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A World Apart Paperback – December 26, 2011
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More About the Author
I'm a sinner
I love my books
I conjure hooks
And heroes with good looks
Romance is my guilty pleasure
Taking me to places with new decor
Come join me if you dare
I promise not to bore
If you like to read my stories
Pray my husband continues snorin'
For he's the one who keeps me up at night
When I give my heroes wings and flight.
Top Customer Reviews
In A World Apart, you meet Romanian Doctor Cassandra Toma. She is a doctor for the military in her country and is assigned to work with the American military on a base near the Middle East helping solders who have been hurt during the war in Iraq. While at her new assignment she meets American military doctor David Hunt. David asked to leave his home base in the States to move on with his life after a divorce. Cassandra and David meet on Valentine's Day at a party on their new base and almost instantly fall in love, at least have a connection to one another.
The two become friends and end up working together in the hospital. David thinks Cassandra is married to another Romanian solder because the two are always together and have the same last name, turns out David is mistake because it is Robert, Cassandra's brother. As their friendship grows so does their feelings, the two finally are together but David thinks he betrayed a fellow solder and slept with his wife. He pushes Cassandra away as she lets him in her life, something she has never done before with another person. Cassandra is hurt and confused by David's actions after their night together. She has no idea why he would ignore her and not be together.
This goes on for a while.Read more ›
A World Apart is David and Cassandra's romantic and emotional love story that takes place across the globe; it's set in Romania, the Middle East, and the United States. David and Cassandra come from two completely different worlds, David's American and Cassandra's Romanian. They have their differences, but they share some common ground too. They are both doctors who fight to save lives and they are both in the military. A World Apart tells the story of what happens when David and Cassandra explore a professional relationship, a friendship, and the possibility of more. It also demonstrates how miscommunications, lack of communication, grief, guilt, and lies by omission can impact a relationship.
This was an extremely powerful story. I know that I am repeating myself, but I feel the need to reiterate- POWERFUL. The romance, the heartache, the conflict, and the action were all moving and incredibly well-written. The story and the characters captured my heart. This novel toyed with my emotions; it made me laugh, cry, smile, and scream. This novel had some intense emotional moments, but overall, I would not consider this to be a depressing story. However, I would not consider this to be a happy, happy feel good laugh out loud story either.Read more ›
The thing I really liked about this book was that it truly showed the real horrors of wars and the sufferings that is faced by family and friends. It didn't brush across all these emotions lightly, and that is something I really liked about it. I especially liked seeing how just one small baby could bring so much joy to them, could represent so much hope for them. The people in the book were really noble. Without regard for themselves, they would work hard to save others.
The main characters of this book is David and Cassandra. Both of them are doctors and super good ones at that. Right from the start, they have conflicts with each other and David makes a super wrong assumption about Cassandra that almost ruined their entire relationship. He thought she was married. It caused a lot of problems later on, trust me.
David is a very kind man. I like him a lot. It's very obvious how much he loves her, I can see it in his every action. But as for Cass, I didn't really feel it. She had an epiphany towards the end then I felt was a little weak, given that she just kept running away then blaming him for pushing her away. However, I really felt that David was a very realistic character. His actions were rather justified most of the time and I could empathize with him. I also liked his attitude towards treating others.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A World Apart by Camelia Miron Skiba, tells the story of two military personnel who come from different countries and different worlds. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Judy Small
Cami amazes again in this love story. In A World Apart we meet Cassandra, who is a Romanian army doctor, she is strong and beautiful. Read morePublished 14 months ago by sbw8384
This book is a little gem. I loved it. Could not put it down. Would read anything from this authorPublished 18 months ago by Tammy L. Hughes
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
This is by far the BEST book I have read in ages. A WORLD APART has it all. Read more
I will be honest. I didn't want to give this a five-star rating. Not because it was not good--it was fantastic, and I will tell you more of my thoughts. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by Ruth A. Hill
A World Apart is a compelling story that takes the reader into the struggles of two people trying to make life work during the hardships of war and the hard reality that life isn't... Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by Christy
Cassandra Toma is a trauma surgeon and Lieutenant in the Romanian National Army. David Hunt is a reconstructive surgeon and Major in the US Air Force. Read morePublished on March 19, 2012 by Barbara Hightower
I don't know the author personally, but after reading her biography, she sounds like a fascinating person. Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Amazon reviewer
A World Apart is a story with lots of emotion; two people from opposite sides of the earth are thrown together and have to deal with their troublesome pasts and an unpredictable... Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by Kindle Customer