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Gorgeous, just gorgeous! This is a gentle, loving, beautiful romance set in Australia and I loved every single second of it. Gracie has severe amnesia after a car accident, escaping to the flower farm of her past, does she choose the safety of the people who know and love her, or start all over again?
The prologue sets the story up wonderfully, with just enough information to take up residence in my mind. I have to admit that once I started reading, I forgot that I was meant to be reviewing and just became a part of the story. I let the contents waft over me and through me, I became friends with Gracie and the people in her life, could smell the flowers, feel the emotions.
Vanessa Carnevale writes with a sensitive, heartfelt pen, she has the ability to put the feel in good. ‘The Memories of Us’ is a joyful hug of a book that reaches out, soothes, cares, and encircles with warmth - as I say, it’s all rather gorgeous!
One moment can change your life When Gracie Ashcroft wakes after a crash with severe amnesia, she must choose whether to live a life through other people's memories or to start a new life all her own. Discovering her late mother left her an old flower farm, Gracie leaves her fiance, best friend and the home full of forgotten memories behind, hoping to learn who she is now. Torn between wishing she could remember and afraid of losing what she now has, Gracie starts to wonder: if you had your time over, would you live the same life twice? The feel-good novel that fans of Lucy Dillon and Ruth Hogan will love.
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A beautiful gentle romance with a twist. A great summer read that I would highly recommend Full review
A great holiday read, with a nice twist at the end. Thoroughly enjoyable and well written with empathy, understanding and an appreciation of the truly important things in our lives. Full review
After suffering from amnesia following a car accident, Gracie decides to move away from everyone she knows in order to find out who she truly is without their opinions and memories influencing her. Full review
`A warm, hopeful read that reminds you what is important in life. You will not want to put it down until the last page. I loved this novel.' Sally Hepworth, author of 'The Secrets of Midwives'
`As beautiful as the flowers that proliferate through the novel, 'The Memories of Us' is a story about love, second chances, and taking risks.' Natasha Lester, author of 'Her Mother's Secret'
`Carnevale's writing is effortless and sharp and her dialogue crisp. She's a master of creating emotionally compelling characters and crafting a sweeping love story that the reader remembers long after they turn the last page. It's a beautiful story that you won't forget.' Chicklit Club
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||12th July 2018|
|Publisher:||AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
Vanessa Carnevale is a freelance writer based in Melbourne, Australia, who has contributed to The Green Parent, The Huffington Post, Muse, and Italy magazine, among others. Her debut novel, The Florentine Bridge, was published by HQ in Australia earlier this year. She was a finalist in the Best New Author category for the AusRom Today Readers Choice Awards 2017.More About Vanessa Carnevale