The View From Alameda Island

The View From Alameda Island

Large Print - 20190529
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr delivers a poignant and powerful story about how one woman's best intentions lead to the worst of situations and how the power of 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.
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print 20190529.
ISBN: 9781432858056
143285805X
Characteristics: 479 pages ; 22 cm

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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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