Memories by Deanna Lynn Sletten

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Do you believe in second chances at love?

Michael DeCara came home from the Vietnam War a wounded man, both physically and emotionally. He tried putting his life back together, but found civilian life difficult after all he'd experienced in Nam. Raising his young daughter, Vanessa, by himself after his wife left, he found it difficult to commit to one job or one woman for any length of time. Then he met a young woman who made him feel good about himself again and who fell in love with Vanessa as well. But then a life-changing event occurred and he had to choose between his past and the present. He chose to leave without a word to the young woman, believing he was doing what was best for her. Now, years later, she has walked back into his life and he believes they may have a second chance at love-except she hates him and he doesn't understand why.

Danielle Westerly fell in love when she was only eighteen and her heart was broken when he left her without a word. Her heartache was increased when she made a fateful decision that would alter her future, and she blamed him for her loss. Years later, she is single and has built up a successful career when she accidently runs into the man who was responsible for her past pain. Yet, their chemistry is undeniable. Can Dani give up her anger and let go of the pain of the past and fall in love again with the man she has hated all these years?

Dani and Michael share a journey of heartache, loss and painful memories that threaten to keep them apart. Can they break past these and finally find love again?

** Memories was chosen as a semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012! **

What readers are saying about Memories:

"I was mesmerized by this story from the beginning - an emotionally-charged story which had me wondering what would happen as each chapter unfolded." -Norma Budden, Author

"Sletten is definitely a rising star with her work, move over Danielle Steel, you have company." -Pat Kyle, Reader

"Memories is a beautiful story of a couple's journey to rekindle a lost love through old memories and a painful past brought to the surface and healed through the power of communication, compassion, forgiveness and redemption. This love story is one for the ages, it will resonate with you long after the last word has been read." -Kathleen Higgens-Anderson, Jersey Girl Book Reviews

"I won't compare her to Nicholas Sparks (one of my favorites) because I believe she is even better! Very well written and engaging." -Billie Jo Copas, Reader

About Deanna Lynn Sletten

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Deanna Lynn Sletten is a novelist who writes women's fiction novels and also has written one middle-grade fiction action/adventure novel. Deanna started her writing career as a freelance writer for parenting publications in the early 1990s and transitioned to writing for blogs and websites until she made the leap to novelist. Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, Deanna enjoys walking the trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd. Visit Deanna at her blog: or on Twitter @DeannaLSletten
Published February 25, 2012 by Deanna Lynn Sletten. 257 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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