You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review:

“You Were There Too” left me feeling little until the very end and THEN finally, a tear escaped.

A Case of Too Little Too Late.

When a novel drags on with a storyline that seemed wholly far-fetched, such that I almost dnf’d it several times but kept on, and felt absolutely nothing until the last 7-10%, I realize that I should have given up early on.

But alas I did not. A mistake on my part.

Mia is an artist, and her husband Harrison is a doctor.  Having moved to Hope Springs from Philadelphia, both are hoping for a fresh start after a series of letdowns.  

Mia is a dreamer.  Her dreams are vivid. Somehow, she begins dreaming of another man.  And then she sees him in real life. His name is Oliver.  And then it begins.  

If only this book made me feel something before the last 10%,  It should have, given the storyline and yet, it did not.  Something was simply missing, and I cannot place my finger on what. 

Books that have tear-jerking moments late in the day, do nothing for me.  I want to FEEL for characters and care what happens to them but sadly there was nothing in this book that grabbed me or gave me anything to hold on to, until the very end, and honestly, that simply wasn’t good enough for me.

As I am only one reader, I urge you to read other reviews for this book as I may simply be the wrong reader for this novel. Having read two other books by this author I think this book just wasn’t for me.

Thank you to my local library for loaning me a copy of this audiobook.

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