Remember Love is a hauntingly beautiful romance. It is a tragic story full of angst, pain, redemption, and unconditional love. This novel is everything I expect from Mary Balogh.
Devlin and Gwyneth share a few moments of young love right before Devlin, and his father’s actions tear his family apart. Devon is exiled. After six years of war, Devlin is broken and is a shadow of the man he once was. This cold, disillusioned version of Devlin returns home to assume the title after his father’s death. Gwyneth has also changed over the years. Unlike Devlin, her emotions have evolved, and she is much wiser than the young girl that was infatuated with Devlin.
This is so much more than a romance. Remember Love is an emotionally charged story that explores the moral conundrums of love. Devlin sees the world in black and white, good and bad. Unfortunately, Devlin’s family lives in the grey. This novel explores the nature of love as it evolves and matures. This is a tale of a broken man returning to a devastated family. Devlin can only be healed by reflection and the support of a kind, intelligent, patient woman.
I was taken on a journey that had me reflecting on how love evolves and how it is expressed. The writing and plot are classic Mary Balogh, drawing the reader in and captivating them through a journey of innocence lost, pain, and redemption. Remember Love is the first book in the new Ravenswood series. Each book focuses on a sibling fundamentally changed when their façade of perfection is destroyed. I look forward to each sibling’s story. I was emotionally drained by the end of this heart-wrenching romance. Mary Balogh has again created a thought-provoking, emotionally charged romance.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Realease Date: July 12, 2022