I do not remember having read another novel by Christina Suzann Nelson but I can safely state that after reading More Than We Remember, I plan to remedy that as soon as I can. This author’s writing style pulled me right into her story and held me there until the end.
The stories of three women who seemed to have absolutely nothing in common were told from their separate points of view as their lives intersected at various points. Addison, Emilia, and Brianne each struggled with difficult burdens in their lives and often felt that they carried those burdens alone. A terrible accident touches their lives on different levels but serves as a catalyst that challenges each of them to overcome the memories that prevent them from becoming the women they were designed to be.
I loved how the women crossed paths in one way or another, sometimes helping another yet by that very act receiving help herself. It was gratifying to observe as each of them slowly transformed as a result of their interactions. Various twists and turns of the plot kept me turning the pages and one major surprise was totally unexpected. I really loved this book with its deep personal insights and cannot wait to read another by this author.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required.All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
One night changes everything. . . .
When Addison Kilbourn’s husband is involved in a car accident that leaves a woman dead, her perfectly constructed life crumbles apart. With her husband’s memory of that night gone and the revelation of a potentially life-altering secret, Addison has to reevaluate all she thought she knew.
Emilia Cruz is a deputy bearing a heavy burden far beyond the weight of her job. After a traumatic brain injury, her husband is no longer the man she married, and Emilia’s determined to prevent others from facing the same hardship. When she’s called to the scene of an accident pointing to everything she’s fighting against, she’s determined to see justice for those wronged.
Brianne Demanno is hiding from reality. She once thrived as a counselor, but when tragedy struck a beloved client, she lost faith in herself and her purpose. When her neighbors, the Kilbourns, are thrown into crisis, Brianne’s solitary life is disrupted and she finds herself needed in a way she hasn’t been for too long.
As the lives of these women intersect, they can no longer dwell in the memory of who they’ve been. Can they rise from the wreck of the worst moments of their lives to become who they were meant to be?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
CBA bestselling author Christina Suzann Nelson (www.christinasuzannnelson.com) writes stories that focus on changing legacies from dysfunction to hope. Her first novel, If We Make It Home, was named a Library Journal Best Book of 2017 and a Foreword INDIES 2017 Book of the Year. Christina is a part of Oregon Christian Writers and a member of ACFW, where she has served as the northwest zone director. She lives in Oregon’s gorgeous Willamette Valley with her husband of 26 years and their children.