February 5, 2010
The Wild Rose Press
Historical American Rose
Rating: 5 Cups
Victoria Garrett is living during a dreadful time. She and her parents are in the middle of the War Between the States. With her father being a doctor, she pitches in and helps.
Captain Luke Cassidy is a soldier and an agent. When he comes to Victoria’s rescue, he decides to be her protector until he finds the spies who started the gunpowder explosion.
Victoria’s one ambition in life is to become a doctor and follow in her father’s footsteps. The only thing she hates is the awful stench of war and blood that she cannot seem to wash off her hands. When her father takes her and her mother to Philadelphia, there is a gunpowder explosion that lands Victoria unconscious and in the care of Luke. He wonders if she is one of the spies that set off the explosion or in danger when he finds the strangulation marks on her neck. He soon learns she has temporary amnesia. While healing back to health, Victoria and Luke gradually grow closer and fall in love, but will the war break up the love they have found?
Memory’s Edge is a poignant story that takes one directly into the action of the war. One can practically visualize the compelling events, along with the stench that comes along with the bloodshed of so many people. The characters are endearing. I love the way the relationship blossoms between Victoria and Luke. It is really beautiful, especially amidst so much heartbreak. The things Luke expressed to Victoria brought tears to my eyes; he is such a gentleman. Bette McNicholas has created an intelligent read, well-researched and most heartwarming. She allows the reader to even feel the hatred brewing among the soldiers as well as the effects of the Underground Railroad in this extraordinary journey.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More