Up to Karen Kingsbury's standards. One of her best. Keeps you guessing about the outcome. Written with passion and emotion. I found myself crying at times and angry with Connor's wife at other times over her treatment of Connor's son. Well worth reading.
This is a story with four main sets of characters: a man, a wife, another woman, and some children. The man is a husband and father, who lives oceans apart from the truth; and therefore, he lives oceans apart from his loved ones. It's also a story of a betrayed wife who experientially learns that "love doesn't begin until you forgive." It's also a story of children who get reconciled to their father.
Oceans Apart haled my attention from the first page. I have already past the book along to my granddaughter, I know she will enjoy it as much as I did. I am looking forward to more books about Max and his new family. This book talks about real life stores in families, and how there is hope through our trials.
I like the way Karen Kingsbury brings God, faith, family, and love together in her books. I am looking forward to reading many more books by Karen Kingsbury in the future.
I really felt offended by Karen's lack of compassion for the wife, Michelle. She made her out to be a dunce, fix all her hubby's sins, and fall girl. The husband, Conner walked away scott-free of any feelings of his sin by feeling sorry for himself. Where is the Christian marriage in this snapshot?