Book Review: Forgotten Treasures by D. Hart

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In the aftermath of destruction, hearts were destroyed, strengths were stripped, and vulnerabilities were exposed. 


A community was ripped apart after a tragic accident, and the loss hit one family particularly hard as it claimed the lives of three, leaving only one surviving member to pick up the pieces and move forward.


Baylor’s life was wiped clean in the blink of an eye. No family, no home, no name. That is, until she met Brandt. He took a chance, giving her hope and a reason to start over. A reason to rebuild a life full of forgotten memories. A reason to trust. A reason to love. 


Finding love in all the right places should be easy, but when truths are revealed, it’s anything but. Brandt will help her rediscover the true meaning of unconditional eternal love that will prove painful, life altering, and redeeming.


Together, they will try to face the future and will use each other’s strengths to learn how to live again. Can they rewrite history, or in the end, will the tragedies of their pasts be too much?


Very rarely do I read a book that leaves my mind so full of thoughts and emotions that I am completely at a loss of words.  I have been trying for days now to be able to express exactly what this book meant to me, but I have finally figured out I just can’t (but I will try).  Every word of this book is a new piece to a beautiful story, and there is no way to express just how big of an emotional journey you are on from the very first word.  My Kindle had my undivided attention from the first page, I had to know where the story was headed.  And of course then I became attached to these characters that I hated when it ended, even though it ended in a beautiful HEA. 

“My life before I woke up.  There was nothing there.”

As a child we are taught that life isn’t fair.  But do we really understand what that means?  Even as an adult can you actually understand it until you live it?  Baylor (Freckles) knows exactly what that statement means.  Waking up without her memory has left her confused and empty.  How can she not remember anything about her life?  About herself, her family?  Alone in the hospital, she becomes friends with one of the volunteers (Grady).  And his kind spirit breathes life into her, something that she needs desperately.  He pushes her, even when she just wants to give up. 

“How could I get to know someone else when I didn’t even know myself? It would be wrong.  I would be lying to him, but I wanted to engage in normal conversation.  I wanted to feel less alone.  I wanted a distraction from my thoughts.”

Grady gives her hope.  Hope someone will come looking for her, hope she won’t always be alone with her thoughts, hope she will remember.  Grady and her have the best relationship, they get along so well.  When it is time for her to go home, he is there to take her in.  She can tell he has been hurt in the past but she hopes that somehow she can help him while she is finding herself. 

“In one week, I had managed to find two of the most amazing men on the planet, which made me the luckiest amnesiac in the world.”

While living in Grady’s house, she meets his stepbrother (Brandt).  From the very beginning she can feel the strong connection they have.  Emotionally and physically, they complement each other.  Everyone can see it.  But how can she give herself to someone when she has no idea who she is, or who is waiting for her.

“I had reached a place within myself I never knew, and Brandt had now become more than just a want. He was a necessity.  He was my lifeline.”

When her memories return and secrets are revealed, can she learn to live knowing it all?  No matter what, Brandt and Grady will be there for her to help her understand and rediscover who she is, even if it is hurting them as well.

“My mind had hidden away the memories, protecting the forgotten treasures.”

WOW! WOW! WOW!  I can only say READ THIS BOOK NOW, so many times until you finally grab this book and start it.  The best word to describe this story for myself, is beautiful.  Every single word is beautiful and meaningful.  As usual, D. Hart (Dani Hart) has made me think and feel.  I loved A Firefighter’s Flame, but this is my new favorite novel by her.  I LOVED every word!

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