Thursday, 10 April 2014

Somewhere beyond the sea - Amanda James

Doctor Tristan Ainsworth has returned with his family to the idyllic Cornish village close to where he grew up. The past has taught him some hard lessons, but he'll do anything to make his wife happy—so what's making her so withdrawn? 

Karen Ainsworth daren't reveal her true feelings, but knows her husband has put up with her moods for too long. A chance to use her extraordinary singing voice may set her free, so why shouldn't she take it? Surely her past can't hurt her now?

As a tide of blackmail and betrayal is unleashed to threaten the foundations of their marriage, Karen and Tristan face a difficult question. Is their love strong enough to face the truth when the truth might cost them everything?

My thoughts:
At first I did not know whether it was Tristan or Karen who had the secret (silly me ;) Because yes Karen was agoraphobic but there were things Tristan said. Anyway you will find out. I was only a bit, that is the secret? at first. That can't be the secret, and was it really the secret? Well you will find out ;) but trust me it was worth it.

Karen loves to sing, well she used to. Now she does not want to meet people or go outside. Tristan loves the village and the life, but he also wants his wife back to how she used to be. And it causes tension in their marriage.

And then there was the secret, a big one. There is blackmail, suspense, tension and romance too. The couple is already married but there can still be romance as they find each other again. Even if they are already in love and happy.

As I read on I understood Karen better, I always liked Tristan too as he was happy and was always trying. A good man.

Conclusion:
A book about moving on (and letting go of the past.)

Cover
I like it

Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: Out now 2014 by Choc Lit
Women's fiction
 for review


52 comments:

  1. Tristan is one of my all time favorite names, I can't not read books that have a character with that name. It's a must:)

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    1. I would love to name my kid that but it's just that Trist means boring so that would be tricky :/

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  2. That's a really pretty cover - I'd read based on that!

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  3. All of this talk of secrets has left me curious. I guess there's only one way to find out what it is. Thanks for the review!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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    1. Seeeeeecrets! Lol, I can't telly you more cos I thought one thing, then another and then I finally found out about the secret

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  4. I haven't read anything but this author, but this book sounds good. I like books in which married couples find their love again.

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    1. It's nice, and hopeful :) sure there can be down times but things always turn better

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  5. oh secrets, blackmail, tension, sounds fun!

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  6. I like the sounds of this one and I really like that cover.

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  7. That sounds sweet that there going to go through a romance of finding eachother again even though they are still married.

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    1. It was nice :) Hopeful too in a way

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  8. Moving on can be so emotional and I like the cover for this one.

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  9. ooh this sounds good! Now I wanna know what the secret is!

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  10. I love the cover...very moody and atmospheric. I bet the secret is a big one! :D

    ~Mogsy

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  11. Sounds like a cute read. I may need one soon. :)

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    1. Hihi, though I would not call it cute

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  12. Silly silly you! :) You should have known :)

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  13. At one point, I seriously though I was agoraphobic.

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  14. lol it's not nice because now I'm curious about the secret

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  15. I'm curious and I like the cover :)

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  16. I don't know . . . I don't really like save-our-marriage books usually . . .

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    1. Think of it more as a hidden secrets book ;)

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  17. A book about what happens after the first HEA, sounds interesting :)

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  18. That cover so has me wanting it. lol Looks like a good one!

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    1. I want to sit there and think for a while

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  19. Aww…nice a married couple. We don't get that too often.

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    1. True, we get a HEA and not what comes afterwards

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  20. Ooh I really like that cover! Very atmospheric. I love the idea of a couple already being together but them finding each other again and kind of refalling for each other. This sounds right up my alley, must get a copy!

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    1. Cool :) I like that even after a HEA there are bumps in the road, cos there always are and always will be

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  21. I can't resist secrets. ;-) I have a gift card I'm thinking I'll used on Choc Lit books.

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