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 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Margaret Russell 3 months ago
enjoyable feel good read with a bit of suspense
Gigi1629 3 months 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 3 months 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 !
Sally Stevens 11 days ago
A great sequel to the series.
Lorraine Dorneman 11 days ago
Loved it, especially when you get to revisit past characters!
Vickie Coffey 12 days ago
Sailon 14 days ago
Hannah Russell visits Sullivan’s Crossing on a business trip that she can’t escape fast enough from but when her life is turned upside down, she returns to Sullivan’s Crossing for alittle R and R. Hannah remembers the great house but never expected the hunky owner, Owen, to be on the premises. You see, Hannah’s engagement is broken, she gets custody of her best friend’s five-year-old son after her best friend dies unexpectedly and now, she must make decisions for not only herself but Noah. Noah instantly connects to Owen’s great dane, Romeo. Through Romeo, Owen finds a way to connect with the gorgeous Hannah and Noah. Although, Noah and Hannah pull Owen’s own grief to the forefront, there are some things worth fighting for and Owen knows that is the case with both Hannah and Noah. Robyn Carr delivers another heartfelt and riveting addition to Sullivan’s Crossing. Opening the pages of The Country Guesthouse is like coming home to friends and family and catching up on old times. Great characters, amazing new plot and the best fictional neighbors, friends and family anyone could ask for. Take a load off and check into Sullivan’s Crossing. I received this copy of The Country Guesthouse from HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) - MIRA. This is my honest and voluntary review.
rlane 14 days ago
As usual with Robyn Carr’s stories, The Country Guesthouse sucked me right in from the first chapter. Hannah’s life is turned upside down in more ways than one when her best friend, Erin, dies unexpectedly and she’s named as the guardian to her five-year-old son, Noah. Erin and Hannah had been best friends since college, bonding over shared goals and horrible mothers. Of course, when Hannah agreed to take care of any of Erin’s future offspring should something happen, Hannah never dreamed she’d have to carry out that promise. She’s determined to cherish and raise Noah right, and to get better acquainted and smooth the transition Hannah takes them on a vacation to a secluded Colorado house. Little does she know that due to a scheduling mishap, the owner, Owen Abrams will be staying on the property as well, but this turns out to be the best thing for Hannah, Noah, and Owen. Owen Abrams is no stranger to loss, and so Hannah and Noah’s situation tugs at his heart. His big Great Dane, Romeo, immediately breaks the ice and lifts Noah’s spirits, but it’s Owen’s help and friendship that truly make their vacation special. Days swimming and fishing in the lake and nights spent making dinner and relaxing on the porch make it so Hannah and Noah never want to leave. Hannah and Owen grow closer and closer making leaving a painful prospect. Never fear, love finds a way! The situation was both heartbreaking and heartwarming, and I was captivated from page one. As with real life, there were bumps in the road. There’s usually a little suspense and danger with Ms. Carr’s stories, and there’s a situation that definitely put me on edge and had me worrying for Noah’s safety, but Hannah and Noah had love, support, and protection from Owen, as well as many of the residents in Sullivan’s Crossing, most I’d met in the previous installments. Characters from past stories pop in, but I think The Country Guesthouse can be read as a standalone since this is very much Hannah, Owen and Noah’s story. Sullivan’s Crossing has been a thoroughly enjoyable series, and I love digging into every new installment! Set in the Colorado mountains, where the Continental Divide Trail and the Colorado Trail intersect, Sullivan’s Crossing sounds like a beautiful small town, and I’ve grown to love the colorful characters.
Julie McCoy 15 days ago
Loved this book. I didn't want to put it down. I love when I can feel as if I'm there with characters in a story line.
Joan Hurley 15 days ago
I love Robyn Carr, the Sullivan's Crossing stories and all of her books! Once I start one of her books I'm hooked until the end. I hate to leave all of the people until the next book comes out!
Ejaygirl 20 days ago
Hannah Russell is a successful sales manager living in Minneapolis. While her career is on track, her love life hasn’t been all that shiny and recently took a major nose dive. As she plans to take some time off and return to Colorado, the lovely site of her last business trip, one of her best friends dies suddenly, leaving 5-year son, Noah, in her care. Hannah decides to keep the planned trip intact so she and Noah can have a chance to bond and grieve. She’d booked the house owned by freelance photographer Owen Abrams who’d planned to be out of town but his plans changed and he’s not traveling but will stay in the attached barn. I loved returning to Sullivan’s Crossing and it was the perfect place for Hannah and Noah to find respite. With its strong sense of community and natural beauty, it set the stage for both of them to heal and experience the outreach from the residents. Owen also had experienced a tragedy years ago and had never fully recovered from it. The relationship he created with Noah pulled some serious heartstrings, almost eclipsing his romance with Hannah but not really. And then there was his dog, Romeo, an adorable and lovable Great Dane who really was a scene stealer. This story has all of the elements that normally keeps me enthralled...and I was. I chose to listen to this story because it’s narrated by Thèrése Plummer who is fabulous normally and in her performance here. She masters the young Noah while credibly delivering the male voices along with the others. She provided distinctive qualities for all the major characters, helping to define them beyond the pages. I’m committed to listening to the series here after. I loved everything about this story. It wasn’t all sweetness and light as Hannah and Noah experience some real threats and challenges. It grabbed me from the start, wouldn’t let go and I finished it in a day. Carr is a master at writing compelling small town romance and she doesn’t miss here. (Thanks to Recorded Books for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)
IMM011869 22 days ago
The Country Guesthouse A Sullivan's Crossing Novel by Robyn Carr. I want to move to Sullivan's Crossing....anyone have a map as how to get there? Loved the new residents, Hannah and Noah. Owen and Romeo have become new favorites also. Interesting backgrounds, well defined characters, descriptive landscapes come together in very good edition to the Sullivan's Crossing series. Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.
Nellie0226 22 days 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 22 days ago
Bit of a thriller! You knew everything would work out but I felt like Helen - what was Victoria up to?
rosie47 29 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 3 months ago
perriknows 3 months 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 3 months ago
I love the Sullivan's Crossing series... and this one did not disappoint!!
Linda Young 3 months ago
Robyn Carr is an expert at developing wonderful characters. In her series, she keeps introducing these wonderful characters and plot lines.
Tracy Shurtleff 3 months ago
loved it
Aimee Culler 3 months 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 3 months ago
Bit of sadness, a bit of suspense, a bit of humor and romance all rolled together in this great book!
CharlotteLynnsReviews 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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.