Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover is a tearjerker romance about a young woman who has been released from prison after a tragic accident and is fighting for custody of her daughter. I have a love-hate relationship with Colleen, Her books are nothing like I’d usually read but I always pick them.
A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.
After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.
The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.
The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.
Reminders Of Him was so heartbreaking and from the synopsis, I wasn’t even sure I would like the book. But I couldn’t stop reading. I took glances during my meetings and read it past my break. Finished work early so I could head home and continue reading, and kept on reading till the last page.
I loved the book. It was so heartbreaking and I couldn’t help but feel heartbroken for Kenna.
The beauty of Colleen Hoover’s books is that it draws you into the story and her writing style allows you to feel every emotion, heartbreak and thought that the characters feel which really brings the characters to life. I sympathised with both Keena and Scott’s parents. To be honest I couldn’t even pick a side I just wanted everyone to be happy.
This is not a sad book. I was narrating to my sister and she said It’s so sad. I replied by telling her it wasn’t a sad book. The circumstances were sad obviously but It wasn’t really a sad story. It was fun and intriguing, the side characters were interesting and it was fun to read the dynamic between all the characters.
If you are wondering if you should read Reminders of Him, I’d say you should totally give it a try, However, just do not go in with huge expectations and this is not one of the books where I’d advise you to go in blind, find out a bit about the story if it’s something you’d like.
Reminders of Him Book Club Questions from www.JustLeafing.com
- When we meet Kenna she is just moving into town and we learn right off the bat she had a baby in jail. What were your first impressions of her? Did you feel any empathy in the beginning?
- Ledger is captivated immediately by Kenna. Do you think that some people with shared histories are just drawn together? Or was he just seeing a pretty girl?
- Ledger is a big part of Diem’s life and has been from the beginning. What were your thoughts early on how Scotty’s family was choosing to raise Diem away from her mother? Did you understand it, or would you have done things differently?
- Colleen Hoover goes a lot into how hard a time Kenna has getting a fresh start in life after jail because of the biases against parolees. Did the book bring up any thoughts on how that system works today?
- Which character did you feel the most empathy for? Why?
- Ledger and Kenna keep the beginnings of their attraction to each other a secret from most other people. Do you feel this was the only way to handle things? The best way?
- How believable did the plot feel to you? What about the happy ending?
- If you could ask the characters or author any question, what would it be?
- How did you feel overall reading this book? Did it bother you, encourage you, frustrate you? Did you feel the same at the end as you did in the first few chapters?
- How long did it take you get through the book? Was it one you couldn’t put down or you had to keep coming back to?
- Have you read other books by Colleen Hoover? Is there anything similar in themes or writing style in this book compared to her others? Did you like this one more or less?