I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
“Forget me not.”
I replied aloud, “Never.”
Forgotten Treasures is a mesmerizing read that surrounds a woman that wakes up in a hospital with no memory of her life. Not even her name. She has been in a coma for a month and no one has come to claim her. During her stay in the hospital, she befriends a young hospital volunteer named Grady. Their friendship comes easy. When it’s time for the woman to leave the hospital, she has nowhere to go. Grady is not about to let the young woman be alone, so he takes her in. With no name, Grady calls her Freckles At his home, she meets his step brother, Brandt. There is an instant attraction with these two, and the young woman finds it overwhelming, yet she feels at peace.
“I had torn paper wings, and he was slowly putting them back together.”
A town tragedy has left the boys broken, their spirits shattered. But they see a second chance in Freckles. While they do not admit their past all at once, it slowly unravels adding complex layers to the story and the reader is immersed in the tragedy that still leaves Grady and Brandt raw. Forgotten Treasures is a story of love and loss. And that despite what life throws at you, LIVING is the only way you are going to get through the darkness.
“Because anybody that can save me the way you did was meant to stay.”
Overall it was an intriguing story, but I felt I lacked a connection to the story at times. I wanted to feel more. Don’t get me wrong. What happens is a tragedy and the three people in this book truly attest to the resiliency of the human spirit. And that love always finds it’s way back no matter the circumstance. I just wanted to feel rather than be told their story. There are many twists and turns in the story that made it hard for me to even put the book down. The author was creative in not only her pacing of the story, but how she effortlessly moved back and forth between past and present allowing the reader to get lost in the lives of the character. While the premise of the story was brilliant, I also found that I needed more. More of an emotional connection to the story and the characters. Nonetheless, I did find it to be well written and the words were my favorite part. All of them. Her writing style was something I enjoyed. If you are a lover of stories with second chances at life and love, then Forgotten Treasures is a definite read.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
Forgotten Treasures was my first book by D. Hart. It was an interesting read and my need to discover Baylor’s past kept me turning the pages.
This book deals with many issues, love, loss, devastation, and new beginnings. The story opens with Baylor waking from a coma and suffering amnesia. It was clear something horrible had happened, I did think her actions upon leaving the hospital were questionable, I did get that Grady and Brandt had to be introduced into the story but I wondered if anyone really would shack up with a stranger after discovering they can’t remember their own identity.
As I read on, small clues were dropped and it led to the bigger picture being revealed. Forgotten Treasures really tugs on the heartstring, pair that with an event in the story being based on a community tragedy and I was reaching for the hankies. That portion of the story really worked and I felt for Baylor and everyone affected.
The romance element was a tricky one for me. Brandt and Baylor’s attraction was instant in the beginning and then Baylor’s life was told in a series of flashbacks therefore I didn’t ever really feel her attraction or love because we were told it like a story as she recalled her previous life. That was all I wanted more of but other than that it was a heartwarming tale and one many people will fall in love with.
Forgotten Treasures is different from your average romance and you need to check it out.
and so many other ordinary things.
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