Book Reviews, Christian, Contemporary

More Than We Remember-Christina Suzann Nelson

Publication Date: February 18, 2020
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Christian
Pages: 352
Dates Read: February 17- March 8, 2020
Format: Paperback provided by Publisher for review

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“One night changes everything for three women. . . .

When Addison Killbourn’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. 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 was thriving as a counselor, but when tragedy struck a beloved client, she lost faith in herself and her purpose. When her neighbors, the Killbourns, are thrown into crisis, Brianne’s solitary life is disrupted and she finds herself needed in a way she hasn’t been in a while.

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?”



This novel is told from the perspective of three different women, and how one moment starts to weave their lives together. The book hits hard on some difficult topics (dementia, drug dependency, suicide, and abuse), but even with these hard topics, it has a wonderful overall message of hope through dark times, and also to look deeper and be more involved in the lives around you. 

And while that all sounds wonderful, I’m sure you are thinking… Then why did you give it only 3 Stars?

Simply because, this book is written in a way that took me literally forever to read. It felt very dragged out, and just didn’t capture my attention. I am normally fine with multiple POV’s, but I felt that the author jumped between characters too quickly, and ultimately had me confused in parts. I also had a very hard time connecting with our characters, so that also made it feel longer and harder to read.

Overall it was a good book with a great message, but the pacing was slow, and I think the characters fell flat for me.

Much thanks to Bethany House Fiction for the review copy in exchange only for my honest thoughts and review.

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