Friday, April 24, 2020

Review: Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr (Blog Tour)

About the Book

Author: Robyn Carr
ISBN: 9780778309482
Publication Date: 4/14/2020
Publisher: MIRA Books

Book Summary:

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.

Set in the stunning coastal town of Half Moon Bay, California, Robyn Carr’s new novel examines the joys of sisterhood and the importance of embracing change.

My Review

This is the story of two sisters, Adele and Justine. There is a twenty year age difference between them, which has left their relationship a bit distant. Adele is the youngest and has spent the last eight years caring for their ill parents. Justine is a successful attorney, married with two teenage daughters.

Now, their parents are gone and Adele is ready to get back to her own life. Unfortunately, she had dropped out of school and has no skills to get a job. She’s not sure what direction to take.

Justine is in a marriage which she had no idea was falling apart. She is determined to pull herself together for the sake of her daughters, even if it means reinventing herself.

Both women are broken, but intend to find happiness. They rediscover their own relationship and vow to help each other.

This is the story of two women dealing with very realistic issues. It took me a little time to warm up to Adele and Justine, but by the end I was loving them both and cheering for their happy ending. The author does a great job in writing each character’s growth and giving us a supporting cast to make this story come to life.

There’s a little romance, too, but mostly this is Justine and Adele’s story - their relationship and how they reach for each other to help their survival.

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About the Author

Robyn Carr is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty novels, including highly praised women's fiction such as Four Friends and The View From Alameda Island and the critically acclaimed Virgin River, Thunder Point and Sullivan's Crossing series. Virgin River is now a Netflix Original series. Robyn lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit her website at

Social Links:
Twitter: @RCarrWriter
Facebook: @RobynCarrWriter
Instagram: @RobynCarrWriter


  1. Sounds like a very realistic story but one I'd need to be in the mood for.

  2. That sounds good. My sister and I are 8 years apart and that seemed like a lot.


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