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.
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.
Review by Venture
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I read this book in 5 1/2 hours. I started it and read it straight through because I couldn’t put it down. It gripped me from the first few pages and didn’t let me go until well after it had ended. I was so enraptured by this story. The book starts out with a huge mystery – who is this woman in the water and what is her story? It takes the entire book to figure it out and it’s a very surprising story. There are numerous twists and turns and scenarios that have you wondering what is going on. I loved it!! I did not figure out the story until it was revealed. It was an amazing read.
My heart broke for Lucie and for Grady. I wanted them to be happy and be together and get married. I wanted her to just figure out what was going on so they could be happy. Grady loves Lucie so much and he seems like such a great guy. He has stood by Lucie and been there for her and to have it all taken away seems cruel. At the same time, I wanted Lucie to find out who she was and be happy even if that means it wasn’t with Grady. I absolutely loved this book so much. It is in my top books so far for the year. I give it 5 books!
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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.