Audiobook, Contemporary Romance

The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr

The Country Guesthouse
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.

Book Info

  • Release Date: January 7, 2020
  • Series: Sullivan’s Crossing #5
  • Narrator: Thèrése Plummer
  • Audio Length: 8 hours, 37 minutes
  • Publisher: Recorded Books

 

 

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(Thanks to Recorded Books for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)

33 thoughts on “The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr”

  1. Great review, Jonetta❤ poor little boy! Sounds like a very touching and emotional story. I can’t open the audio extract link from my phone, but I’ll take a note of Therese Plummer’s name as a talented narrator 🤗

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  2. Love this review, Jonetta. I’ve wanted to try the Sullivan’s Crossing books for so long. I also have Virgin River here to read in prep for Netflix! I have been meaning to update you. I have gotten back into my audio game at long last and have joined up with Libro.fm. That makes my reading life more well-rounded and happier again. ♥️

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer💜 The first three in this series really should be read in order but these last two stand alone pretty well. I’m SO excited you’re starting Virgin River! I inhaled the TV series. Congrats on joining Libro.fm!!! I’m thrilled for you. I’m curious about how their site works. I have one book there that I got for free but haven’t listened to it yet.

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