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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Where the Sea Takes Me by Heidi R. Kling - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

After leaving the love of her life behind in Indonesia, Sienna is trying to find happiness again. She will never be able to forget Deni, but had no choice but to part ways with him. She's studying and working hard to have a good future, but missing people she loves has left its scars. Sienna hasn't been able to let anyone else in again, but someone is interested in her and she's trying hard to heal enough to be able to love again. When she's almost ready, she finds out Deni is coming to America. What will happen when she spends time with the boy she never thought she'd see again?

Sienna is ready for a next mission. In Cambodia she's going to help traumatized girls. Deni is joining the team, which means they have the chance to find out everything about the years they've had to miss each other. Can Sienna's heart handle being around him once more and what will happen when sparks fly like they did last time they were together? Will she give in or will she hide behind the walls she's carefully built around herself?

Where the Sea Takes Me is a beautiful romantic story. Sienna and Deni are soul mates, but they couldn't be together because they're from different countries. They've both tried to move on with their lives, but there was always something missing. Sienna is struggling with a huge Deni sized hole in her heart that doesn't want to heal, but seeing him again for a short time doesn't make it any easier for her to give her feelings a chance. They still don't live in the same country and could easily lose each other again. Sienna and Deni have something incredibly special and I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out if fate would be kinder to them this time.

Heidi R. Kling combines serious issues with true love. She skillfully describes what the girls Sienna is looking after in Cambodia are going through and I was impressed by the honest and thorough way she tells their story. Where the Sea Takes Me is a moving love story with plenty of depth, which makes it incredible on many different levels. I absolutely loved this amazing story and was very happy Sienna and Deni got such a wonderful sequel.


If you love romantic stories with a serious background you don't want to miss the Sea Series. I'd advise you to read the books in their correct order.

About Heidi R. Kling

Heidi R. Kling writes books about normal girls in fantastic situations.

Her debut novel SEA (Penguin/Putnam) was a finalist for Northern California Book of the Year,” an IndieNext Summer Pick, Goodreads “Mover and Shaker,” Scholastic Reading Pick, and Gateway Reader’s Award Finalist among other generous accolades. SEA, which launched June, 2010, is a bittersweet love story set in the aftermath of the devastating 2004 Indonesian tsunami, and has been relaunched with Entangled Teen as WHERE I FOUND YOU (Sea series #1) with its sequel WHERE THE SEA TAKES ME out June, 2018!

After earning her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School in New York, Heidi returned to the Bay Area where she lives with her family in a tiny seaside village like the towns in her books.

She’s also the author of the acclaimed PAINT MY BODY RED (for fans of Speak and 13 Reasons Why), bestselling romantic comedy NOT OKAY, CUPID and the Spellspinners of Melas County series about feuding witches and warlocks.

Please visit her on twitter (Heidi R. Kling) where she loves to live-tweet TV shows, overuse gifs and chat with her readers about books, love and travel. She’s very fortunate to write stories for a living and is grateful to you for reading them!


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One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a signed paperback copy of Where I Found You and signed bookmarks by Heidi R. Kling.

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. I have this one on my wish list. Thanks for the wonderful review.

  2. Where the Sea Takes Me sounds like a wonderfully written story about second chances, hope and love.

  3. I love the covers of these books, they are beautiful!

  4. The cover and description draw the reader in, and I can imagine this is an incredibly interesting book!

  5. This sounds great and love the covers!

  6. This sounds like a book with an important message.

  7. Sounds good, thanks for the review & giveaway!

  8. Sounds amazing! I love this kind of stories.

  9. sounds like a great read - thanks for the chance to win

  10. id love to read this. i love the cover

  11. The cover is beautiful, thanks for the chance.

  12. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  13. I love your description Suze of the "huge Deni sized hole in her heart". Perfectly sums up her situation.