Memories [NOOK Book]

Overview

Do you believe in second chances at love?

Michael DeCara came home from the Vietnam War a wounded man, both physically and emotionally. He tried putting his life back together, but found civilian life difficult after all he’d experienced in Nam. Raising his young daughter, Vanessa, by himself after his wife left, he found it difficult to commit to one job or one woman for any length of time. Then he met a young woman who made him feel good ...
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Memories

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Overview

Do you believe in second chances at love?

Michael DeCara came home from the Vietnam War a wounded man, both physically and emotionally. He tried putting his life back together, but found civilian life difficult after all he’d experienced in Nam. Raising his young daughter, Vanessa, by himself after his wife left, he found it difficult to commit to one job or one woman for any length of time. Then he met a young woman who made him feel good about himself again and who fell in love with Vanessa as well. But a life-changing event occurred and he had to choose between his past and the present. He chose to leave without a word to the young woman, believing he was doing what was best for her. Now, years later, she has walked back into his life and he believes they may have a second chance at love–except she hates him and he doesn’t understand why.

Danielle Westerly fell in love when she was only eighteen and her heart was broken when he left her without a word. Her heartache was increased when she made a fateful decision that would alter her future, and she blamed him for her loss. Years later, she is single and has built up a successful career when she accidently runs into the man who was responsible for her past pain. Yet, their chemistry is undeniable. Can Dani give up her anger and let go of the pain of the past and fall in love again with the man she has hated all these years?

Dani and Michael share a journey of heartache, loss and painful memories which threaten to keep them apart. Can they break past these and finally find love again?


What readers are saying about Memories:

"I was mesmerized by this story from the beginning - an emotionally-charged story which had me wondering what would happen as each chapter unfolded." –Norma Budden, Author

"Sletten is definitely a rising star with her work, move over Danielle Steel, you have company." –Pat Kyle, Reader

"Memories is a beautiful story of a couple's journey to rekindle a lost love through old memories and a painful past brought to the surface and healed through the power of communication, compassion, forgiveness and redemption. This love story is one for the ages, it will resonate with you long after the last word has been read." –Kathleen Higgens-Anderson, Jersey Girl Book Reviews

"I won't compare her to Nicholas Sparks (one of my favorites) because I believe she is even better! Very well written and engaging." –Billie Jo Copas, Reader
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Dafna Yee
I really liked Memories but I have to warn any future readers to have a box of tissues handy when you start reading. I didn't and I had to interrupt reading the story (which was a bummer) in order to search for some. That being said, it will come as no surprise that I found the story to be emotionally gripping. The writing style was practically lyrical. - Dafna Yee - Amazon
Amazon - Crystal Marie
Memories is a well-told dramatic tale of love lost and love found. At first glance, the ending seems obvious, but there are unexpected twists and turns along the way. Be prepared to laugh and cry as you get to know the characters and share in their lives.- Crystal Marie - Amazon
Amazon - Mishael Austin Witty
I had to put this book down every once in a while because life got in the way, but I didn't want to. The story was THAT engaging. - Mishael Austin Witty - Amazon
Amazon - Pat Kyle
A beautiful story. Loss, heartbreak, a challenge of the mind to accept what is and what was. Sletten is definitely a rising star with her work, move over Danielle Steel, you have company. This story will stay with you long after you've read the last page. - Pat Kyle - Amazon
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014845793
  • Publisher: Deanna Lynn Sletten
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 116,789
  • File size: 487 KB

Meet the Author

Deanna Lynn Sletten writes women's fiction and romance novels that dig deeply into the lives of the characters, giving the reader an in-depth look into their hearts and souls. She has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Deanna's romance novel, Memories, was a semifinalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012. Her novel, Sara's Promise, was a semifinalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2013 and a finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd or relaxing in the boat on the lake in the summer.
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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    I really enjoyed reading Memories. The author has such a smooth

    I really enjoyed reading Memories. The author has such a smooth writing
    style I just wanted to turn off all the phones, curl up in my quilt, and
    read. Miguel was a young Vietnam veteran dealing with symptoms of
    posttraumatic stress when he met Dani. She stood by him through it all
    until he finally pushed her away just when she needed him most. Years
    later they accidentally discover each other again, but is it too late?
    Even though he claims to love her, can Dani trust him? Or will he break
    her heart like before? This was a very satisfying book. I think anyone
    who has ever been in love will enjoy this story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2012

    Old memories and buried pain rise to the surface when Dani encou

    Old memories and buried pain rise to the surface when Dani encounters a
    man that she has hated for twenty years. A career advancement requires
    her to work with the man that she thinks took away the most important
    thing in her life. Miguel remembers Dani as the woman who loved his
    only daughter and calmed him during his nightmares of Vietnam. Seeing
    her again, he remembers the good in the relationship and seeks
    reconciliation. Their relationship is healed through communication and
    compassion. Dani and Miguel’s story of sets a fine example for lovers of
    all ages. This is a beautiful love story that all readers will enjoy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Memories is a powerful romance novel that shows a love story bet

    Memories is a powerful romance novel that shows a love story between two
    people who were once in love, lost each other, then meet again. They
    have obsticles, as every relationship does, but as the story unfolds, we
    find out the reasons they were kept apart and watch as they try hard to
    come together. Emotional, sometimes even heart wrenching, but a lovely
    story of love lost and found and a relationship that endures the ages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

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    The book begins as a woman stands at her husband's funeral, remi

    The book begins as a woman stands at her husband's funeral, reminiscing over their marriage. Then it jumps back to when they met eighteen years before. But this wasn't the first time they had met. So the story of their first meeting is interwoven into the second story.
    Michael wasn't the same after returning from Vietnam War. He jumped from woman to woman until he finally found a woman who could understand. But then when tragedy strikes he abandons her. Years later Danielle and Michael meet again and must learn to forgive and forget the past in order to move forward.

    The story is written in such a way that the reader knows how it will end. There are no surprises. This was alternately good and bad. I didn't really like knowing that he was going to die from the very beginning. It set a rather sad tone to the book. The love story was beautiful, but since the book was about getting to the love story it was mostly filled with conflict and misunderstanding. I would rather have read more of their story instead of how they got to their story. The character development was good. I found myself liking the characters and getting frustrated with their many attempts to connect. It was a sweet book that I enjoyed reading. The blub in the back of the book about her next book was intriguing enough that I want to read it was well.

    I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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