Monday, October 19, 2015

Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne

When Margaret Holloway is trapped in her car after an accident, she is rescued by a stranger. As she recovers, Margaret is determined to find the man that saved her life. She is also unsettled after the incident and feels that there are lost memories from her childhood that she needs to recall. Interspersed with Margaret's contemporary story is one from 1985 that that features a man named George, who wants to reunite with his seven-year-old daughter, Moll, whom he hasn't seen since she was born. As the novel progresses, it slowly becomes clear how the two stories are connected. Everything She Forgot is a page-turner for those who like psychological, character-centered novels and is a great read-alike for Erin Kelly.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

After You by Jojo Moyes

In this sequel to Me Before You, Louisa finds herself living in London mourning an important loss. Working at an airport bar and attending a local support group, Louisa's life is upended when teenager Lily comes into her life. Even though they are not family, Louisa feels responsible for Lily's well-being. Louisa also starts thinking about finding love--but can Louisa move on, put her past behind her and really learn to live again? While Me Before You is a hard book to top, I enjoyed After You, especially the humorous subplot about Louisa's family.