GREAT romance. Twists and turns and held my interest so much I couldn't put it down! Not your typical romance "hero and heroine"...so much more!!! Can't give this one enough praise. EXCELLENT.
I decided to try this book after it came up as a suggested read on a few sites when I was searching for books by Susan Wiggs. This was a light, quick, easy read. I spent a few hours curled up with it this afternoon, and will look forward to getting my hands on more books by this author.
Excellent book, could not put it down
I'm a huge Robyn Carr fan, and I am trying to get through all her older books now. This one,as all her others, gets you so involved with the characters, their lives,and their interactions. She is best when writing about friendships and families. This one did not disappoint!!
I think I liked this more than the Virgin River series. I liked the fact that here, just because you don't get the person of your dreams it doesn't mean you stop living. These people moved on, had marriages, divorces, families, etc... They don't sit there pining for their lost love for the rest of their lives.
The story is really about three sisters, Claire, Sarah, & Maggie although it does focus more on Claire. The theme of the story seemed to me about finding yourself. It was a great story with some light laughter and a few tears. All three sisters in different stages of their lives and relationship.
It was super easy to read and very enjoyable.
Another great book by Robyn Carr. She does such a good job with her characters.
It may not be Virgin River, but the characters in this story are just as warm and endearing. Highly recommend as well as just about everything else Robyn Carr writes!
Loved it. Storyline was great & loved the characters.
Love Robin Carr books and this was another good one
this was a very good story with lots of interesting characters.
Wonderful story of starting over after you think your life is set.
An excellent narritive of how a woman surprisingly find love through a series of events.
Excellent book! This is a great author!!
HIGHLY recommend this book. This is only then 2nd book I have read by this author and I am hooked. Her character and plot development are great. I am glad this author was recommended to me by a couple of people. It is a nice light read. It makes you wanting to know how everything ends. She developed all 3 sisters nicely in this book. She could have easily spread it out in 3 books like other authors have done, but I am glad she didn't. Excellent book!!
Great story with secondary characters. Shows a woman finding herself - and alot of cute guys along the way.
I enjoy any of Robyn Carr's books.
Good book with a central theme of relationships. The main character is Clare, middle sister, who is going through some major changes in her life. Her older sister Maggie and younger sister Sarah also have important roles in the story.
The story opens with Clare, who has left her husband of sixteen years for the fourth time because of his cheating, finding him in bed in their own home with yet another of his women. Furious with him and herself, she drives off in a state and promptly gets stopped for speeding. The nice young cop, Sam, lets her off with a warning, then watches in horror as Clare's car is t-boned by a car running a red light. He stays with her until she's taken off by the ambulance.
Her injuries are extremely serious, requiring surgery and months of physical therapy. Her family rallies around her, but Clare realizes it's time to take control of her life. She lets cheating Roger know that she's not coming back this time and starts to make plans for her future. During this time, she makes some new connections and revives some old ones.
One of her new connections is Sam, the cop who stopped her the night of the accident. He makes his interest in her plain, which is flattering to an ego that has been battered by her husband's infidelities. Sam has a very romantic side and is intent on showing her his feelings. While his attentions make her feel good, is it enough to build a relationship on? I loved the honest way that she looked at herself and her feelings, and that she had the courage to do what she felt was right.
Clare also reconnects with her high school friend Pete. He is the younger brother of the guy she had loved through high school and college. She and Pete have a history that kept them apart even after Mike's death. Clare makes the decision that it is time to face that history and see if their friendship can be repaired. Once they have faced and talked about what happened back then, they move quickly back into their old comfort with each other. But there is something different, and when Pete drops a bombshell about that past event, Clare finds herself looking at him in a whole new way. There were some really sweet scenes between them, and I especially loved the one the night of her birthday party. There were also some pretty steamy scenes.
Clare also has to deal with the effect of his father's actions on her son Jason. He seemed like a pretty typical teenager, sometimes smart and sometimes not. The author makes his reactions very believable. I especially liked seeing him confess to Clare what was bothering him the most, and I thought she dealt with it beautifully. When Jason does something really stupid, I loved seeing Clare and Roger come together as a team to deal with it.
Roger was thoroughly unlikable at the beginning with his cheating ways and attitude. It was interesting to see how he changed through the book. I loved that he took ownership of the failure of his marriage and that he was determined to improve his relationship with Jason. His persistence was admirable, and the scene where that first step was made was fantastic.
Clare's sisters also have their own issues going on in the book. Maggie is the oldest, married with two girls and a successful lawyer. But the magic seems to have gone out of her marriage, and she is a bit envious of Clare's romantic life. But whatever else is going on, she is always there to support Clare. There are a couple of really fun sister scenes, including one that takes place the night that Clare has a date with Sam.
Sarah is the youngest one. As a teen and young adult she had been a wild child, taking risks that her family tried to talk her out of. Her relationship with her mother was especially bad. When her mom died before she and Sarah could fix things, Sarah went into a depression and completely changed her life. Now she buries herself in her art and dresses very dowdy. Then an introduction to a gorgeous man has her wanting to make changes of her own, and she's off and running. I loved the development of the new relationship as the two seem perfectly suited to each other. An unexpected bump in the road has Sarah questioning his feelings, and it takes a near disaster for him to realize what they are.
What I really liked about this book is that it didn't end with everything all sunshine and roses. There are ongoing issues that will have to be dealt with but they all have the foundation to do it.