Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mini ReView of WATER LOVE MEMORY by Jennie Shortridge



Genre: Adult Fiction
Format: Paperback
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
First Published: 2013




I was waiting for this book to come out for a while.  The cover intrigued me immensely. I couldn't wait to see how it would transpire as a novel.  I enjoyed it, but probably not as much as I thought I might. Here's what it's about.


"A bittersweet masterpiece filled with longing and hope, Jennie Shortridge’s emotional novel explores the raw, tender complexities of relationships and personal identity.

Who is Lucie Walker? Even Lucie herself can’t answer that question after she comes to, confused and up to her knees in the chilly San Francisco Bay. Back home in Seattle, she adjusts to life with amnesia, growing unsettled by the clues she finds to the selfish, carefully guarded person she used to be. Will she ever fall in love with her handsome, kindhearted fiancĂ©, Grady? Can he devote himself to the vulnerable, easygoing Lucie 2.0, who is so unlike her controlling former self? When Lucie learns that Grady has been hiding some very painful secrets that could change the course of their relationship, she musters the courage to search for the shocking, long-repressed childhood memories that will finally set her free.
" (GoodReads)

The crisis of identity through amnesia is not a new story. It's been often talked about in novels, in movies, and even books have been written about amnesia.  So what's so special about this novel?

It's the relationships and dynamics between people and how they unite in cases like these.  That's all I really have to mention about this book.  If you want to see the power of bonds and relationships in bringing joy to living, this is the book.





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