Forgotten Love

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

Forgotten Love by Kara Hunt. Published by Horizon Publishers.

Andrea wakes up in a hospital in Los Angeles with no memories of who she is or how she came to be there. Esther and Jack, her parents, reintroduce her to a life where no previous memories exist. Her only happiness is her music, and with her music she becomes a success. However, she feels there must be more.

Matt has spent a year searching for the wife that abandoned him and his son. He knows he needs to forget her and go on, and seeing her in Las Vegas gives him the desire to move ahead with his life.

This book was a bit emotional. That is to say, I experienced all emotions while reading it. I really don't want to give anything away so I will try not to be too descriptive. I read this book very slowly and savored it. I wasn't sure through most of the book what I was hoping would happen. But I wanted love to triumph and I couldn't figure out if it would. My one minor complaint was the development of some of the characters. I had remaining unanswered questions about most of them - but especially Rick. What was the purpose of his personal vendetta against Andrea? It just didn't make sense to me. However, I loved the spiritual growth that Matt experienced, and I loved the unpredictability of the whole story. The author did a great job of pulling you in and making you think. I pondered on whether I would be the same person I am, without the memories that make up my life. I would like to hope so.