The Memory of You [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Return to Redemption Prequel

Winner of Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Award

She can’t forget him—He can’t remember her
Together, they must discover the healing power of unforgettable love

The day 2nd Lieutenant Matthew Foster departed for his so-called ...
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The Memory of You

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Overview

The Return to Redemption Prequel

Winner of Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Award

She can’t forget him—He can’t remember her
Together, they must discover the healing power of unforgettable love

The day 2nd Lieutenant Matthew Foster departed for his so-called ‘tour’ in Vietnam, he never expected a sudden change in his itinerary would include an extended stay in horrific accommodations like the Hanoi Hilton. Six years later, he’s finally released with the other POWs during Operation Homecoming. Unfortunately, his memories before his capture were erased by the complimentary physical and emotional torture generously provided by the hotel’s concierge. Due to prior facial injuries and the beard concealing his gauntness, he looks nothing like the boyish photo in his military file.

When the Army informs Matt he has a wife and he was mistakenly declared dead, he’s sure Abby must have made a new life for herself. He doubts the bitter man he’s become can salvage the boy she once cared for, so to be fair to her, he decides to simply write a note to wish her well and leave. But before he does, he can’t resist going to Redemption, PA, to catch a glimpse of the woman he’d loved enough to marry.

The irony of the small town’s name is totally eclipsed by Matt’s dread that he’ll discover he’s lost something truly worth remembering. That fear becomes reality when he learns Abby is engaged, and he’s a daddy! Luckily, his wife doesn’t recognize him, so Matt could still walk away from the beautiful stranger who’s been starring in his X-rated dreams. However, he could never, ever abandon his sons.

The clock is ticking. Any day, the military will inform Abby he’s alive, and her wedding is in only six weeks. It doesn’t give Matt much time to discover if he can reclaim the love the war stole from him.

Approximately 96,000 words
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Editorial Reviews

Bestselling Author - Joy Nash
“A heart-warming tale of love and second chances.I thoroughly enjoyed this book!”
Joy Nash, USA Today best-selling author of The Unforgiven and A Little Light Magic
Bestselling Author - Hope Ramsay
“A poignant and sensual read filled with great characters you’ll fall in love with.”
Hope Ramsay, best-selling author of Welcome to Last Chance
Indie Reader.com 4/26/12 - Indie Reader.com
"If you like The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, you'll love The Memory of You.
RT Book Reviews
"Readers will find themselves touched by this enduring tale of unforgettable love. Kellogg has chosen a delicate subject and she blends faith, hope and romance to create a wonderful read.."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014019309
  • Publisher: LK Books
  • Publication date: 2/6/2012
  • Series: The Return to Redemption Prequel , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 52,786
  • File size: 549 KB

Meet the Author

Laurie Kellogg is a two-time winner and seven-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® award, the winner of Pacific Northwest Writers Association Zola award, and a Romantic Times American Title I finalist. She began writing to avoid housework and has since resorted to naming the dust-bunnies multiplying as fast as real rabbits while she plots love stories that are steamy, heartwarming, romantic fun. Laurie also writes red-hot romantic comedies under L.L. Kellogg, which she's branded as A Little Naughty and a Lot of Fun!
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Wonderful

    I really enjoyed reading this book. It's truly a sweet love story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

    I enjoyed this book immensely. It was heart warming and a fast,

    I enjoyed this book immensely. It was heart warming and a fast, easy read. I loved this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2013

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    The Memory of You by Laurie Kellogg tells us the story of 'Mac'.

    The Memory of You by Laurie Kellogg tells us the story of 'Mac'.  Mac was in the Vietnam War and ended up being taken prisoner.  He is a POW for years, one day waking up with absolutely no memory of himself or his past.  He doesn't know who he is or where he came from.  He remembers things like math and everything to do with his Engineering degree, but the personal stuff?  Nothing.




    When Mac is finally back in the USA and in the hospital, he is identified as Lieutenant Matthew 'Matt' Foster.  He was also married to Abby.  He remembers her name, but nothing else.  When his dog tags were found in rubble, he was presumed and declared dead.  But now Mac is back.  He is relieved to have an identity, even if it's one he can't remember, and he doesn't even look like his old photo.  He does know that the man he is now can be nothing like the boy he was.




    Not remembering Abby, Mac still feels the need to find her and check on her.  He's convinced by now she'll have moved on with her life, and he has no intention of disrupting it.  That changes though, when he realized that Abby has a child.  His child.  Without telling Abby who he is, because she doesn't recognize him, Mac manages to integrate himself into her life and the child's life, slowly getting to know them.  Abby must be very trusting and have a heart of gold, because soon Mac is doing work for her and living in her guest room.  Mac has decided he wants to see if there's any chance they are still compatable and can fall in love before he tells her who he is, if he even will - he still doesn't remember much.  To complicate matters, Abby has recently become engaged to Rob, a dentist.




    Engaged or not though, Abby finds herself drawn to Mac and reacting to him physically in a way that she never does with Rob.  She also sees, and sometimes envies, the bond that Mac has made so quickly with her son - something Rob has not managed to do.  But Abby is determined to have stability and compatability - something she's sure she'll get with Rob despite the lack of sparks.  She's not too sure anything she has with Mac can last, when she really doesn't know him and he can't remember anything.  When the sparks start though, fire is sure to follow!  Will Abby take the chance on a man she hardly knows?  Or will she stick with what she knows, even with the lack of excitement?




    I loved The Memory of You by Laurie Kellogg.  I was really intrigued with the plot, wondering when and if Mac would admit to who he really was, wondering if he's ever remember anything.  Some things you should be able to forget, such as being a POW...but there's always the hope he'll remember his love and time with Abby.  Laurie kept me engrossed in The Memory of You with her smoothly flowing writing, the emotional journey of Mac and Abby, and the hope that Mac and Abby can have their happily ever after.  I really liked Abby despite the fact that she opened her home to a virtual stranger.  Otherwise I found her to be a strong, independent woman who has managed to move on with her life after the death of her husband in war.  Even though she was engaged to Rob, I loved that she stood up to him when she needed to, and did what she thought was best, not what anyone else thought she should do.  I loved Mac!  I can only imagine the horror that he went through.  Even though in The Memory of You it's a fictional account, everyone knows things like this happen in war and it's awful.  He's trying his hardest to move on from that and even though I felt he shouldn't keep such a big secret from Abby, I think he's going to be ok.




    This is the first book I've read by Laurie Kellogg, but it definitely won't be the last!  I loved her style of writing and I loved this story.  Highly recommend for all romance readers!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    great book!

    Loved this story. Matt's past as a POW just made my heart ache. I loved the fact that Abby never gave up on him.

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  • Posted December 2, 2013

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    This book was great. It was well written and I read it in one d


    This book was great. It was well written and I read it in one day during my free time. I couldn't put it down. The author really gets you hooked on the characters and makes you connect with them. The author's descriptions of some of the experiences Matt endured were gut-wrenching. I don't know if they are realistic, but it opened my eyes somewhat to what our service men endure.




    Laurie Kellogg has just been added to my list of favorite writers. I could not put the book down once I started and that's rare. Kellogg has a gift for connecting the readers with the characters, even the sub-characters. The attraction between the main characters is real, yet she makes a point of highlighting the fact that love is a whole lot more than lust, emphasizing relationship. The story is intriguing and real. Although Mac is coming home after time spent as a POW in the Vietnam War, many of the hard truths the couple had to face are relevant to today's soldiers as they come home and try to adjust to society once more. I can't wait to read more from this author.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Worth reading

    I loved the story. Love found his way back even though he thought he should let her go. I really like their characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Recommend

    I loved this sweet love story of two people torn apart by the war of vietnam. Loved how the author wove all the secondary characters into the story and made us care & root for them as much as Mac & Abby, the main characters in the book. I will be buying more of her books and hopefully these characters will be mention in them because I hate to let them go. JudyE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Great book

    I really enjoyed this book. Not crazy about the cover, i may have not read it if it didnt come up on my book bargain email. Must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Hi

    I think from what i heard about this book i will like it

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