Ninteen Letters by Jodi Perry @LittleBrownUK #GuestBookReview


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What we had was far too beautiful to be forgotten.

If you love Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook, you will devour the heartbreaking, emotional storytelling of Jodi Perry’s Nineteen Letters.

The 19th of January, 1996 . . . I’ll never forget it. It was the day we met. I was seven and she was six. It was the day she moved in next door, and the same day I developed my first crush on a girl.

Then tragedy struck. Nineteen days after our wedding day, Jemma was in an accident that would change our lives forever. When she woke from her coma, she had no memory of me, of us, of the love we shared.

That’s when I started writing her letters. The stories of our life. Of when we met. About the happier times, and everything we’d experienced together.

What we had was far too beautiful to be forgotten.

A heart-stopping and romantic love story that spans decades and asks the question, if the love of your life had no memory of you . . . what would you do?

| Review |
by Linda Bishop Tilling for Love Books Group

Oh, my goodness, I finished this at 1.15 this morning, there was no way I was going to get to sleep until I read the final letter from Braxton and it’s consequences, and I ended up with a stupid grin on my face and tears pouring down my cheeks!  Don’t try to tell me it’s only a story in a book because I was there with Braxton and Jemma every step of the way and I went through every single emotion with them from the highs to the lows and everything in between.

The story is about Braxton and Jemma, childhood sweethearts from when she moved in next door with her family when they were 7 and 6 respectively, and then grew up together, fell in love and married, but did not get their happy ever after.  Fate had a cruel twist and test for them first.

However, Braxton starts to write Jemma letters, stories of their whole life and everything they had gone through together, together with little charms such as a bike, a car, a house, to make up a memory bracelet for her to help her get her memory back and remember their life together.  He ended each of the 19 letters with the words   “What we had was far too beautiful to be forgotten”.  I mean how beautiful and poetic is that!   Everyone deserves a Braxton to write them old-fashioned love letters to remind us of how wonderful things were when we first met, fell in love, bought a home, planned a wedding and a family with the person we love more than anyone else in the world and who brighten your day and your life.

I finished this book last night, but it was so well written that I feel I know Braxton and Jemma and am now wondering how their story continues (Jodi Perry, please write a sequel or make this into a movie for us).  This story moved me in a way I was not expecting, largely down to the beautiful writing of the characters, making Braxton seem strong, loyal, loving and understanding, rather than the desperate weakling he could have been written as, and Jemma was a sad lost soul who needs the loving and patient care only Braxton can provide, and you warm to her despite her coldness at first.

The side stories of Jemma’s parents and Grandparents and Braxton’s dad add a richness to the story too and the descriptions of the beach house, with breakfast on the wraparound balcony and the sound of the sea just made me want to be there with them all for the weekend.

I will be looking out for more from this new-to-me Author.

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