Diana Lesire BrandmeyerTyndale House / 2015 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$3.005 out of 5 stars for A Mind of Her Own. View reviews of this product. 32 Reviews
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NadineTimes103 Stars Out Of 5An Interesting BasisNovember 9, 2018NadineTimes10The cover of this book absolutely *pops* with color and an obvious dilemma, and while I don't recall if I read the whole blurb, what I did read of it had me interested.
A third of the way into the novel, though, the execution of the story is falling somewhat flat to me. With such a basis to build on, I believe there's potential for more later on, like more emotional depth, but something feels missing along the way, and I'm not connecting with the characters. Perhaps it would be unrealistic to expect it from this particular plot, but I might have needed the story to move to something deeper or more complex sooner, past some of the everyday stuff.
I also think this book has been incorrectly classified as a romance. Romance and women's fiction (or contemporary fiction) aren't the same thing.
After spending a few hours with this book, I've decided not to finish it, but I'm not sorry I gave it a try.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, for which I've given an honest review, through a rewards program from the publisher. I received no monetary compensation.
Shallario575 Stars Out Of 5awesome readApril 15, 2018Shallario57Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5a book that is hard to put down really great story
Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5InterestingMay 24, 2016Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Louisa is a wife and mother of three children when her life takes a turn. After being hit on the head, she gets amnesia and thinks she's single and a famous writer named Jazz Sweet. With the help of her family, she has to remember her past. I thought this book was good, and had an interesting storyline. I wish the book had been a bit longer as I would have liked to seen more of the changes after Louisa remembered her past and how it affected her family and her life.
jacquiRIllinoisAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Mind of Her OwnApril 12, 2016jacquiRIllinoisAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Mind of Her Own by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer is a very delightful, original, and creative novel. It captures the readers attention from the first page and is hard to put down. Wife and mom, Louisa Copeland, is an organized and seemingly perfect woman. One minute she is immersed in a romance novel, comparing the fictional couples exciting life to her own disappointing existence and wondering how it had gone so wrong. Her husband Collin had accused her of not loving him enough, and she had banned him to the couch until he apologized. It had been over a week since. That morning her workaholic attorney husband had said that he would be home early for dinnera rarity--so she planned to prepare a delicious dinner meant to lure him home earlier more often. After all, she had the main responsibility of their three children, not to mention their giant dog, even on Saturdays when Collin had to have time to himself since he worked so hard the rest of the week.
Louisa decided on grilled chicken for dinner and balanced precariously, trying to reach the indoor grill on a shelf. When she fell to the floor, the grill toppled onto her head, knocking her unconscious. When she awakened from dreamy thoughts of the ocean and a wedding on the beach, a strange man was telling her that she was in the hospital, that she was his wife, and that they had three children, none of which sounded right to her. She knew that she was Jazz Sweet, a successful and single romance author. Having no memory of where she (Jazz) lived, she had no other option except to go home with Collin Copeland until her memory returned and her migraine headaches disappeared.
As she explores the life of Louisa Copeland, wife to Collin and mother of three children, she discovers that their personalities and taste could not be any more different. She cannot imagine how Louisa tolerates her routine, uneventful existence. It is so far from what Jazz desires. And Collins eyes are opened to the longings of Louisas heart, hidden away from him and buried deep inside her. I highly recommend this book which is so well-crafted. It does not disappoint. I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
Claudia5 Stars Out Of 5Absolutely Delightful Book!April 7, 2016ClaudiaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5After waking from a collision with a George Foreman grill and a Great Dane, Louisa Copeland insists that she is Jazz Sweet. She also insists that she has no idea who this Lousia Copeland person is that everyone keeps insisting is she. While the man that claims to be her husband is kind of cute, Jazz isnt too sure he is trustworthy. And three kids? Surely she would remember if she had three children! Wouldnt she?
Diana Lesire Brandmeyer has written a marvelous story with Mind of Her Own. It is both heart-warming and heart-wrenching while at the same time it is hilarious and fun. I laughed out loud and I shed some tears while following Jazz/Louisas journey through retrograde amnesia. I highly recommend this book. It is delightful!