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You Were There Too ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ You Were There Too Author Colleen Oakley – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 Stil 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 You Were Epub / answers But when diving into their pasts begins to unravel her life in the present, Mia emerges with a single question what if Acclaimed author Colleen Oakley delivers a heart wrenching and unforgettable love story about a woman who must choose between the man she loves and the man fate has chosen for her in a novel that reminds us that the best life is one led by the heart.


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  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Three my heart broke into tiny pieces, my emotions everywhere but all the angst and sadness are for nothing, I ache for the characters so much stars This is the first in my life that I got confused what I felt about a book and went back and forth between giving five or three stars It s like black and white but there were no grey areas about this book But then I decided to give three stars This is not about writing Actually the author was so talented enough to touch my soul, heart, mind at th Three my heart broke into tiny pieces, my emotions everywhere but all the angst and sadness are for nothing, I ache for the characters so much stars This is the first in my life that I got confused what I felt about a book and went back and forth between giving five or three stars It s like black and white but there were no grey areas about this book But then I decided to give three stars This is not about writing Actually the author was so talented enough to touch my soul, heart, mind at the same time But then she ripped everything and tossed them to the garbage I felt like somebody slapped me so hard after finishing this book and wanted to climb to the highest mountain and started screaming WHHHHHHHHY WHHHHY DID YOU DO THAT WHY YOU WERE SO MERCILESS TO YOUR CHARACTERS Since J.K Rowling killed Dumbledore or David E Kelly killed Billy on Ally McBeal series , I haven t want to yell at an author screenwriter for so long Okay, I also wanted to yell at GOT s writers, but for another reasons I think yelling is not gonna enough for them As soon as I read the blurb about Mia s dreaming about a man she s never seen before made me think I was going to read a book like Taylor Jenkins Reid s Maybe Another Time or Kristin Harmel s Life Intended I thought it s a romance about two people reach each other by dreams and fight against the all obstacles to find their HEAs.But this is all different Firstly our two heroes, husband Harrison and dream guy Oliver are amazing At some parts they re even greater than Mia who is suffering from three miscarriages and about to lose her mind because every time she closes her eyes, she sees Oliver They coincidentally meet at the market Then they saw each other at the hospital where Mia s husband works Oliver s sister is also the patient of Harrison Mia gets shocked as soon as she finds out, Oliver also sees her in his dreams, too and he tries to save her life but he cannot achieve that in any of them In the meantime Harrison fights with his inner demons because of the guilt he carries so long after he lost his patient He blames himself for deciding a risky operation which affects his relationship with his wife, Mia They start to drift apart Mia wants to try having a baby but Harrison is not ready, he still deals with the loss of his patient and suffers from depression Their problems and vivid dreams bring Mia and Oliver closer each day Even though she has questions about her marriage and undeniable attraction to Olive, Mia does the right thing and always chooses her husband over him When she finds out, Oliver and she spent time in same circles and common friends, the day she met her husband, she could have also meet with Oliver but he got stuck at his work place, she still stayed strong, restrained her feelings for him.Then she realizes no matter what she always chooses her husband over him So I thought Okay great so we got our closure Nope, not so fast Don t jump to the conclusions because there areto come And they re all HEAVY, NASTY, NERVE BENDING, TEAR JERKER STUFF The thing about telling the story for several different POVs we already have three main characters but as soon as I see the POVS of Caroline and Whitney, I got confused but finally I realized the author did it purposely for the ominous part of the book Yessss, there is a bloody, nail biter, OHHHH NOOO WHAT DID YOU DOOO part close to the ending Let s talk about ending I hate it Because any alternative universe options for these three characters will bring usandugly cries,screams like OH come onnn, there must be a solution to fix it Mia is honest, noble, lost but at least finally she knows what she wants in her life But no matter what she wants, her heart is going to be broken I m sorry for Mia Sorry for Harrison, also so sorry about Oliver I was expecting a book about our different choices end with different consequences, finding your soul mate, learningabout the secret world of dreams but instead of that, I got frustration, depression, deathly consequences, broken hearts Nope, the author might be so talented to feel so passionately for those characters but I never ever forgive the writer for being cruel to them At least some of them need their HEAs bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  2. Julie Julie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley is a 2020 Berkley publication This story is centered around Mia Graydon Mia is happily married to Harrison, a doctor, and they are hoping to someday become parents However, Mia also has dreams about the same man a man who is not her husband from time to time It s puzzling, for sure, but they are only dreams, right Well, maybe not When Mia comes face to face with the man of her dreams in real life, she s thrown completely off balance Complicating matt You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley is a 2020 Berkley publication This story is centered around Mia Graydon Mia is happily married to Harrison, a doctor, and they are hoping to someday become parents However, Mia also has dreams about the same man a man who is not her husband from time to time It s puzzling, for sure, but they are only dreams, right Well, maybe not When Mia comes face to face with the man of her dreams in real life, she s thrown completely off balance Complicating matters , Mia and Harrison, have hit a rough patch in their marriage The couple may no longer be on the same wave length and for Mia, this could be a deal breaker Then her dream lover, Oliver, confesses that, he too has dreamed of her, making Mia wonder if maybe fate is trying to tell her something.Right away one is clued in that something serious has happened, but we have no idea how things got to that point or what might happen beyond it Meanwhile, we watch Mia struggle with her emotions, taken aback by the changes in her husband Yet, she finds herself distracted by the mystery of her dreams, suddenly finding it of great importance to understand why she and Oliver have been haunting one another s dreams and what it might mean While Mia loves her husband, the possibility of Oliver has her wondering what if I don t mind reading an emotional book, but I typically avoid anything that wreaks of a full fledged tearjerker, especially when the author could have given the book the Hollywood treatment and at least left us with the hope, or promise of a happier future One can look at this story in any number of ways, I suppose Some get redemption, some get their heart s desire, and there are a few silver linings too, so the ending isn t a complete ugly cry letdown Unfortunately, those silver linings were not enough to lift my spirits after the book ended I felt like I d been left with nothing concrete to grasp onto I d just invested all this time in these characters and felt stunned with how things turned out for them I needed to feel that fate would indeed intervene somewhere down the road and happier times were on the horizon even if it was in the distant future Alas, that was not to be With some genres, like horror, for example, an unsettling conclusion is often effective and expected and I love closing the book with a shiver running down my spine But, with a story like this one the dim conclusion was too depressing for my taste, leaving me with a feeling of melancholy I read to escape from that feeling, which is all too common for many of us in real life so, while the writing is fine, and the story is not a bad one, it s just wasn t my cup of tea 3 stars


  3. Berit☀️✨ Berit☀️✨ says:

    This book hit me in the feels and then kicked me in the gut hard Colleen Oakley, WOW What an emotional ride you took me on with your evocative storytelling A beautiful story about marriage, grief, and fate Have you ever had a dream and wondered what it meant What if you dreamed about the same person over and over and over again And then you met that person Would you think that it was faded Mia is happily married to Harrison After the couple relocates to a small town in Pennsylvania s This book hit me in the feels and then kicked me in the gut hard Colleen Oakley, WOW What an emotional ride you took me on with your evocative storytelling A beautiful story about marriage, grief, and fate Have you ever had a dream and wondered what it meant What if you dreamed about the same person over and over and over again And then you met that person Would you think that it was faded Mia is happily married to Harrison After the couple relocates to a small town in Pennsylvania she meets a man named Oliver Oliver is no stranger to Mia, because he has been making an appearance in her dreams for years When Oliver reveals to Mia that he has been dreaming of her as well she is convinced there is a profound reason for this What follows is an intense story full of what ifs and hard choices I was so invested in this story and it was heartbreaking, there was just no possible good outcome Both these men Harrison and Oliver were genuine good guys with compassionate hearts Mia was going through a terrible time having just gone through her third miscarriage and now questioning everything I totally empathize with Mia having gone through two miscarriages myself I understand what it is like to be consumed with having a baby and simultaneously feeling like a complete failure I could completely understand why she was questioning her marriage evenso because Harrison was distancing himself Three remarkable characters in a terrible conundrum I really don t want to say muchabout this but I have read several reviews that allude to the ending The ending of this book is brutal and heart wrenching, but in my opinion it was the perfect ending I might be in the minority on this, but I thought it was the best way for this powerfully emotional story to end OK well maybe not the best way, but the only way, the ending just really worked for me I highly recommend this if you enjoy emotional stories, but be prepared to have your heart broken and don t forget the Kleenex This book in emojis Big thank you to Berkley for my gifted copy of this book All opinions are my own Forof my reviews and bookish thoughts please visit my blog


  4. Norma Norma says:

    Evocative, distressing, absolutely heart wrenching YOU WERE THERE TOO by COLLEEN OAKLEY is a moving, intense, emotional, and an original love story that was quite the emotive and beautiful book to read I was immediately intrigued and sucked into the narrative and absolutely loved the mysterious dream aspect to the storyline which had a slight supernatural vibe to it The tale is original and fresh Something that I have definitely never read before I was totally invested and all in the first Evocative, distressing, absolutely heart wrenching YOU WERE THERE TOO by COLLEEN OAKLEY is a moving, intense, emotional, and an original love story that was quite the emotive and beautiful book to read I was immediately intrigued and sucked into the narrative and absolutely loved the mysterious dream aspect to the storyline which had a slight supernatural vibe to it The tale is original and fresh Something that I have definitely never read before I was totally invested and all in the first half of the story and then the spark fizzled out for me a little bit and never really caught again There was this niggling that I had with one aspect of the storyline that never really sat well with me, ultimately affecting me and my thoughts towards this one The story takes quite the unexpected and shocking turn that I never seen coming and threw me for a loop After thinking about it I think this definitely worked and was quite clever but unfortunately my mind was already made up I don t think I have ever been as stubborn or unforgiving as I was with this one COLLEEN OAKLEY delivers quite the intriguing, raw, compelling, evocative, and well written read here that definitely touched me in a deeply profound way I think if a book can produce so many different emotions from we whether that be from deep affection to ruffling my feathers a little bit then the author has definitely produced one heck of a story whether I fully enjoyed it or not I read this one with my lovely friend and fellow Traveling Sister, Lindsay Thanks so much for reading and discussing this one with me Norma s Stats Cover Intriguing, calming, tender, warmth, love, and a fitting representation to storyline.Title Clever, relevant, intriguing, and an effective and fitting representation to storyline Love this title Writing Prose Well written, easy to follow, evocative, entertaining, engaging and readable Plot Unforgettable, heartfelt, intriguing, distressing, maddening, compelling, immersive, shocking, thought provoking, steadily paced, unpredictable, and entertaining.Ending I m speechless, somewhat shaken, and a little bit perturbed about that ending Overall This book was an unusual and intense read for me and even though I go into all my books blind the direction that this book took was nothing at all like what I expected Would recommend Thank you so much to Elisha at Berkley Publishing for kindly sending me a copy of this book This review can also be seen at Traveling Sisters Book Reviews blog


  5. Larry H Larry H says:

    Wow, talk about a crazy, thought provoking, emotional ride Mia and her husband move to Hope Springs, a small Pennsylvania town, to escape personal and professional disasters But while Harrison takes a job as a surgeon at the local hospital, Mia can t seem to find anything to occupy her time or her mind, which makes her worry about her pregnancy, her third after two miscarriages An artist, she also can t seem to find the focus to create anything new She is also troubled by her dreams Since Wow, talk about a crazy, thought provoking, emotional ride Mia and her husband move to Hope Springs, a small Pennsylvania town, to escape personal and professional disasters But while Harrison takes a job as a surgeon at the local hospital, Mia can t seem to find anything to occupy her time or her mind, which makes her worry about her pregnancy, her third after two miscarriages An artist, she also can t seem to find the focus to create anything new She is also troubled by her dreams Since she was a teenager she s dreamed of a handsome man She sees him clearly, but she doesn t recognize him at all Through the years the dreams have been intense, some sexual and some troubling Who is this man What do these dreams mean Then one day she meets him, in the most innocent of circumstances It unravels her, especially when he tells her he s been dreaming of her, too Is she making too much out of all of this in an effort to compensate for everything else in her life If not, how could this be possible Did they meet at some point before If not, how could they both be dreaming of someone they ve never met As they try to find answers, Mia realizes that her relationship with her husband is suffering at the same time Why is he pulling away from her She must decide which isimportant what is real or what might be destined in dreams This is a really interesting book which raised a lot of questions for me I enjoyed it but it took a while to hit its stride and at times it meandered a bit However, it left me a total emotional wreck at the end One thing I know for sure this is my first Colleen Oakley book, but it won t be my last Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at


  6. Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    3 stars.An emotional start that slowly fizzled out.This book wasn t what I expected The writing was good, the characters were vivid, but the storyline was lacking I enjoyed the novel, but didn t love or truly connect with it What started off strong and promising, became slow and lacklustre I read and loved this author, Colleen Oakley s, book Close Enough To Touch Perhaps my expectations were set too high after loving that one so much I really enjoyed this book up to the 50% mark and then t 3 stars.An emotional start that slowly fizzled out.This book wasn t what I expected The writing was good, the characters were vivid, but the storyline was lacking I enjoyed the novel, but didn t love or truly connect with it What started off strong and promising, became slow and lacklustre I read and loved this author, Colleen Oakley s, book Close Enough To Touch Perhaps my expectations were set too high after loving that one so much I really enjoyed this book up to the 50% mark and then things went downhill One of my main issues was the many times the main character put herself in vulnerable situations After the halfway mark, I couldn t feel for her and quite honestly, I grew frustrated and slightly annoyed with her This was a Traveling Sister read with Norma and we felt similar Brenda read this earlier than us and enjoyed itso Please check out the many raving reviews before deciding on this.Thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an ARC


  7. Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    You Were There Too explores love, commitment connections, chances, fate and what ifs It s a beautiful love story, and theI think about it inways than one Our main characters here married couple Mia and Harrison experience challenges due to the heartache they experience as a couple Each of them also has their conflicts within themselves Mia has a secret and she literally meets the man of her dreams who is not Harrison The man from her dreams has been dreaming of her too The stor You Were There Too explores love, commitment connections, chances, fate and what ifs It s a beautiful love story, and theI think about it inways than one Our main characters here married couple Mia and Harrison experience challenges due to the heartache they experience as a couple Each of them also has their conflicts within themselves Mia has a secret and she literally meets the man of her dreams who is not Harrison The man from her dreams has been dreaming of her too The story takes an interesting and unique turn as they take on a journey to research their dream connection.This is a story that I felt different about after I finished it then as I was reading it It s heart wrenching and shocking sad and at first, it was not the way I wanted it to go, but theI think about it, I see how well it all together in the end I highly recommend for anyone who loves a love story I received a copy from the publisher


  8. Christy Christy says:

    4.25 starsMaybe instead of wondering why we re all connected, whats important, the only thing thats important is to know that we areYou Were There Too is one of those unforgettable reads It s also one of the saddest books I ve ever read It has such a bittersweet ending, but I cried buckets while reading it It s so hard to say that I enjoyed this read, because it broke my heart, but I did love so much about it I went into this book with zero knowledge about the storyline 4.25 starsMaybe instead of wondering why we re all connected, whats important, the only thing thats important is to know that we areYou Were There Too is one of those unforgettable reads It s also one of the saddest books I ve ever read It has such a bittersweet ending, but I cried buckets while reading it It s so hard to say that I enjoyed this read, because it broke my heart, but I did love so much about it I went into this book with zero knowledge about the storyline, I just heard good things about it from book friends and went in blind I highly recommend you do too Colleen Oakley is an amazing writer and I ll definitely be readingof her works This one is hard hitting and will leave an impact on you


  9. Tucker (TuckerTheReader) Tucker (TuckerTheReader) says:

    Many thanks to Berkley Publishing Group for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review The romance genre has its problems which I discussed in my latest booktube video that you canclick hereto watch but there are occasionally books like these that break down the problematic tropes Skip to 12 33 to here my thoughts on this specific book and what it does to push back against problems with the romance genreWhat do you want It s as simple as thatMany thanks to Berkley Publishing Group for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review The romance genre has its problems which I discussed in my latest booktube video that you canclick hereto watch but there are occasionally books like these that break down the problematic tropes Skip to 12 33 to here my thoughts on this specific book and what it does to push back against problems with the romance genreWhat do you want It s as simple as that Who do you love Who do you want to be with Forget everything else When the final seconds of this book played through my headphones, I confidently press rate 5 stars but in the back of my mind, I was worried that the rating might go down once my initial emotions settled It didn t Even after letting this amazing story digest for days, the raw emotion still remains in my heart So, what s this book about 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 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 Acclaimed author Colleen Oakley delivers a heart wrenching and unforgettable love story about a woman who must choose between the man she loves and the man fate has chosen for her in a novel that reminds us that the best life is one led by the heart.I have to confess that I went into this book expecting a contemporary romance with a magical realism twist I did not expect to become so attached to the characters so quickly I also didn t expect SPOILER REDACTED which broke my heart into a million piecesssssssssssssssssss I STILL CAN T EVEN BELIEVE COLLEEN OAKLEY DID THAT This book goes even further beyond evoking raw emotion, though It covers a lot of really deep themes and covers them in a way that most books don t The theme of this book that sometimes it s better to focus on the what is instead of the what if or what could be You can spend your entire life tortured by not knowing, chasing knowledge or you can simply accept the unknown and live in spite of it.I also really, really loved Harrison and Mia s relationship It was so realistic I feel like we don t see enough married couples in romances On top of that, we don t see enough married couples who are not perfectly married It was really encouraging to read a story that is proudly saying Yes, couples fight Couples disagree Couples have problems but they fight for love anyway Overall, this book made me chuckle and smile, but, most of all, it made me ugly cry I cannot recommend this one enough Bottom Line 5 starsAge Rating PG 13 Content Screening Mild Spoilers Educational Value 1 5 Medical terms procedures Positive Messages 4 5 Choosing the what is over the what could be , kindness, sacrifice Violence 2 5 Brief gun violence, off page death Sex 3 5 Sexual themes, Kissing, Off page sex Language 2 5 Brief and mild use of language Drinking Drugs 3 5 Alcohol consumption, medicinal drugs Content and Trigger Warnings Miscarriages, Loss of loved ones, Death, Depression, Appendicitis, Hospitals, Scene with psychicPublication Date January 7th, 2020Publisher Berkley Publishing GroupGenre Contemporary Romance HOLY FORKING SHIRT I AM WRECKED RIGHT NOW I requested this solely because I saw that it s set in Pennsylvania where my family is from and where I go every holiday season Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram


  10. Jayme Jayme says:

    Though the majority of the books that I read and review fall into the suspense mystery thriller category, I read any book that has a premise which intrigues meThis was one of those.Mia loves her husband Harrison.But, she has recurring dreams of another manone that she has never met.Until, one day, when she comes face to face with the stranger in her dreams and discovers that his name is Oliver, and he has been dreaming about her too.How can this be What can this mean Why have they finally Though the majority of the books that I read and review fall into the suspense mystery thriller category, I read any book that has a premise which intrigues meThis was one of those.Mia loves her husband Harrison.But, she has recurring dreams of another manone that she has never met.Until, one day, when she comes face to face with the stranger in her dreams and discovers that his name is Oliver, and he has been dreaming about her too.How can this be What can this mean Why have they finally met This book is a reflection on marriage, grief and fate It might make you cry.It will probably tick you off.But, as with ALL of Colleen Oakley s work..it will make you feel something And, isn t that why we read I have loved all of her work if you haven t read any of it yet it s time to change that Available now Thank you to Edelweiss, Berkley and Colleen Oakley for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for a candid review


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