Reminders of Him

Caption: Allie holds up Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover. 

Written by Allie Dobson, Graphic Communications Organizer

 

My pick is a book called "Reminders of Him" by Colleen Hoover. The summary reads:
"After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter's life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.
The only person who hasn't closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna's daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna's life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them. 
The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing."
This novel shares a story of pain, growth, and healing. It teaches us that despite an individual's flaws or past mistakes, they are still worthy of love and kindness. A large theme in this novel is forgiveness and moving forward. I feel that is a lesson anyone can learn from and take with them. 
I'd like to share my favorite quote from the book: “People say you fall in love, but fall is such a sad word when you think about it. Falls are never good. You fall on the ground, you fall behind, you fall to your death. Whoever was the first person to say they fell in love must have already fallen out of it. Otherwise, they’d have called it something much better.” - Colleen Hoover

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