Book Reviews

Book Review: The View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr

Title: The View from Alameda Island

Author: Robyn Carr

Publication Date: April 30, 2019

Genre: Women Fiction, Contemporary Literature

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

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The View from Alameda Island is about a woman finally learning her self worth. Lauren Delaney has been a devoted wife and mother but she can’t take the mistreatment from her husband anymore. When she decides to stand up for herself it changes her family’s lives forever.

As Lauren adjust to a new life she meets Beau, a gentleman going through a divorce and trying to start over. Unbeknownst to Lauren and Beau, their spouses aren’t taken them standing up for themselves very well. Brad, Lauren’s husband decides to take measures to make her change her mind.

This was a well written book that presents marriage,  family,  domestic life, self worth, friendship, and overcoming obstacles in a powerful way. The story had me invested in the characters even though some of them made me want to jump in the book to smack them.

I enjoyed Lauren’s journey in learning her self worth and standing her ground to find her happiness. Beau was an understanding friend even though he was going through his own turmoil. He was kind, patient and a lovable character. Lauren’s daughters Cassie and Lacy are another story. It was interesting to see the two sisters being on opposite sides. Cassie was supportive whereas Lacy was defensive and wanted her mother to get over everything. Brad was the character you had to watch out for because he was manipulative, abusive and sneaky.

When I got to the end of this book my perception of all the characters had changed. This book had me captured and anticipating what the characters would do. I enjoyed the journey. Overall, this was a great story about Lauren and Beau taking charge of their lives and destiny while protecting their hearts and learning it is okay to love again.

*This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

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