Saturday, September 29, 2012


Memories by Deanna Lynn Sletten

Goodreads summary:
Michael DeCara came home from the Vietnam War a wounded man, both physically and emotionally. He tried putting his life back together, but found civilian life difficult after all he’d experienced in Nam. Raising his young daughter, Vanessa, by himself after his wife left, he found it difficult to commit to one job or one woman for any length of time. Then he met a young woman who made him feel good about himself again and who fell in love with Vanessa as well. But one day his life changed drastically and he left without a word to the girl, believing he was doing what was best for her. Now, years later, she has walked back into his life and he believes they may have a second chance at love–except she hates him and he doesn’t understand why.

Danielle Westerly fell in love when she was only eighteen and her heart was broken when he left her without a word. Her heartache was increased when she made a fateful decision that would alter her future, and she blamed him for her loss. Years later, she is single and has built up a successful career when she accidently runs into the man who was responsible for her past pain. Yet, their chemistry is undeniable. Can Dani give up her anger and let go of the pain of the past and fall in love again with the man she has hated all these years?

Dani and Michael share a journey of heartache, loss and painful memories that threaten to keep them apart. Can they get past these and finally find love again?

My review:
This book was a story about memories of the past. Within the memories of the past, there are more memories of the past if that makes sense. She is remembering remembering the past. It took me a while to figure this out, so I was very confused. Once I got over that, this was an awesome book. It is very serious, which is hard for me to read. I usually prefer upbeat books, but this book was written beautifully. The story flowed very well, and came to life in front of me. For the most part, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

4 stars

I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

Author Bio:
Deanna Lynn Sletten is a novelist who writes women's fiction and has also written one middle-grade fiction action/adventure novel. Her novels include Memories, Widow, Virgin, Whore and Outlaw Heroes. She started her writing career as a freelance writer for parenting publications in the early 1990s and transitioned to writing for blogs and websites until she made the jump to novelist. Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, Deanna enjoys walking the trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd.

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  1. Hi Morgan,

    Thank you for being a host on my blog tour for Memories and for reading my novel and writing a review. Book bloggers do an important job of sharing books with readers and I appreciate what you do. :-)