The descsription of this book as to 'when' this story occurred was not listed, so I did the worse thing you can do, I 'assumed' this took place during the Christmas season, my fault. I assumed, and we all know what assume means! The book takes place in the town of Christmas. This book is a full novel, not a novella like most of the Christmas books out there, and in case you are the type of person who is wants ONLY 'clean' romances, this is not fully clean, as it did have a few scenes hot scenes in it. for one week
One day Jack ends up walking into the bakery. There he is, full of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (I am glad there ARE books out here that involve this because it is a huge problem where soldiers are NOT being treated for it. This 'is' all the buzz in Washington as of the date I am writing this review, 12-11-14. Congress has decided something needs to be done about it because we have too many soldiers out there that are dealing with this. With this author writing a book like this, I hope someone has read this and is using it for this problem. GREAT job by this author, Debbie Mason!)
Jack has lost ALL of his long term memory, all of it from the point of the accident and behind. As a saced prisoner of war, when he woke up in the hospital he was in, the only memory he had was from that point on. He didn't even know he was married, but did find his way back to Grace, and without Grace's knowledge. He had had an affair with a fellow MIA woman, Maria DeMarco. Maria does make an appearance in this book later in the story assuming she'll get Jack back.
Jack's memory problems do bother Grace at times and she tried to be as understanding as she could be, but she expected since he had never met his own son which bothered her, she thought Jack would be more of a father figure than what he turned out to be. With as much work as it took Jack to try to remember things and things he had to learn to redo, Maria is on his mind. Grace's nerves were running short, as they should have been. Jack didn't really seem to be working on remembering things. It took a LOT of work by Grace to help Jack. There were so many problems between the two of them, Maria especially being one, as he still remembered her. Grace really couldn't be too angry about that since Jack didn't know who he was, but still . . . she couldn't help it as she IS his wife. There were so many obstacles for them to overcome, and it seemed like one after another and another. It just wasn't pleasant reading with all of them. Maria comes back, too. She thinks Jack is hers, and they have to deal with that, but even after then, more problems occur and this is where I felt the book was just dragging on. This is where I did not want to finish the book. I'm glad I did because there was another good twist at the end
Did I really 'like' this story? Yes and no. It seemed to drag on and on towards the end of this book, and that is what bothered me the most. I was ready for it to end, and I got to the point where I didn't want to pick the book back up again to finish it, but I did. There was a huge twist at the end of the book as I kept getting closer to the end, I was happy with how it turned out, but . . . another twist? Can't we wrap this up?
This is my opinion about this book. Other people loved this book, even giving it 5 stars, so I guess I need to read more from this author.