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Posted December 12, 2007
A Christmas To Remember is a treasure of a holiday story by Kay Stockham. ____ Waking up in a hospital was confusing enough, not remembering who he was frightening. They tell him his name is Beau Buchanan but nothing is clicking. Beau goes home with the man who says he is his dad and tries to get back his previous life. Helping Pop on the construction site Beau finds himself attracted to the landscaper Marley Pierce. ____ Marley is trying to put her past behind her. Seeing Beau again has shaken her to her very core. To top it off he doesn't remember her or the pain he cost her. Marley tries to put up walls regarding Beau but there is something different about this man. He is not the same selfish uncaring young man. Could he have really have changed that much? _____ As the days pass Beau and Marley are drawn closer together. Beau starts to remember things, that led him to believe he isn't this man Beau but Beau's Marine Buddy Jack Brody. ______ Jack's remembrance causes deep-seated feelings to come flooding back. He must come to terms with this past before he can have any type of future with Marley. _____ A Christmas To Remember is a book of deep emotions. It will make you cry and smile with joy. Jack and Marley's journey is not an easy one but its one to treasure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 11, 2007
When Beau Buchanan wakes to find himself in a military hospital, the severe pain of his injuries and the inability to recall the explosion that put him there are seriously troubling, but it¿s the not knowing his own identity that causes him the most distress. Once he has healed sufficiently, he goes home and begins the trying task of getting back into the workforce as an electrician with his father¿s company. An attractive woman doing landscaping in the same housing project catches his eye and as soon as she recognizes him, she tears into him, obviously very upset to see him. Of course, he doesn¿t recognize her and is determined to find out what happened between them to cause the pain in her eyes. Beau keeps pushing until he finds that her name is Marley Pierce and that they had a brief past together, one that ended with her pregnant and him skipping out on her. He is shocked to think that he could act so abominably towards her. As he begins to experience glimpses of his past in brief flashbacks, he is more confused than ever when they just don¿t seem to fit with the man he has become.****** Marley is shocked to see Beau Buchanan working across the street. He broke her young heart years before, ditching her and leaving her alone and pregnant. Marley¿s pregnancy was a major source of painful gossip in their small town, contributing to her mother¿s breakdown, and no one in her family could forgive Beau for the destruction his actions caused within their family. The more time Marley spends with this very different Beau, the more she begins to question her feelings for him as well as her relationship with her family, especially her mother.****** Kay Stockham never fails to deliver an emotion-packed story with characters whose lives and backgrounds are realistic and slightly flawed. A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER is no exception, proving that things and people aren¿t always what they seem. Marley and Beau had troubles in their past, but new discoveries and revelations could open their future to unexpectedly brightness, but only if they are willing to open their hearts. This book belongs on every holiday shopping list!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 12, 2007
This story begins about five years after the hero/heroine first met, dealing with the ramifications of their youthful transgressions--not only how it affected them, but also their friends and family and the community they live in. This is an engrossing read with some unique plot twists. Christmas is in the story, but is not the main focus. The secondary couple's storyline is just as interesting, and I would love to see a book focused on them in the future.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Following an explosion that left him in a comatose state, US Marine Beau Buchanan finally wakes up in a hospital room. However, besides not being sure how he got there, Beau realizes he suffers from amnesia. Once the doctor okays him to leave, his father brings Beau home to Kentucky with him to help him further recover.--------------- While recuperating Beau meets landscaper Marley Pierce, who claims he deserted her after making her pregnant when they were eighteen years old. He is shocked by her accusatory revelation as Beau feels that is out of character for a person like him, who he feels would never run from responsibility. As he falls in love with her, which feels right to him, and she realizes she never stopped loving him, he regains his memories Beau is in for an even greater shock.------------ This interesting second chance at love contains a fascinating confused hero, the woman who loves and hates him, and a strong secondary cast who enhance the plot with modern day issues and family bickering. Readers will enjoy this fine tale as Beau begins to recall his past especially what happened when he ¿deserted¿ Marley several years ago.----------- Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.