Review: The Country Guesthouse (Sullivan’s Crossing #5) by Robyn Carr

Robyn Carr was a new to my author a couple of years ago but once I picked up one of her books, I could immediately see why so many people enjoy her novels!

Picking this book up in the dead of winter was a little depressing though, because I could practically feel the sun on my skin with this glowing beach style read!

Even though the setting is in Colorado, it still reminded me of a fun read on a sunny summer day while I was passing some time at the beach, this is the sort of book that you want to pack with you on a lazy summer day. It has lots of romance and charm to draw readers in for sure!


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. (summary from Goodreads)


With Robyn Carr’s Virgin Rivers series on Netflix being so popular, I think a lot of readers are looking for more books by this lovely author and they should definitely read the Sullivan’s Crossing series. This book could easily be read as a standalone even though it is part of a larger series. I had no problem hoping around in this series at all and enjoyed each of the characters and their stories.

The small town setting of this story was great. I thought it fit the characters and romance well and made me long for a quiet mountain retreat myself, for me it added a lot to the story. The main thing I loved about this one though was that each of the characters had some difficulties of their own to over come before they were able to fully commit to each other. There’s a little family drama mixed with a healthy dose of romance that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day coming up.  Hannah and Owen’s romance isn’t easy but it works for me.

This was a quick read, as with most of Carr’s books. I made my way through it on a quiet afternoon and easily could have finished it in a day but I had to set it down a couple of times because life—but when I did go to pick it up again, I had no trouble jumping back in with the characters and plot. It was entertaining and a nice way to spend an afternoon. Carr always writes such enjoyable and believable romances, if you haven’t discovered her yet, you absolutely need to pick up one of her books and why not start with this one!

Book Info and Rating

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by MIRA
Free review copy provided by publisher, MIRA, in partnership with Little Bird Publicity in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and in no way influenced.
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: romance


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