When financial analyst Kelly discovers that she cannot remember the last five months of her life, she is terrified and confused. She eventually puts some pieces of the puzzle together: She lost her job and her boyfriend on the same day, and her sister had recently died. Kelly apparently sold her townhouse, was relying heavily on her best friend for support, was seeing a therapist and was taking medication. Although she still needs to learn why she suffered the memory loss, she realizes that she essentially has a clean slate to start over and grabs at this second chance.

When a former instructor encourages Kelly to pursue her dream, she takes a job as an assistant to a once-famous fashion photographer. Frustrating but also fulfilling, her new job leads to romance and new adventure.

This fast read has a thought-provoking theme and an interesting medical angle. (Nov., 320 pp., $12.95)

Reviewed by: 
Samantha J. Gust