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  1. Remembering You
    Remembering You
    Tricia Goyer
    Guideposts / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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  1. Christianfictionaddiction
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A unique journey through the past
    November 16, 2011
    Christianfictionaddiction
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Ava Ellington's life has hit a snag, and her carefully laid out plans to have a wonderful marriage and a strong career seem to have gone sideways. Seeking to overcome her broken heart and to reignite her fumbling career, she agrees to accompany her Grandpa Jack to Europe to tour World War II battle sites. Upon arriving in Paris, they meet up with her grandpa's best friend, Grand-Paul, along with his grandson Dennis, an unexpected addition who triggers reminders of lost love. Ava soon finds herself reliving the end of World War II in Europe through the eyes of her grandfather as they visit battle sites and a concentration camp he and other veterans helped liberate. As the days pass, Ava and Dennis also relive their own history, discovering the embers of a love that may lead to an unexpected outcome.

    Tricia Goyer has demonstrated time and again her ability to take the past, breathe new life into it, and use it to illuminate our present and our future, and she has definitely succeeded again! I greatly enjoyed the unique spin she put upon the World War II theme she wove throughout the book, viewing the victories and tragedies of the past through the lens of the relationship of Ava and her Grandpa Jack as he slowly warmed up to her requests to share his experiences. I must admit that the relationship between Ava and Dennis sometimes annoyed me as their often immature interactions reminded me more of adolescents than of grown adults, but perhaps that just demonstrates the author's ability to make the character's realistic, bringing to life not only their positive, enjoyable traits, but their selfish ones too! By the end of the book, these characters had found a place in my heart and earned my respect.

    Grandpa Jack was probably my favorite character with his servant heart, his kind but sometimes gruff exterior, his courage to share the truth of the past. I found myself pondering his words to his best friend Grand-Paul when he stated, "you're afraid to pray because you don't want to be disappointed, but prayer is more about being willing to change ourselves. To know God has the answers". Grandpa Jack's challenge to his friend is one that could be said to any of us.

    Readers who enjoy a blend of contemporary fiction with historical elements will greatly enjoy Remembering You and I give this book a strong recommendation of 4 out of 5 stars.

    Disclaimer: Book has bee provided through the publisher and Litsfuse Publicity Group for the purposes of this unbiased review.
  2. Cara Putman
    Indiana
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet mix of past and present
    October 27, 2011
    Cara Putman
    Indiana
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Ava had it all -- and now it's slipping away from her. Her job as a tv news producer is in jeopardy. Her love life is dead. Even her high priced condo could be too much for her. Then her Mom calls with a desperate request. Will she accompany her grandfather on his trip to Europe. The catch? He's returning with his Army buddies to the battles he fought during WWII. Ava wonders if this might save her career...interviewing the veterans at the scene is something that will grip readers hearts. Then she connects with the group and runs smack into her past and first love.

    This story is a neat mix of old and young, past and present. There are surprises-one based on a real life reunion of a vet that Tricia personally knew. Ava has a lot to learn and many choices to navigate. I wasn't sure until the end how the ultimate story would end. This is a great contemporary twist on World War II stories.
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