The Day We Met

The Day We Met Rowan Coleman
  • Title: The Day We Met
  • Author: Rowan Coleman
  • ISBN: 9780553394122
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Day We Met Rowan Coleman The Day We Met From the internationally bestselling author of The Accidental Mother Rowan Coleman an uplifting and incredibly moving novel in the spirit of Jojo Moyes Me Before You about mothers daughters and o
    From the internationally bestselling author of The Accidental Mother, Rowan Coleman, an uplifting and incredibly moving novel in the spirit of Jojo Moyes Me Before You, about mothers, daughters, and one woman s struggle to maintain her identity for the people she loves.The name of your first born The face of your lover Your age Your address What would happen if your meFrom the internationally bestselling author of The Accidental Mother, Rowan Coleman, an uplifting and incredibly moving novel in the spirit of Jojo Moyes Me Before You, about mothers, daughters, and one woman s struggle to maintain her identity for the people she loves.The name of your first born The face of your lover Your age Your address What would happen if your memory of these began to fade Is it possible to rebuild your life Raise a family Fall in love again When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementoes will soon be all her daughters and husband have of her In her mid 40s, Claire is scared and increasingly confused by the world around her, struggling to hold onto her identity as thoughts of her mother, her daughters, and her husband grow fuzzier every day Fearing what will happen if those memories fade altogether, her family s gift of a red sketchpad is her most treasured possession As they fill it with scenes from a joyous life lived together, Claire again experiences the ecstatic highs and terrible lows of a life well lived full of heartbreak and love, tears and laughter.
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    About Rowan Coleman


    1. Rowan Coleman lives with her husband, and five children in a very full house in Hertfordshire She juggles writing novels with raising her family which includes a very lively set of toddler twins whose main hobby is going in the opposite directions When she gets the chance, Rowan enjoys sleeping, sitting and loves watching films she is also attempting to learn how to bake.Rowan would like to live every day as if she were starring in a musical, although her daughter no longer allows her to sing in public Despite being dyslexic, Rowan loves writing, and The Memory Book is her eleventh novel Others include The Accidental Mother, Lessons in Laughing Out Loud and the award winning Dearest Rose, a novel which lead Rowan to become an active supporter of domestic abuse charity Refuge, donating 100% of royalties from the ebook publication of her novella, Woman Walks Into a Bar, to the charity Rowan does not have time for ironing.


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    1. 3.5 a little different take on a book about a woman with Alzheimer s and the struggle of her family Of course the nature of the disease itself is sad this book is written in a way that leaves the reader feel a great deal of joy and understanding as well The story is told partly by the one with the illness as she realizes what, she is doing and what she will lose The characters though are wonderful, little three year old, Esther provides a great deal of comic relief Ultimately this is about the s [...]

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    2. I read some quote recently that a great book finishes too soon Well that is certainly true here I have had this book on my kindle for ages, but only decided to read it now due to my book club Now I am annoyed with myself for waiting so long This heart breaking, beautiful, amusing in places book must be read by everyone The last 10% was read through tears but now I need to go into a quiet room for a bit, digest everything I have just read and then tell my family how much I love them today xx

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    3. Claire is an intelligent, attractive forty something She s the mother to two gorgeous girls Caitlin aged 20 and Esther aged three Claire is married to the man of her dreams Greg came along quite late in her life, she d already raised Caitlin single handedly, she had a great job as an English teacher and owned her own home She and Greg met, fell in love and are now married and the parents to the delicious Esther Life is sweet.And then, life decides to kick Claire in the teeth She s diagnosed with [...]

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    4. Claire is in her forties when she is diagnosed the early onset Alzheimer s, inherited from her father Claire has a husband Greg who she met later in life She also has two daughters, Caitlin who is 20 and Esther who is 3 Greg buys and gives Claire the memory book so she can write her memories, because they can just as easily disappear from her consciousness moments later Sometimes her memory is such that she cannot even remember what a phone is called, how to work it or what the steering wheel is [...]

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    5. 2.5 stars.Disappointed after all the hype and good reviews I just didn t find it believable, and so many things didn t ring true Can somebody who has completely lost the ability to read even simple sentences or a child s story book really still write perfectly eloquently in her Memory Book Lisa Genova s Still Alice deals with similar subject matter so much effectively and is an amazing novel which I still think about many months after finishing it.I found myself skipping through several of the [...]

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    6. I d rate this 4.5 stars.So if you re averse to getting all choked up when reading a novel, even perhaps crying your eyes out at least a little bit, this is not a book for you But it s one you shouldn t miss.Claire has always been a free spirit, practically from the day she was born She raised her older daughter Caitlin practically on her own, excelled in her career, and never expected to find love until Greg, a contractor, came to do some work on her house But she was utterly smitten, and it was [...]

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    7. Here we go again another book receiving glowing accolades a 4 star average rating that I would rate a mere 2.5 stars I do think that I would ve enjoyed this book much were I at a different stage in my lifeten years or ago when I preferred my books lighter and neatly finished, leaving me with a good feeling To me this felt too shiny in places and wrapped up very sweetly in the end This is a story with a very serious subject matter, the treatment of which I can only describe as fluffy A topic th [...]

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    8. I had been looking forward to reading this book for so long and now that I have read it, I ve been putting off posting my review as nothing I can say will do justice to this fabulous book.Claire and Greg are very much in love and have only been married for a few short years Together they have a 3 year old daughter Esther and Claire has a 20 year daughter, Caitlin, from a previous relationship All seems perfect, except that it isn t any longer Claire has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer [...]

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    9. It s late and I ve just finished reading with tears in my eyes so will reflect and review properly in the morning but just say Oh My God 5 stars just isn t enough credit for this bookRowan Coleman is truly a starOkay I ve slept and reflected so here is my full review.Oh wow I read this following several friends recommendations and after a week of heading to bed early with my kindle finished late last night with tears in my eyes This is such a stunning book following the lives of Claire who has b [...]

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    10. I can see why this book has a lot of high ratings The Day We Met is an emotional read with great characters It is also a story of love, family, Alzheimer s Disease and recollections A good read but fell a little short for me 3.5 stars

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    11. The Memory Book tells the story of Claire Armstrong a young wife and mother who has been diagnosed with familial early onset Alzheimer s disease Between the chapters of the novel are journal type entries from the Memory Book of the title This so called memory book is a scrapbook journal that each member of the family writes in to help Claire to remember and to retain the essence of herself Each of these entries helps us to understand Claire s personality and to really care about the relationship [...]

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    12. This is another book that has sat on my kindle for far too long and that I read over Christmas during my kindle spring clean I think I had been putting this one off since reading The Summer of Impossible Things, which I read last year and was in my top 3 reads of 2017 The reason I put The Memory Book off was because I was rather worried about reading it This author seems to have an uncanny knack of bringing out very deeply hidden emotions in me deeply hidden for a reason because I m a very emoti [...]

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    13. Dearest Rose, published by Arrow in September 2012, was one of my favourite reads of last year If you haven t already read it, you really must Having discovered Rowan Coleman s writing through that wonderful book and realising I d shamefully overlooked nine I just couldn t wait for the release of The Memory Book There were a tantalising few chapters at the end of my Kindle version of Woman Walks Into A Bar 100% of the proceeds of which the author donated to Refuge, the domestic abuse charity wh [...]

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    14. I forgot I had this on my Kindle so I read it as fast as I could.I have to say, this book is very sad, very emotional and very tearful It also holds hope.Claire, who has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer s disease, and we get to meet her entire family and how they interact with each other What a truly inspirational woman Claire was, she was a fighter she refused to lay down and just accept what fate had dealt her.The relationship between her youngest was especially touching at times.I ha [...]

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    15. I LOVED this book It is my favorite Rowan Coleman book so far Claire diagnosed with Alzheimer s at a young age, is newly married with two children one of them only three It broke my heart how she couldn t remember her husband and then when she met the mysterious man, I felt horrible for her husband This book touched me and brought to light that this disease affects not only the person, but their loved ones This book is happy and sad all at once I can t stop thinking about the family and wonderin [...]

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    16. Mame bi trebale da tite svoju decu od svega to mo e da ih povredi, ali moraju i da im vjeruju da e iveti na najbolji mogu i na in i mora da vjeruje da oni mogu da uspiju i kada ih ne dr i za ruku Svet je pun ljudi koji e poku ati da ti pokvare radost, i pun je stvari koje e te rastu iti i razljutiti Ali to su samo ljudi i stvari, a ti, ti si igra ica Igra i nikada ne budu pora eni Ne pla im se ja bolesti niti nepoznatog, mra nog i divnog sveta u koji me vodi, ve se pla im spoznaje da okre em le [...]

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    17. This is my favourite read of the year so far and to be honest I think it will probably take some beating it is just that good I am already telling everyone I know who reads to buy it and read it, with a large box of tissues by the side It is the story of Claire who is 40 and married to Greg who is 10 years younger than her They have a daughter Esther who is 3 and Claire has a daughter Caitlin who is 20 who she brought up as a single parent They also live with her mother Ruth, who has come to liv [...]

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    18. Claire is a bit of a free spirit Once a single mother, she finally met Greg, the love of her life Together they have a 3 year old daughter, Esther It took a little time but Claire s daughter Caitlin, now a university student, accepted Greg as a stepfather Sadly, Claire has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer s Disease She is recording her life in a scrapbook of family memories Her mother has moved in, as Claire cannot be trusted to go out on her own Caitlin is struggling with her own perso [...]

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    19. The cover of this book says, As with Me Before you by Jojo Moyes, I couldn t put this down I mean, really That is a BOLD statement in my opinion and one that perhaps set this book up to be than it was First of all, this book is about a women who has early onset Alzheimer s which is HORRIBLY depressing have you read Still Alice But its weird because this book wasn t really depressing It was I don t even know Anyway, something must be wrong with me because as of now, this book currently has 4.17 [...]

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    20. I enjoyed this book until the last 20 pages What a silly twist with the Greg Ryan business Ruined it for me.

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    21. I HATE ALZHEIMER S DISEASE This is an incredibly touching novel I loved the mother daughter theme when I thought the love story was going to be the main theme That plays a bit at the fringes of the storyline, but it is still very well done Something is holding me back from giving this 5 stars Not sure what exactly it is a gut reaction Perhaps it is because this is a difficult topic for me it hits close to home No matter the reason, I am glad I read this book But, it was really, really hard.

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    22. Wat Een Geweldig Boek Prachtig en hartverscheurend ontroerend.

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    23. Mooi boek met een verrassende ontknoping Toch miste er iets in het boek waardoor ik het er niet steeds bij pakte

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    24. Posted originally reviewedthebook 2014I bought The Memory Book after several recommendations from my fellow bloggers, but was warned it was possibly the wrong time to read it given my mum had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness So it was on a particularly brave day a few weeks after my mum passed away that I chose to read this book and really, I think I read the perfect book at the perfect time It s an emotional story but not grim at all It has its moments of sadness, but those moments a [...]

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    25. I m in love With a new author how can I not fall head over heels for someone who can move me as deeply as this with her words She has reached so deeply inside me to touch my very soul with this stunning book.Told from the unusual perspective of a woman with early onset alzheimers, it is poignant, sensitive, funny and harrowing all at once Told in the voice of Claire, teacher, mother to 2 fabulous daughters, grown up Caitlin and 3 year old Esther, and daughter to Ruth As Claires mind slips from l [...]

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    26. Before diving into this review, shout out to Net Galley for giving me an advanced copy Woot Woot And now we dive.This is such a hard topic to talk about The mind is a crazy thing that we have yet to fully understand and maybe we never will I was interested in reading this one because I have personal experience with Alzheimer Disease, while it s not early on set My grandma has it, and it s definitely hard to be around sometimes Sometimes I m a different person that she knows her sister , sometime [...]

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    27. I was lucky enough to get to review this one and all i can say is its fab fab fab Its the first book ive read by Rowan Coleman and it definitely wont be the last.It tells the story of Claire a mum ,wife and daughter to a beautiful family Greg, Ruth her mother, Caitlin and Esther her children Claire sadly has the early onset of Alzehmiers and is slowly getting and forgetful so Greg suggests they have a Memory book where they can all write their thoughts in, memories from the past and present Ea [...]

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    28. A beautiful, beautiful book It s the first I ve read by Rowan Coleman, but it won t be the last.It s about a woman with early onset Alzheimer s She s married with two young children and a mum who we meet because when the story starts she is already in the picture, moved in and looking after the family because the diagnosis is firm and Claire is advancing rapidly.Her marriage was a fairly recent thing so it is one of the things she forgets first but her two children she clings onto with everythin [...]

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    29. This for me was a fairly good read, but in my opinion, could have been rather a lot better The book s main focus, is on the devastating and cruel disease, that we all know as Alzheimers I have worked with individual s with Alzheimers for many year s and I am at this moment losing a close family member to it too I lose a bit of them with each day that passes With that said, some of the thing s in the story are not quite believable for me Such as, if an Alzheimers sufferer loses the ability to rea [...]

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    30. You will tear up, you will smile, you will tear up again, you will chuckle, you will cry, you will laugh, you will sob and you will absolutely love this book At least, that s how I felt Unfortunately, the first four happened while getting a pedicure and a haircut Embarrassing Luckily, I was home when I got to the out of control nose blowing session This book was quite an eye opening story The author wrote of a family wherein an early 40 something woman was suffering from early Alzheimer s It was [...]

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