Title: Remember by Shervin Jamali
Date Published: 1st July 2018
Genre: Romance, Novella
As Daniel watches the life ebb from her body, he wishes they’d had more time and knew each other when they were young. His wife surprises him by insisting that they did.
And then she’s gone.
Daniel knows this can’t be true. Can it? They only met later in life, so why would Grace’s departing words hint at a shared youth? Haunted by this notion, Daniel journeys into the past to discover the truth.
‘Remember’ is a unique love story with a dark twist. Find out how it really began…
‘Remember’ is dedicated to the brilliant Scottish author Brendan Gisby and his late wife, Alison. Here’s what Brendan Gisby says: “Well, you bugger, ‘Remember’ made me cry. The one word I’ll use to describe it is: Magnificent!”
I want to thank Caroline at Bitsaboutbooks for inviting me and this blog tour and providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Daniel and Grace met late in life, which makes it all the more sad when Grace is diagnosed with an incurable cancer. On her deathbed Daniel wishes that they’d met when they were younger to which his wife claims that they did.
On a downward spiral, drinking again after so many years being sober, Daniel can’t stop thinking about Grace’s dying words. Had they met before and had he just blocked it out? Why can’t he remember? A chance meeting with a hypnotherapist takes Daniel on a journey he never expected.
So as many of you know romance is not a genre I usually read, because frankly I’m British and emotions make me uncomfortable, but this ended up being a really fascinating read.
While Remember is only short, it packs a hell of an emotional punch! But it’s not your usual hearts and flowers kind of story either, it’s a little dark in places, especially Daniel’s early childhood and his decent into alcoholism.
I will applaud Shervin Jamali for giving a realistic portrayal of the uphill battle of addicts trying to stay sober in a non-judgemental way.
Certain aspects of the story were a little unbelievable but the author wrote them in such a way that it made them seem believable.
I’m not going to say too much more because I feel this is the kind of book you have to experience for yourself and see what emotions it brings up within you.
Shervin Jamali has been writing for as long as he can remember as he had so many stories “locked away” but it wasn’t until he completed the first draft of ‘The Devil’s Lieutenant’ (2016) that he decided to turn his writings into books. His books are the perfect outlet for his daytime job as an IT consultant and he looks forward to the day he will be a full-time writer.
After having lived in sunny Florida, Shervin Jamali now resides in Knoxville, Tennessee. In his spare time, Shervin likes to put together jigsaw puzzles whilst contemplating plots for his next book.
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