Saturday, April 23, 2022

Book Review - A FAMILY AFFAIR by Robyn Carr


Title:  A Family Affair

Author:  Robyn Carr
Genre:  Women's Fiction
Publisher:  MIRA
Release Date:  April 5, 2022

About the Book:

Life’s biggest dilemmas can provide its sweetest rewards

Anna McNichol knows how to take charge. Raised by a single mother, she’s worked to ensure her three children have every advantage she didn’t. And while her marriage has its problems, she values commitment and believes in "till death do us part." Now an empty nester, she’s at the peak of her career and ready to seize the opportunity to focus on her future.

But life can change in an instant, and when her husband dies suddenly, Anna’s carefully constructed world falls apart. The mysterious young woman at the memorial service confirms her husband had been keeping secrets, and Anna is determined to get to the truth.

For once, she doesn’t have the answers. Her kids are struggling with their grief, her mother’s health is in decline and Anna needs closure. Faced with one challenge after another, she finds support from an unexpected source. And as she puts her life back together, Anna realizes the McNichols may not be perfect but they’ll always be family, and family is forever.

Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

A Family Affair is a stand-alone book dealing with the numerous emotions a family must endure after the sudden death of Anna's husband. Years of secrets are revealed and each family member must handle this new knowledge that is discovered however they can and in their own way.

Perhaps if I read this ten or fifteen years from now, I would have enjoyed it more. The numerous mentions of COVID somehow bothered me and did nothing for the plot or storyline. I'm not sure why it was mentioned at all. For me, it was a little slap in the face of reality instead of a book that allowed me to escape reality. Again, I must say that is a peronal thing with me and really should not take away from this heartfelt story.

There was drama, heartache, acceptance and love. And yes, I shed a tear or two. I loved some characters and got totally annoyed with others. 

*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 romance and women's fiction author of over 60 novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River and Sullivan's Crossing series. Robyn is a recipient of the 2016 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2017, VIRGIN RIVER was named one of the HarperCollins 200 Iconic Books of the past 200 years. Netflix has taken notice of Robyn’s success and produced a series based on her bestselling 21-book Virgin River Series. Netflix released season 3 of the Virgin River Series in July 2021 and the series held the #1 spot in the US and in numerous countries around the world for over 2 weeks. A Sullivan's Crossing TV series based on Robyn's fan-favorite book series of the same name is in production. Robyn lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr's website at


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