A man loses five years of his life. Two women are desperate for him to remember.
Running away for the second time in her life, twenty-seven-year old Ava believes the cook’s job at a country B&B is perfect, until she meets the owner’s son, John Tate. The young fifth-generation grazier is a beguiling blend of both man, boy and a terrible flirt. With their connection immediate and intense, they begin a clandestine affair right under the noses of John’s formidable parents.
Thirty years later, Ava returns to Candlebark Creek with her daughter, Nina, who is determined to meet her mother’s lost love for herself. While struggling to find her own place in the world, Nina discovers an urban myth about a love-struck man, a forgotten engagement ring, and a dinner reservation back in the eighties. Now she must decide if revealing the truth will hurt more than it heals…
I write this review with some bias; I love this author, I’ve read every book, and her latest novel is a story to remember that will captivate your heart. A Place to Remember is a big novel – a romantic sage that spans three generations. There are some really likeable characters, and as usual, Jenn does antagonists that you want to hate but just can’t help but feel for by the end of the story. (Maybe not all of them!) Of course, her protagonists (a mother and daughter both looking for their place in the world, who find love) are resilient and determined.
You’ll fall in love with Ava and John as they fall in love (in the eighties) and Nina’s story (current day) will make you laugh and cry as she struggles to adapt to the land. Nina’s role is also to uncover an urban myth about a love struck man, a forgotten engagement ring and a dinner reservation back in the eighties.
This is a such a good story. Its almost two love stories in the one book and Jenn’s descriptions of life on the land always give me goosebumps. A Place to Remember is her best yet.
A ‘must read’ for 2018.
Published by Head of Zeus