“It occurs to me that marriage is a lot like (a) TV. The connection gets loose sometimes – even to the point where you think it might not work anymore – but then something jars it and the wires slip back in place, exactly where they belong, lighting up the screen and bringing back the sound; everything worked as it should.”
Thank you Berkley Publishing for gifting me an advanced copy of Colleen Oakley’s newest book You Were There, Too.
“Acclaimed author Colleen Oakley delivers a heart-wrenching and unforgettable love story about a woman who must choose between the man she loves and the man fate has chosen for her in a novel that reminds us that the best life is one led by the heart.
Mia Graydon’s life looks picket-fence perfect; she has the house, her loving husband, and dreams of starting a family. But she has other dreams too — unexplained, recurring ones starring the same man. Still, she doesn’t think much of them, until a relocation to small-town Pennsylvania brings her face to face with the stranger she has been dreaming about for years. And this man harbors a jaw-dropping secret of his own—he’s been dreaming of her too.
Determined to understand, Mia and this not-so-stranger search for answers. But when diving into their pasts begins to unravel her life in the present, Mia emerges with a single question—what if?”
First, let me start by saying that I am the exact opposite of a cynic. I believe in fate, in true love, love at first sight, premonitions, etc. I am a believer in paying close attention to what our dreams tell us. So, when I first read the synopsis for You Were There, Too, I knew I had to read this book.
I was moved deeply by Colleen Oakley’s writing style. I loved Mia from the first chapter and, without going into too many specifics, I can relate to her on countless levels. This book touched a place in my heart and brought tears to my eyes on multiple occasions. I was drawn to all of the characters in such an unexpected way.
I stayed up until the early hours of the morning to finish this book and, as I closed the last page, I couldn’t stop the tears from falling. Colleen Oakley managed to write this incredible book and bring to life characters with such sincere depth that it blew me away.
I can’t recommend You Were There, Too enough. It was such a refreshing take on the romance genre and I will hold this close to my heart.
Thank you Berkley Publishing and Colleen Oakley for the opportunity to read and review this book before its publication date. You Were There, Too will be published on January 7, 2020. You can pre-order this book now!