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Book Review: Reminders Of Him By Colleen Hoover

Plot:

After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.

The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.

The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.

Review:

I am very grateful for this month’s book club’s reads. This is a second novel by Hoover I have read in a book club.

This novel is the road to forgiveness. A couple of mistakes has lead to a multitude of consequences. Once she has left jail Kenna has one aim, to reunite with the daughter she’s never even so much as held. She quietly hopes for forgiveness from the grandparents on Scott’s side. No-one seems to understand why she did what she did back when he died. Throughout the novel I was frustrated at the annoying people for not understanding what she had done. And for Kenna herself for not speaking up at her trial but I did understand her actions and theirs at the same time so I had mixed feelings.

The small actions from people like Mary-Anne and Roman (Scott’s friend Ledger’s new best friend) have had big impacts in Kenna’s life to where it is by the end.

I found this to be a quick read that strings at your emotions. I couldn’t put this novel down as I really needed to find out what happens, when will be the chapter when things start to progress for Kenna.

By the end, it was a great novel but I wished people would have sympathised more with Kenna to begin with. I did enjoy the banter between them when Ledger actually hires her to work in his bar.

This is my second proper read at Colleen Hoovers novels. One of them I need to re-read as I must have been in an annoyed mood because these two novels I’ve recently read by her have kept my attention enough to enjoy these novels.

4/5 stars

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