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 Romance, Contemporary, 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...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    Ahhhhh, I did not want this story to end. This is the third installment of the Sullivan's Crossing series and it picked up from the previous books. For the fans of Ms. Carr, you are taken on a journey through thoughtful storytelling as you connect and fall in love with all of the characters in the series, similar to her Virgin River series. This installment centers around Dakota Jones, brother of Cal and Sierra, from books one and two. He decides...
  • 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...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Robyn Carr is one of my all-time favorite contemporary romance writers. She writes realistic romances that warm your heart, usually set in a quaint small town with an abundance of lovable secondary characters. The Family Gathering is the third book in the Sullivan’s Crossing series and centered on another one of the Jones’ siblings, Dakota. Dakota distanced himself from his wacko parents as soon as he was old enough to enlist in the army and ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amy
    This is the third book in a series that’s set in an idyllic small town I Colorado, I read the second book last year and was excited to catch up with the characters again. You could easily jump in at any point, these books read fine as a standalone, although it was nice to see some familiar characters as secondary characters this time around. Last book it was Sierra’s story and this one focused on her brother, Dakota.Carr writes the type of ro...
  • Susan
    The Family GatheringRobyn CarrReceived from NetgalleyTHE FAMILY GATHERING is the third book in the Sullivan’s Crossing series. I was so excited to find out Robyn Carr had a new series about to begin and Sullivan’s Crossing has been so much fun to read. Robyn is my favorite author and I devour everything she writes. I’ve never read a Robyn Carr book I didn’t love. THE FAMILY GATHERING is a heart warming addition to what is becoming a wonde...
  • Kathryn
    Yikes I loved it. Every so often I look forward to reading a certain book and then feel a little let down when I read it. Not so with The Family Gathering, #3 in Robyn Carr's Sullivan's Crossing. I love, love, loved every word of it.I've come to love this little community and the spirit that exists among them. And I really looked forward to brother Dakota's story and it was everything that I wanted and more. Yes more! Because we had updates of Ma...
  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    RATINGS: 4 STARS(I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS)(Review Not on Blog)Listened to on AudioI 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 charactersmake 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. ...
  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    3.5/5; 4 starsI enjoy the Sullivan's crossing books. They kind of remind me of the Virgin River series. If you like series set in a small town with repeating characters you will probably like this one. Robyn Carr manages to write 'almost fantasy' in that her people always get their act together and, even though there are flaws here and there, things always work out. Great escapist reading.I think book 1 was the best of the lot but this was good t...
  • 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...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Once again, Carr brings the romance, characters and small town to life. I would love to spend the summer in one the cabins on the lake. I could see myself having a meal in the quaint Colorado town and taking long hikes with my husband. This is one of the things that draws me to Carr's small-town series. Like the Virgin River series, Sullivans Crossing shares siblings, newcomers, and townsfolks making the reader feel as if they are returning for ...
  • Jamie Beck
    It’s always a pleasure to come back to Sullivan’s Crossing. I think Dakota might be my favorite Jones so far, and Sydney a wonderful heroine (not only for him, but also in her own right). I loved her background (smarty-pants physicist) and her masquerading (so to speak) as a bartender while she sorts out the pieces of her life after a major heartache of her own.Ms. Carr always does an amazing job of weaving complicated and layered family rela...
  • 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...
  • Siobhan
    Having read and enjoyed Any Day Now, the second book in Robyn Carr’s Sullivan’s Crossing series, I told myself I would go back and read the first book, What We Found. I wanted more of the characters and the setting, I wanted to dig deeper into the world. Sadly, I have yet to read What We Found, but when I was given the chance to dive into the third book, The Family Gathering, I was happy to return to the world.Personally, I would recommend re...
  • The Lit Bitch
    3.5 stars This year I have tried to read a little more fluffy contempo romances. I’ve sometimes felt that I get pigeon holed into reviewing just historical fiction—don’t get me wrong, historical fiction is my jam but sometimes I need a break and could go for something a little more modern and different just to keep things interesting.Romances never seem to get old for me and I think a lot of women would agree. It doesn’t matter how cliche...
  • Laurel-Rain
    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. But, like every visitor to the Crossing, he’s immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life.Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated. As a newcomer, he is on e...
  • Kathleen
    Robyn Carr once again takes us on an emotional journey with her 3rd book in the Sullivan's Crossing series. I started this book and couldn't put it down. Each page brought the reader into the lives of the Jones siblings and we laughed, cried and shared the joys of family life that her readers could in some way relate to. This book centers around Dakota Jones, who has left the military and when he finished traveling after his discharge, comes to S...
  • Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
    I’m going to sound like a broken record but...Robyn Carr is such an amazing writer. And when I read one of her books it is like coming home to a comfortable, warm and loving place. She writes family, relationships and the concept of life so very well. Her books really hit home for me. And they remind me that life is full of ups and downs. That the human spirit can endure and move on. And this book was no different, I have grown to love this cla...
  • 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 ...
  • Nora-adrienne
    An amazing story about a family with a past that scares them even as adults. A decorated veteran coming to spend time with his family, not looking for permanence but just a short visit. They all need each other like never before and manage to find a way to help each other and support each other. That's only the bare bones of this story, but it's enough to make you pick up the book and NOT put it down till you finish it.
  • Lorelei's
    I finished reading THE FAMILY GATHERING by Robyn Carr and it’s fantastic! I laughed, swooned, was amused, loved seeing all the siblings in this series together, facing challenges and celebrating happy moments. I ended THE FAMILY GATHERING with happy tears streaming down my cheeks. A very satisfying and emotional story. Robyn Carr’s stories are not only great romances that entertain, but they're also an example of how people should engage with...
  • Dawn ♥ romance
    I enjoyed this story with plenty of action that moved right along. It covered multiple relationships exploring varying issues all with lots of emotion. I found the heroine's history interestingly complex and liked the hero's perseverance. I was absorbed from beginning to end. Ex-military Dakota plans a long visit with his siblings and becomes attracted to bartender Sidney.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Marlene
    Originally published at Reading RealityThe title of this book turns out to have multiple meanings. The family gathers together, and the family gathers more people into itself. This happens to multiple families during the course of this entry in the Sullivan’s Crossing series. And it’s lovely all the way around.The main story of this book focuses on Dakota Jones, just as the previous books in the series have focused first on his older brother ...
  • E-Reader Addict
    I’ll just go ahead and confess to being a huge Robyn Carr fan - especially of the small town, family/framily series she writes. I thoroughly enjoyed all the Virgin River and Thunder Point books, and now I’m loving the Sullivan’s Crossing series. Sullivan’s Crossing is in a small town in the mountains of Colorado. It’s a place where the broken and adrift can be healed and find their way. In The Family Gathering, it’s Dakota Jones’s t...