Oct 23, 2015

All About Books Days Book Review: I Remember You by Harriet Evans

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Review by Suze

Tess Tennant is moving back to Langford, the place she grew up in. She lived in London for a long time, but after being made redundant she needs a new start. Moving back to Langford means living close to her best friend Adam again. He helps her to find a cottage and soon Tess has a new housemate to share it with. Everything is going really well, but Tess is missing something. There's no spark in her life. Adam is dating the lawyer she's living with and even though the three of them get along just fine Tess doesn't really like it that her two friends are spending so much time together...

For Tess the best part about her work at the local college is going on a class trip to Rome. Her students are all adults and they're well behaved and friendly. Just before she left Tess went out in London with Adam and their day didn't end well. Fortunately Tess doesn't have to be sad for a long time, because she meets a handsome and interesting man in the exciting Italian city. Tess is finally happy again, only her glorious Rome holiday can't last. She needs to talk things through with Adam, but he isn't there to listen. Will they manage to mend their friendship eventually?

I Remember You is a beautiful story about love and friendship. Tess and Adam share a complicated history. They are great friends, but something has happened between them. When Tess moves back to Langford they are really happy to see each other again. The wonderful days of the past are something they love to chat about. I liked reading about their childhood days and about life in Langford. Tess and Adam went their own way after doing their A Levels. That made their relationship interesting and more complicated, which made the story fascinating.

This novel is quite long and I enjoyed every minute of my reading time. I loved finding out more about Rome and about Tess's work. Sometimes I wanted to shake them both and force them to talk to each other. It was fabulous that I felt so involved. I wanted to travel to Langford and see the town, I also kept wishing I could attend one of the classes, just to see what it would be like. I think Harriet Evans makes her characters and settings come to life really well. This amazing romantic story is definitely one of my favorite books by Harriet Evans.


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45 comments:

  1. I would love to read this! I really liked the story and I love reading romantic stories!!

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  2. I love that they are books, such an original idea! I bought this book yesterday and look forward to reading it. The bag is beautiful!

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  3. It sounds like a good book and the reviews I've read have all been good

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  4. I like the story, also visited Rome and part of the story being situated in Rome will bring back the memories of the beautiful city!

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  5. I would love to read this, I love all books :)

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  6. It looks like a great book, I can't wait to see what happens to Tess and Adam! :)

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  7. it sound romantic and i like that friendship is also important in teh story

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  8. I love a good romantic story in the winter when it's a good time for snuggling!

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  9. Would love to read this because I like romantic stories.

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  10. love the designs, saw a few i really like!

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  11. your review really makes me want to read the book, sounds really good!

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  12. I want to read this book because I love stories involving male/female friendships and all the complications that come with them.I also love the setting! (Courtney Hennagir on rafflecopter)

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  14. I'd love to read this intriguing book since it has the most beautiful cover ever!

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  15. I like the story, also visited Rome so i would love to read this book

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  16. I would love to read beautiful story about love and friendship by myself :)

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  17. Authentic and unique. I really love these. I really would love to read the book too.

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  18. Awww, Rome! I like romance stories and also considering you liked it a lot, I have no doubt it's a great book! :D

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  19. I love books that can transport me to a different world ;)

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  20. A great review thank you. If I'm enjoying a book the longer the better. I love armchair travel.

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  21. I have read a few Harriet Evans books & really liked them. For some reason, I couldn't get into this one. I really couldn't stand the roommate & was annoyed with the guy for hooking up with her. I couldn't get past that, so I DNF'd. Glad you liked it, though! I will definitely read more of her books.

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  22. I love to read and this sounds really nice. :)

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  23. I love books set (at least partially) in my beautiful country (I'm Italian) and it's amazing that Rome is still used as a background for love stories...

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  24. I'd love to read it because you recommend it.

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  25. The book sounds great and the bag is perfection!

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  26. I like that these bags are sooooo original!!!

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  27. they are just so creative and unique!

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  28. I would love to read this book because it looks amazing, and it's the type of book I love :)
    Thanks again for an incredible giveaway xx

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  29. Tess and Adam are very interesting characters. Beautiful story!

    Artemis Giote

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  30. Would çove to read this beautiful story

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  31. I like to read this book because I like romantic stories.

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  32. It's a bit different than the kind of books I usually go for - it would be great to read a romantic book for a change, and I think I would love it!

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  33. Every now and then I like to slip into a fun, romantic tale. I love British comedy &:romance. This book is set in London and I adore that setting in books. Sounds like a sweet escape.

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  35. These bags are perfect for booklovers.

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  36. The synopsis sounds great,and the cover is super awesome! :)

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  37. This is quite possibly the best etsy shop I've seen. The idea is amazing (once I get over the fact books had to die for this :P)
    But I'd adore a bag that holds my favourite book

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  38. I love that the bags can be so personal by just choosing a favorite book!

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  39. I love that there is descriptive travel to Rome...and about a friendship between a guy and a girl.

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  40. The story sounds yes fascinating and the bag is beautiful. I had been wanting a book handbag/purse since long time but I've never managed to make it my self. Their creations seem like very well made.

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  41. From the review it sounds like a love story book I would enjoy reading in this melancholy yet romantic autumn-winter.

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