The Unforgotten World of Ava

A Mystical Love Story

Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
173 Pages
Reviewed on 12/25/2019
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Author Biography

Renee Scarrott is a former real estate agent, blogger, and mother of two from San Diego, California. Since early childhood, she dreamed of writing stories that would entertain and touch the hearts of readers. She recently moved to the Midwest for a change in lifestyle, where she found the courage to follow her dream of writing her first novel, The Unforgotten World of Ava.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Unforgotten World of Ava is a work of intense emotive personal drama set in a mystical fantasy setting and was penned by author Renee Scarrott. The work contains some sexual content and deep themes that make it suitable only for adult readers, but those who do explore this psychological and magical journey are certain to enjoy it very deeply. The plot centers around Ava Morgan, whose life falls apart when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. In her despair, Ava questions many things about herself, and when she begins to have visions of a lost world, Ava is sucked into a romantic learning experience about herself like no other.

There is a beautiful ethereal quality to the work of Renee Scarrott which makes this short novel a truly transcendent read from beginning to end. Touching on themes of fantasy, paranormal, spiritual and magical realism, the conceptual drama of suffering through heartbreak and rediscovering oneself is intelligently and sensitively handled. It is an unusual way to explore interpersonal drama, but highly rewarding to read for those who favor artistic expressions, metaphor, and imagery that speak of pure emotion. Ava Morgan is a highly developed character with a psyche well worth the exploration, and Scarrott develops her a great deal considering the short length of the work. Overall, if you are seeking an in-depth, emotional and truly mystical read that will leave you thinking about it long after the reading experience ends, you need to look no further than The Unforgotten World of Ava.

Romuald Dzemo

The Unforgotten World of Ava by Renee Scarrott is a moving novel that follows Ava, a woman who has loved and lost and who finds herself in the most unexpected of places. Ava Morgan has been married to her husband for years, but she loses him to another woman, one younger than herself. Deeply hurt and unsure why life should treat her thus, she starts on a journey of self-discovery, finding out the big “whys” of her life. This journey leads her to an unforgotten part of the world where she rediscovers love and with a man who’s always been there.

The story starts with an expression that immediately captures the reader's attention: “She wondered if her husband was having an affair, as she looked out the window, watching the winter snowflakes fall to the ground.” Why would Ava Morgan, married to her husband for twenty-two years with two wonderful kids, be worried and suspicious of infidelity? The Unforgotten World of Ava is filled with magical realism and presents an extraordinary protagonist; a richly developed character with a humanity that reflects much of our human longings. The writing is crisp and beautiful and I loved how the author explores the inner world of the characters.

From the beginning, I knew that Ava was a troubled woman. She’d picked up on her husband’s infidelity, thanks to her sixth sense. Now, the fear of losing the man in her life becomes the one fear that defines her actions and drives her. Renee Scarrott is one of those writers who deeply understand the heart of humanity and writes about it in a way that readers connect with her characters. A lovely story, indeed.

Peggy Jo Wipf

Many secrets are revealed in The Unforgotten World of Ava by Renee Scarrott. When Ava Morgan's concerns about her husband's infidelity are confirmed, she evaluates the love she once had for Mark Morgan. Their marriage had been suffering for years and a divorce was imminent. Ave begins hearing voices and picturing a man she knew as a teenager. She is stunned when she runs into Adam, her best friend while growing up and her first love. Is her heart stable enough for her to try loving again, even with her ex-husband lurking around? Adam leads her to a lost world to reveal her true identity. Ava is surprised to find there is much more to her childhood friend and the role he plays in her life.

I found The Unforgotten World of Ava fascinating as you watch Ava mature into a strong and confident woman. Once the gloom Mark has cast over her life is removed, Ava refuses to be pushed into uncomfortable situations. I love how Renee Scarrott adds mystique and suspense to this love story. Life is messy and Ava has her share of mess to figure out. The author throws in domestic abuse, an overly friendly doctor, and Mark's shenanigans to add to a mysterious world. The plot runs smoothly from the time she spends with Adam and the interaction with her family. This is the kind of novel that gives you hope when another woman walks away from abuse. This book tickles your fancy with a mystery man, a beautiful world, and harmony in a family again. I enjoyed reading this novel and would love to see the author write a sequel.

Shawna Huber

This book hooked me in from the first few pages ! I couldn’t wait to see how it ended ! It was magical and sexy at the same time ! It’s a must read