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An Ocean Between Us

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Cora's life is turned upside down when she receives news that her husband has died in a car accident. But that pales in comparison to the news she receives after - next to him in the car was his wife, Amelie. Stunned by this betrayal, Cora flies to Dublin to learn the truth of who her husband really was, and if he was ever hers at all.

I'm not really sure what to make of this one. It was a beautiful book, very much a feel good read of someone rebuilding their life after a truly shocking events, but to me it just felt a bit underwhelming. I think part of the issue is I went in expecting more of a twisty thriller type of book, whereas this one was far more of a drama, and quite a light one at that. Nonetheless, Cara is a wonderful character, and it was lovely to see how the book turned into more of a feel good read as she began the complex task of moving on from the sadness of her past. If you're looking for a moving drama, definitely give this a go, but if you're after more of a mystery read then this isn't for you.
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I read this ARC for an honest review
All thoughts and opinions are mine

This is a new author to me but I will certainly be looking out for more from them

I absolutely loved this
Great characters, loved the story

My emotions were all over the place - couldn't put this down

A wonderful read
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Thank  you to Netgalley and Orion Publishing for this advanced reader's copy in return for my honest review. I haven't read ab Ann O'Loughlin book before so I was delighted to get an opportunity to review her newest book. Moments of sadness, happiness and romance are interwoven together in this book filled with tender moments and engaging characters that I genuinely cared about. I'll definitely read more from Ann O'Loughlin.
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An Ocean Between Us is the newest novel by Ann O'Loughlin. I am a huge fan of Ann O'Loughlin and I have loved  all of her previous books and was delighted to get an opportunity to review her newest book. Her newest storyline interweaves the lives of a group of women, Cora, Lily, Gladys and Amelia. Cora, an American, discovers that her long time partner Jack had a wife in Ireland and that they have just have passed away in a car crash. A devastated, Cora travels to Ireland to find out more about Jack and Amelia's life. This includes going to their house, which is a small estate in Dublin where she encounters neighbours Lily and Gladys.

I loved this book and simply couldn't put it down, I read it in one sitting. O' Loughlin is a skilled writer, that has a created a fantastic plot, that moves seamlessly from start to finish. I loved all the characters and felt particularly attached to Cora. I can't wait to read more from the author in the future.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for this ARC
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It’s a feel-good-factor novel, touching but too laced in honey and idealistic serendipity for my taste. Cora, an American is made of stern stuff and has all the coping mechanisms to address her late partner’s death and shocking duplicity. There’s a heartfelt community spirit in Dublin, and Cora finds herself embroiled in their issues. Gladys is a well-known stereotype, a net-twitcher who attempts to run everyone’s lives – there’s always one isn’t there? To some extent, she redeemed herself towards the end, but I was ready to strangle her at times. Lily was a foolishly incautious woman, but with a big heart and the luck of the Irish. I enjoyed the references to nature, especially the symbolic significance of flowers and their colours. Thank you to NetGalley and Orion Publishing Group.
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Love this author and loved it had romance sadness and true to life. Could relate to some of the places mentioned in Dublin
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