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A Patch Of Blue by Sharon Mikeworth
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A Patch Of Blue

by Sharon Mikeworth

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After Carrie Sinclair's husband betrays her, she flees halfway around the world to hole up in remote Fiji. But what was supposed to be two weeks of solace quickly changes when Carrie falls off a boat and is left behind. Caught in a current and pulled farther out to see, she fights to stay alive in the unrelenting ocean. Finally, exhausted and nearly done in, she makes it to an uninhabited island but soon realizes there is no escape, from it, or her broken marriage.… (more)

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A Patch of Blue by Sharon Mikeworth was one of the best thrillers I've read in awhile! I started reading as soon as I received it and finished it in less than 24 hrs. There was everything in this book that makes a book Fantastic! I was involved with the characters from the beginning and through all the unexpected turns the story took. Sharon Mikeworth makes you FEEL like you're in the story too! I'm trying not to give the story away in any way cause you should just read it for yourself! I've already loaned it to a friend who felt the exact same way I did! What a ride! ( )
  Neverwithoutabook | Apr 24, 2015 |
Sometimes your life takes turns you just can't predict. After what she thinks of as 16 years of a good-enough marriage, things change suddenly for Carrie Sinclair. This is the story of how she stops drifting, at the end of the book grabs hold of her life and makes the changes that really count. Sometimes you just have to make the leap into the next phase of your life. ( )
  bgknighton | Apr 16, 2015 |
Carrie Sinclair on witnessing her husband's infidelity decides she needs to get away. When she finds out she can't get on a cruise at short notice, Abby, her travel agent recommends Fiji. Carrie jumps at the opportunity just as long as she's away from her husband. A few days before she's due to return everything changes on the day she goes out to one of the surrounding islands, with a group to go snorkelling.

This was an interesting read. It was well-written apart from the few grammatical errors, kids instead of kind and can instead of came just being a couple of examples.

I don't know why but from the start I assumed this book had something to do with someone falling into a coma - I have no idea where that came from. This book has nothing in the slightest to do with comas. After Carrie's world changed I found the story became a bit too coincidental and far-fetched. I mean everything she wanted she found.

I loved Jesse. He was so damn adorable and very much the gentleman. I'm not sure what I make of Carrie. She was a great protagonist but I seriously wanted to punch her when she walked back to her husband. She had it going good and was prepared to live a lie. I'm glad she realised it all before it was too late. I did feel that as soon as she was back in Fiji, after being rescued, everything went a bit too fast in her life. Maybe that's how it goes after a traumatic experience.

I did get a bit confused at one point because she was on about having called Ally back at the hotel but I'm sure she called Abby! Oh well.

I was not expecting anything that this book threw at me. I liked that. It didn't seem to predictable. I thoroughly enjoyed Carrie's time on the island. It made me think of what I would have done had I been in that position and I don't think I'd have had her willpower. I wasn't jumping for joy to continue reading this book but once I picked it up and started I didn't want to put it down. ( )
  Chicalicious | Dec 28, 2014 |
I ended up winning this book on LibraryThing, and I can't tell you how excited I was to begin reading it. Anything to do with castaways and surviving in specific environments I'm all over. It was quite a good novel overall, but there are a few key points that annoyed me to the point where I had to put the book down and walk away for a couple of hours.

These including the fact that the protagonist of the story, Carrie, seems to get things as soon as she wants them. Like for one example, she gets the urge to write and magically upon coincidence comes across a storage pod full of stationary. She just stumbles upon things as she needs them, and it made the book quite predictable.

Secondly, Carrie complains entirely too much about her diet for a woman stranded away from civilisation. Even as she finds more ingredients to consume, she's still bored with her diet. Let's make a quick brief list of some (and not all) of the things she manages to eat whilst stuck. She's got sweet potatoes, papaya, pineapple, bananas, coconuts, which I can completely understand the hesitance there, what with the link between fruit and rushed trips into the jungle. However, she's also got crabs, fish and even a few granola bars and soups. Honestly, how much variety does a maroonee need?

Other than those couple of points I did enjoy the plot and vivid descriptions. I'd happily read another of Sharon Mikeworth's books. ( )
  RelativelyHappy | Oct 10, 2014 |
I was so happy to have won this book from LibraryThing through their Members Giveaway. From the synopsis it seemed like a book that I would like, and it was.

The book starts off with a bang right from the start and doesn't let up. I was immersed in Carrie Sinclair's life and unfortunate predicament. I think all women will be able to relate to her. I was surprised with the story because what I was expecting to happen was exactly the opposite of what actually happened. I found myself glued to the pages and soaking up this adventure. Some parts were far-fetched and maybe a bit predictable but this is what I expect in my fiction books; an escape from reality. Overall, the story was exciting and a definite page-turner. ( )
  PrettyTarantula | Sep 7, 2014 |
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I found this book so intriguing, its something so refreshing and laid back, something that books are missing now. It made me really think about a marriage. In love with this book Sharon Mileeworth, congrats!
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After Carrie Sinclair's husband betrays her, she flees halfway around the world to hole up in remote Fiji. But what was supposed to be two weeks of solace quickly changes when Carrie falls off a boat and is left behind. Caught in a current and pulled farther out to see, she fights to stay alive in the unrelenting ocean. Finally, exhausted and nearly done in, she makes it to an uninhabited island but soon realizes there is no escape, from it, or her broken marriage.
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