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It begins with a postcard from Riley Brackett's wife to Clare McClendon, informing her that Riley has been in a serious accident and lost his memory of everything but her and the summer they spent together when Clare was seventeen. Could Clare come to Maine? Perhaps seeing her will cause Riley to recall his wife and two children, and the intervening years. Clare, dealing w ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 15th 1999 by St. Martin's Press
(first published 1998)
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I really didn't like this book at all during the whole first half of it and just about gave up reading it. But finally half-way through I felt like the story started. It did get really confusing as the author constantly jumped from the present to the past, always leaving me a little confused about what timeframe I was actually reading about. It wasn't a great book, but I did like the way the book ended.
In their teens, Riley and Clare were lovers. Twenty years later Riley suffers an accident and Clare receives a post card from his wife asking for help. It seems that despite a wife and two children, Riley’s memory stops at that summer he was in love with Clare. The premise seemed good but frankly the book left me a little lukewarm.