Now that Robyn Carr has earned the #1 slot on the New York Times list many times, the creator of the wildly popular Virgin River and Thunder Point series laughs when someone refers to her as an overnight success.
“The truth is, I was first published in 1978, and it took me thirty years to make it to The New York Times bestseller List,” she pointed out, referring to 2007’s A Virgin River Christmas .
But once Robyn became that popular, she stayed that popular. When Bring Me Home for Christmas , the 16th Virgin River novel, was released in November 2011, it debuted in the #1 slot not just on the New York Times roster, but also on the Barnes & Noble and Publishers Weekly lists as well. Eleven of her books, including eight Thunder Point novels, have all earned the coveted #1 New York Times slot the first week on sale, with one book scoring two weeks on top the list. The Hero , her September 2013 Thunder Point novel, debuted in the #1 position on seven national bestseller lists: USA Today, Publishers Weekly, New York Times Mass-market Fiction, New York Times eBook Fiction, New York Times Combined Print/eBook Fiction, the Wall Street Journal, and Bookscan.
Those who try to explain Robyn’s “sudden” success might say it was because she was on the leading edge of a trend toward small-town romances. The truth is, Robyn’s Virgin River and Thunder Point series, like her earlier Grace Valley books, are a blend of romance and women’s fiction—books that not only entertain but also address sensitive issues, such as domestic violence, health risks and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anything that can compromise a woman’s happiness because she’s female. And there’s no denying that Robyn has a way with words. Her voice is unique and takes her readers into the hearts and minds of the brave men and women who have served in the military, into the families left behind, and into those who confront challenges head-in in their search for love and fulfillment.
I have readers everyday asking for more Virgin River and Thunder Point Books. Well if you enjoyed either of those series or you’re a new Robyn Carr reader, welcome to Sullivan’s Crossing. Sullivan’s Crossing is high in the Rocky Mountains, at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails, where campers and hikers, bikers, rock climbers, fishermen and nature lovers refuel, refresh and recharge. Strangers warm by the fire of a general store passed down through the generations, an outpost now owned by a friendly guy named Sully. People tend to hang out on the store’s wide front porch, so pull up a chair. The beer’s cold, the air’s fresh, and the company’s good.
On February 28, 2017, What We Find (Sullivan’s Crossing Book #1) will be available in paperback.
Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency, high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a malpractice lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she’s never faced before. She’s alone, exhausted and unsure of what her future holds. One thing is certain, though: she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan’s Crossing.
Cal Jones, a quiet and serious-looking camper eager to help, enters Maggie’s life. Still, Maggie is suspicious of this—until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.
Maggie and Cal each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon…if only they can learn to find peace and healing—and perhaps love—with each other.
On April 18, 2017, come back to Sullivan’s Crossing with me. Any Day Now is the highly anticipated sequel to What We Find. Readers fell in love with Sullivan’s Crossing and the characters who settled there and will be delighted to spend time with their favorite people again. The rustic campground at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails welcomes everyone – whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a new lease on life.
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