Wednesday, April 10, 2013

(22) Love, Water, Memory

Title: Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge
Publisher: Gallery Books
336 pages
Genre: Fiction

I received this book through Netgalley.com it will be published April 2, 2013 

Synopsis: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 fianc√©, 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.

Review: This was a great book and one I didn't want to end.  I wanted to know who Lucie Walker could be. I wanted to know Grady as the person who had released his past.  Did Lucie Walker enter a fugue state only a few short weeks ago or did she actually enter it a long time ago only to be coming out of it now?  Interesting question to ponder as you read this book about why amnesia may happen.  It was sad to watch Grady struggle with his feelings, did he want the old Lucie back? Could this new Lucie love him? Did he love the new Lucie? It makes you wonder what would happen if your loved one suddenly disappeared and returned with no memory of you and their personality was totally different.  Very thought provoking.

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