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Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury
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Oct 31, 09

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Read in September, 2009

A reader of this blog recommended I read one of Kingsbury’s novels; she said it didn’t matter which one as long as I tried one. Oceans Apart was the only one I could get through PaperBackSwap, so I decided to through caution to the wind (it’s Christian fiction) and try it. This book had me bawling by the end.(My roommate now thinks I’m loony.)

The emotions in this novel are about as realistic as they get — the anguish over Conner and his wife, Michele, feel while deciding to to keep his eight-year-old son, Max, neither of them knew about or not, Michele’s turmoil over excusing her husband for adultery, and Max’s heartbreak over losing not only his mother, but his dog and the only home he’s known — and I’m so glad I decided to over look the label of Christian fiction and try it. While I’m not sure if I’ll ever pick up another one of Kingsbury’s books (too little time, too many textbooks to read) in the near future, I am glad this is the one I read. It’s just a wonderful book.

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