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This book is so good that I read the book as well as listened to the audio. The narrator really emphasized some portions that I overlooked when reading. Ms. Banks is one of my favorite authors. I love her writing style and her books are page turners.
This is definitely another 5 star read. I loved both The Dark Room and The Water is Wide and can’t wait until she publishers another one. I sat down for an hour to read and ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. Both of her books are set in Wilmington, NC but each book is totally different. Normally, I have the entire premise figured out very early on, but not this time. I kept changing my mind and ended up pleasantly surprised. Right at the moment when I had an answer, I had to reevaluate and change my mind!
All of the characters were well developed, and I felt that by the end of the book Sarah was my BFF. This was such a fantastic love story that I did not want it to end. I will truly miss both Sarah and Collin. Family is so powerful! This is an emotional love story that proves love never dies. I highly recommend this book to all of my romantic book loving friends, but be prepared for some ugly crying!
Sarah Avery had spent years carefully re-constructing her broken life back together, after her husband Thomas, the love of her life, drowned 14 years earlier. When suddenly she comes face to face with a man named Collin, who is Thomas’ exact look-alike, on the streets of Wilmington, NC. She convinces herself that he is somehow, actually Thomas, come back to her. Yet in response, he has no recognition of her or their life together. However, the attraction between the two of them is powerful and immediate. But, even as Sarah finds herself falling in love with Collin, she is still haunted by questions about his true identity and the secret guilt she carries over Thomas’ death. And little does she know, Collin himself, holds some secrets of his own, that threaten to destroy everything they have together.