* Review * THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND by Robyn CarrThe View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr
Published by MIRA on April 30, 2019
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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.

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.


Captivating and emotional! Two characters are coming to a crossroad in their life right around the same time and when they meet, it’s the breath of fresh air they each needed. Friendship leads to romance as their divorces progress. The characters were both emerging from bad situations and finding solace in a happier life and each other. The plot had surprising aspects woven in that kept it fresh, although I felt like the side story of Tim and Angela was distracting from the heart of the story. Overall a really good read!

Wife and mother Lauren Delaney has been living a lie. To others, she has a great life of wealth and prestige with a loving husband and prospering daughters … in reality, she’s been biding her time until her children are at a point where they can support themselves so she can finally leave her controlling husband. On their 24th wedding anniversary, she puts her final plan in motion … and meets a kindred spirit.

Beau Magellan has been going through the motions for years with his unhappy wife. It’s an ongoing game of her leaving then coming back only to repeat at her leisure. This time he’s had enough. He wants his freedom this time, and when he meets Lauren at a time in her life when she’s starting on the same journey, they strike up a friendship that will later lead to more.


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