I Remember You Paperback
Rich, witty and moving, I Remember You is for anyone who likes to dream about a new life - and for anyone who still remembers their first love...For Tess Tennant, spring brings the promise of a fresh start.
She's moving back to her picture-perfect home town to take up a teaching job.
Langford is a place of pretty stone cottages, friendly locals in oak-beamed pubs and of course Adam, her best friend since childhood.
But Adam is preoccupied with a new girlfriend, and the past - which Tess thought she'd put behind her - is looming large again.
So by the time she has to take her class on a trip to Rome, Tess is feeling reckless.
She is swept off her feet by a mysterious stranger, and finds herself falling in love.
But her magical Roman Holiday is about to turn into a nightmare...Back in Langford Adam is gone and everything has changed.Tess has to decide, once and for all, where she belongs and with whom.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 13/05/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007243853
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Review by Lukerik
This is a much better book than the cover would suggest and I feel a little sorry for Evans, having her work marketed in pink. I also felt a little sorry for myself, sitting on the bus with my skin head, sure that everyone had noticed I was reading a girls’ book.Evans makes a real effort to achieve a sense of realism, with characters speaking colloquially and stumbling through their heavily punctuated sentences.It is too long. There are pages of chatter between characters that just don’t contribute to the story. Parts of it are frankly boring. What this author needs is a merciless editor.Although Tess is a likable character, I found myself emotionally unmoved which was a shame. What ultimately saves the book from being bonfire material is Evans’ sense of humour; the little observations of people that had me laughing quite a few times.