OMG, I loved this book. I had a friend who had this heroine's physical issues. Her character and the hero's were so believable to me and I was really rooting for them to get together. Wonderful.
It was a good story by Spencer.
Entertaining and romantic
If you love romance stories, you will love this! Excellent!
A coming of age story - easy read-lovely girl who finally becomes the woman she yearns to be
great book enjoyed every page
Great romance...fast read.
From the publisher...As innocent as she was unsure, Theresa Brubaker had lived much of her 25 years trapped ina body she loathed. Her precious beauty was treasured by everyone but herself--until a very special man showed her a very special love.
I loved this book, such sweet characters! It's definitely one of my favorite romances, Theresa and Brian make the perfect couple and it shows that you don't have to have the perfect body and be unbelievably beautiful to fall in love with someone or have someone fall in love with you!!!
Unforgettable story of a man and a woman... and everlasting love.
I love LaVyrle Spencer books. this one's very sweet. so that was a good pick for the title ''sweet memories''. realy good book must read.
I read this for a TBR Potluck in my online book club, The Reading Cove. I think a more telling title for this story would be SWEET MAMMORIES because since she was like 15 y/o, Theresa's suffered with her too-large-for-her-body breasts. They've caused her much pain and suffering, both emotionally and physically.
This book was published in like 1984, so a lot of things feel quite dated, including the writing style. There were pages and pages of torturous awkwardness as the build up with Theresa and Brian's relationship dragged on endlessly.
Theresa's struggles and ultimate decision regarding her breasts were interesting, but the romance was much too old-fashioned for the 1980's. Her painful self-consciousness became very annoying, and makes you wonder what Brian was so drawn to about her. We're told plenty that Theresa's a wonderful person, but all we're really shown is her deep, deep, deep insecurity about herself, which doesn't make for nearly 350 pages of interesting reading.
Kept me hooked right through the end.
She is as innocent as she is unsure.... He is a proud, sensitive man whose feelings of betrayal run deep. But will a bold decisiion she makes alone destroy their love? A poweful story of passion and dreams. Like a haunting melody, it will stir your senses and your emotions. A winner!!
Very good. I'm constantly amazed by the variety of characters and situations this author can imagine.
Men have been ogling Theresa all her life, so when she meets Brian she is not sure whether to trust him or even her own feelings.
Theresa Brubaker is the ultimate wallflower: shy, introverted and self conscious. So when her brother invites his army buddy home for Christmas, Theresa is terrified at the thought of a strange man staying at her family's home. She's been nervous around guys ever since she "blossomed" during adolescence and has never quite gotten used to the unwanted attention from the opposite sex.
But when she meets Brian, it's somehow different. He doesn't gawk or stare. What's more, he seems to like her for who she is. His gentle attention draws Theresa out of her shell, and she finds herself experiencing love for the first time. Even after his returns to the base, they correspond through letters, each one further cementing the bond between them. But a bold, courageous decision she makes alone may destroy that bond. Has Brian fallen in love with the woman she is...or the woman she could become?
She is as innocent as she is unsure...he is a proud, sensitive man whose feelings of betrayal run deep. But will a bold decision she makes alone destroy the promise of their love?
Two young officers are home for the holidays and one has been told of a situation with the others sister and he tries to make her feel like she is someone special in his eyes. She tries so hard to believe what he says but his thoughts go to whatevery one else says about her. But he loves her and she him but still he is scared. it was very good.