Wednesday 29 April 2020

Book Review: More Than We Remember

From the Back:

One night changes everything. . . .
When Addison Kilbourn's husband is involved in a car accident that leaves a woman dead, her perfectly constructed life crumbles apart. With her husband's memory of that night gone and the revelation of a potentially life-altering secret, Addison has to reevaluate all she thought she knew.

Emilia Cruz is a deputy bearing a heavy burden far beyond the weight of her job. After a traumatic brain injury, her husband is no longer the man she married, and Emilia's determined to prevent others from facing the same hardship. When she's called to the scene of an accident pointing to everything she's fighting against, she's determined to see justice for those wronged.

Brianne Demanno is hiding from reality. She once thrived as a counsellor, but when tragedy struck a beloved client, she lost faith in herself and her purpose. When her neighbours, the Kilbourns, are thrown into crisis, Brianne's solitary life is disrupted and she finds herself needed in a way she hasn't been for too long.

As the lives of these women intersect, they can no longer dwell in the memory of who they've been. Can they rise from the wreck of the worst moments of their lives to become who they were meant to be?
My Reflections:
More Than We Remember is a touching, and emotional story told by several points of view from the characters and their personal experiences. All of this is synergetic and homogenizes the storyline quite brilliantly. 

Difficult topics were handled with accuracy and brought to light struggles many suffer from but never let anyone in. A few of the topics included drug addictions, brain injury and abuse. Getting help for any of these afflictions is so very important, we are here to support each other and hiding away your fears, addictions and abuse only makes the problem grow, and can one day become unbearable. But I digress, sorry. 

Nelson did a marvellous job of fleshing out the realities of these situations, it was written accurately without sugar-coating anything. This story definitely had my emotions engaged.

God's shining light can burn through the darkness, but only if we hold on long enough to experience his plans for our suffering. 

I always get confused when there are so many characters telling their stories, but this one was not as hard, Nelson made her writing clear and engaging making me forget I don't love multiple POV's.

If you are looking for an emotionally engaging story with a little suspense thrown in for good measure, this may be your next favourite read!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

© Katey Tryon

Christina Suzann Nelson

CBA bestselling author Christina Suzann Nelson ( writes stories that focus on changing legacies from dysfunction to hope. Her first novel, If We Make It Home, was named a Library Journal Best Book of 2017 and a...

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