The Familiar Stranger

The Familiar Stranger Craig Littleton s decision to end his marriage would shock his wife Denise if she only knew what he was up to When an accident lands Craig in the ICU with fuzzy memories of his own life and plans D

  • Title: The Familiar Stranger
  • Author: Christina Tarabochia
  • ISBN: 9780802447319
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Craig Littleton s decision to end his marriage would shock his wife, Denise if she only knew what he was up to When an accident lands Craig in the ICU, with fuzzy memories of his own life and plans, Denise rushes to his side, ready to care for him.They embark on a quest to help Craig remember who he is and, in the process, they discover dark secrets An affair An emptCraig Littleton s decision to end his marriage would shock his wife, Denise if she only knew what he was up to When an accident lands Craig in the ICU, with fuzzy memories of his own life and plans, Denise rushes to his side, ready to care for him.They embark on a quest to help Craig remember who he is and, in the process, they discover dark secrets An affair An emptied bank account A hidden identity An illegitimate child But what will she do when she realizes he s not the man she thought he was Is this trauma a blessing in disguise, a chance for a fresh start Or will his secrets destroy the life they built together

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    • I really wanted to like this book. And I did. With that said, I was a little bummed with the ending. I just so look for a book to come out where people have real problems (check for this book) and they apply biblical principles and it works out. I guess this one did but it ended up totally different than what I was expecting I just wish that instead of being a villian her husband could have been truly redeemed. Who knows. I guess I'm just tired of seeing Christian books with villians who can't c [...]


    • "The Familiar Stranger" is one of the best debut novels I've read in awhile!!! I was totally captivated from the first page to the last. The characters are well-drawn and Berry has the ability to transport the reader into the pages of the book.After Denise's husband Craig is in an automobile accident he wakes up from a coma with amnesia, but things just don't seem right. Prior to the accident Craig had become distant, wasn't home very much for her or their two boys and the marriage was falling a [...]


    • The Familiar StrangerChristina Berry2009Moody PressFiction/Christian/ContemporaryReviewed by Cindy LovenAn accident, leaves one man horribly injured, and in a drug induced coma, and another man dead. Denise rushes to the hospital to be with her husband, Dr. Craig Littleton. He was injured when a car hit his parked car beside the freeway. But who was the man who died? And why was he with Craig? And why was Craig parked alongside the freeway? Why was he arguing with the strange man, as passing mot [...]


    • Familiar Stranger by Christina Berry is an emotional rollercoaster novel filled with suspense. Denise Littleton has been feeling the cracks in her marriage for the last several years. Her husband, Craig, treats her with disdain, turning away her attempts at affection and belittling her every move. When he's in a car accident that wipes his memory, it at first seems to be a blessing. The familiar strangers fall in love; he pays attention to their sons, and they are finally finding the life Denise [...]


    • This is an over due review. When I first received this book for review I was in the middle of my divorce and I just couldn't handle the story in this book. I picked it up again and finished it in just a few days. I fell in love with Denise and my heart went out to her. Early on a Sunday morning her husband Craig decides he's not going to church he's going to go on a hike, while Denise and her boys go to church she gets a phone call that he's been in an accident on the side of the road and he's b [...]


    • Author Christina Berry is a single mom and foster parent, carving time out of a busy schedule to write. The Familiar Stranger is her debut novel. She resides with her family in Oregon.Denise and Craig’s seventeen year marriage had been on the rocks for some time. He could be cold and distant, and she could be controlling and obsessive. With him working long hours and frequenting short temper, it left them both with a deep sadness. Then, while in church, Denise’s cell phone rings and she is b [...]


    • Okay - you guys know me. I'm not a fan of anything serious. Just look at my movie collection. If you can find a good drama in there I may have watched it once, but there's no guarantee. I figure there's enough drama in life that I want to laugh and love with my movies and books.With that in mind, "The Familiar Stranger" is out-of-genre for me, but I stumbled upon Christina's blog a few months ago and wanted to help support her when it released. Being sick for a month offered plenty of time to si [...]


    • I’m so thankful I received this book as a gift. Christina grabbed my attention on the very first page. I read this book in one day! I was drawn into the characters and their situation hook, line and sinker. Christina Berry starts out the first chapter in the point of view of Craig Littleton, Denise’s husband. In the next chapter, Christina describes the very same scene from Denise’s point of view. This added such richness to the story, knowing each person feelings, what they were really co [...]


    • I am always drawn to new authors and stories with a different twist. The Familiar Stranger is the first novel by Christina Berry and it definitely has its fair share of twists and turns. At first I thought the concept of a character having amnesia could be a bit overdone, but after having read the book, it was very well written. I also initially didn’t like the truth once it was realized. I’ll leave it at that because I don’t want to give anything away. But again, after reading the entire [...]


    • The Familiar Stranger is a contemporary Christian fiction novel. The world-building was okay, and the pacing was very good. In the first half of the novel, a noticeable about of dialogue (including inner dialogue) felt unnatural to me--and I'm not talking about when awkward dialogue might be expected. In the second half, though, this problem disappeared and the writing was excellent.The characters were sympathetic enough characters, but the only ones I really bonded with were the kids. This may [...]


    • Craig Littleton's decision to end his marriage would shock his wife, Denise . . . if she knew what he was up to. When an accident lands Craig in the ICU, with fuzzy memories of his own life and plans, Denise rushes to his side, ready to care for him.They embark on a quest to help Craig remember who he is and, in the process, discover dark secrets. An affair? An emptied bank account? A hidden identity? An illegitimate child?But what will she do when she realizes he's not the man she thought he wa [...]


    • The Familiar Stranger was a real page turner. It was written so well that it wasn't until I was three quarters of the way through the story that I realized the point of view for each person (titled his and hers respectively in the novel) was written in the first person past tense. This was very well done and flawlessly executed, IMHO. The Familiar Stranger is also the perfect title for this incredible tale. It was an intriguing and a profoundly mysterious story that kept me guessing until nearly [...]


    • I have heard good things about this book, but I have to admit I was still a little skeptical because it looks pretty woman's fiction to me you know, all relationships, my life isn't perfect, my husbands a jerk, blah, blah, blah. But I really wanted to give it a try because I met Christina in September at ACFW and I was so impressed with her as a person that I had to see if she could write. Okay people, it is official. This girl can write!She blew my mind with this book. I expected it to take me [...]


    • Great book in the beginning, but as the book moved along, things got too predictable. This was a story about a man who decides to leave his family and is injured in a car crash. But, it wasn't him that was injured! The author wasn't really that good with the timeline. As injured as the man was in the accident, it should have taken months to recover, but he seemed to be up and moving around within a few weeks. So then, how could the wife not recognize that this wasn't her husband once the bandage [...]


    • I enjoyed this book! Christina weaves plot with character development and it's a page turner! Far better than Mary Higgins Clark. I heard Christina talking to a friend in the coffee/muffins line in front of me at Oregon Christian Writer's Conference, and was intrigued with her comments. After eavesdropping, and coming away with the impression of how transparent and real she is, I bought her book. I thought it would be. . re negative, a downer, but far from it--Familiar Stranger grabs you from th [...]


    • 2009 has been a year of some wonderful debut novels, and Christina Berry has penned one of the best. A work of women’s fiction, The Familiar Stranger’s complex plot is filled with the twists and red herrings of an Agatha Christie mystery. The answer came so far out of left field, Agatha wouldn’t have predicted it. Engaging characters, cunning, and quicksilver emotions add up to a story that held me hostage, spellbound to the end. Novel Reviews and I give it our highest recommendation.


    • The first three-fourths of the book were pretty good. I was annoyed quite often with how the wife treated the husband with her tantrums of hanging up on him and saying really catty things to him. Only in the last 20 pages or so do you finally find out the real story to what actually happened. Again, not really an ending that I expected or liked. I did like, however, that this author often had her characters praying and calling on God and even talking about God in times of trouble.


    • I enjoyed this read and its unique POV. Although I have to admit I wasn't as surprised as I expected to be by the twists in the story which disappointed me a bit. I enjoyed watching the characters develop throughout the story and the thread of forgiveness woven seamlessly through the story. Overall a good read.


    • "The Familiar Stranger" is a great ride. From the opening page to the very last I had to know more. Christina Berry's original voice and her ability to raise uncertainty drives the reader forward to a surprising ending. A wonderful first book!Hoorah Christina!


    • Read this book by mistake, friend gave me the wrong title. Ok but not my style, very unbelievalbe and predictable.


    • I liked this book, but was disappointed with the ending. If I had written the book, I would have added a twist to the ending or something.



    • Quick, easy to read, but incredibly predictable and unoriginal. I would have stopped reading in the first 50 pages or so, but was on a plane and my other books were packed away in the suitcase.



    • READ THIS BOOK!! I absolutely loved it. Excellent characters, so much suspense. I couldn't put it down. Completely unpredictable. Highly recommended.



    • Great story by a debut author. The mystery kept me guessing until the end. Christian fiction has a rising star in Berry.


    • This book was very very good. Excellent for a first time author. Enjoyed how the author told the story from "his" and "her" perspective.



    • Not usually a fan of overly "preachy" Christian fiction, this book had me sucked in! A fast read and an interesting story. Worth a try!


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