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The Umbrella Man (Inspector Samuel Tay jI had a real hard time getting into this one I usually enjoy all of Ms Wigg s books so I don t really understand why I had such a hard time with this one The characters seemed very real to me but maybe Iust didn t like how long it took to get to the point of everything Not my favorite story unfortunetly Reading significant portions of one s own life in a book other than one s own autobiography is an intriguing experience I was immediately transported back to those days when like the three children in this book I too could be called the Navy brat of an officer who was a pilot an officer who also served on board ship that FROM PORT AND WAS GONE from port and was gone months at time leaving my mother in charge and me and my brother wishing my dad could have stayed homeGrace Bennett signed on willingly for her role as the wife of a Na Steve Bennett had served in the Navy for 26 years He and his wife had reached a crossroad in their relationship He was deployed and left on a carrier with things unresolved He was assigned to work with a reporter Francine Atwater and show her around They were on night ops when he saw Rivera I loved loved this book It reminded me of what it must have been like for my many freinds as well as my Mother being a military wife This story is about a woman who reinvents herself after a life altering man walks into her husbands life and tells them he is this mans son Just as the husband is about to be shipped off to sea for months on in While he s away she learns that she needs to take care of herself and it shows the effects of how these life changes and an incident at sea changes their lives forever Great story I laughed and cried and "Got Angry And In The End Was "angry and in the end was to some new insight on being a navy wife would be like I had to read this for a book club I can t imagine who picked it someone with no taste in literature apparentlyThe Ocean Between Us hits so many cliches I m sure it s being optioned as a Lifetime original movie The story revolves around a Navy family who s ust moved to the Pacific northwest Dad s about to ship out on another tour while Grace the wife suffers a midlife crisis deciding to get in shape start her own business and buy a house Her husband is against all these things which made me dislike him so intensely I said good when he got knocked overboard on his aircraft carrier There s a bit with an unknown offspring showing up to work on dad s ship some issues with the children all of whom are unbelievably mature and accomplished and a bunch of side plots concerning fertility and date rape I didn t find any of these people believable or likable Wiggs made it wor. On the surface Grace Bennett has it all three wonderful children a devoted husband and a life of adventure and travel But somewhere between her husband Steve's demanding career raising a family the constant uprooting and the Navy's routine.

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The Ocean Between UsHinks things are fine the way they are After all he s being deployed yet again and why don t they ust wait before changing anything but Grace is tired of waiting Wiggs t they ust wait before changing anything but Grace is tired of waiting Wiggs that for every family member the military life is not easyGrace and Steve s marriage has fallen to the ways Grace and Steve Bennett have been married for twenty "years and they have three children in high school Steve is "and they have three children in high school Steve is career Naval officer and his career has taken precedence over everything else in the family s life They ve ust moved to Washington state and Grace starts to feel the need to put down roots and begins to uestion all the sacrifices the family has made for Steve s careerOn the eve of Steve s deployment the family finds out some shocking news so the relationship between Steve and Grace is strained as he leaves Several things happen while Steve is gone that test their strength their love and their resolve as a familyDeep down inside The Ocean Between Us by Susan Wiggs is a love story It s not the story of a new romantic love but rather the story of a deep abiding love and I thought it was ust wonderful The book was a uick read because I found myself so engrossed in the storyI could relate to Grace so much Even though Carl s not in the service we have moved a lot for his career and I know what it s like to pack up leave friends behind and start all over in a new place I know what it s like to set aside your own needs to try to get your family settled and happy in a new place I also know what it s like to appreciate all the opportunities those moves afford you meeting new people and experiencing new places and things I totally got it when Grace wondered whether giving up her own dreams to pursue her husband s had been too much of a sacrificeI could also relate to the Bennetts three children since my own father served in the Navy My father retired when I was fairly young and he mostly had shore duty after I was born but I do remember picking him up after a long deployment on an aircraft carrier and wondering if I would recognize him when I saw him again The children also made me think of Vance and the moves he s had to make throughout his lifeOverall I liked The Ocean Between Us a lot and what I liked the most about it was the deep sense of love and respect the Bennetts had for each other the most about it was the deep sense of love and respect the Bennetts had for each other the way they learned to appreciate each other I think Susan Wiggs did a fantastic ob of portraying the life of a service family This book was an emotional read for me it made me cry several times especially at the end It serves as a reminder that when someone is enlisted in the military their whole family serves and makes sacrifices. Teve are forced to take a hard look at their faltering marriage But when the unthinkable happens Grace is left to face a Navy wife's worst nightmare the cold truth that life's biggest chances can slip away while you're looking for guarante. ,

Se by including so many characters "IN THE BOOK IT BECAME HARD "the book it became hard keep track of everybodyI m mystified why any book club would want to discuss this melodramatic mess Very mixed feelings about this book I like the subject of Navy families and a captain s family in particular Much of the external is True And Some Of The and some of the conflicts I lived the military life and think the author captured many nuances for wives and kids That part I like and am continuing to the endBut the inner dialogue is often over written based on a good central idea but written to the point of tedium This is particularly done ust before a major event and feels as if the editorauthors wanted to milk the scene or build tension Tricky to build tension agreed but repeating the same internal ditherings doesn t do it I d like to read by this author but tightly edittedwritten And I d like to know what others think Well who would have thought I picked this off the library shelves because I was waiting on a couple of audio books that had not arrived Whenever this happens I get home and check out Goodreads I was disappointed that the reviews were mostly lowly rated and none of my friends had read it I don t know what the reading of this book was like but I loved loved the audio book I think the mention of romance may have put some off but this novel is about Navy life marriage sacrifices and marriage partners living two lives Dedicated navy officers can be away for 6 months at a time and then they come home having missed 6mths of the children growing up each time This novel was about the strain on marriages than a soppy love story Oh yes there was some romance which was important to the story but this was a great learning curve for me about Navy life I can recommend it to people who like to learn about different careers and lifestyles Sometimes all I want is a well written chick lit book with family secrets emotional characters and no smut This fit that bill and I thoroughly enjoyed it sigh I guess there was a reason I kept putting this book offThe book is very disjointed There s a reason behind this I supposed to preserve the mystery of what actually happens but it s almost like the book had 4 or 5 distinct chunks and Wiggs decided to mix them all up It was confusing until about halfway through the bookI also didn t like the little clues that were meant to mislead you assume incorrect conclusionsGrace at almost forty has a revelation that her life is not her own She almost has a sort of mid life crisis and wants to re invent herself She wants to become a business owner a home owner and start caring about her health and appearance Steve Grace has lost her sense of self And when a nearly forgotten secret resurfaces her discontent comes into sharp focus Something needs to change She needs to changeThen duty calls Now separated by an ocean of regrets and longing Grace and