Release Date:November 2011
Source:publisher|My FTC Disclaimer
About the Book:
35-year-old Ava Andrews’ dream job is interrupted by an unusual request–fulfill her 84-year-old grandfather’s last wish by joining him on a battle site tour of Europe. Ava is sure her boss will refuse her request. But, instead, he gives her a directive of his own–to videotape the tour and send it back as mini-segments for the show she produces.
As if juggling these two things isn’t hard enough, Ava is soon surprised again … twice. First, Ava and Grandpa Jack arrive in Europe, only to discover the tour is cancelled. Unwilling to let down her grandfather or her boss, Ava and Grandpa Jack head out on their own. Then, while they’re on their way, the pair soon meet up with Paul, her grandpa’s best friend, and his grandson Dennis. The same Dennis who just happens to be Ava’s first love.
Before she knows it, Ava and Dennis are swept down memory lane as they visit the sites that are discussed in the history books. And even though Ava’s videotaping old soldiers, she can see their youth, their hopes and fears, and their pride in their eyes. Soon Ava learns the trip isn’t just for them … it’s for her too–especially for her heart.
Read an excerpt, watch a video and find out more here.
About the Author:
Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. On Tricia’s weekly radio show, Living Inspired, she shares stories of inspiration and encouragement. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.
Mixing past with present, Tricia Goyer has hit another home run with this new novel! Ava’s character is well rounded and complex, and really pulled at my heart strings! The plot line is fantastic and instantly captivating. The reader is whisked away to become Ava’s friend for the duration of the novel, and by the end of the book, you’ll be feeling as if you’re saying goodbye to family.
Ava’s story is unique. She’s seeking marriage and a settled life. But when circumstances arise, she’s left nursing a broken heart. She has a not-so-close relationship with her grandfather, so it’s a shock when he confronts her about accompanying him on a tour of battle sites from WWII. Reluctantly agreeing, she heads off to see the sites, and in turn, learns so many things about her grandfather that she never knew. Things that open her eyes. Secrets revealed and a life changing past.
Walking the road with Ava and her grandfather was both emotional and an adventure. Seeing Ms. Goyer’s use of past and present mixed with unending love from God, is always a wonderful treat. Ms. Goyer’s complex characters always compliment each other and add depth to a fantastic story.
If you are looking for a story that will take you on a roller coaster of ups, downs, twists and turns, then I highly suggest Remembering You with a high 5 Book worthy rating! Forgiveness, healing hearts, forgotten pasts and sweet romance make up the amazing elements of this phenomenal new story! Fantabulous work, Ms. Goyer!
Want to follow the tour? Great! See other reviews here.
Win a Kindle Touch for YOU and a Friend from Tricia Goyer!Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her novel, Remembering You, with a KINDLE Touch Giveaway for you … and for the friend of your choice. Then on 11/29 she’ll be wrapping up the release of Remembering You with a Book Chat Party!During the first half of the party Tricia will be chatting, sharing a sneak peek of her next book, and giving away a ton of great stuff. Then she’ll head over to her website for a Live Chat! Readers will be able to chat with Tricia via video or text.Don’t miss your chance to win a Kindle Touch for yourself … and to “remember” a friend this holiday with a Kindle Touch for them!One grand prize winner will receive:
- A Brand New Kindle Touch and a Kindle Touch for a Friend (winner’s choice!)
- A copy of Remembering You by Tricia Goyer for eachEnter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on November 29th. Winner will be announced at Remembering You Facebook Party on 11/29. Tricia will be hosting an author chat (on Facebook and Live from her website) and giving away copies of her other WWII books and gift certificates to Starbucks and Amazon.com. So grab your copy of Remembering You and join Tricia on the evening of the 29th for an author chat, a trivia contest (How much do you know about WWII?) and lots of giveaways.