Tuesday, June 6, 2023

With Every Memory By Janine Rosche

with every memory
by Janine Rosche
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9780800742959

Having recently (in the past 6 months or so) read all of Janine's books, when I saw she had a new book coming out I immediately applied to read it as part of her launch team. Whew, I'm so glad I did because the book was fantastic! She sent me the ebook ARC for review.


Is the life she can't remember one she'd rather forget? 

One year after her family was in a tragic car accident that killed her teenage son, Lori Mendenhall returns home with a traumatic brain injury that has stolen the last eight years of memories from her, leaving the life she has returned to unrecognizable. Her once-loving husband, Michael, is a distant workaholic she isn't sure she can trust, and her once-bubbly daughter, Avery, has spent the last year hidden away in her room.

If Lori wants to reconnect with her family, she'll have to uncover the information her brain is trying to keep secret. As her memories return and past secrets resurface, it will take the whole family to repair what's been broken and find a new future together.

My Review:

I think I've found my favorite Janine Rosche story! I've had to backtrack on some of the things I've started to type realizing how easy it is to share something only to realize it might be a spoiler of sorts. Nothing outright, but too close. Let's see what I CAN say without giving anything away!

With Every Memory is a very emotional story. There's a backstory that is slowly revealed as you read the book. You get an idea of why Lori has a traumatic brain injury. We also get a glimpse into a fractured marriage and family. Let me just say, you'll have immediate feelings towards Lori and Michael. Janine does a great job of helping the reader feel empathy and annoyance.

Their daughter Avery plays a huge role in the story and my emotions were on a roller coaster ride with her. The author really does bring you as a fly on the wall into their lives. Xander, someone Avery has known for a long time is one of my favorite characters in the entire story. He's an incredible example of grace and kindness.

And can we talk about characters we loathe, which just shows off an author's skill at writing even more? Lori's mother is awful. Worse than awful, and she will make you feel some kind of way... probably want to knock her block off like I wanted to.

There were a few surprises that will have you 😳! Trust me... and they're worth the wait to find out as you read through the story.

I DO wish there had been a stronger faith thread in the story. The characters attend church and they talk about a character who prayed, but other than that, we don't really see any active faith in the characters lives. I think there were a couple of missed opportunities for them to show a personal faith, growth, or understanding of God working in their lives as they worked through their difficulties.

This was really a fantastic story that I would highly recommend!

About the Author:

Janine Rosche is the author of the Madison River Romance and Whisper Canyon series of novels. Prone to wander, she finds as much comfort on the open road as she does at home. This longing to chase adventure, behold splendor, and experience redemption is woven into her stories. When she isn't traveling or writing novels, she teaches family life education courses, produces The Love Wander Read Journal, and takes too many pictures of her sleeping dogs.


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