Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr #bookreview #contemporary #romance

Title: Sunrise on Half Moon Bay

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: MIRA

Publication Date: April 14, 2020

Page Count: 336

My rating:  4 stars

About the book:

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.


Sunrise on Half Moon Bay is the latest contemporary romance from well known author Robyn Carr. This latest book focuses mainly on the lives of two sisters changing the point of view between them but also has a couple of instances it switches to other secondary characters for a deeper prospective of their involvement.

Adele and Justine were never very close as sisters since there is twenty years between their ages but they have always kept in touch despite the difference. Justine who is the older of the two became a high powered lawyer whose husband became a stay at home dad to their two girls. Meanwhile Adele had dropped out of college when an affair had gone wrong and while she processed the breakup she needed to begin to care for their aging parents.

Now after eight years of being a caretaker with her parents gone Adele is lost as what to do with her life and when Justine approaches about selling their family home she knows she needs to figure out her life. Just as Adele begins to take a look at her own life though she sees Justine’s husband with another woman and Justine ends up taking a step back to evaluate her own life and marriage.

Sunrise on Half Moon Bay was a wonderful read that focused on the overall lives of the two main characters with all their ups and downs along the way. It was nice to have both grow so much during the book to become two strong willed women that dealt with all that life through at them and eventually find their way to happiness. I’m sure this will be a winner with Robyn Carr fans and new readers alike.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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About the author:

Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, eleven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost sixty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River Series. The fifth novel (THE COUNTRY GUESTHOUSE) in her fan-favorite series, Sullivan’s Crossing, will be released in January 2020. Robyn’s latest women’s fiction novel (released May 2019), THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND, appeared on four bestseller lists: New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal. Robyn is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 and in 2017, VIRGIN RIVER was named one of the HarperCollins 200 Iconic Books of the past 200 years. Netflix has taken notice of Robyn’s success and is producing a 10-episode series based on her fan-favorite bestselling Virgin River Series. The Netflix series will be released in late 2019. Robyn lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr’s website at

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