Going Down Memory Lane
PublishAmerica (April 2004)
Ten years have passed since the
adventurous summer of 1983 when Theresa Jefferson Manzoni receives a phone call from an old friend, David. Theresa and her friends Beth Williams, and Donna Morrison, openly share their experiences and traumas, trying
to erase their childhood demons. The six friends agree to meet and in a series of flashbacks take a trip down memory lane.
The year 1983, Theresa is the middle child of eight and always felt singled out by her mother. A mother so cruel and
one, which never hesitated to display her hatred for her own child. Beth's father is murdered when she is five, she and her
mother have built a new life, still there is something missing. Donna was considered the fortunate one and lives a princess’s
life, her issues hidden and locked away. The girls meet three boys, a set of brothers who also have their own problems: Wil, David and Paul.
chaos, better known, as the Jordan brother’s hell-bent on destruction and control. The first sets of brothers interact
with the three girls, while the Jordan brothers decide to make Beth the object of their obsession. Patrick's brothers are
somewhat terrified of Patrick and follow his every command. Patrick upon realizing that Beth wants nothing to do with him,
beats her, kidnaps her and eventually attempts to kill her!
awkward dialogue, and somewhat exaggerated characters Going Down Memory Lane is an entertaining novel. Certainly worth picking
up for a night of light reading.