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Across Oceans

(Hope or High Water #1)

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
He’s haunted by the past.
She’s running from the future.
One chance encounter will change them both.

Three years after his sister’s death, Reuben Radford’s once idyllic family is crumbling. Between his mother’s madness, his father’s criticism, and persecution by his own guilty conscience, the future has never seemed more bleak. He needs an escape. But who can he trust when
Kindle Edition, 369 pages
Published April 23rd 2018 by Purple Mask Publishing
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Tanya Williams
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction Readers
Across Oceans captivated me from the first chapter and held my attention through to the final page. I was instantly drawn into the lives of Maggie and Reuben and found myself rooting for them throughout the story despite their many quirks. The narrative flowed easily allowing me to get lost in the historical time period of England's early 1900's. A beautifully crafted novel and one I would recommend to any historical fiction reader. I eagerly look forward to more novels from Ms. Gietl.
Angie Thompson
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DNF a few chapters in. Maggie was really annoying me, especially because her rebellion against the norms felt less like a reasonable protest against too-strict rules and more like she was just being very childish and immature. I liked Reuben a little better, although he was still pretty shrouded in mystery, but the way he was starting to react to Maggie--letting her make him feel guilty for not wanting to break rules and interpreting her bored expression at the party as "a goddess who tired of b ...more
Across Oceans tells the love story of Reuben Radford and Maggie Archer. It will be a delight for those who love historical fiction. I actually really enjoyed reading the Author's Note at the end of the book as she talked a bit about what was real, what was made up, and the inspiration behind the story.

I also enjoyed reading about everything surrounding the May Day festivities in a couple of the towns where this story took place. And when I first saw the name of a well-known ship mentioned, my he
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Kelsey Gietl is the author of the Hope or High Water historical fiction series. Her novels stem from her belief that the present reflects the past, and always involve a healthy dose of romance and a dash of intrigue.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she grew up with a love of books and excessive use of her library card. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Graphic Design

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