#BookReview: The View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr @RCarrWriter @HarlequinBooks @SarahBurningham #TheViewFromAlamedaIsland #LittleBirdPublicity #Netgalley
Release date - 30th April 2019
Book length - 320 pages
Publisher - Harlequin
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I want to thank Katie from littlebirdpublicity.com for providing me with an e-copy of this book via Netgalley.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
Engaging characters, a beautiful setting, and a whole lot of drama makes THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND by Robyn Carr a great read with plenty to keep your eyes glued to the page.
After twenty-four years of abuse and controlling behaviour at the hands of her husband Brad, Lauren has finally had enough. Her two daughters are grown up and at college and she can be free. But Brad doesn't take kindly to being left and will do whatever he can to make life difficult for Lauren, destroying her in any way possible. When Lauren accidentally meets Beau, a gentle and kind man who is going through a similar situation with his ex-wife, she is cautious but happy to have a friendship and possibly more with a man who understands her and actually listens to her. But Lauren and Beau have no idea how difficult their baggage is going to get, with both their children and their exes struggling to accept the situation. And just how far will their ex-partners go to seek revenge?
The characters are great (with the exception of a couple!) but I have to say that Beau and Cassie, one of Lauren's daughters, really stood out for me as extra special. Lauren doesn't see herself as strong but she is and this topic of abuse and controlling behaviour is excellently handled.
THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND by Robyn Carr is a perfectly paced story of new beginnings and friendship and I highly recommend it to contemporary fiction fans everywhere.
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.
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