Sunrise on Half Moon Bay

Sunrise on Half Moon Bay

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"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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, c2020
ISBN: 9780778310099
0778310094
Branch Call Number: FIC CARR
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 24 cm

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CL_kcls
Aug 07, 2020

'Sunrise on Half Moon Bay' wants to be a good summer read. It has many of the makings, but the repetitive dithering of one character and the repetitive conversations of the other got on my nerves.

This is not a long book, but it's story was stretched out by it's repetitiveness. Perhaps it began it's life as a short story.

'Sunrise on Half Moon Bay' is not nearly as wonderful as the 'Sullivan Family' series but neither is it as bad as 'The View from Alameda Island'. The 'Sullivan Family' series is always intricate while 'Sunrise on Half Moon Bay' is simply simple, uncomplicated and unnecessarily tedious.

3 stars with a note: After I finished the book and wrote this review, I was reading the reviews on a well-known online bookseller. One in particular made me laugh: "I live in the Bay Area and have spent a lot of time in Half Moon Bay. I’ve never read a Robyn Carr story before. I borrowed the book on my Kindle because of its setting. This is the fictional story of two sisters. This is also fictional Half Moon Bay—there is no sunrise on this west facing beach, no pool, no movie theater. The story goes downhill from there. . ."

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newdog
Jul 31, 2020

This book is not one I typically would have thought I'd enjoy, but since I love Robyn Carr's books, I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did. The fact that I could personally relate to so much in the book really touched and instilled a spark in me, urging me to actively start making some positive changes in my life. Thank you Robyn Carr!

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rainwalker
Jul 26, 2020

Probably the Robyn Carr book that I enjoyed the least. I thought it was pretty boring.

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TheManRetired
May 22, 2020

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