Book Reviews of The One True Ocean

The One True Ocean
The One True Ocean
Author: Sarah Beth Martin
ISBN-13: 9781402201431
ISBN-10: 1402201435
Publication Date: 10/2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Enjoyed reading this, kept me guessing till the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful book. Truly heart-wrenching. This book has so many twists that you just keep on guessing. I hated to put it down. The relationships are developed in a captivating way. Can you tell I really enjoyed this one??
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Helpful Score: 1
From Publishers Weekly :
A woman's effort to seek out her biological father's identity leads her into a hornet's nest of lurid family secrets in Martin's debut, an atmospheric if rather ponderous novel. Artist Jenna McGarry is in mourning following the death of her husband in a car accident. After a period in the doldrums, McGarry decides to rent the house her parents owned on the coast of Maine before they moved to Massachusetts. McGarry's mother, Renee, is startled by her decision, largely because it takes her daughter back to the scene of a family tragedy-when Jenna was seven, her mother's sister, Adeline, committed suicide. As Jenna settles into the old house, she finds traces of her mother's first love-letters, even a photograph. But it is a talk with an old friend that leads her to suspect that her actual father may be long dead. Martin is a smooth, engaging storyteller, and she does a nice job of weaving together the various narrative threads.......
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Helpful Score: 1
I truly enjoyed this book. The twists and turns were enough to keep me guessing, but not enough to make it completely unrealistic. I have re-read it meany times, and each time it's almost as though I get something new out of it. It's got a little something for everyone, from looking for family unknown to the loss of a loved one at a young age to the loss of a lover. Jenna is a very fascinating character, altough I'll admit that Renee and Adeleine's life fascinated me much more and I'd love to see a book about one or the other from Ms. Martin as well. All in all a great read. I highly reccomend it!
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I purchased and read this book about two years ago. I'm afraid I no longer remember much of the plot. I liked it well enough, though. Just not enough to read again.