Book Review: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

About the Book:

A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.

After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.

The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.

The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.

Published by Montlake

Released 18th January 2022

My Thoughts:

I’ve never met a Colleen Hoover novel I haven’t liked, and I’ve also never met one that I haven’t read cover to cover in the one day. Reminders of Him is no exception to this streak. Once again, Colleen Hoover has delivered a compelling drama that tugs at your heart. I even shed a some tears a few times throughout this one.

Grief and forgiveness are the core themes within this novel and as she is so well known for doing, Hoover gives us a nice murky grey area to wade through, because just as in life, nothing is simple and straightforward. I could relate to this story as a mother in a two-fold way: I could understand Kenna’s yearning to connect to her daughter, who had been removed from her at birth, and I could understand Grace’s grief at losing her son and wanting to keep his daughter safe and protected from the woman she regarded as the cause for all of their grief.

The story is multilayered and compelling, a slowly unfolding drama that I found impossible to put down. It’s been a few years since I read a novel by Colleen Hoover but Reminders of Him has reminded me why Hoover has always been an auto buy for me and that it’s about time I started reading the ones I haven’t gotten to in recent years.

Highly recommended for fans of life-lit family dramas.


*Book 1 in my 22 in 2022 challenge*

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

    • Yes, Booktok has really jumped on the Colleen Hoover bandwagon. Funny really, she’s been around publishing terrific books for more than 10 years now. Many of my old reviews on her books are getting views lately too, I think it must be from the Booktok frenzy. The books people are going wild over I read ages ago!

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