Why the authors believe this volume will be a valuable addition to your library. At first glance the book looks like what it is, an exchange of over 200 emails between two people who meet on opposite sides of the world. It's self explanatory, unfolding the manner and pace of how Tom Q. MacClintock and Liz Mudge meet on the Internet and build a solid relationship that is the basis of a great marriage. Quite accidental, but rather fateful, the way they met is today no strange thing. Tens of thousands correspond in this rapid way, yet not many happen upon a soulmate in the doing. Liz and Tom exchange emails and find before very long that not only are they intellectually, mentally and cerebrally compatible; their temperaments match and they are also emotionally linked in a way neither can ignore or give up. In this sense, Hearts That Cross an Ocean has a very appropriate appeal to the eavesdropper in all of us indeed, these lovers are honored that you would read their mail! Soon, however, we see a romance tale with the page turning compulsion of a novel. The problems that arise are the stuff of real life of ordinary people and, as such, are far more fascinating than anything a fiction writer could devise. In that same reasoning, since these authors, unlike fiction writers, didn't plot the adversities that nearly tripped them up, their ways of working and loving together to overcome, stand as inspiration to lovers everywhere. To people who wonder how to make theirs a happier marriage, people in love who may be wondering if their partner's the right one, and single people trying to avoid another disaster, Hearts That Cross an Ocean shows how one couple navigated those uncertainties. To everyone at the precipice, we say, 'follow us. We'll be honored to show you the way!'