Two Women Learn the Importance of Sisterhood in Robyn Carr’s ‘Sunrise on Half Moon Bay’ [REVIEW]

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Two sisters. Two lives. When their circumstances change, will they be able to bridge a two decade gap and find the strength they both desperately need in one another despite their differences? Find out in Robyn Carr’s Sunrise on Half Moon Bay.


Born 20 years apart, Adele and Justine are in different places in their lives. It’s not anyone’s fault really, they have just never been close. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t share their lives and value one another.

When their parents were old and sick, Addie was the one to drop out of college and take care of them. Justine helped financially, but she was older, married, had two kids of her own, and was putting herself through law school while her husband tended the children. On the surface, both women were busy leading fulfilling lives. But looks can be deceiving.

Now that the sisters’ parents are gone, the cracks in the facades of their lives are getting harder to overlook. Addie doesn’t know what to do now that she is no longer a caregiver and Justine’s marriage is coming apart at the seams.

If both women are to survive these transitions in their lives, they must learn to truly support one another, but doing so isn’t as easy as one might think. Life is messy, and when you add emotions to the mix, it can become downright explosive.

Sunrise on Half Moon Bay is a touching novel about family and the strong, healing properties that sisterhood can offer when it comes to mending the wounds of the past. Intelligent and cathartic, Carr delivers a multi-layered story fraught with raw, tangible emotion and keen insights which make us stop and examine our own relationships with family.

This is the kind of drama that reminds us that although it is vital to believe in ourselves, few of us actually have to go it alone if we are willing to open our hearts and find salvation in the arms of the very people who love us most. If you enjoyed Virgin River, you will love Sunrise on Half Moon Bay.

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Robyn Carr is an award-winning, number one New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 novels, including highly praised women’s fiction such as Four Friends, The Summer That Made Us and The View from Alameda Island, as well as 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.

To find out more about her, visit, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, BookBub, Amazon, and Pinterest.

By Robyn Carr
336 pp. Mira. $16.99

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About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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