Author – Nadine Christian
Publication date – 1st February 2013
Genre – Romance, Mystery, New adult,
Book description – When her beloved foster parents pass away, Holly discovers a past of both shocking and heartbreaking: the murder/suicide of her biological parents on the South Pacific island of Pitcairn, famous for the HMAV Bounty mutineers. Travelling to a home she does not remember, Holly reconnects with long-lost childhood friend Jack. An old friendship quickly becomes more… until a dark secret is uncovered.
This book was actually suggested to me by Nadine Christian herself! I have to say I am so glad she did because it is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. Nadine Christian herself seems so lovely and is obviously very talented. I started this book around 11am today and finished 3 hours later, left feeling as though I wanted to read it again.
It is different to what I have read before there is so much more mystery around the secrets in this book compared to others which drop big hints. I think thats what I loved most about Remembering Love, the fact i knew there was a big secret waiting to come out and the build up to it was fantastic.
This book was written in Third person, omniscient. This is when the narrator follows the actions and thoughts of all the characters. Nadine has done really well here as other books I have read written in this narrative have became really confusing, this is the first story I have not got confused about and have been able to follow every little action and thought from each character.
This story is an interesting one as there are so many deaths and you can feel heartbreak for each one. You can also feel the frustration Holly is going through to find out information about her real parents, especially when James died without telling her everything. Thank god for her mother’s diary! Although to read the ending with her her mother’s diary it was heartbreaking!
The characters are really relatable and I love how everyone is close together on the island I loved all of the characters and could feel the chemistry between them. I wish I has a best friend like Kristy. The one character that really annoyed me was Masie, she was so frustrating always calling Celeste and Holly whores and then to find out it was actually Masie that was having the affair with James I wanted to kill that woman myself. The worst bit was she made Holly and Jack question their relationship as friends/lovers by dropping the “you are brother and sister” bomb on them! So much love for this book I could go on all day about how much Masie ticked me off and how much I adored the relationships between the characters.
Another thing that really had me hooked was the location knowing Nadine is from the island of Pitcairn it made me feel more like I was there, the description of the island and reading how they have to walk around with a torch at night, how there is such a small population there and everyone knows each other, also the part about the ghost birds and how their electricity is generated, shows it was all from Nadines own knowledge of her home island. Its really interesting to know this is where Nadine lives, this is her home and she is sharing it in her book. She has made it sound like such a loving community and a beautiful place to live. After reading this I researched the island a little and it is now on my bucket list to visit Pitcairn.
Many authors live in one country and base their book in another, and when reading you can sometimes tell they are not from the place of which they set their book in from little things like the weather, slang and even the characters. Whereas this book you can tell straight away it has a personally streak in from the author.
I don’t think I have anything bad to say about this book other than I want to read so much more about the peoples lives on the island! It is just so interesting. I suggest to everyone to research the island of Pitcairn, and to also read this amazing book.
Also I think it would be really cool if there was another book based back when Celeste and Sammy were alive and to tell Celestes story or maybe even James’s as he knew the mother and Holly personally.
I loved this book so much I will for sure be reading it again!
I am going to give it a 5/5 and suggest that everyone reads this. This book should have so much more recognition and so many more readers because it is honestly magnificent. I’m in love yet again with another book.
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