I read Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury before the Christmas holidays began. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that this is one of the most heart-gripping books I’ve ever read. My emotions were all over the place with this one. I’m not exactly sure where to start. It was that good.
I suppose the best place to start is the first chapter. It is as dramatic as the last. Within the first few pages, Karen has her readers emotionally attached to little Max and his mother, Kiahna. Readers of Oceans Apart suffer their first emotionally traumatic moment at the end of the first chapter. That’s where we loose Kiahna and our hearts break for Max.
Don’t worry. The loss of Max’s mother is no spoiler as this information is clearly exposed on the book jacket. Although her death is important, the plot is about what happens next. [Read more…]