Author: Jennie Shortridge
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
SynopsisIf you could do it all over again, would you still choose him?
At age thirty-nine, Lucie Walker has no choice but to start her life over when she comes to, up to her knees in the chilly San Francisco Bay, with no idea how she got there or who she is. Her memory loss is caused by an emotional trauma she knows nothing about, and only when handsome, quiet Grady Goodall arrives at the hospital does she learn she has a home, a career, and a wedding just two months away. What went wrong? Grady seems to care for her, but Lucie is no more sure of him than she is of anything. As she collects the clues of her past self, she unlocks the mystery of what happened to her. The painful secrets she uncovers could hold the key to her future—if she trusts her heart enough to guide her.
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About the Author
Jennie Shortridge has published five novels: Love Water Memory,When She Flew, Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe,Eating Heaven, and Riding with the Queen. When not writing, teaching writing workshops, or volunteering with kids, Jennie stays busy as a founding member of Seattle7Writers.org, a collective of Northwest authors devoted both to raising funds for community literacy projects and to raising awareness of Northwest literature.
My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Just reading the synopsis tugged me into this story. The book is definitely right up my alley, filled with different aspects that I knew would pull me in. I'm a psychology/social work student, so there were so many aspects of this book that made me want to suggest it to many students in my program. This book went beyond interesting, This book shows the power of love and change.
Lucie and Grady are an interesting duo. While reading Grady's POV, I couldn't hold back my own guilt. He was so easy to relate to, mostly while he was dealing with his own turmoil over the mystery behind Lucie's disappearance. In fact, all of the characters were so well developed and likeable.
Overall, this is a beautiful story that would be a great read for anyone, especially those who have ever started over.
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