Monday, January 7, 2013

Book Review: Canary Island Song by Robin Jones Gunn

Second chances.  Carolyn is in need of them and she is going to get them in this wonderful stand alone novel by Robin Jones Gunn.

Carolyn's twin sister, Marilyn and her two daughters had been living with her for the past few years and now Marilyn has remarried giving Carolyn a second chance at living on her own.  She gets into redecorating and even finds a guy to date, which is something her young adult daughter, Tikki, wants her to do.

When problems with the man arise, Carolyn decides it is time to visit her mom in Canary Island, a surprise for her mother's seventieth birthday.  This trips gives her the biggest second chance of all when she runs into an old flame.

A story of romance as well as of finding one's self again is this.  Carolyn has to learn to let go of her past and reconnect with God before she can move on with her life.  It's something we may need to do ourselves.  It's a great lesson taught through the pages of the story.

Gunn does a great job of getting into the character of the island.  Included in the back of the book are pictures from her trips to Canary Island where she had fun and did research for her story.  The evidence is written in black and white.

I read this book for pure pleasure.  All opinions are my own.  I was not compensated for this review in any way.


  1. I love the way that Robin connects her characters through her books.

    1. Oh, yes! That was a bit of a surprise in this story, I'll tell you that.