Book Review: Blank Slate Kate

*This review is part of the Blank Slate Kate blog tour hosted by the author. 
To celebrate the tour, Heather's Amazon-exclusive book Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many is free through January 27th. 

Kate Anderson realizes that she lost her memory when she wakes up one morning next to a strange man. She feels like she is seventeen years old, but she is actually thirty two years old. Fifteen years have completely vanished from her mind, causing her to struggle to figure out who she is. Kate learns that the strange man’s name is Jake and he helps her try to piece her life back together. She is completely shocked when her husband, Ryan, finds her and wants her back. She can’t believe she is married, since she doesn’t remember Ryan or their life together. Kate wonders if she should continue to delve into her past or try to move forward. She finds that sometimes the past needs to be revisited in order to fully embrace the present and the future. She has been given another chance, a blank slate, but what will she do with it?

Blank Slate Kate takes readers on a journey to self-discovery through Kate’s eyes. It is an entertaining read yet confusing at times. The confusion is understandable, though, because Kate is faced with so much uncertainty in her life. She used to be known as Donna, so now as Kate, she is having an identity crisis. There are a lot of unanswered questions throughout the story, so the reader will want answers just like Kate wants them. The main question Kate wonders is, “Who am I?” The story and characters develop gradually, but there are surprising moments that will keep the reader engaged. Blank Slate Kate is a worthwhile read about second chances. 

Heather Wardell planned on becoming a high school music teacher but ended up at a major Canadian bank as a software developer for several years before she went back to school to become an elementary school teacher. After teaching for four years, Heather participated in the National Novel Writing Month challenge and successfully wrote a novel in a month, realizing her love of writing. She left teaching and hasn’t looked back since. When Heather isn’t writing, she reads, runs, swims, crochets, and plays drums and clarinet. To learn more about Heather and her novels, please visit and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.  

To read an excerpt of Blank Slate Kate, please click here.