Sometimes healing heartbreak means crossing over oceans of pain, ravines of memory and rivers of regret. Both Sarah Chapman and Larissa Olivera learned that lesson and crossed over their loss, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Sarah is a young, thriving American advertising executive working on the busy streets of London. Larissa, a proud Brazilian recovering from the recent death of her mother, owns a quaint cafe in a small town outside of the city. Both are strong women who love the lives they’ve worked so hard to build. It’s only when a chance meeting puts them face to face with each other that they begin to wonder if those lives could be shared.
Couldn't put it down!
Pros: The language was rich, and the characters came alive. The plot felt so warm and inviting, like I was curling up to hear an old friend recount their own love story.
Cons: Minimal: some repeated use of several descriptive words throughout the novel, and a few scenes I wanted to know more about as the reader.
Takeaway: I was impressed with the author's first offering, and can't wait to read the next. Already recommending it to friends and strangers alike.