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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book Review: Remember Me by Lara Van Hulzen


Remember Me by Lara Van Hulzen

Book Description:

Detective Ben Russo is in trouble.

He just can’t remember why.

When a car accident lands Ben in the hospital, he can’t recall anything about his life. What he does know is he’s enchanted by a tiny nurse named Tess, but can’t shake the feeling they’re both in danger.

After being left at the altar, Tess Jansenn moves to a new town and starts over. When her ex-fiancé, Ben, shows up in the ER where she works with no memory of her, she must decide – tell Ben who he is or let him remember on his own.

Can Tess forgive and forget what drove them apart, and when Ben remembers, will the consequences of his choices make it too late for love?


Andrea's Review:

When my review copy of Remember Me first arrived I was drawn to the cover. I'll admit I was slightly put off by the font when I opened the book though. That sounds so superficial, but the font is very non-standard for a novel. It made me question the quality of the book. Even though the story sounded interesting, it took me awhile to actually sit down and read it.

I am happy to say my speculations due to my font-aversion were unfounded. The story was quite enjoyable. I was very curious about Ben and where he'd been since leaving Tess. And, why he'd left her in the first place.

Tess had such a great support system in Mike and Emma. The setting and her relationship with her friends really made for a comforting setting. Something she desperately needed after being jilted.

Once I really sat down and got going with the story, it was a fast read. There were a few swear words, but otherwise the story was clean. The romance was good, and there is some action that kept things moving along.

Tarah's Review:

I loved the premise of this story, and found it very intriguing. However, I did feel that the overall story wasn't as polished as it could be, and that it needed to be edited a little more.  I also didn't appreciate the swearing in it. I think that the more she writes the more polished and finished her books will feel. Overall, I'd give another one of her books a try.

About the Author:

Lara Van Hulzen received her BA in Journalism from Point Loma Nazarene Universtity in 1994. Her first published article was when she was a senior in high school. She has worked as a book reviewer for the past 18 years with various organizations such as Crossings Doubleday, YouthWorker Journal, and www.radiantlit.com. She is a member of Romance Writers of America as well as Inspire Christian Writers and American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband and three children in Northern California.


Title: Remember Me
Author: Lara Van Hulzen
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 1502450062
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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