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Monday, August 15, 2011

Remember Me...Review and Giveaway

About the book:
What happens when the loyalty that defines the friendship of two women is tested? For Mia and Danielle, finding the answer takes a lifetime…

Mia Marks is a black girl from inner-city Detroit with an eye for the hottest fashions and a penchant for the good life. Danielle King is a suburban white girl with artistic ambitions. When a series of circumstances thrust Danielle and Mia together their freshman year at an all-girls Catholic high school, neither expects to form a deep bond that transcends race and background, and lasts for years. And neither could have anticipated the one indiscretion that destroyed it forever.

Twenty years later, Danielle is a successful novelist living in Miami. Mia is a school teacher in Detroit. But they’re still on common ground–both unhappily married and raising teenage daughters, and both far too proud to make the first move and reconnect. Until tragedy brings them back together in the most unexpected way. Now they must confront the past, discover its untold truths, and learn to survive the increasing complexities of their lives, and a friendship destined to endure.

A story that alternates perspectives between Danielle and Mia in the present day as well as in flashbacks to their past.  After having been best friends for most of their high school and college years, a falling out sends them on their separate ways.  Twenty years later, each married and raising a college-age daughter, Danielle and Mia are reunited under tragic, difficult circumstances.  Being thrust together as they are, forces the women to take stock of themselves and answer the question as to whether their friendship can be rekindled.

While I liked Mia, I can't say I really ever liked Danielle all that much, although she does eventually redeem herself. Both women have their own issues, many of which stem from their respective upbringings.  Each is successful in her career and struggles in her marriage.  However, as they reflect on their past experiences together, they rediscover strengths in each other and in themselves. 

There is some unnecessary profanity.  There were some editing issues, but my copy is an unedited ARC and I'd like to read the finished version.  Remember Me is an enthralling story about the depths and strength of friendship.  It's a book I enjoyed and one that I can easily recommend. 

Thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Cheryl Robinson here.  You can purchase your own copy here.  You can see other reviews and tour stops here.

Monday, August 1st:  The Brain Lair
Tuesday, August 2nd:  Book Club Classics!
Wednesday, August 3rd:  Books, Movies, and Chinese Food
Thursday, August 4th:  Life in the Thumb
Friday, August 5th:  Chick Lit Reviews
Monday, August 8th:  Colloquium
Wednesday, August 10th:  Life in Review
Thursday, August 11th:  Laura’s Reviews
Monday, August 15th:  2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews
Tuesday, August 16th:  Black Diamond’s Book Reviews
Wednesday, August 17th:  Knowing the Difference
Thursday, August 18th:  Arms of a Sister
Monday, August 22nd:  Well Read Wife
Tuesday, August 23rd:  Rundpinne
Thursday, August 25th:  Books and Movies
Monday, August 29th:  Book Addiction

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GIVEAWAY:
Because I liked Remember Me, thanks to the publisher, I'm offering a giveaway. It really bugs me when you have to jump through tons of hoops in order to enter giveaways, so your email address will suffice.

However:
If you change your profile to have your email address visible, if it isn't already, you will gain an additional entry.

I ask this because it's so annoying to have someone leave a comment you would like to respond to, but can't, because their email is hidden. This is especially annoying if a question is asked in said comment.

If you choose to become a follower or tell me you already are, you can gain an additional entry too.

If you wanted to blog or tweet about it, that's great too, and you'd get an extra entry for that.

Just fill out the form.  A comment would be nice too, but isn't required!

U.S. or Canada addresses only and no P.O. Boxes. Sorry!,

This giveaway ends September 2nd.

This giveaway is closed.

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Read 7/11

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4/5 Stars


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8 comments:

  1. You've made this sound like a worthwhile read, so I'd like to be entered in your contest. kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

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  2. Not entering the contest as I'm in the UK, but just wanted to say that I enjoyed your review. This book sounds really interesing, it's gone on my TBR list.

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  3. Another book that you and I both reviewed! I enjoyed this one as well. I also loved Mia, but wasn't so sure about Danielle!

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  4. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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  5. Very nice review! I found your through a link-up (the mom reviews).

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  6. would dearly luv this read! tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/_eHope/status/108239121608212480
    thanks!

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  7. Just doing a bit of blog hopping and stumbled upon your blog, this book sounds great I filled out the form for the giveaway!

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  8. Sounds like a beautiful book, thanks for this chance to win it

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