This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
Karen Emilson makes a powerful and succinct note to clarify the raison d’être of When Memories Remain: Sequel to Where Children Run, a statement that gives the reader perspective with regard to the story. Readers are introduced to twins David and Dennis Pischke, who having endured a harrowing experience of abuse in childhood now mature into responsible and law-abiding citizens. While still dealing with the painful memories of their past, they are faced with a new challenge — their names are associated with dishonesty and murder. Are they really what they claim they are — the victims? And have they truly walked away from the memories of their childhood? This book holds surprising answers for readers.
This memoir is a deeply moving story and it explores how damaging child abuse can be, even in adult life. The story begins with a police interrogation, a polygraph test to establish their sense of honesty and involvement in a murder case. Although this is a memoir, it reads so beautifully the reader will feel as though they are reading a work of fiction. The dialogues are very natural and the emotional aspect of the story is so strong that the connection between readers and the characters becomes very natural. Karen Emilson has a unique way of telling a story and she allows the twins’ desire to clear their names to come across beautifully in the writing. I enjoyed the prose and the impassioned nature of the narrative. The pathos is conveyed with style and it hits the reader in the very core of their humanity. When Memories Remain: Sequel to Where Children Run is a memoir with deep psychological and emotional depth, a compelling story in the hands of a master storyteller.