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When We Believed in Mermaids

Ey with the memories of the past of days spent on the beach with Josie Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire livesNow if two sisters are to reunite it can only be by unearthing long buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long To regain their relationship they may have to lose everythin 35 stars I enjoyed it but I was often annoyed with the characters the narration the speed with which everything occurred Maybe I was just reading with my grumpy pants onThe blurb is pretty good at giving the basic set upThe chapters alternate viewpoints between Kit and Mari with each chapter revealing of the past while also grounding us in each sister s current life Kit s search for her sister and her budding romance with Javier seem to take longer than the few days that the author claims it does Mari and her husband have acuired the fabulous 1930 s mansion of a famous actress who was murdered The author tries to shoehorn in a solve the mystery subplot which fizzles for lack of time on the page we do learn whodunnit but it is a throwaway line at the end of the book I did enjoy all the house details HGTV reno porn I guess it was all there to give us an idea of Mari s life now but the elaborate house wasn t necessary as a setting for all of the emotional upheaval that takes place thereAll of my uibbles aside I am avoiding talking about the ending which was good but I did read it cover to cover I also plan on reading her next one

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Ching seconds to upend Kit’s world Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable And unmistakable With it comes a flood of emotions grief loss and anger that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest by finding the sister who’s been living a lieAfter arriving in New Zealand Kit begins her journ When We Believed in Mermaids is an engrossing turbulent and poignant book about two sisters Kit and Josie When the story begins Kit is shocked to see her sister in the background of a news broadcast from New Zealand thousands of miles away from their home in California especially since Josie had been killed 15 years earlier When she goes to New Zealand to find her sister Kit unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will impact her own life as well as that of her sister and the life she has built Kit and Josie were such complex fascinating characters each of them reacting to the pain of their childhoods which left them emotionally scarred The flashbacks in the story give so much insight to the horrors of their childhood the neglect the abuse the addictions But they also show us the love the two sisters had for each other the closeness they shared until it all went horribly wrong The setting of the book was fantastic from the beaches of Santa Cruz to the beauty of New Zealand And the surfing The author s descriptions of the girls as they surfed from the time they were children made it feel like I was in the middle of those waves with them The pages of this book are filled with love love between sisters the love of children for their parents steadfast love and new love and how love can somehow withstand everything that threatens to destroy it

Barbara O'Neal ¸ 3 read

From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters an ocean of lies and a search for the truth Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack Gone forever It’s what her sister Kit an ER doctor in Santa Cruz has always believed Yet all it takes is a few heart wren You re Going To Want To Read This Somewhere Where You Can Cry Wow This is a tragic tale all around It is primarily about two sisters and the scars they share and the lengths they will both go to try to overcome them Amazing story solid mystery though some of it becomes obvious earlier than the actual reveal This one will grabs you with the first line has you tearing up a bit early on and then can have full on water works through the last uarter to third or so of the tale Light and airy this aint but it is one of the better intense dramas I ve read this year A remarkable contrast to O Neal s 2018 book The Art of Inheriting Secrets Very much recommended

  • Kindle Edition
  • 348
  • When We Believed in Mermaids
  • Barbara O'Neal
  • English
  • 15 October 2017
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About the Author: Barbara O'Neal

Barbara O'Neal is the Wall Street Journal Washington Post and #1 Charts bestselling writer of women's fiction She lives in Colorado with her partner a British endurance athlete



10 thoughts on “When We Believed in Mermaids

  1. says:

    What I Loved I loved the cover of this book Fair warning this was not a well liked book for meHow I Felt The begi

  2. says:

    When we Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal is a 2019 Lake Union publication A drama that probes the complexity of family sisterly bonds and the power of love and forgivenessKit’s sister Josie died years ago during

  3. says:

    You're Going To Want To Read This Somewhere Where You Can Cry Wow This is a tragic tale all around It is primarily about two sisters and the scars they share and the lengths they will both go to try to overcome them Amazing story solid mystery though some of it becomes obvious earlier than the actual reveal This one will grabs you with the

  4. says:

    I am planning sometime in the future on re reading this book Barbara O´Neal is one of my favorite authors her descriptive abilities are powerful lush I have to admit that I couldn´t dnf this story it wasn´t boring or slow If anything it was for me too detailed too darkI admit I read to a certain degree to escape To experience things even if only on paper like visiting new places foods ideas or even time periods And this stor

  5. says:

    So much wasted potential Fair warning I did not enjoy this book I don't think there's spoilers but proceed at risk I’m ab

  6. says:

    When We Believed in Mermaids is an engrossing turbulent and poignant book about two sisters Kit and Josie When the story begins Kit is shocked to see her sister in the background of a news broadcast from New Zealand thousands of miles away from their home in California especially since Josie had been killed 15 years earlier When she goes to New Zealand to find her sister Kit unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will impact

  7. says:

    35 stars I enjoyed it but I was often annoyed with the characters the narration the speed with which everything occurred Maybe I was just reading with my grumpy pants onThe blurb is pretty good at giving the basic set upThe chapters alternate viewpoints between Kit and Mari with each chapter revealing of the past while also grounding us in

  8. says:

    The book is primarily about two sisters the scars they share and the lengths they will both go to try and overcome them I was immediately drawn in I instantly connected with this author's writing style and characters The book is an e

  9. says:

    To be honest I wasn't impressed The synopsis sounded promising than what was actually delivered The book fell flat for me

  10. says:

    There are too many things to rave about here Lush writing as always with this author You will feel transported to New Zealand a place I think we must all go visit You'll be lulled into an intensely romantic subplot You'll have a front row seat to a bittersweet reunion filled with angst and hope and disappointment and love This story is real

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