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May 22, 2017

What Hope Remembers {Johnnie Alexander}

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When Amy Somers loses her job as a lobbyist, she moves to Misty Willow, well aware that she's crossing bridges she'd burned years before. With all the mistakes she's made and the uncaring things she's done--even to her own family--she can hardly believe that happiness will find her, especially when Gabe Kendall, her first crush and her first kiss, rides back into her life atop a buckskin mare. 

A former Marine, Gabe is at loose ends after serving a prison sentence for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He sees beyond Amy's hard exterior to the girl he once knew and loved, and he longs to see her open her heart. Yet with his vision clouded by shame for his past and fears about the future, he finds it difficult to see the path ahead. 

But the memory of that long-ago kiss just may have the power to reignite a romance that brings out the best in both of them.

My Thoughts:
This book has potential to be a great read, but I fear I should have read the first two books in the series first. I was unsure of the background for each character and it made it very hard for me to get interested in the story. There seemed to be a lot of insider information some of the characters withheld, and again, I probably would have understood better had I read the first of the series.

I don't want to give this book a bad review because everyone seems to be in love with this series. I just found it hard to understand and was unable to form an interest in the characters or the story that was happening in this book. If you have enjoyed this series, I would love to hear your thoughts on this one.