An Ocean Apart/ Starting Over
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An Ocean Apart/ Starting Over

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For six dreadful months, David Corstorphine has tried to come to terms with his young wife's death, while caring for his three motherless children. Try as he may, David is unable to return to work, and his only form of solace comes from working in the garden of his parents' estate in the Scottish countryside.

Dispatched unexpectedly to New York, David's family hopes that th...more
Paperback, 880 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2004)
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Sandy
not as good a writer as his mother but entertaining enough...... Having finally finished this book by skittering through it, hopping and skipping over paragraphs and whole sections, I can say for certain that this man does not have the gift of story telling that his mother did..... Sorry Robin.... just ain't there. I could not wait to get through all the miscellaneous stupid stuff and find quality portions, but.... alas.... oh well, it was worth trying.... just won't pick up his other books.
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I liked the first story, An Ocean Apart, a lot more than the second story, Starting Over. I think with Starting Over, most of the plot was too obvious to me and I guessed the ending which made it anti-climatic. In both stories, the characters take trips from their native Scotland and discover a truth about themselves. I liked the Scottish roots but think I would have preferred to less similar stories within one book.
Carlasu Spencer
If you like Rosemund Pilcher..this is her son..good book..his 2nd book is out Starburst really good also!
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Robin Pilcher was born on 10 August 1950, the eldest son of author Rosamunde Pilcher, née Scott (aka Jane Fraser) and Graham Hope Pilcher, also he had a brother and two sisters. He has been a cameraman, a songwriter, and a farmer, co-managed a mail order business, and has had numerous other jobs. He lives with his wife and children near Dundee, Scotland, and in the Sierra de Aracena mountain area...more
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