Love Water Memory by Jeanie Shortridge

Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge Book Review

 

Love Water Memory by Jeanie Shortridge

Published By: Gallery Books (A Division of Simon & Schuster)

Published On: Jan 14th 2014

328 Pages

Purchase:  Amazon Book Depository

Summary

Lucie Walker has been found standing in cold water of San Francisco Bay, she has no memory of how or why she ended up there and in fact can’t remember who she is. She is emitted to the hospital and police reach out to the public for help in identifying her.

Grady Goodall, has been desperately searching for his fiancé, Lucie Walker, who has been missing for a week. When he sees Lucie on TV, he flies to San Francisco from Seattle to bring her home.

When Grady brings home Lucie, he discovers not only does she not know who he is but she is not like the Lucie he knew and loved. This new Lucie is the opposite of the old Lucie, will Lucie recover her memories or the old Lucie gone for good?

My Thoughts

I was expecting this book to be different then it was. I was thinking it was going to be more of a romance than it was because of the blurb on the back that said “If you could do it all over again, would you still choose him?” When I read this I was thinking it would be similar to The Vow, that movie with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum but Love Water Memory, is much more than just a romance book, yes there is romance but it also has elements of mystery and deals with mental illness, loss and family dynamics.

I love books about family dynamics and was surprised that this book ended up having that element. It made the story complex rather than it being a fluffy “chic lit”.  You also read about the family dynamics of both Grady and Lucie. Grady’s father died when he was young and he grew up with his mom and 6 sisters. It was interesting to read how this dynamic shaped his character. Lucie on the other hand has no family except for an estranged aunt.

I like that the story is told from the perspective of both Lucie and Grady. Reading from both their POV’s you could understand and feel what they were going through. I though that the POV’s were done well and could tell the difference between Lucie and Grady.

What really kept me turning the page was finding out about Lucie’s past and what happened to her as a child to make her this cold and distant person and eventually to have a mental breakdown and memory loss.

Overall

I enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend if people enjoy reading about mental health issues. I would pick up another book by Jennie Shortridge if I came across one. I gave this a 3.5 stars.

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Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Published by Simon & Schuster

Published on May 6th 2014

449 Pages

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This was a nice easy breezy contemporary book, which was just what I was looking for in a book to read on my summer vacation. I like it I thought that I was going to love it more than I did but I am OK with that. Continue reading “Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson”

June Book Haul

June Book Haul

June Book Haul

I was trying not to buy that many books this month but I did end up buying 12 books. Oops. What’s a girl to do when there are so many great books out there that I just feel like I should own them all. Although I really have no where to put them all.

I will link the title to goodreads if you wish to know more about the book and also link for purchase if you want to know the price or wish to purchase.

Book Outlet was having another 15% off sale I wasn’t planning on purchasing but I am weak and couldn’t resist and ended up buying 6 books from the sale. Continue reading “June Book Haul”