Memories

Memories Michael DeCara came home from the Vietnam War a wounded man both physically and emotionally He tried putting his life back together but found civilian life difficult after all he d experienced in Na

  • Title: Memories
  • Author: Deanna Lynn Sletten
  • ISBN: 9781941212042
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Michael DeCara came home from the Vietnam War a wounded man, both physically and emotionally He tried putting his life back together, but found civilian life difficult after all he d experienced in Nam Raising his young daughter, Vanessa, by himself after his wife left, he found it difficult to commit to one job or one woman for any length of time Then he met a young woMichael DeCara came home from the Vietnam War a wounded man, both physically and emotionally He tried putting his life back together, but found civilian life difficult after all he d experienced in Nam Raising his young daughter, Vanessa, by himself after his wife left, he found it difficult to commit to one job or one woman for any length of time Then he met a young woman who made him feel good about himself again and who fell in love with Vanessa as well But one day his life changed drastically and he left without a word to the girl, believing he was doing what was best for her Now, years later, she has walked back into his life and he believes they may have a second chance at love except she hates him and he doesn t understand why Danielle Westerly fell in love when she was only eighteen and her heart was broken when he left her without a word Her heartache was increased when she made a fateful decision that would alter her future, and she blamed him for her loss Years later, she is single and has built up a successful career when she accidently runs into the man who was responsible for her past pain Yet, their chemistry is undeniable Can Dani give up her anger and let go of the pain of the past and fall in love again with the man she has hated all these years Dani and Michael share a journey of heartache, loss and painful memories that threaten to keep them apart Can they get past these and finally find love again

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    1. I really enjoyed reading Memories. The author has such a smooth writing style I just wanted to turn off all the phones, curl up in my quilt, and read. Miguel was a young Vietnam veteran dealing with symptoms of posttraumatic stress when he met Dani. She stood by him through it all until he finally pushed her away just when she needed him most. Years later they accidentally discover each other again, but is it too late? Even though he claims to love her, can Dani trust him? Or will he break her h [...]

    2. I can't read stupid heroes/heroinesI tried to read another one of this author's books and didn't like that one either. Don't think this is an author for me.

    3. This is a beautifully written book that shares a wonderful story of lost and found love with a lot of misunderstandings. It has moments that will make you smile and moments that will make you cry. Miguel/Michael DeCara is a Vietnam vet with actual physical scars, as well as, deep emotional scars that haunt him from the war. He meets Dani when she is only 18 and develops a strong connection with her. She understands and comforts him unlike any other woman he's been with. She is also wonderful wit [...]

    4. Love found love lost an emotional journey that brings a man and a woman together again for a second chance at love.Danielle "Dani" Westerly was only eighteen years old when she met and fell in love with twenty-five year old Vietnam Vet Miguel "Michael" DeCara, a single father with a six year old daughter named Vanessa. Miguel had come home from a traumatizing tour in Vietnam to a wife who couldn't deal with his nightmares and didn't want to be a wife or mother any longer. Addicted to women, Mi [...]

    5. Review first published on my blog: memoriesfrombooksMemories is a love story - love found, lost, and rediscovered. It is the story of Michael and Dani. The book starts at the end of Dani and Michael's story - at Michael's funeral. Dani is reflecting on their lives. They met. They loved. They lost each other. They reconnected.The book then goes back to the middle of Dani and Michael's story - to the the time that they rediscover each other. At that time, Dani is a woman living with a devastating [...]

    6. The book begins as a woman stands at her husband's funeral, reminiscing over their marriage. Then it jumps back to when they met eighteen years before. But this wasn't the first time they had met. So the story of their first meeting is interwoven into the second story.Michael wasn't the same after returning from Vietnam War. He jumped from woman to woman until he finally found a woman who could understand. But then when tragedy strikes he abandons her. Years later Danielle and Michael meet again [...]

    7. Life is the amount of memories we collect through the years, and this books is the perfect example of it. This is a story about love, forgiveness, family, sorrow, grief, it will be simple to say that is a story about life, but this is not a simple story. It's one of the best stories you will ever read.This book leads us throught the path of two people destined to find themselves more than once during their lives. A story that show us how every decision we make affects us and others, and determin [...]

    8. Well, Deanna, you did it again. At first I thought well it's a love story. Dani and Michael sort of made peace with the past and you think it's all going to be good now But, when the trauma started, (don't worry, I'm not giving the plot away) it started getting more sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for Michael to make that phone call. I felt like smacking him. I could feel his terror and pain. You made my heart hurt for him.Then you take us on the journey of rediscovery and commitment. I [...]

    9. This is a "Nicholas Sparks" type of a book about the relationship between Danielle and Michael, a tortured war veteran. Their relationship began when Danielle was eighteen and Michael suddenly disappeared since he was still trying to straighten his life from the war trauma. About twenty years later, they crossed paths again and Danielle was faced with the decision of whether she could forgive Michael. The book was a chronology of the relationship between Danielle and Michael, a relationship fill [...]

    10. Great story, well written- nice character development! This is the first book by this author that I've read - great writing style, will definitely read more of her work.

    11. Deanna Lynn Sletten's Memories is a novel full of love, sadness, friendship, regret, laughter, second chances, and real life issues. Memories begins in the present day but quickly flashes back to tell Dani and Michael's love story that took place nineteen years earlier. Dani fell in love with an older man when she was eighteen. Expecting happily ever after, she was devastated when Michael suddenly fled without a goodbye. What happened next changed Dani's life forever. Dani was never able to get [...]

    12. Memories by Deanna Lynn Sletten is an emotional and gripping read. Michael DeCara came home with physical and mental scars from Vietnam. After a failed marriage he lost himself in caring for his daughter and a string of short term relationships. Danielle Westerly has lost herself in work and a few close friendships, ever since a relationship that left her deeply wounded. How could a mutual friend know that the cause of Danielle's pain and Michael could be related? After they are back in each oth [...]

    13. When Dani was eighteen she fell in love with Vietnam War veteran Michael. At the time he was bringing up his little daughter, Vanessa, alone and struggling to cope with civilian life. Nineteen years later Dani has a successful career, but hates Michael for leaving her and being responsible for her subsequent heartache. When chance brings Dani and Michael together again will they find happiness together?Starting the book with Michael’s funeral is unusual, but it neatly takes us away from the us [...]

    14. This is another weekend read of mine and I am only too glad that I didBreaking up the suspense of the hero's death right in the beginning with the quotes " She was burying the man she loved and no amount of sympathy or prayer would comfort her today" got me interested in reading , I knew at least they would get married which only meant there were no heart breaks, this only encouraged me to pursue my reading faster Dani is successful,ambitious , so much control of life yet with a melancholy of he [...]

    15. I received a copy of Memories for Deanna Sletten’s CLP Blog Tours stop. The book starts off with Michael DeCara’s funeral, and then backtracks to tell the love story between him and Danielle Westerly. I thought this was an interesting way to start a book, and it immediately reeled me in. I understand the title of the book, because the entire novel is made up of the memory of their journey, and the love they shared for one another. Michael was a wounded Vietnam War vet, and raised his daughte [...]

    16. Excellent! Very well written and engaging. The characters grab ahold of you and refuse to let go! A very heart-warming and emotional book. It really makes you stop and think, and to feel. My only complaint is that it wasn't longer! I wasn't ready for the book to end.

    17. MemoriesOh my what a book one of such love through pain and sorrow laughter and tears life and death I say awesome

    18. Occasionally I wonder if I’m out of sync with the rest of the reading public, as I can’t understand why anyone would give the book five stars. It is a pleasant romantic read, but that’s all.This is the story of Dani and Miguel/Michael. They had a relationship when she was young and then went their separate ways and this is about how they find each other again. The oscillation of Dani’s feelings, she hates him, she loves him, then she hates him again seems a little over done. Perhaps that [...]

    19. Rating: 3½ stars, rounding up to 4 stars on MEMORIES is a poignant story about love, loss and forgiveness. The book begins with a wife thinking back over the years she’s known her husband. Dani fell in love with Michael when she was eighteen, but he disappeared from her life without a goodbye. Many years later, a chance meeting brings them together again. She’s hated him all this time for hurting her, but Dani can’t deny that there’s still a spark between them. Just when she finds it i [...]

    20. I was really expecting so much more based on all of the good reviews, but this book was so filled with nonsense. The actions and motives of the two main characters just make no sense. *** Some spoilers *** They are together and happy 36 years ago, but then he suddenly leaves his girlfriend, the girl he loves, with no explanation, no note, no phone call. Why? People don't do that! He had to leave for family obligations. He couldn't mention it to his GIRLFRIEND? So she goes through the next 18 yea [...]

    21. Nicholas Sparks worthyI really didn't like this book, but it was a good book. It was a tragedy, and I don't care for tragedies. The prologue gives away everything, but the details are stretched.I don't like reading books that have everything spoiled before it ever starts. You know they get together from the very beginning. You know Vanessa dies. I didn't get why there was a name change. "It makes it easier," but it's not like Miguel is a hard name. It's just not for me.I appreciate the story tho [...]

    22. This is the second book I have read by Deanna Sletten and her talent never ceases to amaze me. Every turn of the page draws me further into the story and closer to the characters, causing me to think they ate in the room with me as I read. I must admit I was unsure if I would enjoy Memories, and in turn held on to the book for close to a year before reading. At this point I'm sorry I waited so long to walk the path of memories with Dani and Miguel. Memories is a must read story of love, forgiven [...]

    23. Okay!!!This would have been a great book if Dani's Character would have been left out. Dani's character added unneeded drama to what could've been a great story. I enjoyed hearing Michael's journey to healing, and I admire the friendship he had with Cathy. The way Cathy stayed by his side in the midst of tragedy shows what a true friend truly is that would've been an awesome love story!!!!

    24. This is a love story which gets to the heart of the matter - exploring that fine line between love and hate and the passion involved in both emotions.It's a beautiful story of forgiveness and the power it has to heal the human soul to the point it can embrace the future - even if it means finally moving on living only in your memories of one of the people you've loved most.I'm not sure any author I've read could have penned this story better.

    25. 3.5 starsThis was a pretty good book. It was well written and moved along well. My reason for 3.5 stars is because I don't care for stories written in the 3rd person. It feels too detached to me, but it was a good story.

    26. I normally don't read adult romance novels, but this one kept me engaged and very interested in the relationship between Dani and Michael. Deanna has a voice much like that of Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks. Very heartwarming, swoon-worthy tale of two lovers reunited!

    27. I enjoyed reading this. Good writing and plot and I really liked the characters and cared what happened to them. Great if you want a real love story. I received this book for free through a First Reads give away.

    28. I absolutely loved this book. It shows that "true love" does exist and can be found at any time, especially when a person least expects it. What I loved the most about this book was the way that the author brought everything together at the end. This will for sure be a read again for me.

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