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

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.

The Family Gathering – Robyn Carr


The Family Gathering – Robyn Carr


The Family Gathering

by Robyn Carr

(Sullivan’s Crossing Series)

Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: April 17th 2018

The Family Gathering – Robyn Carr


The Family Gathering – Robyn Carr


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 that have started in book 1-3. With each book these supporting characters become more dear and tangible. Their stories matter as much as the main couples. Sullivan’s Crossing is a story about an entire family and their friends. It’s not just about one couple, although they get 75% of the story, everyone of the Jones siblings has a part in this very touching and feel good romance.

I love that the author always adds many small plots that keep the story interesting and fast paced. Her books are never boring. They are touching, moving and very real. 

In The Family Gathering, Dakota Jones is coming to town after being discharged from the Army. He is feeling lost, not sure what to do next, and not believing that he is ready to settled down or even be able to stay long in one place. But the Crossing hasn’t let any of the Jones siblings down yet. It’s the small town feel and the down to earth characters that make this series so enjoyable and ultimately gives Dakota a reason to put down roots.

It’s the human interactions, as well as the new friendships and family relations that bring me back to the authors writing again and again. There aren’t many authors that do it as well as Robyn Carr. So, if you love small towns, a quirky and interesting cast, moving and touching plots and relatable and genuine characters that are down to earth and very much like you and me. This series is for you.

The Family Gathering – Robyn Carr


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.

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Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, eleven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost sixty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. The third novel (THE FAMILY GATHERING) in her fan-favorite new series, Sullivan’s Crossing, will be released in April 2018. Robyn is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 and in 2017, VIRGIN RIVER was named one of the HarperCollins 200 Iconic Books of the past 200 years. Robyn and her husband live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr’s website at



The Family Gathering – Robyn Carr

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7 thoughts on “The Family Gathering (Sullivan’s Crossing #3) by Robyn Carr

  1. Did you read her Virgin River or Thunder series? I loved her Virgin River series, but the Thunder one lost me. I was wondering if this one reminded you of one of those? I kind of stopped reading her books and I’m wondering if I should go back to them. It sounds like you liked this one.

    1. I read them all;-) Before i read the very first Sullivan Crossing novel I read WILD by Cheryl Strayed, she hiked the PCT. Sullivan Crossing is on the PCT. So I really liked the connection, since I wished I had the endurance to hike it myself.🤣 But, it’s not as good as VR. And I liked her Thunder Point series more than SC. 🤔 So, there you go. 🙂 I always enjoy a RC novel, it might not be a 5 star book, but I enjoy it nevertheless.

  2. This cover is so awesome! I want to just step into that world/scene. So pretty! I think I’ve read this author before but it’s been a long time. You make me want to pick up another from her!

    1. The cover pretty much depicts the scenery and feel you are getting. You want to be part of these families. They are liked by everyone, and have interesting friends and hunky firefighters etc at their table 😍

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