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Worlds Apart is an intriguing story about two cousins, the complexity and drama of family relationships, and the buried secrets that come to the surface and changes their lives. Author Ber Carroll weaves a fascinating tale that transports the reader between Dublin, Ireland and Sydney, Australia, as the reader follows the alternating life stories of two cousins: Erin Donovan and Laura Torres.
This is an intriguing story that delves into the complexities and drama of the cousins' lives and family r Worlds Apart is an intriguing story about two cousins, the complexity and drama of family relationships, and the buried secrets that come to the surface and changes their lives. This is an intriguing story that delves into the complexities and drama of the cousins' lives and family relationships wrought with trials and tribulations, drama and buried family secrets.
A world apart, the reader gets drawn into Erin and Laura's story, as they both face challenges in their lives with tension, drama, and an unexpected touch of mystery thrown into the mix. The author does a great job of drawing the reader into the story by alternating between the lives of both cousins, while adding in surprising twists and turns, and intertwining the complex dynamic of the family's past and present that swirls with mystery and secrets.
The author takes the reader on a wonderful journey that is filled with an interesting cast of characters and enough drama, tension, and even a touch of romance, that easily keeps them turning the pages and wondering what will become of the cousins lives and their family's relationships when the buried secrets come to the surface. You can't help but get drawn in as the cousins learn to deal with the challenges, choices, disappointments, and successes of everyday life, and how they overcome them in order to find a happy medium in their lives.
I loved the author's rich description of the alternating settings of Dublin and Sydney. It feels like you are transported to these cities where you get to vicariously experience the sights and sounds and landmarks, it makes you want to visit them. If you love to read stories about complex and dramatic family relationships interwoven with everyday life experiences, then Worlds Apart is a must read.
Aug 17, Kelly Mccurdy rated it it was amazing.
This is the first book that I have read by Ber, and it isn't going to be the last. It is a nice change of pace to read something that has nothing to do about sex. This book is more the journey to happiness and making sure that you know who you are and where you come from. Now, this book does have a twist to it, one that I didn't see coming at all. Ber describes the scenery very well, so well, that I saw where Erin was at, and what it looked like. I am glad that I read this book, and I can't wait until I read more of Ber's work! Mar 06, Natasha rated it did not like it Shelves: dnf , book-club , chick-lit.
But I just can't put myself through it. I have so many books I want to read, why bother begrudgingly going through one I don't?
May 08, Annabel Krantz rated it really liked it. Worlds Apart captivated me from the first page.
Written from the perspectives of cousins Erin and Laura, the girls are struggling to find their place in life. She takes a leap of faith, moving to Australia in the hope of finding where she is supposed to be in life. Laura, who loves her company and her little famil Worlds Apart captivated me from the first page. Laura, who loves her company and her little family, is surprised and ashamed to feel desperate to escape too. Overwhelmed by the hectic demands of busy life, her relationships start to suffer and she struggles to find balance and happiness.
Their stories are told in parallel, Erin in Australia and Laura in Ireland. Both women share a love of languages that influences their actions throughout the book; in many ways, their lives echo that of their mothers, who once escaped Ireland to live in the glamour of Paris, but are now both back in Ireland and have an intense impact on the girls. Herself a transplant from Ireland to Australia, Carroll captures the essence my home perfectly.
I love it when Australia makes an appearance in a novel! Beautifully written, Worlds Apart is a captivating novel; the characters are brought to life and immediately the reader feels a connection with them. As their stories unfold, and more of their past is brought to life, we see the girls make decisions that will shape the rest of their lives — I felt a kinship with both of them, myself being unsure of exactly what it is that I should be doing with my life!
It was reassuring to read about these two women, after some heartache, working it out. I would definitely recommend this book to those looking for a more mature version of chick lit; a bit deeper, a little longer, and a tad more thoughtful. May 31, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: first-reads. This, however, only influenced this review in that I took small notes throughout my read to provide a more thorough description of my experience.
This book was a very easy read, comfortable and cosy for a winter's day.clublavoute.ca/xojuk-busco-mujer.php
Worlds Apart | Bart Graft
It was similar to a Monica McInerney book and readers of hers will enjoy this novel. I loved the characters but moreso I loved the settings - my home coun I was lucky enough to read Worlds Apart as part of a Goodreads Giveaway so a big thanks to Ber Carroll and Killard Publishing.
I loved the characters but moreso I loved the settings - my home country of Australia and Paris and Dublin where I honeymooned star in this novel. I agree with and completely relate to the quote on the back of the book from the Daily Telegraph where it notes that the author 'captures the conflicts and compromises women make'. I related to the character Erin more as a person but my situation more closely mirrors that of Laura so I was drawn to the two female protagonists equally.
I enjoyed the supporting cast too, particularly Fizz and Kasia. The unravelling mystery is great in a book of this gentle nature - it's not all encompassing where you end up shocked for the next two chapters and don't take anything in, but it's sufficient to affect all the characters and change the dynamic nicely. Something unusual about this book was strangely enough, not inside it! The cover has a waxy feel which is both lovely and off-putting at the same time; a bit like a yum-yuck dish you get served in a restaurant where you don't think you like it but you can't stop eating it anyway.
- Men, women & etc (POETIC WORDS FROM BEYOND Book 3).
- Scruff-a-Luvs Families - Rescue Pet Soft Toy - Cat or Dog, Purple or Coral, Twins or Triplets.
- Bayou Jeopardy (Mills & Boon Intrigue).
Otherwise, I actually quite liked the cover art and I guiltily admit to often judging books by their covers. Aug 11, Edythe Hamilton rated it liked it. Cousins Laura and Erin have a close relationship and there to give encouragement to each other, family, and friends as needed. Erin has panic attacks when presented with any stressful situation that prompts Laura to convince Erin to take a trip abroad for a year to experience a different atmosphere and calmer surroundings.
Laura takes on the responsibility of Moira while running her hous Cousins Laura and Erin have a close relationship and there to give encouragement to each other, family, and friends as needed. Laura takes on the responsibility of Moira while running her household, working, and hiring a babysitter to care for her daughter Olivia who seems not to work out in the long run along with her husband constantly traveling for business. While Erin is abroad and Laura takes over the care of Moira, Laura learns of different family secrets that Moira has kept for many years but one in particular that affects Laura, Erin, and the family as a whole.
Worlds Apart starts slow but picks up midway in the book revealing more of the interesting storyline to its audience. All families have some sort of secret not shared in the past but brought to the forefront in the present. You will enjoy reading about this family secret that unwittingly is uncovered through a person who has an illness and is recommended to readers of drama and family relationships. Aug 14, Emma added it Shelves: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review on my blog.
I love books with secrets. And I really loved my time in Austrailia when I was a teenager and would love to go back again so this was a win all round for me.
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