From the Bestselling Author of the hit Netflix series, Virgin River!
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 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 everyone’s radar—especially the single women in town. While he enjoys the attention at first, he’s really only attracted to the one woman who isn’t interested. And spending quality time with his siblings is eye-opening. As he gets to know them, he also gets to know himself and what he truly wants.
When all the Jones siblings gather for a family wedding, the four adults are drawn together for the first time in a way they never were as children. As they struggle to accept each other, warts and all, the true nature and strength of their bond is tested. But all of them 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With its powerful portrayal of small-town life, The Family Gathering is a contemporary romance that weaves together storylines dealing with adoption, pregnancy, and misdiagnosed mental illness. When restless ex-soldier Dakota Jones settles in Colorado—where two of his three siblings have put down roots—he must confront some of the trauma that chased him into military service. In this suspenseful and touching installment of Robyn Carr’s Sullivan's Crossing series, empathic love and encouragement shine bright.
Family life is important. I enjoyed the way each family member’s story was told.
The family gathering
Another winner from Robyn Carr
This is the 2nd book I have read from this series. Both have been excellent.