Tuesday, February 18, 2020

#GIVEAWAY of MORE THAN WE CAN REMEMBER by Christina Suzann Nelson, Reviewed by Nicole and Paula #RELEASE DAY

Enter the Giveaway below!

NICOLE'S REVIEW:
Filled with heartache, pain, and hope for the future, Christina Suzann Nelson’s latest novel, More Than We Remember, will have readers reflecting on the story long after the final page.  After a fatal car accident, three women find themselves connected in a shocking way that will change their lives forever.  A coach’s wife, a deputy, and a counselor…three women carrying burdens of their own, are all searching for answers to overcome the pain of their pasts. 

More Than We Remember is the first book I have read by Christina Suzann Nelson. She realistically portrays issues that both adults and teenagers are facing in society, including addiction to pain medication and the popularity of vaping among teens. The women, their husbands, and children all have struggles they are facing, and everything is not always as it seems.

The characters were well-developed and the readers could personally feel the pain they were experiencing. I did not care for the personality or character of deputy Emilia Cruz, but I could sympathize with the struggles that she was experiencing in her family life as she tried to find justice for victims in her law enforcement career. More Than We Remember is recommended for readers who are looking for a novel focusing on deeper subject material. I am looking forward to reading Christina Suzann Nelson’s next novel.

*I received a complimentary copy of this novel from Bethany House Publishers and was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are mine.        

PAULA'S REVIEW:
This novel was so touching. The writing had me emotionally involved.
Emilia, Addison, and Brianne move in different circles. When a horrific car accident happens, their circles intersect like a Venn Diagram.
Each woman is haunted by her own demons. Each one has been shaped by her background and circumstances. Each one has faith, sometimes strong, sometimes floundering. Each one is just trying to live her life. Much like the rest of us.
Ms. Nelson has posed seemingly impossible situations for each woman and through their interaction and through those around them, they are shown to grow in their faith. The everyday things become more than they can deal with. But God is in control and He can change perceptions. As Addison says: “It’s easy to see what we want to see, or even what we expect to see. It’s much harder to stand back and see the truth.”
The author has a way of creeping into the thoughts of her characters and giving us profound lessons. There are shocking moments as well as tender ones and the relief of amusing antics of children and a dog. This novel comes across as real life.
This is the first book I have read by Ms. Nelson and I will be sure to look up her previous offerings. I give this book 5 stars.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

Back Cover Blurb:
One night changes everything. . . .

When Addison Kilbourn's husband is involved in a car accident that leaves a woman dead, her perfectly constructed life crumbles apart. With her husband's memory of that night gone and the revelation of a potentially life-altering secret, Addison has to reevaluate all she thought she knew.

Emilia Cruz is a deputy bearing a heavy burden far beyond the weight of her job. After a traumatic brain injury, her husband is no longer the man she married, and Emilia's determined to prevent others from facing the same hardship. When she's called to the scene of an accident pointing to everything she's fighting against, she's determined to see justice for those wronged.

Brianne Demanno is hiding from reality. She once thrived as a counselor, but when tragedy struck a beloved client, she lost faith in herself and her purpose. When her neighbors, the Kilbourns, are thrown into crisis, Brianne's solitary life is disrupted and she finds herself needed in a way she hasn't been for too long.

As the lives of these women intersect, they can no longer dwell in the memory of who they've been. Can they rise from the wreck of the worst moments of their lives to become who they were meant to be?


Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook:
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Author Bio:
CBA bestselling author Christina Suzann Nelson (www.christinasuzannnelson.com) writes stories that focus on changing legacies from dysfunction to hope. Her first novel, If We Make It Home, was named a Library Journal Best Book of 2017 and a Foreword INDIES 2017 Book of the Year. Christina is a part of Oregon Christian Writers and a member of ACFW, where she has served as the northwest zone director. She lives in Oregon's gorgeous Willamette Valley with her husband of 26 years and their children.

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks so much ladies. Great opportunity for a reader to win this paperback! I have not read any of Christina's fiction but this sounds like a great one to start with.

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  2. I already follow your blog by email! I can't wait to read this book. Christina's first one was excellent as well.

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  3. I follow you by email and I also follow on Facebook. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  5. I follow the blog via email and Facebook!

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  6. I follow you ladies via e-mail and Facebook. Thank you for doing a giveaway for a “new to me” author. perrianne (DOT) askew (AT)me (DOT) com
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  7. Thanks so much. I love seeing all of you who follow. It's such an encouragement!

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  9. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR COMMENTING!! And a big thank you to Nicole for offering this paperback. We are so pleased to be able to spread the word about debut authors!

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