- File Size: 2551 KB
- Print Length: 300 pages
- Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.; 2 edition (July 15, 2019)
- Publication Date: July 15, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07TN3FKJB
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,990 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Wife ,found, with no memory,
A second wife,pregnant with his child. What a tragedy.
This is such a sad love story.
Thank you ❤😢
There were a few passages that were well written, which helped to keep my interest in the book. However, SO many twists were telegraphed way too early and with too heavy of a hand that it sapped some of the joy out of discovering where the story was leading. I know adapting a fairy tale leaves some constraints on structure and pacing, but I’ve also read some amazing fairy tale retellings, and I couldn’t help but start comparing this story to those. Unfortunately, I will not be reading any further stories in this series, because I the feeling that I’ll already know what the author is planning.
Also? The random, out of character, out of place, suicide? Truly bothered me and took me out of the end of the story faster than if someone had said boo.
I can only say she is a great writer, with emotional characters facing harsh circumstances.
This book is a retelling of The Sleeping Beauty with a twist. Instead of sleeping for decades and venturing in a new world, the heroine lost her memory, she can’t recall who she is nor her family. Found after three years thought dead, she has to create a new path for herself in these unknown kinsfolks.
I do understand the devastation both parties felt and the difficulties they face to rekindle. But I would have loved to see Nessa’s spirit closer to her younger self, full of quips and wits.
Here, she was more a woman graving her obscur past than one willing to regain her place among her kin.
Sure with time, she is able to feel love again and fight for a future with her husband.
Still, her distrust for her husband upset me. Sure he made mistakes trying to spare her feelings but at no time did he wronged her. She should have gave him more credits and trust him more easily.
Grant is like a lovebird, one and only one woman was his destiny, so when life robbed her from him, it was like he continued living as an empty shell, only kept alive because of his daughter’s love.
I do know he did the right thing when he tried to find an answer to his new wife’s predicament as their marriage being declared void would bring only ruin in her life but exchanging her from one marriage bed to another felt so wrong.
I do know he remarried to give a mother to his orphan daughter but with no body to attest of her death, why to hurry, it had only been two years when he went back to the altar.
He is also too kind, unable to see his mother for the dark soul she is. Her bitterness taints everything around her, even putting a shadow over Nessa’s return.
In all it was a heartbreaking tale of second chance when two persons have to learn again to love, and let the past go in the hope of a new future together.
Grant felt an immediate connection to his “Nessa”, as he came to call Agnes. She just wouldn’t believe him. After proposing more than a dozen times she finally accepted and they started a new life together. Their family started to grow but 4 years ago it drastically changed. Then 1 year later it was forever altered by Nessa’s death. If it wasn’t for their daughter Milly, he would follow his beloved Nessa to the grave.
“Martha” has no memory of how she ended up at the Abbey 3 years ago now, and no one has every so much as recognized her. Maybe she has no family to speak of and will be on her own from now on. One day a man stops by on his way through and looks at her like he’s seen a ghost. He will send word back to a man whose wife went missing to see if she is that woman.
Grant’s father in law has never given up hope that Nessa is alive and well out in the world somewhere. Though why she wouldn’t come home, if she was, is a mystery to all who knew her. Upon seeing his presumed dead wife again, Grant will never let her go again. The only problem being, his new wife and what to do about her?
Grant and Nessa embark on a second chance love affair, where together they forge new memories while trying to draw her previous memories out. If not for his ignorant mother, who never thought Nessa was worthy of this love, theirs would be a perfect life. When Nessa finds out about Grant’s second wife, she wants to meet the woman who stole her husbands heart. Only to find out that he never lost his heart to her at all. But Nessa is happy to know that her new station in life is bringing her happiness, albeit slowly.
Nessa’s memories return with a vengeance during an unplanned stop on their travels back home. She now knows who was responsible for her accident and can’t believe it. Telling Grant and confronting the party together is how they have handled their relationship in the past. It strengthens their bond once more.
Once again, the author takes me on a whimsical journey in a time and place not unlike the current but with the fantasy air of days gone by. I love delving back into time to get a feel for how lives were led and affected in past centuries and countries. 4 ½ stars for my latest read.
Top international reviews
Grant and Nessie arrive home to a family, lifestyle and friends she has forgotten and danger she didn't know excisted. I recommend this book. Well thought out and written with insight of how it would feel.