I’m over the moon to be kicking off the blog tour for Remember by Shervin Jamali, this fantastic novella is published today and its a book I’ll definitely be recommending. Many thanks go to Caroline Vincent for the opportunity to be on the tour.
As Daniel watches the life ebb from her body, he wishes they’d had more time and knew each other when they were young. His wife surprises him by insisting that they did.
And then she’s gone.
Daniel knows this can’t be true. Can it? They only met later in life, so why would Grace’s departing words hint at a shared youth? Haunted by this notion, Daniel journeys into the past to discover the truth.
‘Remember’ is a unique love story with a dark twist. Find out how it really began…
‘Remember’ is dedicated to the brilliant Scottish author Brendan Gisby and his late wife, Alison. Here’s what Brendan Gisby says: “Well, you bugger, ‘Remember’ made me cry. The one word I’ll use to describe it is: Magnificent!”
First thing I have to say about this book is it brought out so many emotions while I was reading, I got so invested in the story I ended up devouring the book.
The story starts off with Daniel saying goodbye to his beloved wife Grace. Having met later on in life they’d only been together for ten years but Grace is everything to Daniel and when Grace passes Daniel is lost and also very confused. Grace told him before she passed that they knew each other earlier than he can remember, but how could that be and why does Daniel not remember.
You just know Daniels journey to find out his past isn’t going to be straight forward and oh boy does it pull on those old heart-strings. I was willing Daniel along, hoping he would find the answers he was looking for, he’s a great character. He’s not perfect but he has a good heart.
The story flowed well and was easy to read and get lost in. The author managed to grab my attention from the beginning and hold it right to the end. This being a novella it didn’t take long to read and the fact that I enjoyed it meant I read it a lot quicker. It’s the kind of story where you don’t want it to end but once I’d finished it I realised it had everything I needed in a story so was just right.
It’s difficult to really do an in-depth review of Remember as it would be so easy to give something away. There is so much more to this story than the blurb reveals so I’m going to leave it there and just say this book is definitely one to add to your reading list. It’s filled with some great characters and left me with a bit of a lump in my throat and feeling of hope. Certainly one I will be recommending.
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