Thursday, December 22, 2011

Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury

Karen Kingbury in one book, Dandelion Dust, quickly became one of my top favorite authors! Oceans Apart does not disappoint. There were tears and happiness!

Kiahna has raised her seven year old son as a single mother. The only other person she has relied on is Ramey, an elderly woman who used to have a childcare. When Ramey was no longer able to care for so many children Max, Kiahna's son, is the only child she kept watching. They were like family.

Kiahna had been a flight attendant for over seven years, working hard to support her son. One day Kiahna and her son's worst fear happens when Kiahna's plane crashes in the ocean. Ramey is the sole person to take care of Max. Kiahna never spoke about Max's father until now. In Kiahna's will she left instructions for Max to go live with his dad for 2 weeks. At the end of the 2 weeks he could decide to keep his son or make him a ward of the state.

Connor Evans has been a Captain for an airline for years. He has 2 daughters and his marriage is as strong as ever. But a mistake from his past is about to be revealed. He had an affair 8 years ago. When a call from Kiahna's attorney calls regarding her will, he discovers that he has a son that he never knew about. Now, Connor must decide to keep his mistake a secret and never tell his wife, which would mean Max would go as ward of the state. Or Connor could agree to take Max in "as a friend of his mom's" for 2 weeks and decide if he wants to adopt him at the end of those 2 weeks.

Connor has never told his wife about the affair, what would that do to his wife and family?

This story is so touching. You must read to find out what happens! Bring your kleenex!

1 comment:

  1. Oceans Apart is one of my favorite books by Karen. My other favorite is When Joy Came to Stay. I highly recommend it.