Thursday, April 16, 2020

Review: Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr

Sunrise on Half Moon Bay
by Robyn Carr

Publisher: Mira
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Sometimes the happiness we’re looking for has been there all along…

Adele and Justine have never been close. Born twenty years apart, Justine was already an adult when Addie was born. The sisters love each other but they don’t really know each other.

When Addie dropped out of university to care for their ailing parents, Justine, a successful lawyer, covered the expenses. It was the best arrangement at the time but now that their parents are gone, the future has changed dramatically for both women.

Addie had great plans for her life but has been worn down by the pressures of being a caregiver and doesn’t know how to live for herself. And Justine’s success has come at a price. Her marriage is falling apart despite her best efforts.

Neither woman knows how to start life over but both realize they can and must support each other the way only sisters can. Together they find the strength to accept their failures and overcome their challenges. Happiness is within reach, if only they have the courage to fight for it.

Kritters Thoughts:  Adele and Justine are sisters, but are basically a generation apart.  They have not been in each other's life and as both are going through some major life changes at the same time, they will end up leaning on each other and using the other for support through some hard times.  A look at sisterhood and even though sisters aren't close when they are young, there is always room for a relationship to change and improve.  

I am typically a super fan of Robyn Carr's books that stand alone.  I feel as though they usually have great character development and the plot takes precedence over sexy times or romance, but this one was hard for me to read.  I have been avoiding books for awhile where there is cheating and spouse issues for personal reasons and unfortunately I read this book without reading the synopsis - because of previously stated I usually LOVE Robyn Carr stand alones.  I had a hard time reading this book because of the subject matter and that is the only reason.  The characters were great and the plot moved along, so if this subject matter doesn't impact your reading, then I would recommend it along side any other Robyn Carr stand alone book.  

This is one that will be hard for me to recommend due to my want to distance myself from the subject matter, but I can always say it is due to personal reasons that keep me from praising this book.  The writing and the characters line up with other books by her, so this one is based solely on the subject matter.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 30 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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