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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Even Before Publishing (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1921633255
  • ISBN-13: 978-1921633256
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,648,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Award-winning author, Paula Vince loves to evoke tears and laughter through writing fiction. She stirs her stories with mystery, romance, drama and suspense to create something delectably special. A wife and homeschooling mother of three children, she resides in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, a beautiful spot for inspiration with its breath-taking scenery and four distinct seasons.

For over ten years, Paula's aim has been to provide quality faith-inspired fiction set in Australia. Her quest started way back when, as a Uni student, she discovered the writing of American Christian fiction authors. Her passion is to provide the same enjoyable reads highlighting her own country.

"I've come to see that a story has its own awesome power to touch readers' hearts in ways other genres do not. A story in which we grow to care for the hero has the potential to remain in our hearts for a long time. I love the challenge of making people laugh, cry and cheer."

After years of plodding on with minimal return, as Australian-based Christian fiction was regarded as something of an oddity, Paula's efforts are beginning to bear fruit, at last.

Her novel, "Picking up the Pieces" won the religious fiction section of the 2011 International Book Awards.
Her novel, "Best Forgotten" was the winner of the 2011 CALEB Award in the fiction category, and also recognized as the best overall entry for the year, chosen over memoirs, devotionals and general fiction.

Her most recent novel, "Imogen's Chance" is an April 2014 release.

She is delighted that her books are now available for international readers too.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lindsey on December 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is one of the most intriguing books I've read in a long time! Finally a truly original plotline that was not only well written but so captivating story that I had trouble putting it down! It was so refreshing to read something I didn't feel like I had read before or had a pretty good idea where it was going. There's nothing worse than a predictable book and this was nothing of the sort!

Courtney Lockwood wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of how he got there and worse yet, no memory of who he is. It doesn't take long for the Detective to figure out that the young accident victim is the son of Margot Lockwood, a prominent business woman in the community well known for her magazine. Courtney has no choice but to go home with her and his sister Norah that also lives with them, even though they are effectively strangers to him.

It is decided by his Mother and her fiancé Roger that his step daughter Jasmine, who is Courtney's girlfriend, will stay with him during the day to try to help him regain his memory. Courtney quickly discovers that he was a trouble maker, not well liked and by no means successful. The more he learns about his former self, the happier he is to not remember that person and the more determined to change and leave the past behind him.

Unfortunately, the past has not forgotten him. A feeling of foreboding comes over him in the hospital and will not let him go. This coupled with the fact that his best friend went missing the same night as his accident, leaves him unsettled. As it usually does, the past eventually catches up with him. Was he involved with his best friend's disappearance? What does Jasmine know that she's not telling him?

This was a great, suspenseful read and so much different than it started out to be! I wasn't expecting a mystery along with the drama of a young man with amnesia. Vince expertly blends her plotlines and makes it all come together in one unforgettable ending!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Iola on May 16, 2011
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A young man wakes up in hospital remembering nothing about who he is or how he came to be running through the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night, into the path of an oncoming car. The police soon identify him as Courtney Lockwood, return him home and reunite him with his family, but there Courtney finds that the person he feels he is inside doesn't have anything in common with the person he appears to have forgotten, and whose bedroom and life he is now inhabiting. As Courtney begins to explore his life with the help of his girlfriend, Jasmine, he uncovers old issues about his relationship with his father and raises more questions when the police find his best friend has disappeared. Where is Joel? Who is after Courtney, and why?

Best Forgotten explores the question of how much our backgrounds have made us who we are. If you could remember nothing about your past, if you could start afresh, would you be the same person? Vince shows us convincingly how our past is a vital component of the people we have become - but that we do have the ability to change if change is what we want. (And you don't have to have a near-death experience and a case of amnesia.)

I have always enjoyed amnesia stories - the idea is one that captures my imagination, and this is one of the most thought-provoking I have read. It also has an intriquing plot with elements of suspense and romance, strong characters and an underlying Christian theme (without being at all 'preachy'). This is a book I will enjoy reading again (as I have enjoyed all the Paula Vince books I have read), and will certainly recommend to my friends.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jenny Blake on January 19, 2012
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This is an intersting book by Aussie author Paula Vince. A young man runs out into the dark and is hit by a car. When he comes to he has no idea who he is. As he is told who he is he wonders what his life was like and finds he doesn't like everything he sees. He finds out is mane is Courtne and his girlfriend seems to be evasive and he wonders if he is in trouble. He wonders if never remembering would be better than remembering his old life. I found it interesting watching the story unfold. At one point a comment is made to the effect of how having amnesia and forgetting the old life is like being given a clean slate to start over. There is a mystery in this story why was he running when he got hit. At some stages there is some humour in some otherwise serious situation. I actually was laughing at some of the things that happen. The book deals with forgiveness, acceptance, and also shows how the way we treat people can make or break them in ways we may not expect. Great book and I can see why this book is a finalist in the Caleb awards.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Churchyard on January 19, 2012
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Having already read six of Paula's books, buying Best Forgotten was not a hard decision to make.

Once started, it was very hard to put down and it was only when my bedside clock told me it was 2:00-am, did commonsense prevailed. Paula's characters are believable and likable, and the plot original and well written.

Paula gets the Christian message across without being at all preachy and Best Forgotten is a book I would happily recommend, or give as a gift to anyone who loves reading.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carol on January 8, 2012
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This is another great Aussie drama from Paula Vince. It's an intriguing and suspenseful story about the life of a young man who loses his memory. It's also a great reminder that we only have one life and the way we live it is critical. If we had the chance to really see our lives through the eyes of others and then to make choices about how we really want to be known and remembered, what would we do? Paula's story is a great challenge.
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