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You Were There TooSent Mia emerges with a single uestion what ifAcclaimed 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 hear. Many thanks to Berkley Publishing Group for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review The romance genre has its problems which I discussed in my latest booktube video that you can click here to watch but there are occasionally books like these that break down the problematic tropes Skip to 1233 to here my thoughts on this specific book and what it does to push back against problems with the romance genre What do you want It's as simple as that Who do you love Who do you want to be with Forget everything else When the final seconds of this book played through my headphones I confidently press rate 5 stars but in the back of my mind I was worried that the rating might go down once my initial emotions settled It didn't Even after letting this amazing story digest for days the raw emotion still remains in my heart So what's this book about 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 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 tooDetermined 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 uestion—what ifAcclaimed 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 heartI have to confess that I went into this book expecting a contemporary romance with a magical realism twist I did not expect to become so attached to the characters so uickly I also didn't expect SPOILER REDACTED which broke my heart into a million piecesssssssssssssssssss I STILL CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE COLLEEN OAKLEY DID THATThis book goes even further beyond evoking raw emotion though It covers a lot of really deep themes and covers them in a way that most books don't The theme of this book that sometimes it's better to focus on the 'what is' instead of the 'what if' or 'what could be' You can spend your entire life tortured by not knowing chasing knowledge or you can simply accept the unknown and live in spite of itI also really really loved Harrison and Mia's relationship It was so realistic I feel like we don't see enough married couples in romances On top of that we don't see enough married couples who are not perfectly married It was really encouraging to read a story that is proudly saying 'Yes couples fight Couples disagree Couples have problems but they fight for love anyway'Overall this book made me chuckle and smile but most of all it made me ugly cry I cannot recommend this one enoughBottom Line5 starsAge Rating PG 13 Content Screening Mild SpoilersEducational Value 15 Medical termsproceduresPositive Messages 45 Choosing the 'what is' over the 'what could be' kindness sacrificeViolence 25 Brief gun violence off page deathSex 35 Sexual themes Kissing Off page sexLanguage 25 Brief and mild use of languageDrinkingDrugs 35 Alcohol consumption medicinal drugsContent and Trigger Warnings Miscarriages Loss of loved ones Death Depression Appendicitis Hospitals Scene with psychicPublication Date January 7th 2020Publisher Berkley Publishing GroupGenre ContemporaryRomance HOLY FORKING SHIRT I AM WRECKED RIGHT NOW I reuested this solely because I saw that it's set in Pennsylvania where my family is from and where I go every holiday season| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram

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Ce 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 pre. Evocative distressing absolutely heart wrenchingYOU WERE THERE TOO by COLLEEN OAKLEY is a moving intense emotional and an original love story that was uite the emotive and beautiful book to read I was immediately intrigued and sucked into the narrative and absolutely loved the mysterious dream aspect to the storyline which had a slight supernatural vibe to it The tale is original and fresh Something that I have definitely never read before I was totally invested and all in the first half of the story and then the spark fizzled out for me a little bit and never really caught again There was this niggling that I had with one aspect of the storyline that never really sat well with me ultimately affecting me and my thoughts towards this one The story takes uite the unexpected and shocking turn that I never seen coming and threw me for a loop After thinking about it I think this definitely worked and was uite clever but unfortunately my mind was already made up I don’t think I have ever been as stubborn or unforgiving as I was with this one COLLEEN OAKLEY delivers uite the intriguing raw compelling evocative and well written read here that definitely touched me in a deeply profound way I think if a book can produce so many different emotions from we whether that be from deep affection to ruffling my feathers a little bit then the author has definitely produced one heck of a story whether I fully enjoyed it or not I read this one with my lovely friend and fellow Traveling Sister Lindsay Thanks so much for reading and discussing this one with me Norma’s StatsCover Intriguing calming tender warmth love and a fitting representation to storylineTitle Clever relevant intriguing and an effective and fitting representation to storyline Love this title WritingProse Well written easy to follow evocative entertaining engaging and readable Plot Unforgettable heartfelt intriguing distressing maddening compelling immersive shocking thought provoking steadily paced unpredictable and entertainingEnding I’m speechless somewhat shaken and a little bit perturbed about that endingOverall This book was an unusual and intense read for me and even though I go into all my books blind the direction that this book took was nothing at all like what I expected Would recommendThank you so much to Elisha at Berkley Publishing for kindly sending me a copy of this bookThis review can also be seen at Traveling Sisters Book Reviews blog

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You Were There Too Read & download ì 109 · 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 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 fa. You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley is a 2020 Berkley publication This story is centered around Mia Graydon Mia is happily married to Harrison a doctor and they are hoping to someday become parents However Mia also has dreams about the same man a man who is not her husband from time to time It’s puzzling for sure but they are only dreams right Well maybe not When Mia comes face to face with the man of her dreams in real life she’s thrown completely off balance Complicating matters Mia and Harrison have hit a rough patch in their marriage The couple may no longer be on the same wave length and for Mia this could be a deal breaker Then her dream lover Oliver confesses that he too has dreamed of her making Mia wonder if maybe fate is trying to tell her somethingRight away one is clued in that something serious has happened but we have no idea how things got to that point or what might happen beyond it Meanwhile we watch Mia struggle with her emotions taken aback by the changes in her husband Yet she finds herself distracted by the mystery of her dreams suddenly finding it of great importance to understand why she and Oliver have been haunting one another’s dreams and what it might mean While Mia loves her husband the possibility of Oliver has her wondering what ifI don’t mind reading an emotional book but I typically avoid anything that wreaks of a full fledged tearjerker especially when the author could have given the book the 'Hollywood' treatment and at least left us with the hope or promise of a happier future One can look at this story in any number of ways I suppose Some get redemption some get their heart’s desire and there are a few silver linings too so the ending isn’t a complete ‘ugly cry’ letdown Unfortunately those silver linings were not enough to lift my spirits after the book ended I felt like I’d been left with nothing concrete to grasp onto I’d just invested all this time in these characters and felt stunned with how things turned out for them I needed to feel that fate would indeed intervene somewhere down the road and happier times were on the horizon even if it was in the distant future Alas that was not to be With some genres like horror for example an unsettling conclusion is often effective and expected and I love closing the book with a shiver running down my spine But with a story like this one the dim conclusion was too depressing for my taste leaving me with a feeling of melancholy I read to escape from that feeling which is all too common for many of us in real life so while the writing is fine and the story is not a bad one it’s just wasn’t my cup of tea 3 stars