Release Blitz : Remember When by Lindsay Detwiler

Title: Remember When
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2017
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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This wasn’t how it was supposed to be….
 
They met at a wedding, Todd the only man wearing jeans, Jessica the beauty with a troubled background. Settled into married life after falling in love, they have so many things left to do in life. They think they have so much time… until Jessica and Todd’s average married life comes to a halt on a snowy back road. When their truck careens down an embankment, they find themselves in a life-or-death situation. With rescue seeming impossible, they cling to the only hope they have left: their love for each other.
As they fight for survival, their connection carries them through the biggest challenge of their lives. Memories and regrets swirl around the couple as they finally take a moment to reflect on what they’re doing in life.
There’s one big, icy question that haunts them, though: Is this where their story will end?
 

 Review by Emma-Louise Lewis on behalf of KFF

“A Single moment can change everything – but can love help us survive?”

~ Five Stars ~

This question is asked on the front cover of Remember When.  This question not only leads the reader into one of the most emotionally raw books I have ever had the pleasure of reading; but also pulls the reader through a beautifully sweet series of memories that Jess & Todd re-live during their harrowing situation.

Todd & Jessica Kling find themselves in a situation of life or death…their life or death. A fluke accident catapults their truck down a hill and wedges it between two trees. Todd injures his leg, leaving most of the rescue efforts to Jess.

“You come on.  If you go out there, you’re going to mess your leg up even worse, so stop.  I’ve got this.  I’m tougher than you think.”

“I know”.

“You’re amazing”

Parts of Remember When were almost too hard to read. Each time Jess and Todd attempt to free themselves their hopes are dashed.

“Now she realised nothing was guaranteed.  Life could be going along at a humdrum pace, promising you forever.  And then a single moment could rip everything to shreds.  A single movement of your foot on the brake could obliterate everything you thought you had time to do.”

“The cold had finally seeped the entire way through to her core, to her heart.  It was black, not with fear but with the feeling of giving up.”

The love between Jess & Todd is a truly beautiful thing to see. Having been together for years and having been through so much together, their love is solid.  It made my heart smile.

“It was simple beautiful, the two of them together, no matter what happened.  She would die, whether it be today or in one hundred years, thinking they were beautiful together.”

“He needed to hand on, and if he couldn’t, she needed to clutch on to him with everything she had.  She could not let him go.  They were in this together, just like everything else.  Live or die, they were in it together.”

 

Todd isn’t a tall, dark, sexy man.  He’s an average man with a pot belly and a beautiful heart.  Through the authors descriptions of Todd Kling, I could see him in those jeans when he met Jess and how truly sexy his beard must have looked.  I loved Todd’s awful sense of humour and I adored the way he saw the world and the way he used his optimism and realism to bring Jess back from her darkest moments.  These two were so real to me, I just can’t describe how much they mean to me.

Reviewing Remember When hasn’t been an easy thing.  The story had so much heartache; I must have spent at least 15-20% of the book, with tears rolling down my cheeks.  This was an emotional roller coaster, and to be honest, I loved every minute of it!

 
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A high school English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay’s the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.

She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.
Lindsay’s goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she’s done her job.

Lindsay’s hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

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