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Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 6.75 X 4.31 (inches)|
A night that changed everything . . .
Eight years ago, during a stormy weekend on the shores of Hawaii, Connor Evans broke his vows. He's kept his secret, until the woman from Connor's past dies, leaving behind a young son . . . Michele never thought her family was perfect, but they were happy. Now her family is on the brink of destruction. Will a lonely child help bridge the distance between them—before it's too late?
Karen Kingsbury is best known and loved for her life-changing, emotionally gripping adult fiction titles, with five million copies in print. Dubbed by Time magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction, she has penned multiple award-winning titles, including Redemption and A Time to Dance. A former reporter for the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News, she has also written for People and Reader's Digest. Karen lives in Tennessee with her husband and six children.
Lenair1 Stars Out Of 5Oceans ApartApril 24, 2015LenairQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0What a HUGE disappointment. The author spent so much time trying to make the husband (and mistress) sympathetic, she forgot to make him repentant! I spent the whole book waiting for him to see the devastating impact of his sin, but I waited in vain. Especially as the author seemed to be working just as hard to portray a reality in which there were none. She couldn't seem to make up her mind about which petty excuse would get the reader to accept this loser. Was it "I thought it was my wife" excuse? Or the "thrown together by circumstances but I wasn't really attracted to her" excuse? The "he really loved her (but apparently only for one night) excuse that both he and the wife tell the kids? or the one I found to be the most disturbing....the subtle but eerie unspoken implication tht God somehow WANTED and willed this to happen...? That one was just creepy!!! It would have been better to leave him unlikeable but RESTORED. the way she does in her other series, REDEMPTION
In the end, everyone paid the consequences for the husband's sin but him; and everyone repented and made peace with God but him. This is not the way marriages are restored. in real life, the consequences of infidelity are devastating...and not patched up in two weeks by a pouting adulterer and a guilty wife.
Rachel5 Stars Out Of 5Oceans ApartDecember 18, 2014RachelQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Excellent book about how a secret can come out even though you think it is so deeply hidden that no one will never know. The Evans family life seemed perfect until fast forward eight years later when that secret shows up on your doorstep in the form of a lost little boy who's mother death brings him to meet his dad for the first time. Can they Evans family heal and forgive? Read Oceans Apart to see.
Nancy BellPa.Age: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5One of Kingbury's bestJanuary 24, 2014Nancy BellPa.Age: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Up 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.
writingrhonda5 Stars Out Of 5July 3, 2012writingrhondaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This 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.
John BuscemiSparrows Point, MarylandAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very moving story.June 29, 2012John BuscemiSparrows Point, MarylandAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Got hooked into the story by the third page. It is a heartfelt believable story. The touching hand of God is weaved all throughout the book. I loved it!