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Karina Bartow hopes second novel is unforgettable to readers

• Oct 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM

COLLINS — In 2015, local author Karina Bartow made her debut into the writing world with “Husband in Hiding.” Nearly three years later, her second published novel, “Forgetting My Way Back to You,” is now available.

The love story follows high school sweethearts, Charlee and Hunter, who reconnect after a decade-long estrangement. They enjoy the reunion neither expected, until Charlee falls off a horse and develops selective amnesia, forgetting Hunter all together. The twist enables him to play the role of heroic stranger and try to win back her love. To do this, however, he must overcome another ex-boyfriend on the same mission and her disapproving father, Mike Stoll — a character inspired by Western Reserve’s former head football coach.

Prior to publication, the book has received favorable reviews, including:

• “There will be no forgetting the wit imbedded in the twists of this love story.”

• “’Forgetting My Way Back To You’ keeps one turning the pages, caught in the drama of the lovers’ relationship, past, present and perhaps future.”

Bartow said she hopes readers will agree.

The public is invited to a book launch that will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Western Reserve auditeria. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will be given away.

To purchase the book, visit VinspirePublishing.com for a list of retailers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Electronic editions also are available.

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