Ocean Apart/Starting Over : Two novels in one volume. An Ocean Apart spins the tale of David Corstorphine, a man who is trying to come to terms with his young wife's death. An impromptu business trip forces David to leave his Scottish home to visit a small seaside Long Island town, where the people he meets and the pain he confronts prove to be magically transformative as he opens his heart to love once again. Starting Over introduces readers to Liz Dewhurst - a thirty-seven-year-old woman who is feeling worn down and used up by the very lifestyle upon which she once thrived. Now Liz must deal with the fate of her farm in Balmuir, her feelings for her ex-husband, and a trip to Spain that rekindles a fire in her she had forgotten existed.