Sunday, August 23, 2015

Review by Irene: Forgotten Treasures by D. Hart

*** Inspired by a community tragedy ***
(Characters and other events are a work of fiction)

“Forgotten Treasures is beautifully layered with twists and revelations you will never see coming! Dani Hart keeps the pages turning in this sweet romance sprinkled with the hope of undying love. I found myself engrossed, demanding to know what happens next. Each revelation is another key to the puzzle. Perfectly complex! Mesmerizing.” Addison Moore, New York Times Bestselling Author 

"I have read some great books so far in 2015 but this one is definitely in the top 3 for me. I could not recommend this book any more- you should not let this one pass you by." Kellie, Eye Candy Bookstore

In the aftermath of destruction, hearts were destroyed, strengths were stripped, and vulnerabilities were exposed. 

A community was ripped apart after a tragic accident, and the loss hit one family particularly hard as it claimed the lives of three, leaving only one surviving member to pick up the pieces and move forward.

Baylor’s life was wiped clean in the blink of an eye. No family, no home, no name. That is, until she met Brandt. He took a chance, giving her hope and a reason to start over. A reason to rebuild a life full of forgotten memories. A reason to trust. A reason to love. 

Finding love in all the right places should be easy, but when truths are revealed, it's anything but. Brandt will help her rediscover the true meaning of unconditional eternal love that will prove painful, life altering, and redeeming.

Together, they will try to face the future and will use each other’s strengths to learn how to live again. Can they rewrite history, or in the end, will the tragedies of their pasts be too much?

Music Lyrics by Brogan Kelby

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4 stars

I received an ARC via NetGalley

Forgotten Treasures is an emotional journey about a young lady trying to find her way back to what she lost. Her memory.

Baylor or Freckles as we know her for most of the book. When the book starts Freckles wakes up not knowing who she is, how she got there, and where to go from there.

She did know the one constant in her life Grady. He was a volunteer at the hospital that Freckles was at. However at the time I felt like he actually knew her. The way he acted, his facial expressions kind of gave him away at time. However Freckles just let it go. She needed to find herself again. Not having any where to go Grady took her in. She felt hopeless, no one was looking for her. Which for me seemed strange. If a young lady was missing for over a month there should have been some kind of missing persons report. So you would think.

One day Freckles met Brandt. She was drawn to him. She felt this strong pull to him. It scared the daylights out of her. Grady and Brandt are brothers and they decided they would take care of Freckles until she knew who she was. Which again I felt like these two actually knew her, but wasn't letting on.

As their friendship grew, Freckles became restless. She wanted to know who she was, where her family was. She felt like if she stayed with Grady and Brandt she wouldn't be making any progress. All 3 do learn about each other. Freckles learns about the guy's family and their loss. 
I still had this nagging feeling though. I so wanted to reach in the book and ask why exactly are they taking in a complete stranger. However I kept reading. 

Freckles get's a few soft memories before she seeks help. Once she learns her real name, she felt like she over came a big hurtle. However when she went to tell Brandt.....BOOM!!! Everything and I mean everything came back. She knew who she was, she knew Brandt and Grady. She knew their loss because she suffered the same one at the same exact time. I knew there was a connection. This made me want to read faster, but you know if you read to much you might miss something.

Baylor had come a long way from her amnesia. She still had hurtles to jump though. All that loss she felt before she lost her memory she still felt. However the way she dealt with it this time was going to be different. The book cover actually fits well with the story as too! 

Towards the end of the book, my heart hurt. All the tragedy these 3 went through. The light was at the end of the tunnel though in a good way. They managed to get back on the path they were meant to take. Even though there were bumps along the way.  I would so recommend this book to anyone.

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