The View from Alameda Island

The View from Alameda Island KINDLE The View From Alameda Island By Robyn Carr Freeboooks.com 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 Any 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.

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The View from Alameda Island
  • Robyn Carr
  • English
  • 04 January 2018
  • 9780778368953

10 thoughts on “The View from Alameda Island

  1. says:

    EXCERPT She walked purposefully to her car and she even looked around He was in the garden shed on the other side of the gardens She could hear him putting things away He wasn t looking to see what she was driving or what her license plate was He was a perfectly nice, friendly guy who probably picked up lonely women on a regular basis Then murdered them and chopped them into little pieces and used them for fertilizer She sighed Sometimes she felt so ridiculous 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 any 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 MY THOUGHTS I wavered on my rating for this book Three stars Four stars Three and a half I loved the first half of the book, but then, initially, I thought the second half got ...

  2. says:

    Lauren Delaney has endured a highly unsatisfactory marriage for 24 years to a man who s controlling and mean Brad s a successful surgeon whose done nothing but demean and belittle her their entire marriage She declares to herself that there will not be a 25th year in this relationship now that her two daughters have finished college She now has to figure out how to make this happen and create a new life for herself Lauren s decision is declared in the opening paragraph of this story so there is no ambiguity about the state of her marriage What comes next is how she takes those steps towards liberation and the impact on her family, career and self respect I expected to see some of the typical things you d find in the dismantling of a marriage to someone like Brad and a one sided view of that but was pleasantly surprised to see Lauren take a critical eye at her own enabling behavior, including her motives for agreeing to marry him It was insightful and painful, laying bare some hard and awful truths on both sides When she meets another man Beau who s in similar circumstances following her separation, it gives her an opportunity to test her judgment and make different choices I really enjoyed this story because of its honest approach in looking at the disassembly of a long term marriage While Brad was clearly an awful person, Lauren s complicity wasn t ignored and I liked how there was clearly shared responsibility for her circumstances I especially liked how the impa...

  3. says:

    I read many books by this author, the Virgin River and Thunder Point series were some of my most favorite by her This time the author writes about two middle age characters that both want to get out of disastrous marriages separately from each other, but coincidently at the same time.I ve always admired the author for picking topics and themes to write about that have meaning, and are relatable.Beau and Lauren matched well, no doubt about that, and I m glad they got their HEA especially after what they all had to go through.I love that authors like Robyn Carr don t shy away from taking on issues, and writing books about middle age characters with grown children The only complaint I have is that both main characters went through a messy divorce, that was too eerily similar, at the same time It felt a bit lik...

  4. says:

    I LOVE Robyn Carr s writing, so I ve been looking forward to The View From Alameda Island, it was amazing and crazy I think this has been the craziest exes I ve read from Ms Carr, but the relationship between Lauren and Beau was steady and calming throughout any drama that came at them Their romance was slow and steady, felt real, but also had heat and chemistry I loved it Let me just tell you I wanted to strangle both of their exes Their pictures would be up by the words narcissistic , megalomaniac , and delusional in the dictionary Wow I honestly can t believe they both put up with so much, but I can somewhat understand because there were kids involved Each wanted to wait until their kids were out and mostly settled on their own path Beau get special props for being a stepfather and not bowing out because he split from the boy s mom They truly needed a stable force in their life since their mom was flighty, full of drama, and manipulative I was touched by the wonderful friends and family Beau and Lauren had, a testament to the kind of good people they were at heart, they definitely needed the support I loved how each ex had their own comeuppance at every turn, and never got away with things too long I m so sad for anyon...

  5. says:

    The View from Alameda IslandRobyn CarrTHE 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 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 i...

  6. says:

    free review copy Meh I desperately wanted to like this book, even just because of the cover But alas, NO The nicest thing I can say about it is that I think I ve simply outgrown this insipid and overly explained exhausti...

  7. says:

    4.5 5I just love Carr s style, something about it almost soothes me even if she s writing about some heavy stuff I think it s because she strikes the perfect balance between dark and light, and also due to the fact that her characterization is always on point and she has me invested in the people in her books before I ve finished the first chapter Whatever it may be, she s damn good and I always know when I start one of her books that I m about to begin an emotional journey alongside some memorable characters.Lauren is just the type of character I ve come to expect from a RC novel, she s extremely likable and it was very easy for me to sympathize with her almost instantly Right at the beginning of the book she s preparing to leave her abusive husband after over twenty years of marriage and you just can t help but feel for the poor woman Initially I thought this would only be about her personal journey in starting over and while it definitely was, it was also so much than that She finds love again and that was developed in a really realistic and...

  8. says:

    I think I ve finally nailed what I love so much about Robyn Carr s books beyond her skillful writing she doesn t focus entirely on two main characters She writes about family, about other lives and loves that connect and impact the actual leads in the story, but those other loves, the other men and women who populate her books, are as fully drawn and well developed as the primary leads.THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND is a perfect example Lauren Delaney is a woman on the edge of a new life when she carefully plans and executes leaving her husband and the perfect marriage everyone thinks she s been living for the past twenty four years.As difficult as the first steps are, the freedom from life with a controlling and often cruel man are steps she won t back away from As she files for divorce and begins to build her new life, Lauren meets Beau Magellan, a man going through many of the same things she s escaping While neither is actively searching for someone to fill the void, their growing friendship gives strength to each of them as they make the difficult decision to end long term relationships with grown children involved.While keeping the story moving at a perfect pace, Ms Carr manages to give fully developed personalities and dreams to the peripheral characters characters that mi...

  9. says:

    The View From Alameda Island is great women s romantic fiction from bestselling author, Robyn Carr This is a tale of love, loss and second chances Lauren Delaney, wife and mother of two daughters is done with her marriage She s so done that she consults a divorce attorney on her twenty fourth wedding anniversary Her husband, Brad, is verbally, emotionally and physically abusive, and he s a cheater She stayed with him for the sake of her daughters but they re grown now and Lauren is ready to finally live for herself Beau Magellan is separated from his wife, Pamela, who is also a cheater Beau has given her multiple chances to repair their marriage and isn t willing to give her another one His stepsons, who he raised as his own, are grown He can finally live for himself Lauren and Beau meet in a church garden that she visits to meditate and just enjoy nature s beauty The two bond over their mutual interest in gardening They start slow but steadily build their relationship Interestingly, Lauren and Beau s lives mirror each other in multiple aspects The couple start their new life together but aren t prepared for t...

  10. says:

    This book was a failure for me on almost every level.The first part was rather boring Lauren has been an emotionally abused wife who stayed in a marriage for years for the sake f her daughters Her husband no only belittled, gaslighted and lightly physically abused her, but he used his daughters as blackmail to keep her in the marriage But as the youngest daughter finally finishes college and is ready to move across the country, Lauren decides she is finally ready to leave.Just when she makes this momentous decision, she meets Beau Beau is a landscape architect who is also on the cusp of getting out of a toxic marriage In his case, his wife uses their marriage as a revolving door She decides she needs breaks , will move out, take lovers completely ok because they are o a break , travel to exotic places, and then come back when she s bored Only to stop the pattern all over again He too has kept the marriage alive mainly because he has been the only stabilizing influence in the lives of her two sons They had two different dads who were at best negligent and worst used them in wars with their mother But they are also older now and he is done.This is actually the soapy goodness I usually like Except the entire book was really centered on Lauren and Beau s divorce proceedings They meet and talk about their terrible marriages, they meet with their individual lawyers, we learn about California divorce law, property division etc The conversations...

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