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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
First thoughts on Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman


Kathryn | 3503 comments I started this yesterday and haven't got very far yet - only about 90 pages - but am enjoying it so far.


message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

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My copy only arrived today from the library :)


Kathryn | 3503 comments Brenda wrote: "My copy only arrived today from the library :)"

You'll probably still finish before me, Brenda!!


message 5: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Haha! It's a thick one!! lol


Kathryn | 3503 comments Brenda wrote: "Haha! It's a thick one!! lol"

Yes, it is a little thicker than my "average" read!


message 7: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
And mine! lol


Andrea | 1678 comments Brenda wrote: "Haha! It's a thick one!! lol"

Oh, is it? I started reading it on my Kindle this afternoon and wondered why it was taking so long to get off 1%.


message 9: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Haha! My library copy has 447 pages!


Kathryn | 3503 comments Mine has 449. But I'm more than halfway through now. The main character is a little irritating in some respects, but I am still (mostly) enjoying it.


message 11: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

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Good to hear Kathryn :)


message 12: by Mish (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mish | 3495 comments I have only read 2 chapters so far and it's fairly easy to read and follow. Even though it's fairly large-ish book I don't believe it will take me long to get through it.

At this stage I don't mind it. I felt the prologue/present ended too suddenly for me. I'm interested in what's happening with the Historian Professor and her daughter so hope that we revisit the present more frequently in the book and not just at the end.

However in saying that I do like Agnes. I think she's a gutsy young woman for doing what she's doing.


message 13: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Sounds good Mish :) I'll be picking it up soon I hope..


Andrea | 1678 comments Mish wrote: "I have only read 2 chapters so far and it's fairly easy to read and follow. Even though it's fairly large-ish book I don't believe it will take me long to get through it. At this stage I don't mi..."

I’m a bit the same, Mish. I would have liked to linger over that set-up a bit longer, but I’m enjoying how Agnes’ story is unfolding in the 1870s. She’s a great character - keeps landing on her feet, it seems.


Andrea | 1678 comments Now that was interesting. Part 2 gave us the perspective of one of the sisters, but which one?! I know which one I'm supposed to think it was...

On to Part 3.


Heather | 355 comments Trying to track down this book at a decent price in Singapore. So far I'm stuck with Kobo wanting a ridiculous price of US$16.39
because I am in Singapore.


message 17: by Kadi (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kadi (kads) | 99 comments I'm picking mine up from the library tomorrow night.


message 18: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Mine's a library copy too :)


message 19: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Started this one around 6 this morning and am thoroughly enjoying it!


message 20: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Two thirds of the way through and loving it! Agnes' journey is fascinating :)


Kathryn | 3503 comments Brenda wrote: "Two thirds of the way through and loving it! Agnes' journey is fascinating :)"

She's persistent - you have to give her that!


message 22: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
She certainly is!


message 23: by Tien (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tien (tiensblurb) | 601 comments Yay! It's finally available for me on borrowbox... whoever borrowed it b4 me returned it a couple of days earlier :)

Will d/l when I get home tonight!


Heather | 355 comments I've borrowed a friends reader who has an Australian account.
A few chapters in - it's quite good!


message 25: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Glad you both have your copies now! I loved it Heather :)


message 26: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new) - rated it 4 stars

Phrynne | 11661 comments Mod
Just started it this evening. It is very good so far:)


message 27: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Enjoy Phrynne :)


message 28: by Tien (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tien (tiensblurb) | 601 comments Hm, I don't think this is a spoiler at all so I'll post this here...

That token & her conclusion from it... I'm thinking she's jumped a bit ahead of herself?

I think that's vague enough not to spoil it for anyone but this annoyed me a bit and what's going on between the sisters, ach, if it's anything like Morton's The Forgotten Garden, I would hate it :(


message 29: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Keep reading Tien ;)


message 30: by Tien (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tien (tiensblurb) | 601 comments Brenda wrote: "Keep reading Tien ;)"

My problem is it's audio... going too slow for me! lol


message 31: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new) - rated it 4 stars

Phrynne | 11661 comments Mod
I can imagine it is slow on audio. I did a bit of skimming of the book!


message 32: by Tien (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tien (tiensblurb) | 601 comments Phrynne wrote: "I can imagine it is slow on audio. I did a bit of skimming of the book!"

And yet, you still rated it 4 stars?!


message 33: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Keep reading Tien ;)"

My problem is it's audio... going too slow for me! lol"


Speed their voices up then ;) Or, get a real book! lol


message 34: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new) - rated it 4 stars

Phrynne | 11661 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "Phrynne wrote: "I can imagine it is slow on audio. I did a bit of skimming of the book!"

And yet, you still rated it 4 stars?!"


Yes. Just occasionally the author gets sidetracked into detailed descriptions which I speed read. Overall it is a good book:)


Carolyn | 8129 comments I'm late to the party as I'm just starting this but should get it finished by the end of the month.


message 36: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda | 70450 comments Mod
Carolyn wrote: "I'm late to the party as I'm just starting this but should get it finished by the end of the month."

Enjoy Carolyn :)


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