Steena Holmes has yet to disappoint. All of her stories are simply fantastic, and should not be missed.
The Memory Journal is companion novella to Steena Holmes 5 Star Novel, The Memory Child. I was so excited when I heard about this novella, because Steena has the gift of bringing you back a story you loved, by learning more about a certain character, or hearing the same story from another character’s point of view.
Diane and Charlie have a wonderful relationship as sisters, and they have always been there for one another. Dealing with tragedies together thickens their bond for one another. They lost their mother and younger brother when they were just children, and the reason for this loss is what drives this story, and what drives their fears.
The Memory Child was the story of Diane, and The Memory Journal is the story of Charlie. Charlie is a lovely sister, and woman in society. She works as a Pediatric Nurse for Doctors without Borders. She and her fiancé, Marcus are stationed in the Congo. This shows how Charlie’s tragedy turned in to a beautiful gift to the world. She loved taking care of children, and Doctors without Borders makes that possible.
However, she is called home when her sister, Diane is hospitalized for a psychosis, that they now know runs in the family.
There are a lot of pieces of Charlie’s life that she is not sharing with Marcus, but she needs to open up before losing him. The journals she finds help her not only deal with the past, but share it with Marcus.
The question is; Does Marcus still want to stay with all of Charlie’s secrets?
Steena is a gifted writer, and if you let her slip through your fingers, you will be missing so much.