Book Report: Forgotten Notes
Uploaded by baller 24 on Nov 20, 2007
The book I read is Forgotten Notes, by Sian Ann Bessey. It’s a fictional modern romance. I chose to read this book because a friend of mine, who loved it, referred it to me.
It starts with a young man, Brian, and his mother visiting Wales looking for some answers about their immigrant ancestors. Here, they meet the main character, a young woman just home from college, who is intrigued and then attracted to Brian, until she finds out that he’s a Mormon. She has heard horrible things about his religion, so she’s reluctant to fall for him. Through helping him with his family history, she becomes fonder of him and decides to give him a chance, despite his religion. In the end, she learns that the rumors were false, she and Brian get married, and she eventually joins his church. Her mother and aunt are against it the whole time, but both of them eventually realize the truth also. So basically, they all live happily ever after.
One of my favorite parts was when Brian was driving on the narrow, winding roads and came around a corner and there was a huge flock of sheep. He ran into a few, but for the most part was fine. This part might not seem that great, but, being a romance, it was a rare scene that actually had some action.
I would recommend this book to someone who likes love stories and a lot of romantic dialogue. It’s definitely not for younger kids or action/adventure lovers, because it’s too sentimental. Bessey’s style included a lot of culture. She used Welsh words throughout the text, and describes the Welsh countryside in great detail. With every new scene, she describes the setting all over again. There was also a fair amount of humor scattered throughout the book.