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The Memory of You
     

The Memory of You

4.3 45
by Laurie Kellogg
 
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

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

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.."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470009663
Publisher:
CreateSpace
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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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The Memory of You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
ShawnSchmidt More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. It was heart warming and a fast, easy read. I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was overall a good story. Some filthy and unnecessary language and very graphic sex scenes. Would not recommend to someone who likes good clean fiction
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's truly a sweet love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, wonderful story!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story. I wasn't sure what to expect from a post-Vietnam story. It was very moving and both main characters had much to overcome. Very well done.
chocolate5 More than 1 year ago
This story is exceptional I enjoyed it very much it has lots of fun, romance loving sex and a lesson on POW return home and how much love and understanding they need. Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much.
MarlesPA More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading it. It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a book o much! The writer has a real knack for keeping your interest; so much that I couldn't put it down.
avidreaderctb More than 1 year ago
I found it too much "fluff" and more explicit than I like. I wouldn't buy another book by this author if they are all like this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read in a number of years...this Lady writes with a lot of emotion and an understanding of the way the heart works...Great Story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think from what i heard about this book i will like it
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Well written. Good job, will read more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Laurie Kellogg story with a real story rather than two people meeting and instantly lusting after each other. She details some of the POWs experiences well. I wish there were fewer metaphors and similes though and that writers would consider what real people might wear in similar situations. Having Abby dress in a short black kimono, and nothing else, to cook breakfast with a strange man in the house isn't what a mother would do. Isn't there concern she'd flash her son and his friend? Overall it was written well, but most of the f-bombs weren't necessary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book . I couldn't put it down .
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Avid-ReaderCS More than 1 year ago
I would Haven liked the story better if it didn't include so much graphic ßex!  The story line was good but not so believable
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jcaTN More than 1 year ago
THIS IS NOT A BLOW BY BLOW DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK. IT IS AN HONEST INTERPRETATION OF AN AUTHOR'S HARD WORK AND DEDICATION. The memory of you is a story that could have happened to anyone of us during war time......any wartime. It takes place in the Vietnam era; however, it is not a book about the Vietnam war. It's just a story of the kind of turmoil all families go through when their loved one is lost in the war or returns with post traumatic stress syndrome it is, however, also a story of love, loyalty, and dedication to the memory of someone who meant so much. It is light, easing reading for when you don't want to be on a sad roller coaster of emotions throughout an entire book! Minor sexual content, as well as few curse words. I enjoyed it, and would recommend it to any one who enjoys a mild read. jcaTN