The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr

January 7th, 2020 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

7th Jan
The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr
The Country Guesthouse
by Robyn Carr
Series: Sullivan's Crossing #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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A summer rental, a new beginning…

Hannah Russell’s carefully crafted plans for her life have been upended without warning. When her best friend died suddenly, Hannah became guardian to a five-year-old named Noah. With no experience at motherhood, she’s terrified she’s not up to the challenge. She and Noah need time to get to know each other, so she decides to rent a country house with stunning views on a lake in rural Colorado.

When they arrive at the house, they are greeted by the owner, a handsome man who promises to stay out of their way. But his clumsy Great Dane, Romeo, has other ideas and Noah immediately bonds with the lovable dog. As Hannah learns to become a mother, Owen Abrams, who is recovering from his own grief, can’t help but be drawn out of his solitude by his guests.

But life throws more challenges at this unlikely trio and they are tested in ways they never thought possible. All three will discover their strengths and, despite their differences, they will fight to become a family. And the people of Sullivan’s Crossing will rally around them to offer all of the support they need.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr delivers an emotional and triumphant novel about the fierce power of a mother’s love.

Small-town ROMANCE MansBestFriend well written

The Country Guesthouse is the fifth book in the Sullivan’s Crossing series by Robyn Carr. I honestly can say, this was my favorite story to date! Carr mixed in an oversized dog, a heart-wounded man, a sweet boy and an overwhelmed yet strong heroine.

Then Carr placed them in Sullivan’s Crossing and let things unfold. She gave us laughter, suspense, tender moments and all the feels. Even though I felt the romance was subdued in this story, yet I still felt the relationship grow and connected with the characters.

It was great to back in Sullivan’s Corner. I love Sully, and all the folks who call it home. When trouble threatens the young child, they all step in to help. The suspense tread was nice, and I even appreciated that Carr didn’t use cliched characters, particularly with the brother. Everyone is worthy of redemption in my book. Just because their cover is worn and a lot of their story doesn’t look promising, those final chapters haven’t been written. *gets down of soapbox*

The story touches on grief, family, love, and community. It delivers sweet romance that has little drama thanks to a suspenseful thread that will keep you flipping the pages.

While each of the stories in Sullivan’s Crossing have a beginning, middle and happily ever after and will work as standalone, I encourage you to read them in the order of their release. You’ll enjoy getting to know all the regulars who appear in this story as it only strengthened and enhanced my enjoyment.

It may be cold outside, but The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr with its heartwarming tale will keep you toasty by the fire. #SullivansCrossing #NewRelease #MustRead Click To Tweet
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16 Responses to “The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr”

  1. Carla

    This book sounds wonderful. Do I have to read these books in order, or could I just read this one? Great review Kimberly.

  2. Lily B

    I’m currently in the middle of reading my first Robyn Carr book, I’m so behind. This series looks so good.

  3. Lindsi

    Books with animals make me nervous (oversized or otherwise), and I spend all of my time worrying about them and whether or not they’ll die by the end. I know it’s irrational, but it HAS happened to me a few times, and I’m always devastated by the loss of a pet/friend/animal acquaintance (expected or not). I’m happy you’re still enjoying this one 5 books in! That means the author is doing something right. 😉

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ?

  4. sjhigbee

    It sounds lovely! Could be one of those Mood Boosting books I keep hearing about:) And a great review.

  5. Sophia Rose

    Each of the stories in this series sound fab, but the child, the suspense, and the community rallying round do sound great for making this your favorite.

  6. Ethan

    I love when I feel like the characters of a book are like family. It is even better when each new novel lets you get to know them deeper and deeper. Also, who doesn’t love a big pup?!

    Ethan recently posted: Deep State by Chris Hauty