#1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Robyn Carr is back with ANY DAY NOW, the latest installment in her new, wildly popular Sullivan’s Crossing series. Return to the idyllic mountains and tranquil retreats of small-town Colorado, where Sierra Jones has just arrived off a bus from Iowa, for this story of self-discovery and second chances.
After years of wandering, toxic relationships, and struggles with addiction, Sierra has decided to follow her brother, Cal, to Sullivan’s Crossing in search of a fresh start. While Cal is busy preparing for a baby with his new wife, Maggie, Sierra is ready to put down some roots of her own, which means finding steady work, focusing on her sobriety, and, most importantly, avoiding men and all the problems they cause.
Sierra’s vow of chastity proves difficult to honor, however, when she meets Conrad Boyle, a local firefighter and kindred spirit who is recovering from heartbreak of his own. With his good heart, steady nature, and abs of steel, Connie will test Sierra’s resolve and force her to reconsider whether all men are worthless after all, and for the first time, she may have found someone she can finally trust and rely on. Above all, Connie seems more than ready to accept Sierra’s past and offer her a future full of the safety and stability that she’s always craved.
But for Sierra, her troubled past is still too close for comfort. Because while she’s trying to resist Connie’s ever-enticing charms, Sierra is also on the run from a dangerous man who could threaten everything in her new life she’s trying to protect. As long as that man is still at large, turning over a new leaf may be harder than Sierra ever imagined.
What a great experience reading Any Day Now was! I enjoyed it immensely while it held my interest and it captivated my mind. I got to know the characters in-depth, in a special way that still mesmerizes me.
Sierra Jones was a complex character, her life had been nothing but easy, yet she managed to hold a positive attitude. Through recovery and treatment, she had found herself, her strong soul and mind. She finally had a balance and peace in her thoughts, she had found her place, her people, her destiny. And I felt like I was right there with her, while she was learning, living, loving, and growing to be the best version of herself. I felt challenged and encouraged by her courage, spirit, and bravery she showed through the journey. There are some triggers in the story about rape and violence towards women, and while raw and real experiences to Sierra, the incidents are dealt with tender hands without unnecessary details.
I admired the connection she made with such different kinds of people in town, and how she learned that her instincts were not that off after all when it came to people around her. Some of the town folks are introduced better than others, there is even a secondary romance budding on the side that takes fragile roots.
Conrad Boyle was the perfect mate for Sierra. With his open mind, patience, affection, and attention he slowly but surely won her trust, her confidence, and friendship. By always being there for her, always willing to support her, listen to her, and wait for her when needed, he proved to Sierra that there was a new chance with life, the kind of chance she never dreamed of having again.
Despite the slow tempo, or maybe because of it, Any Day Now was a true journey of finding yourself, learning to trust yourself again, starting new, and what all it entails. After everything Sierra had gone through with her life, making friends wasn't easy, not to mention something more than that. Yet she found her way, her own way, to make it happen, to built a new foundation, to be able to start from the scratch new again, with the wisdom of the past guiding to a better life, for the smoother, quieter waters. And while going through this journey to find herself, she doesn't only challenge the characters in the story grow, mature, and see their life in a new light, the story challenged me as a reader to rise to the occasion and widen my horizons. I loved watching her thrive and flourish, through the storms and temptations, and danger she faced.
Any Day Now is an adventure of the mind and I recommend you to take it!
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Robyn Carr is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as well as highly praised women’s fiction titles such as Four Friends, What We Find, and The Life She Wants.
Robyn has won a RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America, and in 2016 she was awarded RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the genre. Her novels have been translated into 19 languages in 30 countries.
Originally from Minnesota, Robyn now resides in Henderson, Nevada, with her aviator husband; they have two grown children. When she isn’t writing, Robyn puts her energy into community service: she has mentored a seniors’ memoir-writing group, attends book club chats in and out of state whenever possible, and is working with her local library on the Carr Chat Series, a program centered on fundraising and visiting author events that bring writers, their books, and the community together.
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