The Family Gathering (Sullivan's Crossing, #3) by Robyn Carr

The Family Gathering (Sullivan's Crossing, #3)

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 i...

Details The Family Gathering (Sullivan's Crossing, #3)

TitleThe Family Gathering (Sullivan's Crossing, #3)
Release DateApr 17th, 2018
PublisherMira Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Fiction

Reviews The Family Gathering (Sullivan's Crossing, #3)

  • Debra
    3.5 stars"In our family, we don't hide crazy...we put it on the porch and give it a cocktail."-AnonymousThe family gathering is the third book in the Sullivan's Crossing series, but it works very well as a standalone novel. Having said that, I do recommend reading the first two books (What we find and Any Day Now) as they introduce the reader to characters that are seen in this book and provide you with their backstory. Robyn Carr builds a commun...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    I love family gatherings.Especially if it's about big families who support each other during hard times, rejoice and celebrate after battles fought, and never give up on each other. Robyn Carr excels at small town characters and she always puts relatable and real life elements into her plots. It's palpable how much she cares about her stories and characters.The Family Gathering was indeed a gathering and a continuing of some of the side stories t...
  • Jonetta
    We’re back at Sullivan’s Crossing in Timberlake, Colorado, this time focused on Dakota Jones. He’s the elusive brother of Cal and Sierra who left home as soon as he became of age and has never returned. He’s an Army Ranger recently discharged from the service and comes to visit his siblings, not certain (as usual) how long he’ll stay. But, a surprising thing happens to him this time. He begins bonding with his extended family and others...
  • Auntee
    Very satisfying reading--now this was a story I could sink my teeth into..Mainly this story was about returning Army Ranger Dakota (Cody) Jones and his search for his place in this world, and him finding the life he didn't think he wanted--until he found the woman who he couldn't live without.Dakota turns up at Sullivan's Crossing where two of his three siblings (Cal--What We Find, and Sierra--Any Day Now) have now settled and have happy and ful...
  • Beth
    Recently retired Army Ranger, Dakota Jones, heads to Sullivan’s Crossing to spend some time with his siblings. He is surprised with the connection that begins to grow between him and his sibs but is even more surprised by his attraction to the local bar tender…even though she’s giving him a tough time of it.There is a lot of smiles and laughs but its tinged with the seriousness of growing up in a dysfunctional family and the effect it had o...
  • Kathryn
    Yikes I loved it. Review to follow.
  • Julianna
    Reviewed for THC Reviews"4.5 stars" The Family Gathering is the latest release in Robyn Carr’s Sullivan’s Crossing series. I waffled mightily on how to rate this one. The first two books of the series were pleasant. For the most part, I enjoyed them and rated each one four stars, but I felt that they still had some weaknesses that left me wanting more. That said, though, with each new book the series has been getting a little better, and afte...
  • Kate Douglas
    Two things I absolutely love about Robyn Carr’s stories are the powerful sense of family she creates, and the amazing characters who populate those families. I fell in love with the characters in her Virgin River series, and again reading her Thunder Point novels. Sullivan’s Crossing has the same sense of place with a totally unique and yet powerful family—the kind of family we build, not necessarily the one we’re born into. THE FAMILY GA...
  • Michele
    See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comThe Family Gathering was certainly well named, as it showcased the dynamics of four adult siblings and their efforts to mend fences and reconnect while they were all finally together in one place–lovely Sullivan’s Crossing. The added bonus of newfound love and continuing romantic journeys was just the icing on the cake.I’ve really been enjoying getting to know the Jones family as well as the locals ...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Another delightful installment. RTC.
  • Ann-marie
    The third book in Sullivan's crossing series. In this story Dakota the other Jones sibling(Cal from book one and Sierra from book two brother) has left the army and not sure what's next for him. He comes to Sullivan's crossing thinking it will be for a moment and that he can visit both his siblings and their family. As with the previous siblings he too continues to deal with the after affect of having a mental ill father who has opted out of bein...
  • Cheryl
    The family is one of nature's masterpieces. — George SantayanaAs I've written before, I'm a huge fan of author Robyn Carr. I do believe I've read all of her many books. She has a real talent with creating complex characters that feel like friends and in writing believable dialogue.This 3rd story in the Sullivan Crossing series centers around Dakota Jones. He is the brother of Cal, Sierra, and Sedona. He is discharged from the Army after 17 year...
  • Jackie Lane
    Wow, another awesome book by one of my absolute favorite authors. In this book, Carr touched on a variety of issue, including stalking, dysfunctional families, mental illness and more.Dakota Jones, returning from his stint in the Military, goes to Colorado to visit with his family. He plans to just figure out what he wants to do with his life, but sets eyes on a bartender, Sid, at a local pub and his plans immediately take a turn. Sid does everyt...
  • Ann
    It's always a delight to return to a family and catch up on all the news. This is book 3 in the Sullivan's Crossing series and Dakota has returned home after leaving the military. He's back in Colorado to visit with his brother and sister and realizes that he may just be ready to settle down. after he meets Sid. Can easily be read as a stand alone but fans of Robyn Carr will be happy to catch up with Cal and Sierra from the previous books in the ...
  • Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    Another warm extended-family-small-town romance from Robyn Carr, who always seems to know how to hit the right notes. Full review to come.
  • Angela Holland
    This was a great book. I loved going back to Sullivan's Crossing and seeing what was happening with all of the great characters. I miss hearing a little more about Maggie and Sully but it was nice to learn more about Dakota and to meet Sid. I also liked hearing more about how Sierra and Connie's relationship was going. I have to say though that Robyn put a lump in my throat a couple of times during their story. Sid was a good addition to the stor...
  • Jennifer
    The novel goes along like the show This Is Us (without flashbacks) in which it revolves around a large family of interrelated characters, but with 90% less drama. I felt though that the story was a bit too spread out. There are so many characters to keep track of and each have their own small story lines. But if you were to cut the book apart and read each character as its own short story you'd be left with a bunch of boring day-to-day conversati...
  • Scherry at The Novel Lady
    Although this is Book #3 of the Sullivan's Crossing series, it can be read as a stand-alone. Reading the first two books in the series is a plus, however, because it gives you more insight into the lives of the fabulous characters in this series. The Family Gathering highlights the inclusion of Dakota into the family circle in Timberlake, Colorado and although the story mainly revolves around the developing romance between Dakota and Sid, we are ...
  • Samantha
    This book is the third installment in the Sullivan's Crossing series though it can easily be read as a stand alone. This book is Dakota's story, Dakota is the brother of Cal and Sierra and he's found himself discharged from the Army with no real place to go. He decides to go spend a couple weeks with his brother and sister and see where life takes him. Growing up, the 4 Jones siblings were raised out on a farm with an unmedicated schizophrenic fa...
  • Donna
    I’ve just met the new guy in town! His name is Dakota, or Cody to family and other important people. Meeting him and the object of his affection, Sidney or Sid to friends, has been so much fun and so nice to watch as their relationship changes course. Oh, did I tell you that Cody (He lets me call him that!) has a big family in town and spends lots of time with them? It makes me so happy to spend time with all of them too; if you’d like to do ...
  • Paula Pugh
    There is so much going on together to form a very in the pages of The Family Gathering that there really is not one story but several woven together to form a very enjoyable book.Dakota Jones is finally finding a place to settle after several years in the service and a year in Australia. Sidney is a year into the after effects of a hurtful divorce filled with mistrust. They begin a tenuous relationship in which Dakota treads lightly in order to p...
  • Darcy
    I felt like the romance between Dakota and Sid had a slow burn, but it really worked for them both. Sid's past made her super gun shy, while Dakota is figuring out what to do with this life and hiding quite a bit.I did think it was funny how once he came to town Dakota was hit on by several women, one of whom was clearly crazy! I loved the plan that dealt with her, thought it was perfect!I liked that with this book we got to see all of the Jones ...
  • Danielle Urban
    The Family Gathering by Robyn Carr is a heartfelt story. It has themes about family, community, and relationships. I loved how the characters were all like one big family. The family members of the main characters were interesting as well. They added more zest to the plot.A good looking man returns back home. All the women want him except for one. While we have heard this same plot line so many times, it's the emotional journey and risks these ch...
  • Diane Saul
    This is the 3rd book in the Sullivans Crossing Series. It could be read as a stand alone but there are a lot of characters and you get details about their back stories in the previous books. It is a good series so I would recommend the reader read all the books in order. This is a story about family. Dakota Jones, ex Army Ranger has come to Sullivan’s Crossing where two of his siblings live. He plans to visit for awhile and has no plans to sett...
  • Debra McEathron
    This was a very good story about how families interact and how all families have their little issues. well some issues are not so easy to deal with. Dakota and Sidney have their own issues to deal with as well as their family problems. This story touches on issues with stalkers, foster care, adoptions, and mental disorders, It is all woven together and intertwined with in the families and friends in Sullivan's crossing. I can't wait to read the o...
  • Kirsten
    Sullivan's Crossing #3I loved the Virgin River series- even got my nonreader mom to read them.I have read all of her books and every book makes me a bigger fan.I read and really enjoyed the first two books in this series.I enjoyed getting caught up with the family and meet some new members.Dakota grew up a loner- as soon as he was able- he left to go with Armyso he has been gone from family for 17 years. He decides to visits Sullivan's Crossing.R...
  • Regina Mastrogiacomo
    I really enjoyed this story, but it kept reminding me of “Virgin River.” I like the fact that it delved into mental health in all its forms, but some of the characters I’ve read about before. I also like that foster care and adoption is part of this story because it’s makes it less scary to talk about.I found the ending rushed and to many loose ends are tied up very quickly, and I would have like to have had Tom and Lola have more told ab...
  • Karen Cann
    I’ve read this series from the first book and it’s a great story of a family I feel I could be friends with. I felt this storyline was a little more contrived than the last two...forcing things to happen rather than just letting them happen naturally. I would have given it 3 and a half stars if that was an option. It’s a light, easy read and fun to keep up with the characters, but wish it went a little deeper with them and wasn’t so obvio...
  • Becky
    The Family Gathering is the next book in Robyn Carr’s series, Sullivan’s Crossing. Dakota Jones, brother of California and Sierra Jones, moves to the Crossing after his years in the Army. Characters are unique and well-developed. Nobody, but nobody tells a story like Robyn Carr! From the first sentence to the last, I was totally involved in the story. I couldn’t put the book down.