Book Reviews of Oceans Apart

Oceans Apart
Oceans Apart
Author: Karen Kingsbury
ISBN-13: 9780310247494
ISBN-10: 0310247497
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 305 ratings
Publisher: Zondervan
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
A riveting story of secret sin and the healing power of forgiveness. Airline pilot Connor Evans and his wife, Michele, seem to be the perfect couple living what looks like a perfect life. Then a plane goes down in the Pacific Ocean. One of the casualties is Kiahna Siefert, a flight attendant Connor knew well. Too well. Kiahna's will is very clear: before her seven-year-old son, Max, can be turned over to the state, he must spend the summer with the father he's never met, the father who doesn't know he exists: Connor Evans. Now will the presence of one lonely child and the truth he represents destroy Connor's family ? Or is it possible that healing and hope might come in the shape of a seven-year-old boy?
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Helpful Score: 6
This was such a great book that I have ordered more of Karen Kingsbury's novels. I couldn't put it down until I had finished it. Kingsbury definitely paints a picture of the characters and the settings. It was a fast read as she kept the story going throughout the book. I found myself in tears at the end and I don't know that I have ever cried when reading any book. I have told numerous friends about this one but also told them they will have to go get their own copy. I am keeping mine!
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Helpful Score: 4
Wow...I love this book. Definitely recommend it! This is a great story about forgiveness. Made me cry quite a bit...Have the tissues handy!
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Helpful Score: 4
Wow, really good book. The reader sees inside each person who deals with the unexpected trial that occurs in this story and feels their pain as each must deal with new knowledge. Kingsbury did a very good job of writing this book from all perspectives.
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Helpful Score: 4
I read Karen Kingbury's novel very quickly. This story is about a young son who is suddenly left without his mother and no guaranteed place to live. The characters struggle with their relationships with each other and with God as they weave around trying to find where this little boy fits in. Karen writes from the heart and from her faith. In addition to this book, her 911 series is also very poignant.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have enjoyed all the books by this author. This is a nice cozy read perfect for a nice winter eve.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book that I have read by Karen Kingsbury and it was very good.

I cried for all the characters in the book. I found that I could relate to each character in the book though I've never been through the situation they faced. It's book that reminds you that everyone is human and mistakes happen, and how forgiveness heals.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very touching story of love and forgivness. I would highly recommend this book. Probably my favorite by Karen Kingbury.
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Helpful Score: 2
It was the first Karen Kingsbury book I read. It was totally awesome. I really enjoyed the book. She is a great writer.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a sweet and moving story of forgiveness and redemption and what it takes to survive hard times.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is full of marital complications.

What happens to a marriage when your wife is suffering from a deep depression over the loss of her mother. She can bearly care for herself let alone the children. This causes job pressure, which forces the husband to temporally change his job location to be able to care for her and the kids. During a business trip, and circumstances out of his control he breaks a marital vow. One he never confesses. They begin to rebuild after that horrible time, and then years later, that night resurfaces in the form of an innocent child. One that the husband was never aware of, yet real soon it is going to made crystal clear to him. How is he going to handle it, will it tear them apart, bring them together, or worse what will happen to the young child.

Read and find out!
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Helpful Score: 1
I am a Karen Kingbury fan so any book I read of hers I love. It is a book on forgiveness in a marriage which sometimes is very hard to do. You feel that you are going through all the emotions that Michele is going through with trying to figure out what to do. As for Connor he knows he has made a big mistake and now must try and figure out what he needs to do to get Michele's forgiveness.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Book!
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Helpful Score: 1
A really great read. I loved this story alot. Deals with forgiveness which is the key to loving others.
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Helpful Score: 1
very good read... I recommend this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
A heartwarming story about a 7 year old boy whose mother just died in a plane crash.
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This was such a heartwealming story. What a great story!!!
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I found this book to be a great lesson in forgiveness and love...How the things we do impact lives of many vety good read...
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great book about second channces
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At the end, it was so beautiful that I cried. This is my first time reading a book by Karen Kingsbury, and I loved it! This story of how God can heal was powerful and convicting.
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This is about a husband's one night stand that years later comes back to haunt him. The woman, who is a flight attendant, dies in a plane crash. In her will, she requests that their son spends two weeks with his dad. His wife does not want to deal with any of it. But in the end, God shows them the way.
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Great book! Very hard to put down
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Enjoyed this book so much, I am now reading another book by this author.
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Easy to read and enjoy!
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I liked this book. However, it didn't grab me. The characters weren't as easy to identify with in this book. I had a hard time reading the chapters that came from Max. It seemed too juvenile for a seven year old. It reminded me a lot of Junie B. Jones. I enjoyed the story line and again the resolution which shows how God works despite human mistakes and insurmountable problems.
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Very good!
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Excellent introduction to Karen Kingsbury's gift.
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Read this book last summer. Has some interesting twists and turns, but is very typical of all of Karen Kingsbury's books. In the end you are glad that you read it.
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This is an excellent book about the problems that face people everyday and how they cope with them, and the role that faith plays in influencing these decisions. It is very well written.
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Awesome love story. Very inspiring and motivating.
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This is a story of faith, love, and forgiveness. A tear jerker!
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I loved this book! What an amazing story!
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Absolutely LOVED this book - couldn't hardly put it down. I very much related to Michele and her feelings about herself and her self-image. You won't be disappointed!
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I cried from the first chapter! Awesome book, I couldn't put it down.
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This was my first Kingsbury book and I enjoy it. I did go through a box of tissues....
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I loved this book. One of my favorites. The situation and God's intervention. You'll understand the problem, one and then those lessons learned. Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite authors. True life experiences in relationships.

Read this book, and feel a sweet calming spirit as I do everytime I think of it.
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I have read a few of Karen Kingsbury's books & enjoy her writing but this book just blew me away !!! I read this one in just a few hours as I absolutely did NOT want to put it down till I reached the end! Have a box of tissues handy !!! One of the BEST books I have read in a while ......EXCELLENT BOOK !!!!
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Excellant book reminding us all to forgive others even though it is terribly difficult at times!
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Beautifully written
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I loved this book! It is a great read.
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Another great Kingsbury book
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Great story about forgivness. Get out your tissues!
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Good, quick read. Seemed a little less intense than some of Kingsbury's other books.
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Outstanding book! I really enjoyed it.
The writing is so alive that you feel part of the story.
I have read it more than once and would love to read it again.
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A good read. Wonderful story about love and heartache, and forgiveness.
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An excellent book! Could not put it down - read it the day I received it! A story of forgiveness that everyone should read - but keep the tissues handy!
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This is the first Karen Kinsbury book I've read and it won't be the last. Karen had me transfixed from the beginning. It didn't want to put the book down.
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Touching story of betrayal and renewed trust. Very good reading!
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Excellent read!
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This is such a fantastic book. It is a real tear jerker. I cried and cried, but I loved it. What an awesome story. I love all of Karen Kingsbury books but this one takes the cake. It is a very emotional story of an orphaned little boy that will tear your heart out. You will be very glad you read it. Just make sure you have a box of Kleenex near by.
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Couldn't put it down until I found out what was going to happen to the marriage. Great read for a a couple of free hours when you have time to absorb the situation these two are put in.
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I couldn't put this book down until I had read the whole thing. Karen Kingsbury knows how to get the reader totally involved with the story. Briefly this book is about a girl who has a baby and is killed and everyone goes into action to find the father of the boy and what happens? Well that is for you to read and find out!
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Very good book
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o.k. book
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I really enjoyed this book. Very heartfelt.
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This was a great read. I have really enjoyed all the books from this author. THis one was no exception.
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Just AWESOME! Have some tissues handy; I think this book would soften the hardest of hearts....
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If you have not read any of Karen Kingsbury books, I urge you to. This book was so wonderful and very moving. You will shed a tear in this one.
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Airline Captain Connor Evans has nearly forgotten that stormy weekend in Hawaii eight years ago when he broke the greatest promise of all. Now Connor has the perfect life with his wife Michele, and their two daughters, adn the secret of that long-ago time is his alone. But and ocean away, a flight attendant is raising her young son by herself whtn the plane she's working on crashes into the Pacific. Her will is very clear about one thing - before the child can be given over to the state, his father must be contacted.
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This is an awesome book. You'll get hooked on Karen Kingsbury!
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Capt. Evans, an airline pilot, finds out he has a son 8 yrs old when the boys mother dies and requested that their son spend 2 weeks with his father before other plans are made. His visit rocks the family and his marriage.
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Great Kingsbury as usual!
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Very interesting and absorbing story.
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A compelling story of betrayal and the need for forgiveness.
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EXCELLENT book!!! Hard book to put down once you start reading!!
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Great book..easy reading...insightful and though provoking
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Kingsbury has another winner on her hands! I read this straight through!
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From the back cover...

A forgotten secret. A shocking discovery. A sacrifice of love that will bring Connor Evans to his knees.

Airline Captain Connor Evans has nearly forgotten that stormy weekend in Hawaii eight years ago when he broke the greatest promise of all. Now Connor has the perfect life with his wife, Michele, and their two daughters, and the secret of that long-ago time is his alone.

But an ocean away, a flight attendant is raising her young son by herself when the plane she's working on crashes into the Pacific. Her will is very clear about one thing-before the child an be given over to the state, his father must be contacted.

The news rocks Captain Evans' life, and in the process he is presented with a choice: Refuse the child and never hear from him again, or take him for two weeks and decide whether to claim the boy as his own.

Now, the family is on the brink of destruction. Can Michele and their daughters ever forgive Connor for what went wrong all those years ago? Or will the presence of one lonely child destroy everything?
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great story!!!!
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In excellent condition.