Review: My name is Memory

Why I picked it: I picked up the hardcover from the library and traveled with this book to Boulder in July... I didn't read one page before the books due date.  When scanned new audio titles at the library a few weeks ago I was surrised to see this title available.

Synopsis: Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. Daniel has "the memory", the ability to recall past lives and recognize souls of those he's previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophia have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart. A love always too short.

Interwoven through Sophia and Daniel's unfolding present day relationship are glimpses of their expansive history together. From 552 Asia Minor to 1918 England and 1972 Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. But just when young Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, to understand the true reason for the strength of their attraction, the mysterious force that has always torn them apart reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together. A magical, suspenseful, heartbreaking story of true love, My Name is Memory proves the power and endurance of a union that was meant to be.

Type: Fiction

Quick Take: Recommend - This is a wonderful, creative, loving story.  After visiting the authors website I found out that the movie rights have been urchased AND this is book one in a three part series.

Daniel's story starts over 1,000 years ago.  When he dies he comes enters the world again through birth in a new body.  We discover parts of history that have been forgotten and you will fall for this character.  He feels life will not be full until he can be with Sophia.

Sophie happens to be Lucy in her present life but she has strange dreams that lead her to Daniel.

I don't know what else to write about this book other than to say I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading the second book in the story - we are left hanging... I need to know what's going to happen!

Source: Audio (Library)