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.
Alternating narrators tell the story of Reminders of Him. When Kenna is released from prison after five years, she heads to the town where her daughter is now living with Scotty’s parents. She knows that she lost her parental rights, but hopes she can visit her daughter, at least. She hangs onto that hope even after making a first attempt for visits, and then when she meets Ledger, who was Scotty’s best friend and who lives across the street from his parents, she hopes he can bridge the gap.
As much as Ledger begins to empathize and even want to help her, the bond that is forming between them could work against her. If her daughter’s grandparents find out about their connection.
A story of hope and loss…and full of sadness, I kept wishing for something that probably wouldn’t happen.
But then, just when I thought there was no chance of a happy ending, Ledger found a way to help Kenna finally get there. My only complaint: when the good things began to happen, I thought they came together too easily. But I still loved this book, and it earned 5 stars.