Friday, November 9, 2018

Book Review - THE BEST OF US by Robyn Carr

Title:  The Best of Us (Sullivan's Crossing - Book 4)
Author:  Robyn Carr
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction
Publisher:  MIRA
Release Date:  January 8, 2019

About the Book:

In Sullivan’s Crossing, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr has created a place where good people, powerful emotions, great humor and a healthy dose of common sense are the key ingredients to a happy life. Sullivan’s Crossing brings out the best in people. It’s a place you’ll want to visit again and again.

Dr. Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Timberlake, Colorado. It is a much-needed change of pace from her stressful life in Chicago. The only drawback is she misses her aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. But it’s time that Leigh has her independence, and she hopes the beauty of the Colorado wilderness will entice her aunt to visit often.

Helen Culver is an independent woman who lovingly raised her sister’s orphaned child. Now, with Leigh grown, it’s time for her to live life for herself. The retired teacher has become a successful mystery writer who loves to travel and intends to never experience winter again.

When Helen visits Leigh, she is surprised to find her niece still needs her, especially when it comes to sorting out her love life. But the biggest surprise comes when Leigh takes Helen out to Sullivan’s Crossing and Helen finds herself falling for the place and one special person. Helen and Leigh will each have to decide if they can open themselves up to love neither expected to find and seize the opportunity to live their best lives.
Buy Links: Amazon 
Available  for Pre-Order. Release date is January 8, 2019

My Review:

With each new book in the Sullivan's Crossing series, I become more and more in love with these characters and the world Robyn Carr has created in Timberlake, Colorado. Although each book in this series could actually be read as a stand-alone, reading them all gives you background information as to family relationships and friendships. And believe me, once you get started on this series, you will absolutely want to read them all. Each book centers on one or two of these fabulous characters, but it's easy to see how all of their lives are entwined. I am so thankful to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this advance copy.

THE BEST OF US centers on the local doctor, Leigh Culver, who has spent the past years trying to get over a disastrous breakup.  And then there is Rob, the owner of the pub down the street, who has been raising his two teenage boys by himself after the death of his wife several years ago. We also become reaquainted with Sully, the loveable older gentleman who owns and runs the campground and general store at Sulllivan's Crossing. We are also introduced to Helen, Leigh's aunt, who happens to be a writer.

As I have said before, Robyn Carr creates multi-dimensional characters who warm your heart and make you feel like you are part of the story.  I cried and I smiled, feeling every emotion imaginable. And in the end I had this overwhelming feeling of happiness, the love of family, and the fact that I wanted to pack my bags and move to Timberlake, Colorado. Great series from an author I have grown to love!

*Disclosure:  I received a complimentary advance copy from NetGalley and the author in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.

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About the Author:
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


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