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The Country Guesthouse

(Sullivan's Crossing #5)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  3,132 ratings  ·  343 reviews
A summer rental, a new beginning

Hannah Russells 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, shes terrified shes not up to the challenge. She and Noah need time to get to know each other, so she decides to rent a country
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by MIRA
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Hannah Russell is a successful sales manager living in Minneapolis. While her career is on track, her love life hasnt 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. Shed booked the house owned by freelance ...more
As usual with Robyn Carrs stories, The Country Guesthouse sucked me right in from the first chapter.

Hannahs life is turned upside down in more ways than one when her best friend, Erin, dies unexpectedly and shes 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 Erins future offspring should something happen, Hannah never dreamed shed have
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf

I usually like small town romance. Recently I enjoyed Securing Zoey by Susan Strokes. I was looking forward with The Country Guesthouse. At about 60%, I give up. What does not work for me is the pace of the story. It is so dragging. Too slow and too boring. I even fall asleep listening to the audiobook.

I hate to shelved book under DNF. Only with a book that is really bad or does not fit my taste, I have to shelved it with DNF.

2 stars
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Carr mixed in an oversized dog, a heart-wounded man, a sweet boy and an overwhelmed yet strong heroine.

Then Carr placed them in Sullivans Crossing and let things unfold. She gave us laughter, suspense, tender moments and all the feels. Even though I felt the romance was subdued in this story, yet I still felt the relationship grow and connected with the characters.

It was great to back in Sullivans Corner. I love Sully, and all the folks who call it home. When trouble threatens the young child,
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
I am such a huge fan of Carr's. I can't put her books down once I start reading them. This one was no different. I love the drama and the ending was to die for. You are going to fall in love with the three main characters.
I am on pins and needles waiting for Carr's next book.
This can be read as a stand alone.
Donna Hines
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Moral of the story there's nobody whose perfect so don't die trying!
I love this book and the characters so much that I think we should all go in search of finding Sullivan's Crossing...Whose with me?
The dilemma is such that you feel every heart pounding action when Hannah is faced with caring for a friends young son Noah after her sudden passing.
She always said she should anything happen this would be the result so no going back now.
Now, ladies there's another heart stopper in form of Owen who
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
The Country Guesthouse is the fifth book in Robyn Carrs Sullivans Crossing series, and as with all the books in the series it works perfectly fine as a standalone novel. Although you get to see characters from the prior books in this one, it is not necessary to have read their stories to enjoy this one its simply an added bonus.

Although I did enjoy The Country Guesthouse, Im going to be honest and say its not my favourite in the series. I powered through it in a single sitting, as I do with all
Jackie Lane
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This 5th book in this series was my absolute favorite book. It pulled me in like when I was reading the Virgin River series. I am loving the characters more and more with each book and the addition of Noah, Hannah and Owen along with the big clumsy but loveable Romeo were such great characters.

The story begins with Hannah going to a beautiful home with her team for a team building exercise. Hannah feels as thought she gets nothing out of this team building and leaves. As she is heading out, she
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE Robyn Carr's books. They are full of heart, but not overly so. And she knows how to build a community like and extended family. This book was very good. I really liked the plotline with the orphaned boy and the nasty grandma. It really gave the book an extra pep along with the new mom and romance. Can't wait for her next book!!
The Lit Bitch
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Robyn Carr was a new to my author a couple of years ago but once I picked up one of her books, I could immediately see why so many people enjoy her novels!

Picking this book up in the dead of winter was a little depressing though, because I could practically feel the sun on my skin with this glowing beach style read!

Even though the setting is in Colorado, it still reminded me of a fun read on a sunny summer day while I was passing some time at the beach, this is the sort of book that you want to
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley

This is the fifth book in the Sullivans Crossing series but you could definitely read it as a standalone. Each book follows a new couple with reappearances from the characters in the previous books since theyre all set in the same quaint town. I wasnt sure who this one would be about at first and I was pleasantly surprised that both the hero and heroine were fairly unknown characters making it even easier if you want to just jump in here.

Having read quite a few of Carrs books now the one
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful story

Robyn Carr, in this book, has created wonderful characters and a hard-to-put down story line. Characters from previous Sullivans Crossing books also make appearances.
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

It has been my experience that bosses who LOVE sending their staff on lots of team building retreats have other bad habits. Especially the ones who send the team but not themselves. Hannahs boss seems to be the exception that proves the rule lucky for her!

In the end, the only important thing about that team-building retreat is its location. Because its held in photographer Owen Abrams beautiful house across the lake from Sullivans Crossing. And as much as
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: con-rom, priority, 0120
See the full review at HarlequinJunkie

Sweet romance. Tender moments. The unwavering love of family and close friends. This and so much more made The Country Guesthouse a heartwarming book that is definitely indicative of Robyn Carrs lovely writing style.

Ive enjoyed Robyn Carrs work for probably close to fifteen years now and with every new story she puts out, she continues to warm my heart with her insight into friendship, love, and family. This particular romance was a slow burn as it tended to
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet small-town romance meets women's fiction, The Country Guesthouse is another great installment in the Sullivan's Crossing series. Hannah Russell is in her mid-30's when her life changes suddenly. Not long after breaking off her engagement, her best friend dies, leaving her as the guardian of a 5-year-old boy with disabilities. Grieving, they go on vacation and stay in the guesthouse of a kind, quiet photographer in his early 40's named Owen who lives with a Great Dane named Romeo. As they ...more
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Contemporary Romance/Women's Fiction
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The Country Guest House is the fifth installment of Robyn Carrs Sullivans Crossing series. This one follows Hannah and Owen, two new characters who havent been introduced before. Hannah and her best friend, Erin, bonded years ago over their respective family troubles that resulted in both of them feeling like they had no one else to turn to. As a result, they made a pact as young women that if anything ever happened to either of them, they would become a guardian for any
joyce w. laudon
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kate Douglas
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am a voracious reader, but I have a policy of only writing a review if I can honestly give a book five stars. Point being, I read a lot more books than I actually review, though I dont always have time to get reviews up for even some of the ones I love.

But this book...Wow! Have you ever had a really rough week, sat down with a book just to take your mind off things and realized that it was exactly the book you really needed/wanted/loved at this particular point in time? Granted, Im a huge fan
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Country Guesthouse is a amazing read.

Hannah Russell is a single woman with a great job and in the blink of an eye, she becomes an instant mother when her best friend, who is like a sister, dies and gives her guardianship of her only child Noah. Noah is 5 yrs old and has special needs and Hannah panics that she cant be the guardian that he needs. To help her and Noah bond more than they did before his mothers passing, Hannah decides to take him to a rental house in Colorado that she had
Bree Hill
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf-s-2020
DNF-The Country House started out really strong for me. The heroine goes through the wringer in the beginning and I admired her strength to pull through. She finds herself unexpectedly as a new Mom (surprise kid, but not in the sense you're thinking) and I was rooting for her.
Honestly I got just a few pages shy of 200 pages in and couldn't do it anymore. The story just felt like a drag for me. All of the big things had happened. Breakup in the beginning, loss of someone close to her, new
Jennie  Veazey
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book 5 of Sullivans Crossing was awesome! I listened to the audible version of this book and loved it! Robyn Carr is a master at her craft. The characters she has created are so real and lovable. I love settling into her books and meeting new friends. Thank you for another beautiful installment in this series! ...more
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr is the 5th book in the Sullivan's Crossing series, and my first book by this author. Hannah Russell went on a business trip to Colorado, where they stayed in a country guesthouse. When she returned home to Minnesota, she found out her best friend died suddenly and she was given custody of Noah, her five years old son. Hannah decided to take Noah back to Colorado for a long vacation to get to know each other better. Owen Abrams, owns the house, and his dog ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it

When it is snowy and cold outside, superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book and many more today. LOL

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

A summer rental, a new beginning

Hannah Russells carefully crafted plans for
Charlotte Lynn
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Robyn Carr has created another hit with the latest in Sullivan's Crossing series. She has a way of showing that family is what you make of it. The listener will be held captive until the end because of all the characters interactions. I always look forward to the next book.

Narrated by: Therese Plummer, who brings this book to life.
Sweet story of love, healing, and family. Hannah is a busy sales exec for a medical equipment company. Her life is going as planned, with her wedding approaching rapidly, and her career on track for a promotion. Then she returns early from a less than satisfactory team-building exercise to find her fiancé in bed with her assistant. This is followed by the unexpected death of her best friend, leaving Hannah as the guardian of Erin's five-year-old son Noah. Determined to do the motherhood thing ...more
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley.

A compelling story about loss, grief, and second chances, THE COUNTRY GUESTHOUSE by Robyn Carr is the kind of story that tugs on your heartstrings and makes you feel emotionally connected to the characters in a very real way.

When Hannah Russell arrives home early from a work retreat she catches her fiancé cheating on her with her assistant, so she decides that it is definitely time for a change. But when her best friend suddenly dies, Hannah's
E-Reader Addict
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bpl
Another great story from one of my favorite authors!

For me, starting a new Robyn Carr book is like sitting down with a cozy blanket and a cup of hot tea on a cold winter day. Not much else gives me the warm fuzzies quite like it! And this latest addition to the Sullivans Crossing series was no exception. The Country Guesthouse takes us back to a small mountain town in Colorado and Sullivans Crossing - the place where hurting people find a place to belong and the peace they need.

Hannah Russells
Shelley Lawrence
I just adore the Sullivans Crossing series and The Country Guesthouse was no different. Overall it was a sweet, suspenseful, interesting and endearing story about second chances at love, after heartache and tragedy. It was about enduring friendship and the lengths those who love you will go to for your sake.

I was impressed with Hannah and her honorable and positive attitude as she suddenly stepped into motherhood on the wake of a tragic loss. She behaved admirably as her life was totally turned
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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 fourth novel, THE BEST OF US, in her fan-favorite Sullivan's Crossing Series was released in Jan. 2019. Robyn's new women's fiction novel THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND, released in April 2019, deputed on four bestseller lists: The ...more

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