Love Water Memory Tour Stop!!

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.
First and foremost I would like to thank Simon and Schuster for approving the blog for this book and especially for
sending me the paperback of it! I cannot wait to share it with my friends who I think will really enjoy it.
This book begins with some swimmers finding Lucie in knee deep water in her Armani suit with no memory of who she is or why she is there. She is taken the the hospital and diagnosed with dissociative fugue which is when someone loses their sense of personal identity and tend to temporarily flee. She is “claimed” by Grady, who says he is her fiancee and they are due to get married in six weeks. From there, we watch as Lucie begins to know Grady all over again and finds herself. This book was so deep and poignant that I hate to even write about anything she discovers as I want you to feel it for yourself for the first time while reading it.
The main theme is that Lucie has no family except for an aunt, Helen, who is desperate to reconnect with her niece. When we find out what caused Lucie to become an orphan pretty much, it is quite shocking for the reader and obviously a major life changer for Lucie. This book was so well written I felt like I could have been there living each day with Lucie as she tries to recover from her illness and figure out her new place in life. She has a hard time believing how she behaved in her former time and has to come to terms with it and become someone “new” that she likes. We also get alternating POV’s and hear Grady’s side of the story and also how he deals with this “new” person after
knowing someone entirely different for the past five years.
I highly recommend this read to anyone! I especially love books about people with amnesia and must say this one touched me in a way no other has. There was no easy fix in this one and she didn’t miraculously wake up one day and have everything figured out. It was a struggle and a journey and I loved living every second of it. I am now a fan of the
author and will be heading on over to Amazon to check out her other works and will be reading more by her in the near future.
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, a collective of Northwest authors devoted both to raising funds for community literacy projects and to raising awareness of Northwest literature.


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