The Country Guesthouse (Sullivan's Crossing Series #5)

The Country Guesthouse (Sullivan's Crossing Series #5)

by Robyn Carr

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr delivers an emotional and triumphant novel about the fierce power of a mother’s love.

A summer rental, a new beginning…

Hannah Russell’s carefully crafted plans for her life have been upended without warning. When her best friend died suddenly, Hannah became guardian to a five-year-old named Noah. With no experience at motherhood, she’s terrified she’s not up to the challenge. She and Noah need time to get to know each other, so she decides to rent a country house with stunning views on a lake in rural Colorado.

When they arrive at the house, they are greeted by the owner, a handsome man who promises to stay out of their way. But his clumsy Great Dane, Romeo, has other ideas and Noah immediately bonds with the lovable dog. As Hannah learns to become a mother, Owen Abrams, who is recovering from his own grief, can’t help but be drawn out of his solitude by his guests.

But life throws more challenges at this unlikely trio and they are tested in ways they never thought possible. All three will discover their strengths and, despite their differences, they will fight to become a family. And the people of Sullivan’s Crossing will rally around them to offer all of the support they need.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488052293
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Series: Sullivan's Crossing Series , #5
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 105
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Robyn Carr is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty novels, including highly praised women's fiction such as Four Friends and The View From Alameda Island and the critically acclaimed Virgin River, Thunder Point and Sullivan's Crossing series. Virgin River is now a Netflix Original series. Robyn lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit her website at

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The Country Guesthouse 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Margaret Russell 12 days ago
enjoyable feel good read with a bit of suspense
Gigi1629 18 days ago
Reeling from Erin's sudden Flu demise and having custody of Noah, her son with CP, Hannah packed up Noah and took a mini-vacation that dragged out into Summer. She met lonely, lanky Owen who survived his son's abduction and murder, but he and his dog Romeo immediately bonded with Noah, while Owen fell in love with Hannah. Erin's grifter of a mother Victoria, attempted to gain control of Noah and his trust fund, but Erin had the foresight to give custody of Noah to Hannah because of her mother's mental and physical abuse towards her as a child. Victoria failed attempt to convince her recovering drug addicted son to kidnap Noah, only led to her arrest by federal marshals and return to Minnesota to face swindling charges. Sullivan's Crossing population has grown by two more. Great characters and an interesting plot depicting the cunning wiles of scam artists and sociopaths. The theme of family and relationships show that who we call or deem as family are not always blood related. I was left wondering if Helen reported her wallet stolen by Victoria? A great Must-Read HEA novel! 01/07/20-01/08/20
Trish Meeker 18 days ago
I always look forward to Ms. Carr ' s books and this did not disappoint . Wonderful story and a delight to read. Now time to reread the series until the next novel !
Nellie0226 2 hours ago
I put off reading this one for a few weeks because I wanted to savor the anticipation of another Robyn Carr masterpiece! I just love this series and the complex family issues dealt with throughout!
Donna MacBain 6 hours ago
Bit of a thriller! You knew everything would work out but I felt like Helen - what was Victoria up to?
rosie47 7 days ago
I read this book over the course of a single day. It had a good mix of great characters, humor and romance. Would highly recommend it.
David Steben 9 days ago
perriknows 10 days ago
A boy, a dog, a woman, a man, romance. What’s not to love? Add in the ‘already in love with’ Sullivan’s Crossing and all our favorite characters…this should have been a 5-star read. Unfortunately for me, although it was good, it wasn’t a best effort, in my opinion. I will say it got better the further I read, and that’s why I’m giving it 4-stars. I could have done without the whole prologue, and I usually LOVE prologues. I kept waiting for more references to the prologue and except for the cheating fiancé and the house, it was pretty much just extra pages. I did like the story. There was sadness, hope, joy, romance, angst, mystery, and ultimately happiness. Important issues were touched on, in-vitro births, parental neglect, female bonding, child abduction, wills, and inheritance. These were all handled expertly. Just because I thought there was an issue with the prologue doesn’t mean it wasn’t good. It was for all the reasons I stated above. I just felt like I was missing something. I’m a fan of Ms. Carr and will absolutely keep purchasing and reading her books. So many people have written stellar reviews of this work and if I leave out my issue with the prologue…I guess mine would be stellar as well.
Rae Light 11 days ago
I love the Sullivan's Crossing series... and this one did not disappoint!!
Linda Young 11 days ago
Robyn Carr is an expert at developing wonderful characters. In her series, she keeps introducing these wonderful characters and plot lines.
Tracy Shurtleff 11 days ago
loved it
Aimee Culler 12 days ago
I love her but I don't care how much, I can buy a hard copy for that!!! And I wouldn't pay that for a hard copy!
Vicki K Huskins 15 days ago
Bit of sadness, a bit of suspense, a bit of humor and romance all rolled together in this great book!
CharlotteLynnsReviews 17 days ago
I have read many Robyn Carr books but this one is my favorite so far. I loved the characters, the setting, and most of all the story. A mother dies leaving her son with her best friend. The best friend has very little experience with children, but she opens her heart, loves, and protects the little boy. There was never any doubt that Hannah would become an amazing mother to Noah. When Owen comes into the story, I knew where it was headed. He was amazing with Noah and sweet with Hannah. The attraction between them was there from the beginning but it was more slow burn. They took their time, got to know each other, and always kept Noah in the front of the minds. Everything they did revolved around the happiness and safety of Noah. The love blossomed and got tested but there was never any real doubt on where it was headed. While Hannah, Owen, and Noah were the main characters, the townspeople and their friends were just as important to the story and added to the happenings. Robyn Carr did an amazing job of giving backstories while not making it so winded that you forgot what was important. I loved seeing how everyone came together to keep this family safe and happy. The twists and turns in the story were wonderful. There were many things that I didn’t see coming and I loved how it all came together perfectly. The Country Guesthouse is a sweet and easy read. It is the perfect book for someone looking to lose themselves in a cute town, with a sweet boy, and amazing townspeople.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Robyn Carr is a prolific writer of women's fiction. Her Virgin River novels are now a series on Netflix. The Country Guesthouse is one of the author's Sullivan's Crossing books. These stories take part in Colorado and are interconnected although they do not have to be read in order. This title is primarily about Owen, Hannah and Noah. They face challenges although readers of this author know that usually things end well. Owen is a world traveler and a photographer who had a significant tragedy in his life. Hannah was a close friend to Noah's mother, who died and named Hannah to be his guardian. Noah, who is five years old, has mild CP and is grieving the loss of his mom. Over the course of this story, the three come together, heal and find love while also connecting with the characters from previous books. I recommend Robyn Carr's novels to those who enjoy women's fiction. This one is an easy read that takes the reader to a beautiful place and the kind of caring community we dream about. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
bookfan-mary 18 days ago
I loved this story about three people creating a new family. They face plenty of challenges but will learn to trust their instincts in order to move forward. I liked how Robyn Carr let characters from previous books (Cal, Helen and Sully) play important roles in the plot. It was nice to see what was happening in their lives and in the small Colorado mountain town. This is such an enjoyable series. Every time I finish reading the latest book it’s with the hope that there will be another. That’s my sign of a good read and a great addition to the series. Recommended to fans of the author, stories about family and community, and the Sullivan’s Crossing series.
SuzeJoyce 18 days ago
Robyn Carr weaves her magic in this story of loss and heartbreak showing that good can emerge if we’re ready to let go and take a chance. A must for lovers of Carr’s novels.
MKF 19 days ago
Admit it- you kinda know how this is going to end- don't you? Well, indeed but it's such a pleasure to take the journey along with Hannah, Noah, Owen and Romeo as they heal from their wounds nd come together as a small family. Hannah's more or less fleeing a series of bad things (her rotten fiancé, the death of her friend) along with Noah, who is grieving his mom. He's got some physical challenges but they won't stop him, especially when it comes to playing with Romeo, the wonderful dog owned by Owen, the next door neighbor they meet in Sullivan's Crossing, Colorado. Owen's got his own scar and he's also seeking some peace and positivity. A lovely setting, nice characters, and a sweet romance made this a good read. You will definitely root for Hannah, btw, when Noah's grandmother shows up! Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. This one will make you smile.
onemused 19 days ago
THE COUNTRY GUESTHOUSE is a charming small-town women's fiction with strong messages of familial and romantic love. Hannah's BFF has just died, leaving her custody of her five-year-old son, Noah. Hannah is taking maternity leave from her high stress but high paying job and needs to figure out how to best take care of Noah and reorganize her life. Considering she just dumped her fiance when she came home early to find him sleeping with her assistant, Hannah is not sure about all her next steps. When Hannah decides to bring Noah to a cabin on vacation for a few weeks, they soon run into the owner who is staying in the renovated barn, Owen and his dog, Romeo. Noah immediately clicks with Romeo, and the four are soon bonding over shared experiences and care. Hannah knows she will need to head back to her house, but then Owen asks her to stay a little longer and see where things could go. Soon, Hannah is rethinking her life, what is important, and what she wants out of it. All while caring for the absolutely charming Noah. Owen himself has a difficult past, and it was interesting to hear his story and see how he forges forward with Hannah and Noah. The romance was slow building, and it was lovely to see them grow closer emotionally long before anything physical. Noah definitely steals the show here, as he is absolutely lovely. Hannah is a strong character who really has great dimensionality and is interesting to follow. While the writing can feel a little lofty at times, it adds to the idyllic charm of the town, the people, and the characters. I really enjoyed this lovely read and would recommend for people who are looking for a heartwarming women's fiction. Please note that I received an ARC. All opinions are my own.
countrygalIA 9 days ago
Did bot disappoint