**Semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Books of 2012! **
by Deanna Lynn Sletten
Michael DeCara came home from the Vietnam War a wounded man, both physically and emotionally. He tried putting his life back together, but found civilian life difficult after all he’d experienced in Nam. Raising his young daughter, Vanessa, by himself after his wife left, he found it difficult to commit to one job or one woman for any length of time. Then he met a young woman who made him feel good about himself again and who fell in love with Vanessa as well. But then a life-changing event occurred and he had to choose between his past and the present. He chose to leave without a word to the young woman, believing he was doing what was best for her. Now, years later, she has walked back into his life and he believes they may have a second chance at love-except she hates him and he doesn’t understand why.
Danielle Westerly fell in love when she was only eighteen and her heart was broken when he left her without a word. Her heartache was increased when she made a fateful decision that would alter her future, and she blamed him for her loss. Years later, she is single and has built up a successful career when she accidently runs into the man who was responsible for her past pain. Yet, their chemistry is undeniable. Can Dani give up her anger and let go of the pain of the past and fall in love again with the man she has hated all these years?
Dani and Michael share a journey of heartache, loss and painful memories that threaten to keep them apart. Can they break past these and finally find love again?
“Deanna Lynn Sletten is absolutely amazing! I won’t compare her to Nicholas Sparks (one of my favorites) because I believe she is even better! Very well written and engaging. The characters grab a hold of you and refuse to let go! A very heart-warming and emotional book.” – Billie J Copas – Book Reviewer
“MEMORIES is a beautiful love story with a bittersweet beginning and end. Recommended for fans of romantic women’s fiction.” – Book of Secrets Book Blog
“The author has such a smooth writing style I just wanted to turn off all the phones, curl up in my quilt, and read.” – Ann Swann, Author
Memories is a beautiful love story about two broken people who come together after being separated for years and learn to find love again. It is an emotional and heartwarming story, so keep the Kleenex handy.
I want to thank all the readers who have read Memories, and I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it. If you enjoyed this story, you may want to try my latest novel, Sara’s Promise, another heartfelt romance.
Deanna started her writing career in the early 1990s writing articles for parenting publications and local newspapers. Over time she transitioned to writing for blogs and websites and was a contributing writer for the women’s website, She Knows. In November 2011, she changed course and put all her energy into novel writing and hasn’t looked back since.
Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd or relaxing in the boat on the lake in the summer.