Book Review: What We Find (Sullivan’s Crossing #1) by: Robyn Carr

Publisher:  MIRA

Publication Date:  April 5, 2016

Origins:  From Publicist for Review

Synopsis:  Join Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as she explores the healing powers of rural Colorado in a brand-new story of fresh starts, budding relationships and one woman’s journey to finding the happiness she’s long been missing.

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency, high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a malpractice lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she’s never faced before. It’s in this desperate moment that Maggie’s boyfriend decides he can’t handle her emotional baggage, and she’s left alone, exhausted and unsure of what her future holds. One thing is certain, though: she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan’s Crossing.

Named for Maggie’s great-grandfather, the land and charming general store at the crossroads of the Colorado and the Continental Divide trails have been passed down through the generations and now belong to Maggie’s estranged father, Sully. Though raised by her mother and stepfather after her parents divorced, Maggie has always adored Sully—despite his hands-off approach to fatherhood. When she shows up unannounced in Sullivan’s Crossing, he welcomes her with opens arms, and she relishes the opportunity to rebuild their relationship.

But when Sully has a sudden heart attack, Maggie’s world is rocked once again. Consumed with his care, she’s relieved to find that Cal Jones, a quiet and serious-looking camper, has been taking over many of Sully’s responsibilities as he recuperates. Still, Maggie is suspicious of this mysterious man’s eagerness to help—until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.

Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon…if only they can learn to find peace and healing—and perhaps love—with each other.

Review: Maggie Sullivan is a skilled neurosurgeon, but between a malpractice lawsuit, fraud investigation, and a personal loss, she needs to get away. Maggie heads home to stay with her father in Sullivan’s Crossing and lick her wounds. When Sully has a heart attack, Maggie’s world takes another dive. Thankfully, a mysterious camper named Cal Jones has stepped up to help the Sullivan family. A jolt may just be what Maggie needed in order to determine what is most important in her life. WHAT WE FIND is set in a beautiful small town, with unique characters, and a sweet, slow blossoming romance. I loved Maggie, especially her strength, and I adored Cal, a man who was looking for something he already found. While people in Sullivan’s Crossing are working on their issues, small changes bring about huge results. WHAT WE FIND is classic Robyn Carr and will warm your heart.

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  1. I like this kind of story - a bit of everything and it all turns out very nicely (as a story).


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