When I learned that Therese Plummer is an Audie Award finalist for this book, I had to check out the audiobook. I had listened to and enjoyed another Robyn Carr book she narrated. This book was entertaining as well, and Terese does an excellent job once again.
Sierra Jones has had a painful past but has dealt with her alcoholism and has been sober now for nine months. She decides to travel to Colorado to visit her brother, Cal, and his pregnant wife, Maggie, to get a new start. Sierra is surprised to find out how much she enjoys the area and the people she meets. She bonds with the Crossings campground owner, Sully, who acts as a father figure for her. I became endeared to Sierra’s character when she rescues a dog from an abusive camper at the campground. Sierra also finds love along the way although she was not searching for a relationship. Besides leaving her alcoholic past behind her, she is also running away from some danger and finds the support she needs from those around her.
I did not realize when I started this book that it is the second in a series called Sullivan’s Crossing, so I will certainly go back and read (or listen if Therese is reading) the first in the series, What We Find. What I like about this book and the other one I’ve read by Robyn Carr is that there is a romance, but Carr portrays it in a very realistic, natural way. Her books also have more to them than just the romance storyline. The story is compelling, the characters are interesting and well-drawn, and the setting makes you feel like you are there and know the people.