Book review: The Water is Wide

Love is scary thing. It is most powerful force in this world. It can heal us, or it can destroy us. But love can not be denied. You can run from it but running won’t protect you from being hurt again. And love will not just go away.

The Water is Wide by Natalie Banks

Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Links: • AmazonGoodreads
Publication Date: 8 Nov, 2017
Source: Author

Sarah Avery had spent years carefully re-constructing her broken life back together, after her husband Thomas, the love of her life, drowned 14 years earlier. When suddenly she comes face to face with a man named Collin, who is Thomas’ exact look-alike, on the streets of Wilmington, NC. She convinces herself that he is somehow, actually Thomas, come back to her. Yet in response, he has no recognition of her or their life together. However, the attraction between the two of them is powerful and immediate. But, even as Sarah finds herself falling in love with Collin, she is still haunted by questions about his true identity and the secret guilt she carries over Thomas’ death. And little does she know, Collin himself, holds some secrets of his own, that threaten to destroy everything they have together.

This book has driven me total nuts. Laughing, crying, sadness…this book is full of all kind of emotions and constant thrill. As the book started with Sarah walking down the street to meet her best friend over lunch and fainted and saw the those unforgettable blue of her dead husband I cannot help but think; oh man, this is one of those crying books and it was but I was so wrong thinking of it as a depressing book because it was absolutely not.

The story wasn’t fast nor slow, it was average going. I liked the writing style which something to say because I normally don’t at all like the first person narrative style but there was something in this writing; it was full of person’s emotions, helping the reader to understand the character, especially understanding Sarah, what she had gone through and all. And I think that’s what made Sarah so special all through the book, her depression and craziness and sadness and other thinking that she need help.

The characters were strongly made but none of them caught my individually. I rather love the couple in this story and that’s maybe because the love, emotions and bond the author put between the couples. Let it be Sarah and Thomas or Adam and Emily, I loved them and I was totally agreeing with them all the time which is really rare, me agreeing with characters.

The author was very very good in making reader feel exactly the way characters were feeling. I laughed a loud when they did, cried and laughed together and I think it was the first book that made me cry and laugh together on a happy occasion with Emily.

I thought that I knew how the book will end but as I progressed in my reading I got confused and gave up the idea and then it ended as I suppose it would but caught me complete off guard, Oh I just love when the author play these tricks with the readers.

Over all I loved the story and plot, though the character were not any special they all had a certain charm, especially Sarah. I’d definitely recommend this book to thise who love a ride of emotional roller coaster.

Have you read this book? What do you think?

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