by Cait London

May 2004
ISBN: 0-06-055588-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

Cait Londonís newest offering What Memories Remain is meant to be a romantic suspense. Now that Iíve read it I would consider it to be more of a relationship novel than what Iíve come to think of as a suspense book.

Ewan Lochlain has been away from home for many years. Heís returning to Fairy Cove now to rebuild his deceased fatherís boat building business. While heís been gone many changes have come to Fairy Cove, but as the saying goesÖthe more things change the more they remain the same.

Ewanís sister Hallie is running her own business now, and working to become a strong independent woman. When their parents were killed in a sailing accident Hallie and Ewan went to live with their aunt, Angela Greer. Angela mistreated Hallie, and Ewan found a way to free Hallie from his auntís grip. By then, however, Hallie had met her future husband. She went from one abusive situation to another. Now single, Hallie is struggling to stand on her own, and become the woman she was never allowed to be.

Cyd Callahan is the daughter of the townís prostitute and still fights to overcome that stigma. She is also struggling to overcome nightmares that have hounded her since she was six years old. She has grown to be a successful business woman in her own right, and works to overthrow Angelaís control of the people and businesses of Fairy Cove.

Ewan returns thinking heís going to protect both these women, and claim Cyd as his own. Both women however have very different plans for Ewan, and the tension builds as they fight for control.

There are many minor characters in What Memories Remain, and I do believe that while somewhat vital to the story they do make for some confusion while reading. Therefore I would suggest that you read this story when you can set aside a good amount of time to devote to it. Iím not saying sit and read it in one sitting, but to get the full enjoyment from What Memories Remain devote more than 5 minutes here and there to reading.

Reviewed in April 2004 by Sandi.

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