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Overseas by Beatriz Williams

Thursday, May 10, 2012
A passionate, sweeping novel of a love that transcends time.
When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one’s more surprised than she is. Julian’s relentless energy and his extraordinary intellect electrify her, but she’s baffled by his sudden interest. Why would this handsome British billionaire—Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor—pursue a pretty but bookish young banker who hasn’t had a boyfriend since college?
The answer is beyond imagining . . . at least at first. Kate and Julian’s story may have begun not in the moneyed world of twenty-first-century Manhattan but in France during World War I, when a mysterious American woman emerged from the shadows of the Western Front to save the life of Captain Julian Laurence Ashford, a celebrated war poet and infantry officer.
Now, in modern-day New York, Kate and Julian must protect themselves from the secrets of the past, and trust in a true love that transcends time and space.

Goodreads Summary

Julian isn't your typical love interest.  When he is hit by a shell in WWI, he inexplicably travels to 1996.  Years later, he is a millionaire in love with Kate, a financial analyst.  It isn't long before Julian expresses a deeper interest in Kate than business and the two slowly fall in love together.  It should be all sweetness and roses, but Kate isn't so sure.  Julian is behaving strangely and acting fiercely protective of her. He continues to love her and buy her too many gifts that she doesn't care for, but what she really wants is an explanation.

This book is perfect for those who enjoy their fiction without too much romance.  Yes, it is a love story, but there are several other subplots that could occupy a less romantic reader.  Kate's character is feisty, strong, and intelligent.  She isn't the type to blindly follow and fully intends to figure out Julian's secret.  Julian is a swoon-worthy character.  He appears to truly love Kate and the reader will feel bad that Kate takes some of his advances and protective gestures the wrong way.  The other characters are really not focused upon, but the reader will probably enjoy getting to know some of them.  With a fast-paced plot and two quirky, but loving characters, this book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. I enjoyed your review. Sometimes a book without too much romance lets the love story evolve in a better manner.