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In a war that’s not hers, she loses everything.
Everything she loses is because of him.
Forgiveness is not an option.
Or maybe...


Lieutenant Cassandra Toma, trauma surgeon in the Romanian National Army starts her deployment at a joint-unit air base on a wrong foot, clashing on her first day with her new commander, Major David Hunt. Her rebellious nature and sassiness rival her...more
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Tina
Fantastic!! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a love story where the couple doesn't just fall into each others arms to live happily ever after. This is Camelia's second book and she has done such a wonderful job with it that I am at a loss for all the positive words I could use to describe how good this story really is. To say the least, it is heartwarming and heartbreaking because it makes you feel like you are actually there with the characters experiencing everything that they...more
Cindy Bennett
Camelia Miron Skiba does it again! In her sophomore effort, Skiba shows that she knows how to write a compelling, fascinating, tug-at-your-heartstrings story. David and Cassandra grab you from the first page and refuse to let you go until you find out if they get their happily ever after. Written against the backdrop of the Iraqi war, their love story is riddled with the pain and terror of living in the middle of so much violence. Skiba balances the beauty of love with the horrors of war without...more
Victoria
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A World Apart was something so unexpected; I can’t help but say I love it. When I first began the book, I found it rather slow and a little dry. But as the book carried on, I found how amazing it was. It may not always have been very interesting, but it was certainly very touching. When I first picked up the book, I wasn’t expecting what I read at all. The level of emotions depicted in the book is just so amazing and so so real.

The thing I really...more
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WOW! A World Apart by Camelia Miron Skiba is a MUST READ. It’s a powerful and emotional story by an extremely talented author. Camelia Miron Skiba AMAZES ME. Her stories are unique and spellbinding, cultural diversity can be found in both of her novels, her writing style is eloquent, and English is her THIRD LANGUAGE. WOW. I have read and adored both of Camelia Miron Skiba's novels: HiddenHeart (March 2011) and A...more
Deborah (LoveToReadRomance)
A World Apart is a story with lots of emotion; two people from opposite sides of the earth are thrown together and have to deal with their troublesome pasts and an unpredictable future. Ms. Skiba is a very talented writer with powers of description that are clear and strong. She portrays characters that are very real. Her knowledge of things military and medical gives this story a lot of realism.
I love a story with lots of plot twists and this one does not disappoint. Ms. Skiba does an excellen...more
Kathleen
Can two people who are from different parts of the world, and who have very different lifestyles find love in a war zone? Or will their differences and secrets from their pasts keep them A World Apart?

This is a story about two people from different parts of the world, and how they came together in 2007 during the Iraq war. Cassandra Toma is a trauma surgeon and Lieutenant in the Romanian National Army. David Hunt is a reconstructive surgeon and Major in the US Air Force. Cassandra and David are...more
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I was beyond excited to read A World Apart by Camelia Miron Skiba after reading Hidden Heart, which was a brilliant story. A World Apart, just like Hidden Heart is a true definition of a novel and what a novel should be. It has loss, love, war, faraway places, and a deep storyline that not only is enjoyable but educational and intriguing.

In A World Apart, you meet Romanian Doctor Cassandra Toma. She is a doctor for the military in her country and...more
Jeffery Moore
I love a story with many different angles and this one does not disappoint. Camelia does an excellent job at showing us a love story with rich settings. David and Cass are a great example of how opposites attract and the more polar the opposite the greater the attraction. I’m a sucker for a strong setting outside of the mundane so prevalent in today’s romance genre (many romance stories only giving the setting a cursory look). Initially set on the Black Sea and then to war torn Iraq, Camelia bri...more
Mneeson
I always look for character driven stories more than for the plot line. If there’s conflict and tension that much better. A World Apart is one of those stories where the setting is of essence to the story’s flow. You can’t miss on the timeline, everything happening with military accuracy.
The hero’s flaws enhance his likeability if this makes any sense. Sometimes the tension between Cassandra and David was so intense, I found myself holding onto the book with white knuckles.
The heroine is stron...more
Bibliophilia {Søren & Kingsley Forever}
This book is for lovers of the rocking road to happiness. The true definition of how a novel should be because it had everything, but never lost my interest or it's deep storyline for a single second.

Camelia, you're a genius *big hugs*
Kim Roberts
I cried, I laughed and I screamed reading this novel. A World Apart opened for me a new genre: military romance. When I think about people in uniform I think rigid, courageous, patriots, a little bit on the ordinary side (sorry, no offense) in terms of emotions. David Hunt totally changed my opinion. The more he falls for Cassandra the more I want to hug and hold him. He’s that type of man that would stand by your side, there to help, protect and ultimately give up on his love just to do the rig...more
Rose Reeve
If it were possible we’d shove the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq under the rug because of all the difficulties, sorrow and loss we encounter. As mother of a fallen soldier, I can’t.
I picked A World Apart by Camelia Miron Skiba because of the military aspect of it. As bitter as I am dealing with my loss I couldn’t help but lose myself in this heartbreaking yet beautiful love story. If there’s anything really healing a broken heart is love and this author has done a great job capturing the power of...more
L Peterson
One of the best heroine arc I’ve read in a long time. It took me a while to warm up to Cassandra, who is a doctor for the National Romanian Army, incapable of attachment and stubborn to the marrow. But once I understood why she was the way she was, I totally changed my opinion and began liking her. By the end I loved her.
David Hunt on the other hand, it’s a different story; he had me at hello. The way he loved Cassandra, helpless and guilty in his feelings for her (or so he thought) had me swoon...more
TheSecretWriter
I was not too sure in relation to what I was about to discover when I started to read ‘A World Apart’ by Camelia Miron Skiba. As I gradually worked my way through this book, it quickly turned into a ‘page turner’ that was difficult to put down once started and it definitely did not disappoint.

This is Camelia’s second novel and is written in a style that displays very clearly, this author’s marvellous writing ability and who has the skills of a true story teller. The reader very quickly becomes e...more
Carly Fall
I don’t know the author personally, but after reading her biography, she sounds like a fascinating person. When I learned that English is her third language, I was very surprised as this is a well-written book.

I liked learning about Romanian customs and traditions, and I liked how she interwove American sayings and how confusing they can be to others. I loved her description of the military bases, and the pictures she painted of the landscape in both Romania and Iraq. I loved the references to L...more
Christy
A World Apart is a compelling story that takes the reader into the struggles of two people trying to make life work during the hardships of war and the hard reality that life isn’t always easy or clear-cut.

Lieutenant Cassandra Toma is a complicated, strong-minded doctor who has had a very tough life. Having grown up under the Communists regime in Romania she has seen her countries people suffer and struggle to break free from tyranny. Her father fled the country when she has very young after be...more
Caro
A World Apart handles a subject that I wouldn't usually choose to read, since my interest in the military is very close to zero.
Since I really liked Ms Skiba's other book, Hidden Heart, I was still looking forward to reading this.
I figured that even if the military base parts bored the hell out of me the book could still be so awesome on the romantic parts.
Turns out the military aspect of the book wasn't a problem at all.

The book is about a young doctor, Cassandra, who works as a military doctor...more
Ruth Hill
I will be honest. I didn't want to give this a five-star rating. Not because it was not good--it was fantastic, and I will tell you more of my thoughts. But I felt like I had been giving out so many five stars lately to really good books. But let me tell you--this book earned its rating!

The characters in this book were absolutely fantastic. I love Cassandra and David. I would say David is one of the most likable romantic heroes I have read about in a long time. It was so hard to read about their...more
Elise Marion
'A World Apart' is a story full of emotion and angst. Two people from opposite sides of the world are thrown together and forced to deal with both their pasts and their futures. The ending is satisfying, despite a few frustrating potholes along the road of David and Cassandra's journey.

I'll start by saying that Ms. Skiba is a very talented writer. Her powers of description are strong and clear. She paints characters that are real, they're the kind of people we all know. Her knowledge of things...more
Amanda
Camelia Miron-Skiba hit a couple of heart strings with this book. It starts out with flipping between the past and present lives of Major David Hunt and Lieutenant Cassandra Toma.
War is a heavy theme and strong background to this book. Cassandra is no stranger to war and all it implies. She is a smart and strong military officer who is sassy, bold, and brass. She seems to come across as a person who loves deeply and would do anything for those people. One such person is her brother who has come...more
Babs
Cassandra Toma is a trauma surgeon and Lieutenant in the Romanian National Army. David Hunt is a reconstructive surgeon and Major in the US Air Force. Cassandra and David are both deployed to the American run Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Force Base in Constanta, Romania, near the Black Sea. Cassandra works under David as he is the commander. They like each other and an attraction starts but David thinks Cassandra is married to a Major Robert Toma, which happens to be her brother. David does realize t...more
Sherry Gammon
In a war that's ripping apart the world, it's also bringing together to lost, lonely hearts. David and Cassandra's love story will have you laughing, crying and hanging on the edge of your seat. Ms. Skiba has a knack for tearing at your heart with her breathtaking stories, and this one is no exception. Her writing is enveloping, and her story is a heart-breaker. Her realistic war scenes are laid out artistically before you and her love scenes are memorable. You pray for Cass and David, despite t...more
Lindsey
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Javiera
The best novel that I've read in a long time.
Cami it's really an amazing writer!
Tracib
I won this book on a giveaway and I'm so happy that I did! Great read!
Emily Miller
Another great book from Camelia Miron Skiba! Please keep writing!!!
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I write. I live. I love. I dream. I write.

Who I was yesterday … I’m no longer today, nor will I be tomorrow. Each day I grow a little. I stumble, get up, and learn something. I wish and dream and want and look to the future. Who I am is not important, but what I leave behind is.

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