The Ocean Between


By Lynda Coker

Publisher : The Wild Rose Press

ABOUT Lynda Coker

Lynda Coker
“Romance...the Way You Dream It” I live in the rolling hills of Norteast Texas with my favorite alpha-male, my husband of 44 years. We have two children, five grandchildren, and two great granddaughters.  After retiring from my secular profession as a photographic and digital arti More...


When a Middle Eastern Prince takes a New York Financial Executive for wife, he does so at his own peril...

Contemporary Multicultural Romance

Have you ever scanned rows of books, never to find that special something that would spark your interest? Not that you haven't enjoyed zillions of books by many talented writers, but that one story that hovers at the edge of your imagination, just isn't to be found. That's when I decided to write the story myself. the one only I could write. I hope my readers enjoy the reading as much as I enjoyed the writing.

Kudos for The Ocean Between:

First Place Winner in The Heart of Denver’s 2006 “Molly” Contest.

Third Place Winner in Toronto Canada’s Golden Opportunity Contest




Geraldine Ahearn "Author Geri Ahearn"

It has been noted for decades that in the world of romance and relationships, opposites attract, and statistics have shown that many still believe it. Unfortunately, this is a myth for Victoria Ballard, even though her prince charming is tall, dark and handsome. However, the reason why this is a myth in Victoria's situation is because she was forced to marry Prince Rashid Davar, through a marriage contract that was made between her father, and Rashid. Victoria's father, who was the light of her life, agreed on the contract to ensure his peace of mind, prior to his passing. He wanted his daughter to be in good hands.

Although his intentions were loving and caring for his daughter's well-being, a forced marriage left Victoria in total devastation, especially when Rashid was the type of man she feared. To make matters worse, she had no intentions to engage in a relationship, or consider marriage. She worked hard, and devoted her life to climbing the ladder of success. She achieved, and her goals and dreams were to continue to improve her career as a New York financial executive. Her father, her career, and her independence meant everything to her, until her entire world fell apart.

How does Victoria survive in a forced marriage, with a man she wants to run from, who is known to her as ruthless? Does Victoria and Rashid find love, or a dangerous affair? What tragedy happened in Victoria's life that she takes the blame for? What happened to Victoria's brother? How far does Victoria go with her resentment to Rashid? Why was Victoria determined to reach the top of her father's corporation?

I highly recommend this novel to all Contemporary Romance lovers and to those who enjoy adventure, combined with drama. Lynda Coker created a plot that draws the reader's attention from page-to-page with vivid imagery in a powerfully moving story of love, betrayal, and redemption. The title fits the story like a glove, the characters come to life, and the adventure is filled with challenges as two cultures clash. "THE OCEAN BETWEEN" is as heartbreaking as NOW & FOREVER and contains as much shifting drama as Danielle Steel's KALIDOSCOPE, with Jaclyn Smith, and Perry King.

“I cheered for the couple and I cried for them. Such emotion is truly only wrought from a wizard with words and storytelling.”  Review posted at Mindy’s Minding Spot Blog

“This is a book that will remain on my shelf to be re-read!” Review posted at My Guilty Pleasures Blog

“I found myself laughing, angry at times and even crying because the book is that good. I was so engrossed in the story that I found myself thinking and wondering what was going to happen next when I was not reading it.” Review posted at My Not So Hurried Life Blog.