Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Familiar Stranger by Christina Berry

Denise Littleton was already feeling a little hopeless when she went to church that Sunday morning. A cell phone call in the middle of the church service changes her life forever. Her husband, Craig, has been involved in an accident and is severely injured. She arrives at the hospital to find that Craig has no memory of her, where he was going or why he was parked on the side of the road when he was hit. As the days pass, Craig's behavior is more loving than it has been in years and his injury seems like a fresh start that Denise is eager to grasp. Though the path ahead appears long and difficult, she is willing to walk along Craig's side. Unfortunately, when Craig's memories come back suddenly, Denise finds she has already lost more than she could have imagined.

The Familiar Stranger is told from two points-of view which gives it an interesting tone. This works particularly well as it provides a unique perspective into what it would be like to completely lose one's memory. This book deals with a lot of family drama, emotional turmoil and mystery. However, despite the heavy topics discussed, the book is actually a pretty fast read. I recommend this to those who love fiction and mystery. The questions will definitely keep you guessing up until the end.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Moody Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Jolene, I'm so glad you read The Familiar Stranger and enjoyed it! I keep trying to tell all my friends who label themselves "slow readers" to give this a try. Now I can quote you as an authority. :)

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  2. Hey Christina,

    I just signed up for your newsletter and to follow your blog.

    Can't wait for your next book!


  3. Oh, and I just put a little promo for your newsletter/contest on my blog. :)