Monday, February 22, 2010

In Search of A Memory by Pamela Griffin

HP #888
ISBN 978-1-60260-698-2

Angel’s mother didn’t die.

For years, her aunt has told her that her mother died when Angel was little. But now, Angel learns her mother was part of a freak show in a carnival, had left her with an aunt, and might still be alive. Could Angel’s vague memories of lullabies and kisses have anything to do with the bearded woman whose picture she now holds?

Longing for the truth, Angel joins a carnival in hopes of learning her mother’s fate. There, she is surprised to find people who show her more love and concern than she ever experienced with her aunt and cousins. As she begins to consider that a loving God may actually care about her, Angel’s steps are dogged by Roland Piccoli, the scion of a notorious New York gangster family who insists he has turned his back on his family’s ways.

Will Angel’s search for the source of her memories lead her into danger or bring her to a love greater than she could ever have thought possible?

PAMELA GRIFFIN lives in Texas and divides her time among family, church activities, and writing. She fully gave her life to the Lord in 1988 after a rebellious young adulthood and owes the fact that she’s still alive today to an all-loving and forgiving God and a mother who prayed that her wayward daughter would come “home”. Pamela’s main goal in writing Christian romance is to encourage others through entertaining stories that also heal the wounded spirit.

Today's Question: Have you ever visited New York City? If not, would you like to?


  1. I have always wanted to visit New York at Christmas time and go ice skating in Rockefellar Plaza, see the Rockettes, all that jazz. Of course, I would have to go at another time so that I could see all the historical sights (and several Broadways shows) :)

  2. No I have never been to NYC, and I don't think I would want to. I entered a writing contest that if I won, I would get a free trip there to meet with publishers, but I didn't win and that would the only reason I would go! This book looks great- LOVE the cover!

  3. I've never been to New York City but think it would be interesting to see (even though I'm more of a "small-town" girl, LOL). ~ Pamela's book sounds great! Blessings, Patti Jo

  4. My college roommate grew up on Long Island, about an hour train-ride away from the city. She is now a police officer for NYC. She's a tough girl! We're so different but we became great friends as roomies. Anyway, I've been to visit her a couple times and it's great to have someone who knows the city to take you around. One trip we saw Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, which was just incredible. Another trip was during some beautiful summer weather and we spent part of the day in Central Park, then road the Staten Island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, and we also spent some time at the Ground Zero memorial, which was a very emotional experience. I have no desire to ever live there but NYC is definitely a fun place to visit!

  5. This book sounds really interesting!

    I've not visited NYC before. I wouldn't mind, as long as I went with someone who had been there before. I can hardly imagine the wonderful museums that must be available there, all the history just waiting to be discovered!

  6. Aaron McCarverFebruary 22, 2010

    I have an interesting story about NYC. I have been privileged to travel to 40 states, including New York. On that trip I was with my parents and my aunt and uncle and their two kids. We were in New York and actually in sight of the city, in the distance. All wanted to go just to see it and say we were there...except for my dad and uncle. They didn't want to drive in the city. (Which I sort of understand. Still...) Anyway, we went to Niagara Falls instead, which was great. However, a few years later, without me or my cousins, my parents and the same aunt and uncle drove to New York and visited several sites! Oh well, maybe someday... Until then I will have to visit through stories like this one. :)

  7. I'd love to visit. No desire to live there though. I think JoAnne has the perfect scenario. A native to lead the way.

  8. I love New York City! I've been there about a dozen times, and I always see something different. My first time, I met a friend who lived there, and she took me on a guided tour. The next time, I just hopped on one of those double-decker tour buses, which is great because you can get on and off at will.

  9. I've visited New York City a few times in my younger years. When I was in high school, I went there twice on a school field trip. While in college, I went there again on another organized trip. I never traveled much growing up, so going to New York was a treat! It's especially nice traveling there during the Christmas season! I love looking at that huge Christmas tree near Rockerfeller Center!