'The Girl You Forgot' by Giselle Green
Released: August 2020
Publisher: Boldwood books
Genre: Women's fiction / romance
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Does the heart never really forget?
When Ava’s partner Will is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, the doctors give Will one chance to survive - an operation which means he will lose his recent memory. Ava begs him to take the chance, sure that she can cope with Will forgetting her. After all, they have something very special to live for.
But they are also keeping a heart-breaking secret, and if Will loses his memory, Ava will have to carry that secret alone.
Can they rebuild their love from scratch or will their secrets and past come between them? Will Ava really be a stranger when Will wakes up – or does the heart never really forget…
Giselle Green returns with a heart-breaking, deeply moving story of love, loss, and what it really means to be alive. Perfect for all fans of Jodi Picoult, Susan Lewis and Diane Chamberlain.
Let me me begin with some background if I may … When I was younger, I loved what's now termed as 'women's commercial fiction' and Jodi Picoult still remains a favourite. I then began to find books by Diane Chamberlain and Giselle Green recommended to me online. I devoured the novels I found and loved the balance between women's fiction and what could almost be classed as domestic thrillers (a genre that I've come to love)
So, imagine my glee when I saw Giselle Green share a post about her upcoming release 'The Girl You Forgot'. I cheekily commented that I couldn't wait and she actually asked whether I'd be interested in reviewing the novel. Of course I agreed and here we are - I'm so thrilled to be sharing my thoughts on this story from an author who I find so inspiring.
The premise was so intriguing and I was hooked from the first chapter. I loved that the main characters were given alternating chapters as I find that tool really helps to build development and help the reader to understand more of what's happening. Especially when there are so many secrets and miscommunications, Giselle was able to tease the reader as the story unfolded and we were brought further into the lives of Ava and Will. The characters themselves were flawed and that made them more human and relatable. There were some quite sensitive topics covered here, but the writing was so well crafted that the whole experience was somehow light hearted and uplifting.
I urge you to give this story a whirl if you enjoy the work of Diane Chamberlain, Veronica Henry or Adele Parks. I'm so grateful to Giselle for sending me a copy for review, the buy links are at the top of the post.
About the Author:
Born in Chiswick, Giselle Green is an award-winning, contemporary women’s fiction author. Mum to six boys (half of whom have flown the nest) and guardian to one bright orange-and-cinnamon canary who hopefully never will, Giselle enjoys creating emotionally-gripping storylines about family and relationships.