Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating the release of You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley! Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the invitation! Stay tuned for information on how to win a copy at the bottom of this post!

About the Book:

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.

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 Thoughts:

I love Colleen Oakley’s books, and I have been awaiting this new release! You Were There Too did not disappoint.

Mia Graydon appears to have it all with a loving husband and the plans of starting a family together. The problem is she keeps having dreams of the same man, a man who is not her husband. A man she doesn’t know.

When she moves to Pennsylvania, she runs into this stranger, only to find out he’s been dreaming of her, too. 

Digging into their pasts, Mia is determined to find out what is happening and why.

What a beautiful, tender, original love story. I’m sure many of us have wondered “what if” for many of the decisions we have made in life. One right turn here, a visit to the local coffee shop there, and lives can turn out completely differently- perhaps for the better, perhaps not. 

I have to stop there. This is a book that must unfold for you as you read it.

Colleen Oakley has written emotionally tender books from her very first one. She doesn’t hold back. She makes us feel. I LOVED these characters, and I could feel her love for them. Mia was like a friend, really struggling, but really good at choosing what was “right.” Both of the male leads were upstanding, good people. Loving with big hearts. The kind of men we want to read about.

How will this all end and with whom will Mia end up? You just have to read it. It’s a story to get lost in, and I had no idea where the conclusion would lead until I got there. Thank you for another powerful book, Colleen Oakley!

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.

About the Author:

Colleen Oakley’s novels BEFORE I GO and CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH have been named best books by People Magazine, Us Weekly, Library Journal, and Real Simple, and both were long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. Formerly the editor-in-chief of Women’s Health & Fitness and senior editor of Marie Claire, her articles and essays have been featured in The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Women’s Health, Redbook, Parade, Marie Claire and Martha Stewart Weddings. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, four kids and the world’s biggest lapdog, Bailey. Her third novel YOU WERE THERE TOO will be published by Berkley/Penguin in January 2020.

***Book Giveaway***

For a chance to win a copy of You Were There Too, please visit my instagram page!  Giveaway generously sponsored by the publisher. 

Have you read You Were There Too, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR