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What lies behind us and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us.Ralph Waldo Emerson
The new year is a time for reflection. A time to say goodbye. A time to say hello. A time to open your heart to new beginnings.
But, even the most carefully crafted plans for life, even for the new year, can be upended without warning, as Hannah learns in The Country Guesthouse, the latest women's romance novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr.
The Country Guesthouse is the fifth book in the fan-favorite series, Sullivan's Crossing. Additional books in the series include: What We Find, Any Day Now, The Family Gathering, and The Best of Us.
The Country Guesthouse – Romance Books for Women
After a recent break up with her fiancé, Hannah turns to her college roommate and best friend Erin for support. In chatting with her friend, Erin, she notices Erin coughing relentlessly.
Worried, she convinces Erin to go the the doctor to get some help. Erin agrees, but that would be the last time Hannah would ever talk to Erin.
Erin, who was suffering from an advance case of pneumonia, slipped away after being rushed by emergency transport to the ICU. No one could have predicted they would lose Erin at such a young age.
Devastated and in shock, Hannah, alongside their other two best friends, Sharon and Kate, find themselves planning the funeral arrangements, and, as Hannah would soon learn, she was to become the guardian to Erin's son, a five-year-old named Noah.
With no experience at motherhood, Hannah is terrified she's not up to the challenge.
New beginning are often disguised as painful ending.Lao Tzu
As Hannah and Noah adapt to their new beginning, Hannah decides to rent a country home in rural Colorado so they can get to know each other better.
There, they they are greeted by the owner, a handsome man who promises to stay out of their way, and his Great Dane, Romeo. But, as they all soon find out, Romeo had other ideas.
At first, Hannah realizes Noah needs Romeo, as he instantly bonds with the lovable dog. What she doesn't realize, is just how much she needs Owen, and how much Owen needs her.
Both, recovering from grief, find their bond growing as they're tested in ways they never thought possible.
Through life's unexpected challenges, all three will discover their strengths, and despite their differences, they will fight to become a family as the people of Sullivan's Crossing rally around them to offer all of the support they need.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.Aristotle
Besides featuring a beautifully crafted plot with relatable characters in a setting that makes me want to head to the lake house, one of my components of the books is the carefully crafted quotes located throughout the chapters, seemingly weaving them into the heart of her captivating story.
Join me and kick off the new year with this moving tale about the power of love in Robyn Carr's latest romance book for women, The Country Guesthouse. You can pick up The Country Guesthouse at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.