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Friday, June 6, 2014

Remember Me by Michelle N. Onuorah

At times I despair at the lack of romance and true love in the IR genre. Too often the sex in a story dominates and
completely buries a potentially interesting story beneath the
heaving bosoms, bulging muscles and sweaty bodies of lovers caught under the spell of instant attraction. Don't get me wrong, sex in a book is a good thing. But I read romance books to get caught up in a story of love that's sometimes lost, sometimes found, but that ultimately endures. That said, I want to express how pleased I was as I read Remember Me by Michelle N. Onuorah. This folks, was a story about love. The love a family that lost one of its own only to find her again. Unfortunately, the woman that comes home is not as she once was.

The Tyverson's are a loving family with a strong foundation of faith. Kristen has an award winning career as a journalist, and often travels to dangerous locations as a part of reporting the news. Mark is a self-employed man who supports his wife's career. Between the two of them they are raising three children, two girls and one son. On Kristen's latest assignment, a terrorist attack has the world assuming her death. When she is discovered alive some weeks after her assumed death, she returns home to her family, Unfortunately there's a problem. Kristen believes that her only family is her mother and she doesn't remember the family that she left behind. She only remembers her life as it was earlier, before meeting Mark or becoming a journalistic success. The story examines the impact that amnesia has on Kristen and the family as a whole. It also takes the reader along for their journey toward reestablishing and rediscovering the love that memory has lost.

There are so many reasons why I enjoyed this book! The struggle the Tyverson's go through to become a family again was very well described. Each character was well drawn and easily identifiable. I felt for Kristen. Imagine waking up certain that you are a young woman at the very start of your career, only to discover that you have children, a husband, and that you've lost a beloved parent years before. I felt for her children. Their mother promised to come home, and although she eventually physically returned it wasn't as the same person who left. Most of all I felt for Mark. What a beautifully written man. I fell in love with this character. Yes he has flaws, he's human after all, but his devotion and love for his wife will touch your heart deeply. He's just a man who loves his wife and his children, yet he's faced with the real possibility that his wife as he knew her would never come back. His emotions, heck all of the emotions in this book, are so eloquently written that you can't help but become invested.

Remember Me is a wonderful book that will tug on your heart. It's not not wildly sexual or filled with over-the-top angst or manufactured drama. It is about love. It is about faith. It is about the power of both love and faith. I suggest this book to readers who want something more than overheated lust from their romance. Keep writing Ms. Onuorah I can't wait to see what you release next!

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review*

Rating: 4 out of 5
Pages: 209
Published: April 25, 2014

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