#BookReview: Chance Harbor by Holly Robinson

Chance HarborReviewer: Annie

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Catherine and Zoe are sisters, but even their mother, Eve, admits her daughters are nothing alike. Catherine is calm and responsible. Zoe is passionate and rebellious.  Nobody is surprised when Zoe gets pregnant, drops out of college, and spirals into drug addiction.

One night Catherine gets a call from Zoe’s terrified daughter, Willow, saying her mother has abandoned her in a bus station and disappeared. Eve blames herself, while Catherine, unable to have children, is delighted to raise Willow as her own.

Now, five years later, Eve is grieving her husband’s death and making reluctant plans to sell the family’s beloved summer home on Prince Edward Island. But a series of unexpected revelations will upend the family and rock three generations of women.


Another Favorite author to announce! Holly Robinson gives us an absolutely superb woman’s fiction novel, that you will not be able to put down. I looked her up after finishing her book and noted all six of her books….and added them to my to-read list.

The tale is told between the cities of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Chance Harbor, Prince Edward Island. The tapestry in the background involving the landscape and feel of each location is woven in to this story, and was just as important as what was happening to the characters.

We meet the matriarch of the family, Eve….her daughters, Catherine and Zoe, and her granddaughter, Willow. Along with the men in their lives, Andrew and Russell….along will more characters. Each character will pull at your heart strings.

The issues within this family dynamic is not one to be taken lightly. Each issue has its own repercussion, and takes the family down a path that they will not be able to look away from.

Walking away will even be tougher.

I was impressed with the sheer amount of storyline that never got old or boring. Often in books with over 400 pages, I find that the pace is hard to deal with…That did not happen here.

This book was a true saga of three generations of women that need love, healing, forgiveness, endurance, acceptance and strength.

Once to start to read this, you will not want to stop until you are finished!!

5 Stars


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