Remembrance (Transcend Time, #1)

Rated 4.00/5 based on 9 reviews
Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from 1815, England ... but she doesn't realize it until she meets her soul mate from the past and he triggers her memories to gradually return. More
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About Michelle Madow

Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in the Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video. Michelle's upcoming YA trilogy, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, will be published by Harlequin TEEN in Spring 2014.

Michelle graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.

She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, sunshine, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and spends way too much time on Facebook and Twitter (@MichelleMadow).

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Reviews

Review by: ariella holstein on May 13, 2013 :
I finished Remembrance by Michelle Madow. I love the book it draw your right into the book. I love the chacters. I'm giving this book 5 stars.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Debbie Denny on May 05, 2013 : (no rating)
The story is excellent with a few twists and turns that keep you glued. By the time I got to Timeless I was devouring every page to see how Lizzie’s adventure would turn out. I love the details that draw you into this series and keeps you hooked. Although this is geared more towards young adults, I found no problem enveloping myself in the story. I thought it was neat to travel back with Lizzie, Drew and Chelsea in time and watch them mature as they worked together for a happier ending. Very nice series and I highly recommend.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: kayla preston on April 30, 2013 :
The premise was excellent. I mean, reincarnation? How cool is that? You thought about it, even if it's not a part of your religion, don't lie to yourself. The almighty unanswered question: what happens after death? Who knows, right? So when I got an email with a free copy of this book and I saw the word reincarnation I went gaga over it. I just couldn't help but thinking: "What could possibly go wrong?" Well ladies and gents, nothing more and nothing less than EVERYTHING.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: P.A. Hopkins on April 24, 2013 :
An enjoyable read that will make you think twice about some of the deja vue moments that happen.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Carol on April 21, 2013 :
All of the high school romance angst complicated by reincarnation memories. The characters are good. The action, such as it is, is too centred on the dating and break-ups for my taste.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kassandra Blum on April 09, 2013 :
I just love it!
This book is among the cutest, most satisfying books I´ve read so far and I can not even explain why!
Well, I like the links with pride and prejudice, that makes me want to read austens novel allover again! :)
Additionally the characters are not only believable, but also adorable!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Michelle Chew on March 18, 2012 :
Do you believe in past lives and reincarnation? Remembrance will definitely show you all about it!

Remembrance is a beautiful story told in Lizzie's POV. She was just a regular student with a boyfriend until she met Drew Carmichael and was immediately drawn to him. Then her best friend Chelsea started dating Drew and Lizzie started having conflicted emotions over it. Drew seemed to have the answers to Lizzie questions, like how he had known that she would get better in French, but he started avoiding her. Then there was the Halloween dance where she danced with this familiar masked man and she was hit by a vision of her past. Everything changed and she needed answers. Want to know how it ends? Grab a copy of the book!! ;)

Michelle Madow did a great job in introducing the element of reincarnation in her book as well as the concept of helping another person to realize their past lives. The pace was just right and I love her writing style--it's easy to follow. Her characters are easy to connect to. Definitely a page-turner you should try. However, note that there's some unfinished issues in the book which brings us to the next book in the Transcend Time series. Ooooo... I just can't wait for it to be released!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Shirley S. Simon on Oct. 07, 2011 :
A very well written book, considering it is a first novel by the author. Loved the story and how smoothly the past and the present come together. Style of writing is very fresh and engaging. You read through and totally connect with the characters and their lives. A very interesting book. A must read.
*This book was provided to me by Michelle Madow for review purposes*
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Giselle Cormier on Oct. 02, 2011 :
Inspired from the Love Story music video by Taylor Swift, Madow created this wonderful unique love story that will make you want to be young and fall in love all over again.

I really loved the characters in this novel. I completely connected with Lizzie. She wasn't the most popular girl at school, nor was she a complete loser. She was your average American girl with normal teenage problems and worries. She has great friends and a not so perfect long term boyfriend - we'll get to him in a second. I could relate to her in a lot of ways. I had the same concerns as her when I got a bad mark, I would sit there and contemplate how it would affect my final grade. I also had a similar long term relationship where the spark just faded and the guy wasn't very... kind.

Now on to Jeremy. I really enjoyed her portray of a dwindling relationship. At first I was really wondering why the heck Lizzie was with this guy. I wanted to slap him! He was so mean and selfish with her, but then we learn that they were friends since they were kids and that he wasn't always this way. Relationships evolve and people grow apart. I found it very accurate of how most teenage relationships turn out - in my experience anyhow.

Apart from the main characters. The supporter characters - Chelsea, Keelie and even the smaller roles of Shannon and Amber - were very distinct in the story. They all were great additions to the story and actually acted like real friends; real people with flaws and personalities.

I enjoyed the original premise of this story. Lizzie is having flashbacks of her past life with Drew. I always wondered about reincarnation and find the possibility intriguing. It gave a sweet twist to an already cute love story. I did have a problem with her reactions to finding out what her vision was. She accepted it too easily like it happens to everyone. I'm a bit of a skeptic myself. If anyone would tell me we met in a past life, vision or not, I'd be like "You, sir, are bonkers!". While Lizzie just went "Oh ok, makes sense". This was the only issue I had with the story though. I really enjoyed the love story. It's definitely an adorable, feel-good type of book.

For a debut, the writing is excellent. It had a great flow and the story progressed at a nice pace. It never felt too rushed or too sluggish; It kept me absorbed the whole time. If you love romantic stories, this is definitely not one to miss.

*A copy was provided by Michelle Madow for review purposes*
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(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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