The View From Alameda Island

The View From Alameda Island

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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. 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.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira Books, [2019].
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780778368953
0778368955
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 24 cm.

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MB_kcls
Nov 07, 2019

It's been about 45 years since I was in college where I acquired that age-old right of passage of watching soap opera's. I must confess I kept it up a for a while after college but finally walked away from the addiction because it was just too much time wasting drama for a drama.

That's how I feel about 'The View from Alameda Island'. The story could have been good but it is just too much overwrought, soap opera style drama. The repetitiveness also got on my nerves and I'm angry because the out-of-the-blue story line about the priest was unnecessary, unbelievable, vacuous and ignorant.

I'll stick with the 'Sullivan's Crossing' series but I am highly disappointed in 'The View from Alameda Island' and Robin Carr

A too generous 2.5 stars.

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Susandyer1962NC
Jun 13, 2019

THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND is the story of Lauren Delaney and her seemingly perfect life. Perfect until it wasn’t. She has two beautiful daughters and is married to a very successful surgeon. On her twenty fourth wedding anniversary she makes a decision that will change her life forever…….she walks away!

While visiting a local garden she meets a man, Beau, and they begin talking. He seems to be a kindered spirit but Lauren tries to keep her distance even though she is very attracted to him. He is going through a divorce as well and they decide to become friends only. Beau is the step dad to his soon to be exes sons, but he is more of their parent than their crazy mother ever was. THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND shows that both of these kind loving people have to deal with total craziness from their soon to be exes. Lauren’s husband, Brad totally loses his mind and comes after Lauren and is determined to make her life a living hell. Get ready readers, the twists and turns keep on coming!

Oh let me tell you, Beau is going to definitely give you all the feels. That’s all I’m saying…….anyway, after some time, things between Beau and Lauren certainly heat up! But it’s always very sweet and I really wanted Lauren to open up to Beau and explain why she is the way she is. She is very guarded and Beau doesn’t think he stands a chance. Hang on people, THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND is an intense and crazy ride.

THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND is a quick read that you can easily read in one sitting and love every minute of it. It is one heck of a crazy emotional roller coaster ride that will have you filled with rage for what Brad puts Lauren though! I have never met a Robyn Carr book that I didn’t love and once I start reading I knew I was going on one heck of an emotional journey! Whatever you are reading, put it down, and run and get this book! If you’ve never read a Robyn Carr novel (and you know who you are) this would be a perfect one to hook you!

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weezie1
Jun 10, 2019

Best book ever. Keep you reading to the end! Two couples; two people want to keep the marriage and 2 people just want to get out and have a life of their own. It shows just how far the 2 crazy people will go to keep that woman/man in their lives no matter what. We stayed together for the kids! Not a good plan on either parties. You must read this book - will keep you up at night.

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