent as all the others in the series!

Jan 22, 2018

There is use of the F word sporadically throughout, for those who may not want cursing in the books they read.

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