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Oceans Apart
Oceans Apart
Author: Karen Kingsbury
He failed his family only once, long ago, but they never knew about it. Now pilot Connor Evans's life and marriage are going great, until Connor finds himself face-to-face with his past in the form of a seven-year-old boy.
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ISBN-13: 9780310247494
ISBN-10: 0310247497
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 309 ratings
Publisher: Zondervan
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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freeverse071681 avatar reviewed Oceans Apart on + 609 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
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: 7
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!
kskrista avatar reviewed Oceans Apart on + 162 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
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.
reviewed Oceans Apart on + 234 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
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.
jennylu83 avatar reviewed Oceans Apart on + 5 more book reviews
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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my2luvsemmyandmally avatar reviewed Oceans Apart on + 758 more book reviews
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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Excellent introduction to Karen Kingsbury's gift.
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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 love anything Karen Kingsbury, this included. However, this is easily not my favorite. In my opinion, it wasn't written nearly as well as her other novels, and I found numerous editing errors. I wonder if it was one of her earlier novels. I still enjoyed it, but I would recommend Like Dandelion Dust before this one if you're looking for a standalone book to read (non-series.)
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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.
hillcountryclutter avatar reviewed Oceans Apart on + 2 more book reviews
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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