Review: Somewhere beyond the sea by Amanda James

seaSomewhere beyond the sea by Amanda James

When love begins with a lie, where will it end?
Doctor Tristan Ainsworth has returned with his family to the idyllic Cornish village close to where he grew up. The past has taught him some hard lessons, but he’ll do anything to make his wife happy –so what’s making her so withdrawn?
Karen Ainsworth daren’t reveal her true feelings, but knows her husband has put up with her moods for too long. A chance to use her extraordinary singing voice may set her free, so why shouldn’t she take it? Surely her past can’t hurt her now? As a tide of blackmail and betrayal is unleashed to threaten the foundations of their marriage, Karen and Tristan face a difficult question. Is their love strongenough to face the truth when the truth might cost them everything?


Amanda James does it again! Within a few pages I was sucked into this small Cornish village. My hackles were immediately up because from the off, I knew something isn’t quite right- and I couldn’t wait to find out.
Snippets slowly emerge as I got more drawn into the story. I found this book very hard to put down. I really empathized with Karen. I could feel her torment of living with all those secrets for so long. The impending sense of foreboding Karen has about losing her whole life is almost palpable, and I wished there was something I could do for her.

Tristan is such a wonderful husband, he takes it all in his stride and supports Karens all the way. Are all Cornish men that lovely? If so, I’m moving down south immediately.

Amanda James is an author to watch out for. Every book she writes is a masterpiece of a heart warming and unique body of work. She paints such gorgeous mental pictures about Cornwall, that I feel as if I have been there myself.

Somewhere beyond the sea is beautifully written and I highly recommend.

Other Books by Amanda James

dancingDancing in the rain by Amanda James

What if the responsibility for preventing a major disaster lay with you?
Jacob Weston has felt like he doesn’t belong for as long as he can remember and the strangely vivid dreams he experiences only serve to make him feel more alone …
But when his job in research science takes him thousands of miles away from what he thought of as home, Jacob finds the mystery of his past begin to unravel. A trip to the breathtaking Monument Valley and an extraordinary encounter with a Navajo guide seem to hold the key to who Jacob really is.
After meeting the beautiful Rosenya Neboyia, Jacob feels he may have found what he’d been searching for. But with this meeting is the discovery that his dreams come with a responsibility, and that responsibility is bigger and scarier than he could have ever imagined …

A Stitch in time by Amanda Jamesstitch

A time-travel tale á la Dr Who only with a heroine going back to three different periods, making sure people find their happy ending. It is a pure delight according to my reader. –Sarah Broadhurst, The Bookseller, Paperback Preview, December 2012.

Hitch a ride and whisk back in time with a heroine readers will relate to, feel sympathy for and then root on till the finish. James effortlessly creates vibrant characters and places them in different eras, with each setting spot on. Even the dialogue changes as the time periods do. Readers will be on the edge of their seats from chapter to chapter waiting for the next adventure to begin in this unique, romantic story.


11 thoughts on “Review: Somewhere beyond the sea by Amanda James

  1. I’m looking forward to reading this very soon and know I’ll enjoy it – especially being Cornish myself. Maybe I shouldn’t admit I had to leave Cornwall to find my own wonderful husband 🙂

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