About the Book
Author: Mariam Kobras
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Number of Pages: 352
Synopsis: There's nothing like receiving a letter from a teenage son you knew nothing about, but that's what happens to international rock star, Jonathon Stone. He drops everything to find the boy, and his mother, the girl he loved so many years ago who left him when his rock n roll life became too much for her to bear.
Seeing her is like falling in love all over again, and everything seems perfect, until someone sets out to destroy their idyllic life.
BACK COVER EXCERPT
It felt as if the universe itself had opened to welcome us into its embrace . . . It still feels that way to me, Naomi, every time we are together. It feels that way when you walk into a room and I see you. Now that I have you back, I feel the unbearable emptiness of those years without you. I was selfish, distracted, and uncaring. You should never have had to endure what you did, and I should have fought a lot harder to find you again . . .
When Jon Stone receives a letter from the son he never knew existed his life is turned upside down. He drops everything and heads to Norway to reconnect with the love that escaped him so many years before. Although love always seems to be the motive, Jon and Naomi forge a tumultuous and strained relationship each feeling guilty over past mistakes. Love, as always, triumphs over all and Jon and Naomi find themselves in each others arms again, picking up right where they left off. But, not everyone is happy about this union and others will stop at nothing to end it. Can Jon and Naomi survive their second chance at love?
The Distant Shores is a well written romantic story that easily captivates readers with its thick plot and abundance of intriguing characters. I fell in love with this story, but tired quickly of Naomi's negativity and whining. I felt like she had such a beautiful opportunity for happiness and spent much of her time trying to make Jon pay for the poor choices she made many years before. Jon seems so patient with her and repents for his past transgressions, but it never appears to be enough for Naomi. Her personality, although frustrating, makes The Distant Shores into a heartfelt painful romance that played on my emotions and held my attention until the end. I am eager to read Book 2.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.