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Remember Me?    by Sophie Kinsella order for
Remember Me?
by Sophie Kinsella
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Dial, 2008 (2008)
Hardcover, CD
* * *   Reviewed by Joan Burton

Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital to find herself twenty-eight years old. She has survived a car crash in her Mercedes, but lost a big piece of her memory. She thinks it is three years earlier and cannot understand what she sees in the mirror. She has perfect teeth and nails, a sleek new hair cut, and a toned body, and she doesn't even own a Mercedes. She is about to find out how much her life has changed.

Somehow Lexi evolved from a single, twenty-five year old working girl to a married, corporate businesswoman. She has a handsome, multi-millionaire husband, a beautiful home, and a set of glamorous new friends. Her husband's business partner has just informed her that she was not happily married and that she was having a hot affair with him. Now Lexi is totally confused.

After leaving the hospital Lexi tries to live her life as others know her. She returns to the carpet company where she worked with her three best friends, only to discover they are not speaking to her. Her superiors expect her to carry on in her executive position, but she does not understand why the plant is closing. Talk around the office is that she is a coldhearted boss who's very demanding of her employees. Lexi is sure they are confusing her with someone else as she is very considerate of others. At home her husband is a total stranger to her, even after she looks through their wedding album. Her mind a blank, she turns to her younger sister and mother for answers to her confusing life.

As Lexi searches for the truth, she finds that there are many secrets and schemes in this new life of hers. How did this happen? Will she ever remember? Remember Me? is a very heartwarming, funny read. Readers are swept along with Lexi as she navigates through her new life asking people Remember Me?

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