Book Review: The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman

Published: 30/01/2014
384 pages
Kindle edition

When time is running out, every moment is precious…

When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementos will soon be all her daughters and husband have of her. But how can she hold onto the past when her future is slipping through her fingers…?


51P45zHSEkL._SX316_BO1,204,203,200_Heartbreaking and unforgettable story of Claire and her Memory book. Definitely a book that changed me.

Claire finally found her happy ever after. Man she loves and he loves her unconditionally back, two beautiful daughters, job she is passionate about and just happy home. Future seems bright and there is so much to look forward to. Only until that one day when everything falls apart. When future doesn’t really exist anymore and all she can hold onto is now and maybe some of her memories. What will she leave behind? How will her family cope? Who will disappear into the thick fog?

I learned that she was and is a work in progress – a human being evolving in the world – and that no one, least of all me, should try to guess what her limits are.

This book made me ugly cry and not once. So much emotion and heartbreak. Yes, it felt somewhat depressing at times but also so powerful. Even if the happy ending is unlikely, there is so much more that you can take away from this story. All the love and care, family bond, love of mother came through definitely the strongest. And it was so beautifully written.

Mums are warriors: they might be knocked down, but they always get back up.

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If you are like me and never read anything by Rowan Coleman, I can definitely recommend to start with this book. You can get it directly from Amazon here.

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