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Sent 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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You Were There Too

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

Colleen Oakley é 9 Summary

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. 3 starsAn emotional start that slowly fizzled outThis book wasn t what I expected The writing was good the characters were vivid but the storyline was lacking I enjoyed the novel but didn t love or truly connect with it What started off strong and promising became slow and lacklustre I read and loved this author Colleen Oakley s book Close Enough To Touch Perhaps my expectations were set too high after loving that one so much I really enjoyed this book up to the 50% mark and then things went downhill One of my main issues was the many times the main character put herself in vulnerable situations After the halfway mark I couldn t feel for her and uite honestly I grew frustrated and slightly annoyed with her This was a Traveling Sister read with Norma and we felt similar Brenda read this earlier than us and enjoyed it so Please check out the many raving reviews before deciding on thisThank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an ARC


10 thoughts on “You Were There Too

  1. says:

    Three my heart broke into tiny pieces my emotions everywhere but all the angst and sadness are for nothing I ache for the characters so much starsThis is the first in my life that I got confused what I felt about a book and went back and forth between giving five or three stars It’s like black and white but there were no grey areas about

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    You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley is a 2020 Berkley publication This story is centered around Mia Graydon Mia is happily married to

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    This book hit me in the feels and then kicked me in the gut hard Colleen Oakley WOW What an emotional ride you took me on with your evocative storytelling A beautiful story about marriage grief and fate Have you ever had a dream and wondered what it meant? What if you dreamed about the same person over and over and over again? An

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    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 hav

  5. says:

    Wow talk about a crazy thought provoking emotional ride⁣⁣Mia and her husband move to Hope Springs a small Pennsylvania town to escape personal and professional disasters But while Harrison takes a job as a surgeon at the local hospital Mia can’t seem to find anything to occupy her time or her mind which m

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    3 starsAn emotional start that slowly fizzled outThis book wasn’t what I expected The writing was good the characters were vivid but

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    You Were There Too explores love commitment connections chances fate and what ifs It's a beautiful love story and the I think about it in ways than one Our main characters here married couple Mia and Harrison experience challenges due to the heartache they experience as a couple Each of them also has their conflicts within themselves Mia has a secret and she literally meets the man of her dreams who is not Harrison The m

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    425 stars “Maybe instead of wondering why we're all connected whats important the only thing thats important is to know that we are” 
 You Were There Too is one of those unforgettable reads It’s also one of the saddest books I’ve ever read It has such a bittersweet ending but I cried buckets while reading it It

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    Many thanks to Berkley Publishing Group for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review The romance genre has its problems wh

  10. says:

    Though the majority of the books that I read and review fall into the suspensemysterythriller category I read any book that has a premise which intrigues meThis was one of thoseMia loves her husband HarrisonBut she has recurring dreams of another manone that she has never metUntil one day when she comes face to face with the stranger in her dreams and discovers that his name is Oliver and he has been dreaming about her

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