Book & Author details:
The Day Of The Wave by Becky Wicks
Publication date: May 1st 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance
Genres: Adult, Romance
Isla and Ben were just sixteen when the Boxing Day tsunami tore through their beach resort in Thailand. Just days after forming a life-changing bond, both were missing and presumed dead. Unbeknown to each other and haunted by one of the biggest natural disasters in world history, Isla and Ben are living very different lives, until over a decade later when a chance encounter throws them back together.
Based on real life events, The Day of the Wave is a story of healing, learning to let go, and figuring out when to hold on with everything you have left.
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
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I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review.
Isla and Ben both survived the Tsunami of 2004 physically. Mentally, their minds and hearts were gone or a long ways away. They met while Isla was on vacation with her family. They fell for each other those 6 days they spent together and little did they know that their plans to spend the evening together after Ben’s diving excursion the 26th of December would never happen. Natural disasters have a way of ruining lives, breaking people, and bringing loved ones closer together. Little did Ben and Isla know, but they would reunite eventually and help each other heal.
This book was amazing, incredible, wonderful, and so much more. Although it is a fiction story, it is based on actual accounts from that time of the 2004 Tsunami on December 26th. It was incredibly heart wrenching hearing the stories they went through and that others went through. It made my heart hurt, made my stomach hurt, and made me want to cry. It was all in a good way if that is possible. The incredible detail this author put into this story and the thought that she put into telling such a delicate story. Isla and Ben are two courageous people, fictional as they may be in the story, I’m certain the real people that these characters are based off of are amazing, amazing people. This book makes me feel a little better towards humanity and the way that the people who survived reached out to help those that were hurt and injured. Also the way that they helped one another rebuild their businesses. They became family for each other and for those that truly lost all of their family. This book made me think, about a lot of different things; family, friends, love, and loss. Such an incredible story. I am so happy that I read it and definitely think you should read it too!
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AUTHOR BIO:Becky Wicks lives in Bali and scribbles books, and she’s mostly powered by coffee. Her first book in the Starstruck Series, Before He Was Famous recently reached #1 in Amazon’s Coming of Age and New Adult & College categories, and her three travel books, published by HarperCollins are online to make feet nice and itchy. Mostly though, she loves to write love stories. She blogs most days at beckywicks.com and always welcomes distractions on Twitter @bex_wicks. Especially if you have photos of cats.