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Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
If 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.
Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge is a gritty, beautiful novel. I was immediately drawn into Lucie’s story and I could feel her frustration, her confusion, her helplessness. This is hands down one of the best novels I have read in a very long time. It is raw, real and emotional. The characters latch onto you from the beginning and you can’t help but develop an attachment. This story is one that I cannot stop talking about or recommending. I loved it from cover to cover and cannot praise it high enough. Speaking of the cover, I totally love it. It encompasses the story, and is definitely one of my all-time favorite book covers.
I was touched reading Lucie’s story. This is a novel that forces you to think…to feel…to place yourself in the situation and examine who you really are. How would your story be told in this situation? This is a fantastically written novel, and I urge you to check it out. This is a fabulous 2014 novel, and I hope that many people take the time to read this. Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge is an incredibly tender journey.
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.
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