Memories by Deanna Lynn Sletten
I received a copy of Memories for Deanna Lynn Sletten’s CLP Blog Tours stop. The book starts off with Michael DeCara’s funeral, and then backtracks to tell the love story between him and Danielle Westerly. I thought this was an interesting way to start a book, and it immediately reeled me in. I understand the title of the book, because the entire novel is made up of the memory of their journey, and the love they shared for one another. Michael was a wounded Vietnam War vet, and raised his daughter on his own when his wife left shortly after his hero’s return. Danielle fell in love with Michael when she was just eighteen, but he broke her heart – and hardened it for others. When they meet by chance years down the road, the sparks are still there. But the beginning of their love story isn’t smooth sailing – and will it all be worth it?
This book was quite the tear-jerker for me. At times I just wanted to pull my hair and say “just be together already!” There was a lot of miscommunication and incredibly sad situations that kept Michael and Dani apart, and it literally hurt me to watch them go through it. I credit that all to Sletten’s writing skills; making me feel I was a part of their world. Even though Memories could be incredibly sad at points, I appreciated this unique love story and really loved reading this book. I highly recommend it!
**Everyone who leaves a comment on Deanna’s tour page will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Memories before October 8 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**
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