The writing deserves 5 stars but I am waiting this on my feeling to it. This was a hard book to read, and as a mother, wife, daughter and friend I think it hit me harder, okay it walloped me upside the heart. I am not a fan of emotional reads, so this book was out of my comfort zone in more ways than one. It deals with the loss of love, children, time and the long road to recovery. It was very realistic, very well done and I'm glad I read it but I would not read it again so 4 stars, okay 4.4 stars.
A woman, falls and suffers brain trauma forgetting the last 17 years of her life, her children, her marriage all of it. She wakes up in a hospital at 40 years old and thinks she is 23, there is a stranger a man there and her parents who look oddly older. She slowly recovers, physically but her memory is not as easy to recover. She meets her children, yes meets them, get out your tissue box. Her husband, was her High School crush that she never talked too. Then the world has changed, cell phones, internet, everything is different. She goes through steps to reconnect, or at least be at peace with her past that was but may never be again. She may never find those lost years and must start new.
Her husband is the perfect husband, honest, supportive, attentive, sexy, and unwavering in his love for her and their children. He must court the woman of his dream who doesn't know him but has been with him for 17years. Time and paitience seem to come easily with his belief and complete faith that everything will be okay. I have never read a character with such wonderful qualities before, and I'd like to see more in future reads.
The kids, man what kids. They decide to take their mom on dates so she can get to know them. I had tears rolling down my cheeks, it was the sweetest thing. Young Dawson's date was the best of the best. I'll let you find out for yourself when you read the book, just get ready for a lot of 'awwww's"
It was an excellent read, it made me think about my own family and how much they mean to me. I had some hateful moments during the first 30-40% I can't stand others pain and suffering, I am marshmallow when it comes to reality issues. I would jump at another book from this author. Thank you SnoopyDoo for the recommendation