I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel
I am ambivalent about this book. I don’t know whether to feel slimed, cheated, or amused. McMillan can write and is candid about sex and relationships, but perhaps she is a little too forthcoming. Ultimately, the only character I really cared about was the main character’s mother. Unlike main character Dr. Georgia Young, who has affairs and marriages, her mother counsels her to lead a better life and models it for her by falling in love and getting married at an advanced age. Unlike her daughter, she seems honorable and wise.
When Georgia learns that an old lover has died, she determines to revisit them to let them know that she values them and has learned from them. Her most recent ex-husband, however, presents a stumbling block to this plan, because Georgia cannot forgive his adultery and deception. Her vivid memories of these lovers is slightly yucky. The ending of this book seems formulaic and uninspired. I’m sure, however, it will satisfy the casual reader who yearns for romance and a happy ending. But judging by the many romances of the heroine, I didn’t trust that she would find lasting and enduring love.
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