Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease at only thirty-eight years old, knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. She also knows there's just one another resident her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life at Rosalind House. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke.
When Eve Bennett is suddenly thrust into the role of single mother she finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind house. When she meets Anna and Luke she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna's and Luke's families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them.
I will start off by saying that I did really enjoy this book. I read it in one day and I found that it was a very fast paced and gripping read.
really enjoyed the different perspectives the book gave. There are alternating chapters told from the perspective of Anna (the Alzheimer’s patient), Eve (the nursing home worker) and a couple of chapters from Clementine (Eve’s 7 year old daughter). I loved how they each had their own story, yet they intertwined really well. I think it was a really great decision to include the different perspectives as well as I feel like the story would have got very boring after a while if it were told solely from Anna’s point of view. Also having said that, I really loved Eve. I loved reading about her life and everything she was going to. I found her story to be so interesting and the perspective she gave on life and love.
My one issue I had with this story was that I couldn’t really identify a plot. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I just wouldn’t be able to really tell you what it was about or what the purpose of the story was. I think for me, there was a strong emphasis on true love and that no matter what happens, you will always have your true love. But then on the other hand it was also about love and loss and dealing with grief. It honestly had a little bit of everything and there was never a dull moment. I would have loved to have had a little more about Eve’s story, just putting that out there.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. Hepworth gives a unique perspective on life, love and loss that will stick with you for days. A definite must read for fans of The Notebook and Still Alice.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: January 19th 2016
Format: Kindle, 352 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction
Acquired from: St. Martin's Press via NetGalley
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**This book was received in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of this book.
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