Title: Remember When
Author: Lindsay Detwiler
Publication: April 2,2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
A single moment can change everything… but can love help us survive?
This wasn’t how it was supposed to be…
Settled into married life, Jessica and Todd think they have so much time… until everything comes to a halt on a snowy back road. When they find themselves in a life or death situation, with rescue seeming impossible, they cling to the only hope they have left: their love for each other.
As Jessica and Todd fight for survival, their connection carries them through the biggest challenge of their lives. Memories and regrets swirl around the couple as they finally take a moment to reflect on what really matters.
There’s one big, icy question that haunts them, though: Is this where their story will end?
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
I have never really been one for romance books. When I was younger, I did read my fair share of Christian Romance. Mostly because I enjoyed them in my teens and because they were clean. When I first started reading Lindsay Detwiler I was hesitant. They were romance novels. They are so much more than that. They are clean (most romance novels are not, trashy bodice rippers). They give you an amazing life lesson and actually make you think. This one is certainly no exception.
The book opens as Jess and Todd are driving down a snowy back road in the middle of a storm. They are coming home from a wedding. It was Jess’s college friend whom she hasn’t spoken to in two years, but she felt like she should go. Todd had a few beers and that is why she is driving even though she hates driving in the snow. Suddenly, with a mistake that only rookie drivers make, she slams on her brakes on the ice. This sends their old beater truck careening down the embankment. It wedges firmly between two trees. When Jess comes too she realizes that they are trapped. Todd’s leg is damaged and he is unable to get out. They spend the next 4 days “Remembering When.” From first dates to the wedding and honeymoon. They realize they have lived a full life. While there are some things they wish they could have done, they have no regrets. They lived their life to the fullest. Will Jess and Todd ever get rescued? Will they ever be able to do the things they wished they could have done?
This book was excellent. Though I anger read the whole thing. Muttering under my breath the whole time: I swear if she kills off these main characters I will be mad. Before you even start, know the end of the book will leave you needing a huge box of tissues at the ready. I cried, snorted, sniffed and wiped at tears while reading the last few pages. My only knock on the book, not enough to make it lose a star, is the amount of foul language. I know that it was written in to show frustration but it was sometimes unwarranted. I will be anxiously awaiting the next book release by this author. I have instructed my editor to stop asking if I want to read her books and just go for a straight yes all the time. Now excuse me while I go and listen to Alan Jackson’s ‘Remember When’ because I have been humming it since I started this book.
STAR RATING: 5/5
Remember When by Lindsay Detwiler is available now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Also add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads. Lindsay Detwiler has a lot of great books available, so check out her website HERE for more information.