The love story was lyrical and magical; the narration by January LaVoy was handled with great style. I loved the romance, but the underlying plot and character growth was not as strong as I would have liked. Beatriz Williams has great potential as an author - hopefully we will have a chance to watch her style grow.
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There were so many rave reviews I looked forward to this book. I had trouble from the beginning...I have a hard time wrapping my brain around time travel. I became accustomed to that. I love a good romance but this one became just sappy to me. But it has more story than some of the other books I have purchased. So I think you can enjoy this story.
For those of you out there who've read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, you'll notice that Overseas is very similar. Like really, really similar. So similar that I truly hope Ms. Williams didn't know of Outlander's existence, because the two share (basically) the same premise, plot, and characters.
Only Overseas is both less educational and less well written.
Don't get me wrong, my hormones greatly enjoyed both books, but...
Overseas, though endearing, is nothing to moon over. And it's so freakishly similar to Outlander in so many ways...
Yes. This book was very enjoyable.
The part when Kate was saying goodbye to Young Julian at the train station knowing she would never see either Julian again.
The reader kept up with the pace of the book just fine. And I appreciate the number of male characters that she had to deal with. I just felt that Julians voice didn't fit the image that I had of him.
While "Overseas" was the name of the poem, it was hard to relate to the actual story. I am however, unable to come up with a better name.
There seems to be a common theme in the last couple of novels I have read. A girl meeting a man who is wealthy, with lots of secrets, a paranoid fear for the girls safety for reasons he doesnt explain. He likes expensive cars (which is rational), has a handy IPOD to plug in with classical music and is an accomplished pianist. And she accidently gets pregnant.
I think this one is the better of the two with a storyline that keeps you hooked without the detailed sex scenes.