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Blue Water
Blue Water
Author: A. Manette Ansay
From New York Times bestselling author A. Manette Ansay comes an unforgettable story of two families united by tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional journey toward a choice she'd never thought possible. — On an ordinary morning in Fox Harbor, Wisconsin, Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are irrevocably altered when a drunk driver -- Meg's onetim...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380732883
ISBN-10: 0380732882
Publication Date: 4/1/2006
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 110 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10
This is my second book by Mansay (read "Vinegar Hill" first), and I have to say I really like her writing. She is so good at capturing emotions - REAL emotions - and the characters have such depth that you feel you really get to know them and have these vague yet somehow solid pictures of them in your mind.

This book was sad because of the tragedy that sends Meg and her husband out to sail the "blue water," but the true sadness was how they dealt - or didn't deal - with their loss. It makes one think of what on earth you would do in the face of such a tragedy. Simply hating the person who brought it on is not always so easy - nor is it very healthy.
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Helpful Score: 5
This novel was my introduction to A. Ansay's writing and I loved every minute of it. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in 2 days. It was very well written with real emotion throughout. It was heartbreaking as the couple tried to move past their tragedy. I would love to read more books by Ms. Ansay.
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Helpful Score: 4
Touching and poignant, as are all of Ansay,s novels, I loved this and could not put it down once I started it. Bestselling author, one of Ophra,s bookclub favorites.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really made myself finish this book. I felt the ending was an afterthought and did not flow with the story at all. The book dragged quite a bit and many times I felt I was reading *filler* and was asking what was the point of that?
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Helpful Score: 2
I found this book a very engaging read. While Im not a follower of sailing, I felt that the core story was centered on the characters and how they tried to deal with their loss and how it impacted both their relationship and their feelings on an individual level.
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This book pulled at my heartstrings. Although it is very somber from beginning to end, Ansay does a great job putting emotions into her writing. Excellent story.
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Really held my interest; good read about tragedy, atonement and redemption.
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Good book - it is an emotional read, sad, and thought-provoking.