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When We Believed in Mermaids is an engrossing, turbulent, and poignant book about two sisters, Kit and Josie When the story begins, Kit is shocked to see her sister in the background of a news broadcast from New Zealand, thousands of miles away from their home in California especially since Josie had been killed 15 years earlier When she goes to New Zealand to find her sister, Kit unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will impact her own life, as well as that of her sister and the life she has built Kit and Josie were such complex, fascinating characters, each of them reacting to the pain of their childhoods which left them emotionally scarred The flashbacks in the story give so much insight to the horrors of their childhood the neglect, the abuse, the addictions But they also show us the love the two sisters had for each other, the closeness they shared until it all went horribly wrong The setting of the book was fantastic, from the beaches of Santa Cruz to the beauty of New Zealand And the surfing The author s descriptions of the girls as they surfed from the time they were children made it feel like I was in the middle of those waves with them The pages of this book are filled with love love between sisters, the love of children for their parents, steadfast love, and new love and how love can somehow withstand everything that threatens to destroy it. There is nothing like the connection of love between two sisters and the bonds they share throughout their lives This book is the story of two sisters, Josie and Kit, who are so close to each other growing up that it seems nothing would ever separate them from each other Their bond is unbreakable, or so it seems Secrets, heartaches, doubts, suspicions, and broken trust.will they be able to overcome so many hurtful events and find their sisterness again This story is about what can happen in life Josie and Kit have a very awful and painful childhood with parents who are on the edge of neglectful Josie and Kit come to depend on each other to survive and grow up There is a wonderful character named Dylan who enters their lives and becomes a big brother and looks out for them He has come from a troubled past himself But events happen and their lives are turned upside down I fell into the pages of this book It took me into the lives of these characters and wouldn t let me go The narrative alternates between Kit s and Josie s points of view As the story takes place in the current time, there are flashbacks to fill in the pieces of the broken lives they grew up with Ms O Neal wove these pieces together like a masterpiece My heart was broken for the heartaches and tragedies that Josie and Kit endured It felt myself wanting to draw them in To be there for them and heal their hurts There was so much emotion in this book for me I cried, I ached, I pulled for them to find their love for each other again Would they be able to find it in their hearts to forgive and mend their relationship back to what it was I love the setting in this book I felt like I have experienced Auckland and the beauty that it possesses I was on the beaches with Kit and Josie I was in the surf and feeling the solitude in the water surfboarding I saw the landscapes and terrain It was so descriptively written A perfect setting for two girls who believed in mermaids growing up There was a bit of mystery written into the story, too Sapphire House is intriguing What happened to the famous actress, Veronica Parker, who was living in there It was a thread throughout the book and a fascinating aspect to the story I thoroughly enjoyed this book I loved being in the pages and connecting with the characters I was yearning for them with all my heart I went on a journey into the hearts and souls of these characters It s one I ll remember for a long time I want to thank Lake Union, Netgalley, and Ms O Neal for the honor and opportunity to read this wonderful story This is a five star read for me. I enjoyed this book, even loved it But I got confused occasionally The story kept me interested, but I found it a little unrealistic But I read on and really liked the last half of the book no spoilers Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read and provide an honest review of this book. 3.5 stars I enjoyed it, but I was often annoyed with the characters, the narration, the speed with which everything occurred Maybe I was just reading with my grumpy pants on.The blurb is pretty good at giving the basic set up.The chapters alternate viewpoints between Kit and Mari, with each chapter revealing of the past while also grounding us in each sister s current life Kit s search for her sister and her budding romance with Javier seem to take longer than the few days that the author claims it does Mari and her husband have acquired the fabulous 1930 s mansion of a famous actress, who was murdered The author tries to shoehorn in a solve the mystery subplot, which fizzles for lack of time on the page we do learn whodunnit , but it is a throwaway line at the end of the book I did enjoy all the house details HGTV reno porn I guess it was all there to give us an idea of Mari s life now, but the elaborate house wasn t necessary as a setting for all of the emotional upheaval that takes place there.All of my quibbles aside I am avoiding talking about the ending, which was good, but , I did read it cover to cover I also plan on reading her next one. Kit Bianci believed her sister was dead, that is until she saw her on the television news 15 years later Kit decides to travel to New Zealand and find her sister Josie and get some sort of explanation or closure When the two sisters are reunited all their dark secrets are revealed They will have to share all of them in order to move on and fix the broken relationships I found this book to be very slow to start and was almost halfway through the book before I started to enjoy it I found Kit s romance and Josie s Sapphire House were used as filler during the first portion of the book I get that Kit s romance needed to be there to show her guard weakening but it could have been shortened I didn t see any purpose in the all the parts about Sapphire House I don t feel like they added anything to the story and I feel like this book wouldn t have been missing anything had it of been left out completely I liked how the book was told in the perspective of both sisters The perspective keeps switching between the sisters per chapter, each picking up where the last one left off I think it added emotion and depth to the characters as it allowed the reader to know what they were thinking about major points in the story So, I ended up being slightly disappointed with this book While the ending was partially redeeming, I expected a lot from it Is it possible that I hyped this book up too much to myself and it s my own fault I didn t enjoy it Yes it is I consider this a lesson learned. Round up to 4.5 stars Review to come at AAR. From The Author Of The Art Of Inheriting Secrets Comes An Emotional New Tale Of Two Sisters, An Ocean Of Lies, And A Search For The Truth Her Sister Has Been Dead For Fifteen Years When She Sees Her On The TV News Josie Bianci Was Killed Years Ago On A Train During A Terrorist Attack Gone Forever It S What Her Sister, Kit, An ER Doctor In Santa Cruz, Has Always Believed Yet All It Takes Is A Few Heart Wrenching Seconds To Upend Kit S World Live Coverage Of A Club Fire In Auckland Has Captured The Image Of A Woman Stumbling Through The Smoke And Debris Her Resemblance To Josie Is Unbelievable And Unmistakable With It Comes A Flood Of Emotions Grief, Loss, And Anger That Kit Finally Has A Chance To Put To Rest By Finding The Sister Who S Been Living A LieAfter Arriving In New Zealand, Kit Begins Her Journey With The Memories Of The Past Of Days Spent On The Beach With Josie Of A Lost Teenage Boy Who D Become Part Of Their Family And Of A Trauma That Has Haunted Kit And Josie Their Entire LivesNow, If Two Sisters Are To Reunite, It Can Only Be By Unearthing Long Buried Secrets And Facing A Devastating Truth That Has Kept Them Apart Far Too Long To Regain Their Relationship, They May Have To Lose Everything You re Going To Want To Read This Somewhere Where You Can Cry Wow This is a tragic tale, all around It is primarily about two sisters and the scars they share and the lengths they will both go to try to overcome them Amazing story, solid mystery though some of it becomes obvious earlier than the actual reveal This one will grabs you with the first line, has you tearing up a bit early on and then can have full on water works through the last quarter to third or so of the tale Light and airy, this aint but it is one of the better, intense dramas I ve read this year A remarkable contrast to O Neal s 2018 book The Art of Inheriting Secrets Very much recommended. Heartrending and beautiful But this is no easy ride The sisters problems are real and crushing, and about halfway through I was far from convinced that they would resolve them, or their relationships The men in this story are villains or heroes, or both, and I found Dylan the most poignant, while Javier was the one I want to take home with me.But none of the men are able to step in and save the day The sisters must do it for themselves, and fight through very difficult histories to get there.If you re up for a lovely visit to New Zealand and a story you re going to want stay up all night to finish, I recommend When We Believed in Mermaids. How I adored every single thing about this book From the childhood lives of Kit, Josie and Dylan on the California beach, to a mystery that took me to New Zealand and all of its beauty, there is so much to be immersed in and I was This was a very special and very tender book for me And although there were some beautiful romantic themes, this book focused on sister and sibling relationships and explored the theme of forgiveness in the most beautiful way, bringing me to tears many, many times I felt and still feel the very tender emotions and I appreciate the authors fabulous ability to make me feel so strongly about her characters Characters who I won t be forgetting anytime soon For me, they lived and breathed and I loved going on this very personal journey with them I can t recommend this book enough If you love family drama, characters that will live and breathe and be with you forever then you need to read this book It s taking it s place at the top of my Books of the Year

  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • When We Believed in Mermaids
  • Barbara O'Neal
  • 05 September 2019
  • 9781542004527