Review: You Were There Too
Title: You Were There Too
Author: Colleen Oakley
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Mia Graydon's life looks picket-fence perfect; she has the house, her loving husband, and dreams of starting a family. But she has other dreams too — unexplained, recurring ones starring the same man. Still, she doesn’t think much of them, until a relocation to small-town Pennsylvania brings her face to face with the stranger she has been dreaming about for years. And this man harbors a jaw-dropping secret of his own—he's been dreaming of her too.Determined to understand, Mia and this not-so-stranger search for answers. But when diving into their pasts begins to unravel her life in the present, Mia emerges with a single question—what if?
My Review: I wasn't quite sure what I was going to get from this book and I was shocked by how much I ended up caring for the characters. So much so that the end of this book left me crying. If you don't like sad endings, then don't grab this book. But if you want a story about characters who are real and tangible, who develop well throughout the story and who you root for then this might be a great book for you. Of course the ending will probably rip your heart out but every once in a while I don't mind that. After all real life has a tendency to do that too. All in all I really enjoyed this story, even the end. I liked the dream aspect to it as well. To me the dreams, and what the signify, seemed to tell us two things - Fate is funny and sometimes the paths we end up on are changed by the tiniest actions, and that we make our lives what they are by our choices.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*