Title: What We Find
Author: Robyn Carr
Series: Sullivan’s Crossing #1
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
It was incredibly easy to attach to Maggie in this story. She is sweet and kind of innocent / naïve in a lot of ways. But, she’s also got this amazing sense of self and strength that you kind of don’t expect. It makes you pull for her from the very beginning. Makes you want her to have her happily ever after. And, as with many Robyn Carr stories, her tale acts as a fantastic reminder that sometimes the high-powered career and what you think you want… not even remotely the path to your happily ever after.
Most definitely I am currently addicted to Robyn Carr, she is fun and writes the sweetest of books. Plus, my brain is definitely far down the baby brain track, so it’s nice to read something that is a bit easier for me to digest. Maggie and Cal are obviously going to end up together, but they also have a few moments in between that throw a spanner or two into the works.
I liked that Maggie and Cal weren’t the primary focus of this story. Rather, it was about a small community and a whole series of relationships. Particularly I loved the fact that throughout this story, Maggie was able to reconnect with her father. I can’t imagine how difficult her childhood was when different aspects came up in the story, but throughout their trials and tribulations, they’re able to find a new beginning together.
Alongside Maggie’s childhood, there is Cal’s childhood. That is one that is somewhat tragic and made my heart hurt a little bit. Overcoming a difficult past is incredible, but I love the journey that you go through to see how Cal was able to do so. And, there’s not just the tragedy of his childhood and family, but also his own romantic past. Maggie also has a tragic romantic history – both of which are able to structure this amazing relationship and create a life as a healthy, adjusted couple.
All in all, I loved this book. Visiting Sullivan’s Crossing was fun and gave me a feeling of nostalgia for a place that I’ve never actually visited. I can’t wait to go back. Back to the mountains. Back to Sully’s and just back to this wonderful little town that made me feel welcome from the very first page.
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