A young woman awakes in a field with no memory of how she got there or who she is. Struggling to put the pieces together from a past just out of memory’s reach, Eve finds a new name and a new beginning in Brighton Valley. But no matter how safe she feels or how much she grows to love the people in her new life, Eve knows her past holds a secret that may destroy her chanceA young woman awakes in a field with no memory of how she got there or who she is. Struggling to put the pieces together from a past just out of memory’s reach, Eve finds a new name and a new beginning in Brighton Valley. But no matter how safe she feels or how much she grows to love the people in her new life, Eve knows her past holds a secret that may destroy her chance at happiness. Driving along highway 83, Nick happens upon a girl on the side of the road. Soaked to the bone with rain and battling back fear of a past she can’t recall, Nick is drawn to the strength of soul and frail beauty the young woman possesses. Naming her Eve to help her fill the void, Nick finds he cannot resist the draw to know her, protect her. But the closer he gets to the sweet, mysterious, Eve, the harder it becomes to let go. And he knows he must. For Eve cannot truly be his until she confronts the demons of her past. Nameless shows us the heart of what family means, beyond blood and name. How one person can affect so many, changing hearts in the process of finding her place in the world. Can Eve choose love with an empty slate? And if her memories return can that love endure the choices they bring? ...
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It's been a while since I read Marni MacRae's Lady Sun, but I remember clearly loving the pants off that story, so when I heard she had a second book out, I immediately picked up a copy and tore right into it. I was not the least bit disappointed.A girl is found, wandering a cold, rainy Kentucky highway, shoeless, shivering, and with no memory of who she is. She is picked up by Nick, a good-hearted construction worker who immediately finds himself drawn into her plight. She doesn't even remember her own name, so he christens her Eve.I fully expected that the story would be an investigation of exactly who Eve is, where she came from, and what caused her to lose her memory. And while that was part of the story, it was by no means the most significant part. Rather, the story centered on Eve's insatiable curiosity and how her sudden appearance dramatically affects those around her. She joins the small community of Brighton Valley with the innocence of a child, completely ignorant of things like cell phones and Starbucks and the Internet, things the rest of us take for granted. But more than that, the characters that Ms. MacRae placed around her are drawn into Eve's story as much as I was.This story repeatedly warmed my heart and then broke it as it alternated between happy, sweet, funny moments and sad, traumatic ones. I found myself turning page after page, anxious to see how the mystery would resolve itself. The ending left me completely satisfied, and anxiously awaiting whatever marvelous story this author puts out next.
An emotional and thought-provoking read. I read this book in one sitting. That's no joke. My brain actually shut up as I got lost in the story of a tragic girl who loses her memories and ends up on the side of the road where anyone could have taken advantage of her. Lucky for her, Nick is the one who finds her. He is just about as kind and compassionate as a man can be and instantly feels a connection to her. The entire town takes this nameless girl under their wing as they search for the missing pieces of her life - not realizing the tragedy and horror they'd find once they unraveled the secrets. There's an underlying theme in this book, at least to me. Our memories don't make us who we are. The things that happen to us can shape us to an extent, but strip it all away and you get to the real person. Eve is kind and brave and smart. She's been through so many horrors and even when she finds out the extent of the lies in her past, she is still the same girl. That's how it was so believable that she and Nick could fall in love while she didn't even know who she was.The writing style flows with ease and grace, shifting between POVs seamlessly. If I had one beef with the book it'd be that I felt like I was robbed of my emotional payoff a bit at the end. There's a moment, a meeting, that I was waiting to see happen. I was so excited because it was sure to be an emotional one. But then it was skipped and the next chapter picked up months later. It's okay though, the rest of the book had emotion to spare.
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Man, what a fantastic and tragic story. I cried toward the end and needed to take a break for some tea because it dives into some dark territory that is basically every parent's worst nightmare. I'm feeling kind of emotionally wrecked now. The love story aspect is stellar. Sweet and beautiful. Nick was such a perfect match - kind and patient, loving and strong. I loved that Nick builds homes. (And, I will say that truss day is my favorite day, too. LOL) Read it, love it, and grab some tissues. You won't be disappointed.
Loved this book! Though I am not really a fan of books told with multiple POVs, I still could not put this one down. Eve's progression was so vivid you could almost feel her fear and confusion. I think that the resolution was rushed a bit, but I would still give this book 5*s.
So sad so happy ☺So loved this book. Sad but also so uplifting. Could not put it down. Yeah for true love! I hope Marni writes more.