Two If by Sea

Two If by Sea

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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From Jacquelyn Mitchard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean , the "suspenseful, otherwordly, and nearly impossible to put down" ( People ) story about an unlikely hero whose life is transformed when he rescues a boy with an extraordinary gift.

Just hours after his wife and her entire family perish in the Christmas Eve tsunami, former police officer Frank Mercy pulls a little boy from a submerged car. Not quite knowing why, Frank doesn't turn Ian over to the Red Cross. Instead he makes up a story about where the boy came from and takes him home, where Frank realizes that Ian has an otherworldly gift--an extraordinary ability to transform lives beyond anything he'd ever imagined. Awed and confused, Frank confesses Ian's secret to Claudia, a beautiful champion rider who is training for the Olympics. They join together to fight the sinister forces gathering to take Ian back. In a final confrontation, Frank and Claudia will risk everything--their love, their family, their very lives--to save this boy they now love as their own son.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781501115592
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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AL_JANE May 01, 2017

This book was just okay. If we had a beach in Denver, I'd consider it a beach read - not bad... just nothing to particularly recommend to others.

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Portladia
Nov 05, 2016

Trashy. Explicit sex narratives that just don't need to be in the book. Profane language that just doesn't need to be in the story. This author is the mother of nine children. What is she thinking of? Just the almighty dollar?

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CecileSune
Jun 15, 2016

Frank Mercy is an American expat in Brisbane, Australia, when his wife and unborn child perish in a tsunami. A former police officer, he is a volunteer first responder and helps rescue the survivors of the flood. Among them is a mysterious young boy whom Frank feels compelled to protect and care for. He decides to bring the 3-year-old back to the States with him, but he soon realizes that the boy seems to have supernatural powers and that dangerous people are looking for him. Back in Wisconsin, Frank takes up the family business as a trainer of elite show jumping horses, hoping to put the past behind him and give the child as normal a life as he can have, given his powerful gift.

Two If by Sea is beautifully written, and Jacquelyn Mitchard is completely in command of her narrative. In addition, the main characters are well developed and complex. The book deals with family, grief and healing, and while it is sometimes dark, it remains deeply hopeful. The only negative comment I would have is that it seems a bit too easy for Frank to take the boy to the US, without legally adopting him. Other than that, this is a riveting book, definitely worth reading.

Two If by Sea was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.

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Reads_A_Lot
Mar 19, 2016

This book seems to be getting so-so reviews, but I liked it. It was right up my alley. I like a good family drama, I like kids as central characters, and I like horses. Add a little suspense and paranormal into the mix and it made an entertaining read for me.

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singasong70
Mar 18, 2016

Just started this although so far underwhelmed. Characters are formulaic paste board cut outs of what author wants them to be so she can manipulate it to less than plausible conclusion I am thinking. Probably scan the rest of the book while waiting for more desirable books to get here.

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