Chasing Memories by Ellie Wade

Posted August 20, 2017 by Debbie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Format: eBook

Chasing Memories

by

Ellie Wade

3.50 Stars

What if you found him, the one who was put on this earth for you? He was your perfect partner, your soul mate. Your life with him was more than you could have ever hoped for. The two of you created an amazing family full of so much love.

I did. And it was everything.

Then, one day, I woke up, and he was gone. They were all gone.

I can’t accept it. I’m stuck in a reality that isn’t mine, aching for the life I lost, one that made up the very fabric of my soul.

How do I find my future when my past won’t stop pulling me under? I’m drowning, struggling to breathe in this existence where nothing makes sense. It might be crazy, and I might be as well.
But if you’d experienced the joy of a once-in-a-lifetime love, you’d be chasing memories, too.

~ My Thoughts ~

Chasing Memories is a heartfelt story of one woman, the man she has loved most of her life and who will soon be her husband.  It is also the story of the man who haunts her dreams, making her question everything she has ever known to be true.

The main characters in this story Mia, Grayson and Aiden are written with intense realism.  So easy to relate with, you feel as though they are lifelong friends.  The storyline was captivating.  A horrible accident, the lingering effects it has on not only the victim but her family and friends is brought to life by the author’s wonderful talent at storytelling.

I found the story of Mia, Grayson and Aiden very compelling.  While the basic storyline idea has been written before, there was something unique in the way Ellie Wade brought it to life.  Perhaps it was the way the author brought the emotions of the characters to life.  Or it could have been the ease of her writing style.  I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I will say the author did make Chasing Memories an enchanting, heartbreaking, heartwarming story which I enjoyed immensely.

The interaction between the characters was spot on perfection.  The dialogue, the physical actions and reactions, the utter heartbreak, despair and the desperation to bring what most believed was a dream to reality was fabulous.  I found myself settling into the story but do admit my mind was at war with the words I read and what I wanted to happen.  Strategically placed twists and turns added a wonderful element to the storyline.  Adding to that was that one line, one moment in the book that had me stop and pause.  For me that was the defining moment.  The moment where everything became crystal clear in the most shocking and surprising way.  A very clever twist in the storyline on the author’s part.  Creative, fun and definitely a thought-provoking moment, the story took flight and carried on.

Chasing Memories is a story that allows you to view your past from a different perspective.  It doesn’t sugar coat, hide or define the change in feelings that occur from living in the moment.  It allows you a second chance to push past what you bury deep inside. Memories haunt and you realize that there is more to life than the one you have been living.  Chasing Memories was a fun, interesting story filled with surprises.  I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others who enjoy a good love story with a twist.

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