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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Synopsis: 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?

Review: Memories by Deanna Lynn Sletten is a unique and heart wrenching story about love, lost and a little of in between. I found this story interesting and an easy read. I enjoyed the chemistry between Danielle and Michael and their past together really brought out the tension of the situation and the love that they shared. The story for the most part was light but overall there are definitely some sad undertones to it. It was hard not to compare it to some of Nicholas Sparks' novels. I think that, that was probably the only thing that I didn't like (although I love stories like those of Nicholas Sparks'), it was a little predictable and from the beginning you are given the end. Danielle and Michael are an interesting pair and it's easy to fall in love with them as you go through the timeline of the story. Overall, I really liked this story and I would definitely recommend it. If you're the type that enjoys books on believable love stories than I think you'll enjoy this one. Memories is well written, smooth to read and emotionally dynamic.

About the Author:

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 currently working on her next novel which will be released in December 2012. 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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