Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More Than Memories / Kristen James

Reviewed by: Jess

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Approximate word count: 50-55,000 words


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Living on the Umpqua River in Oregon, outdoorsy Kristen James spends time with her family when she’s not reading, writing and editing. Aside from More Than Memories, Ms. James has written A Cowboy for Christmas, A Miraculous Fate (with Tommy Garrison), The River People, The Enemy's Son and Ember of Hope, Flickers of Passion (a freebie on Smashwords). She is currently in the running for a 150-word story contest through Reader’s Digest with her submission titled The Long Road to Happiness. She also has a non-fiction title Book Promoting 101: How To Tell The World About Your Book. For more information on Kristen visit her blog 
or on Facebook.


After inexplicably losing her memory and her parents, Molly Anderson summons the bravery to face her fears and go on a search for her mysterious past. She finds herself in Ridge City, trying to piece together who she is, what led to her memory loss, where she came from, and why her stomach flips and her heart races every time she sets eyes on local officer, Trent Williams. As snippets of memories come back to Molly, the pair combines forces following the clues to discover the truth about her strange disappearance years before and the root of the feelings they have for each other.


I just loved this book! Primarily because Ms. James' equation for the plot kept me guessing the entire time. There was no predicting the conclusion, which was a treat for me in reading this genre. For that reason, I couldn't put it down. It read much more like a mystery than a romance. The characters drew me in. I cared about Molly, Trent and their friends. The subplots eased transitions and mentally stirred up the intrigue factor. I found myself constantly wondering... about everything. This felt like a love story in reverse only to have the characters come full circle with a new understanding of the past and a happy peek into the future. I look forward to enjoying the other titles noted above.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: ***** Five Stars


Bonnie Leon said...

Hi Kristen. I'm certain we met at the Douglas County Library at a writers event.

Congratulations on your success!

Kristen James said...

Thanks Bonnie! We have some neat writers from the Roseburg OR area; I'm close to Glide too. I'll be at the Douglas County Book and Author Fair again this year - this time at The Art Center on Dec. 10th. Hope you can make it again too.