Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Book Review - THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND by Robyn Carr

Title:  The View from Alameda Island
Author:  Robyn Carr
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction
Publisher:  MIRA
Release Date:  April 30, 2019

About the Book:

A poignant and powerful story about how one woman’s best intentions lead to the worst of situations, and how love helps her to heal and ultimately triumph.

From the outside looking in, Lauren Delaney has a life to envy—a successful career, a solid marriage to a prominent surgeon and two beautiful daughters who are off to good colleges. But on her twenty-fourth wedding anniversary Lauren makes a decision that will change everything.

Lauren won’t pretend things are perfect anymore. She defies the controlling husband who has privately mistreated her throughout their marriage and files for divorce. And as she starts her new life, she meets a kindred spirit—a man who is also struggling with the decision to end his unhappy marriage.

But Lauren’s husband wants his “perfect” life back and his actions are shocking. Facing an uncertain future, Lauren discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had as she fights for the love and happiness she deserves.
Buy Links: Amazon / Barnes&Noble

My Review:

Once again, Robyn Carr has given us a story about family struggles, real life situations and how it can all come together with the power of love and the help from caring friends. I just love her books!

Things don't always turn out the way you plan when you are young. As you mature, many people realize that happiness is not based on money. But then again, there are those who never come to that realization. 

One of the things I loved about this book, and one of the things I was concerned about when I started reading, was that there was cheating involved. That would have totally turned me off. Instead, we see that even the casual friendship between Beau and Lauren did not happen until both had filed for divorce. And that friendship flowered into something beautiful. Another thing that was brought to light in 'The View from Alameda Island' is that abuse cannot always be seen by others. Many women, and men too, suffer in silence.

This "straight-to-the-heart" novel had me totally intrigued from the first page to the last. Thank you Robyn Carr for another great read!

*Disclosure:  I received a complimentary advance copy from NetGalley and the author in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.

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About the Author:
Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, eleven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost sixty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. The third novel (THE FAMILY GATHERING) in her fan-favorite new series, Sullivan's Crossing, will be released in April 2018. Robyn is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 and in 2017, VIRGIN RIVER was named one of the HarperCollins 200 Iconic Books of the past 200 years. Robyn and her husband live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr's website at www.RobynCarr.com


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