November in Canada is a sacred military month with the pinnacle being November 11th, Remembrance Day. Remembering Me is told in a spirit befitting this atmosphere of contemplation and gratitude. The draw of this novel is the atmosphere of reverence and and gratitude towards the armed forced during WWII and evaluating the implications their service has had on their life since. Grandpa Jack and Paul have a brotherhood bound through sacrifice that never would have occurred had they not met during the war. Two men from two very different lives, forever tied together through the events of history and their actions in response.
Whereas Grandpa Jack’s war lettes drew me to his character, Ava and Dennis kept me at arms length throughout the novel. Their love for their grandfathers was endearing but their personal relationship left me wanting more connection and exploration of thoughts and emotions. The conflict between the characters is continually alluded to but by the time it is throughly explained the reader is not as invested in its roots.
An interesting and contemporary take on the World War 2 subgenre that will appeal to history buffs and contemporary lovers alike.
Read about Tricia Goyer’s inspiration for Remembering You here.
**Review copy provided by Litfuse Publicity**