Thursday, April 27, 2017

BOOK TALK: What We Find

Title What We Find

Author Robyn Carr

Pages 344 Pages

Intended Target Audience Adult

Genre Women's Fiction

Published By Mira  April 2016

Find It On Goodreads ● Amazon

The blurb from Amazon:

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 lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she's never faced before. She knows 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 eccentric father, Sully. When she shows up unannounced, he welcomes her with open arms, and she relishes the opportunity to indulge in his simple way of life. 

But shortly after arriving, Maggie's world is rocked once again and she must take on more responsibility than she'd planned. Though she's relieved a quiet and serious-looking hiker, Cal Jones, is willing to lend a hand, 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. 

My thoughts:

It has been a very long time since I've picked up a Women's Fiction book to read, but I was feeling in that kind of mood the other day. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed meandering through this one! There was no murder to solve and no aliens to run from or destroy. I never once felt the need to chuck the book across the room. But I enjoyed it. I was reminded that a book doesn't have to be earth shattering to be good.

The characters in the story were so likable and easy to relate to that I felt like I knew them in real life. The character development had a natural flow and was completely believable. No eye rolling here! There were no cliff hangers, but I couldn't wait to pick up the book each time and continue the story of Cal, Maggie, Sully and all of the other residents of Sullivan's Crossing. You know how some authors introduce so many characters that you can't keep up with them or remember their part in the plot? That didn't happen in this book.

Sullivan's Crossing is a campground on a lake somewhere in Colorado. As I was reading, I could picture the place in my mind. It actually reminded me of a place from my childhood, so it had a nostalgic feeling to me. 

It's pretty hard to impress me, I admit it. But the author did just that. I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd novel in the series called Any Day Now which is a new release now. Look for another review of that once coming soon!   

Have any of you read any of Robyn Carr's books? If so, I'd love to hear your thought below in the comments! Until next time...


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