OCEANS APART is a stirring tale of a secret affair and the consequences of that affair. I made an emotional connection to the cast from the onset of the story though Max wormed his way into my heart right away. Kingsbury puts the characters in sticky situations and the readers are witnesses to the journey toward making the correct decisions. Secret affairs can have tragic consequences in the best of marriages and Connor and Michelle’s is tested again and again. Kingsbury gives us characters that are real flesh and blood characters with their warts and all. I was drawn into the story which is rich in detail and plenty of heart and was captured by the real life situation. I enjoyed OCEANS APART and plan to buy copies for family and friends.