Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite
The short story Memory of Romance by Beth Durkee was an interesting one. When Beth wins a free month to a dating club, her fiancé encourages her to use it. Beth soon starts dating one guy regularly, all with approval from her fiancé. Eventually she falls in love with both and has to choose one. With help and signs from God, she is finally able to make a decision.
I have never heard of a fiancé allowing their future spouse to date other people. I would have taken that as the first sign to dump him. In Memory of Romance, Durkee does not reveal who she chooses until the end. I was rooting for Grayson, who is the dating club guy. Only because Dwight, who is the fiancé, got on my nerves with his behavior. Grayson also seemed like a lot more fun than Dwight did. Beth being so indecisive was also a little annoying. However, I act the same way with things so I understood how she was thinking. I was surprised that both guys allowed her to date both of them at once for so long.
Throughout the book there are Bible passages that Durkee uses to explain her way of thinking. This helps the reader to understand why she chose who she did. The decision Beth made surprised me a little, but in the end I was happy with who she chose. I was left wondering which guy her son preferred. Overall, I thought the story was interesting because of the way Durkee told it.