Title: Love Water Memory 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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This is such an emotional and heart touching story. I couldn’t begin to imagine what either of the characters is going through. It’s just a really sad situation to be in and it made me feel a little helpless for them.
Lucie is such a kind woman. I instantly loved her and felt so awful for her. I wish that she hadn’t gone through what she did. As soon as the story starts you are wondering what this woman is doing and why she’s not able to tell anyone anything. Then you figure it out, she has amnesia. To just wake up and realize you don’t know who you are or where you’re from is a really horrible thing to deal with. I was so happy when they finally figured out who she was. But still it was hard for her to not be able to remember the one person that loved her and searched for her. Upon all of this she had so many secrets that he wasn’t even aware of.
Grady was an amazing man. My heart broke for him every time because the woman he loved and adored. His future, the woman he was to marry, didn’t even remember who he was or that she loved him. But even though it was hard he still held onto hope that she’d remember him or at least still love him because he didn’t want to be with anyone else but Lucie.
This book will take you on a journey of two people who try to remember who they are together and Lucie trying so hard to recover her memories and remember this amazing man who cares for her. Will she still choose him? Well you have to read to find that out.
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.