Friday, September 14, 2012

REMEMBER ME by Cheryl Robinson

Publisher: NAL
Date published: August 2nd, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-451-23336-7
Contemporary/Woman’s Fiction
Obtained by publisher
Reviewed by Dawn

Twenty years before, Mia and Danielle where best of friends until an indiscretion destroys their friendship in one fell swoop. Now many years later, they both will find their lives are changed as well as a chance to recapture their friendship. But in order to do this, they first must confront their past and search for the truth or else their friendship will be severed beyond repair.

REMEMBER ME is the first book I have read by this author and found it very enjoyable. Two women, former friends, meet up many years later and now in order to have a future they need to confront their past. I loved how this author delivers a story that is a perfect beach read on a sunny day. This author’s writing style flows smoothly and lets the words take flight in the book. I loved that immensely. It was like the author didn’t even try to force something, instead let them come out at their pace. The one thing that I had trouble with was the point of view shifts from time to time between Mia and Danielle. It took some time to get used to it but it worked nicely in the story.

Meet Mia and Danielle. They met and became fast friends at their Catholic all-girls high school. Their friendship endures until one event breaks their bond forever-or so they thought. Now many years later both women will find they need the strength to face the past, let it go and embrace a future while forgiving the ones that caused some of their issues. These two main characters are nicely written and very enjoyable. I liked getting to know them both as kids and as they grew up to be women. The author then stumbles after that a bit and they become almost one dimensional before it is corrected and the characters are back to being well rounded. The secondary characters keep the story moving nicely and I enjoyed their interactions with the main characters as well as the town they now live in.

REMEMBER ME is more about two friends reconnecting but about forgiveness & courage. These two women must find the strength to deal with a lot of issues in order to move forward. The author does a great job in fleshing out the characters and I really enjoyed the many scenes they had together in the story. I have got to admit that this was a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon read that left me satisfied in the end.


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