Remember To Love Me is the first book in the Legacy trilogy by self-published author Becky Wright. It just goes to show that self-published books can be every bit as excellent as those picked up by huge publishing companies. One of my bookish goals for this year is to read more books by indie authors, especially after discovering so many lovely individuals on Instagram, and I’m really glad I picked this one up.
This book was completely captivating! Becky Wright’s story is reminiscent of The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and the film Somewhere in Time, both of which I really enjoyed and would recommend. It’s hard to squeeze this story into the confines of a specific genre because it contains so many interesting elements and almost defies categorisation. The easiest way I can describe it is as a ‘time-slip romance’. I can’t say I’ve read many books fitting this description so it was an enjoyable new experience for me!
Becky’s descriptive writing is beautiful; her words paint such a vivid picture and evoke a lovely air of sentimentality. The descriptions of Christmas are particularly wonderful and I could tell that Becky herself must love the festive season. I feel like this would be a great book to read during the holiday period but, in saying that, I still enjoyed it immensely in May and don’t feel that it was an inappropriate read for the time of year!
I really liked the characters and I appreciated the viewpoints Becky chose to present. I can’t say a huge amount with spoilers so I’ll just say that the way past and present interlinked was very clever and held my attention from start to finish. The time-slips were expertly done and didn’t confuse me at all (this is something I was concerned about before I picked up the book).
My only minor issues were that some of the dialogue felt a little unrealistic (I would give an example but, again, it’s hard to be specific without spoilers!) There were also a few little grammatical errors but the writing itself was good enough that these did not detract from my enjoyment of the story!
I thought the whole concept of the Remember To Love Me was great and it was beautifully executed. The sequel, Rose de Mai, is expected to be released later this year and I look forward to seeing where it will lead!
How does everyone feel about self-published books? Any recommendations for me?