"life as kim and krickitt carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition two months after their marriage when a devastating car wreck left krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks.
when she finally awoke, she had no idea who kim was. with no recollection of their relationship and while krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, kim realised the woman he had married essentially had died in the accident.
and yet, against all odds, kim and krickitt fell in love all over again. the vow tells the true story of this journey, one of a commitment unbroken and a vow fulfilled."
i loved this book, maybe not as much as the film because as with every movie things are added to real life events (like getting married in a museum, or the chocolate box dessert tradition) that make it feel a bit fairytale like. however this may be the ultimate love story. a husband not giving up on the love of his life even though she has no idea who he is. hearing about how at the beginning of krickitt's therapy she would scream that she didn't know who this man (her husband) was or why he was here and yet kim never walked away. its takes a real love and two very special people to fight for something that a) isn't there anymore, as his wife isn't the same person he married and b) will not be the same even if they can get back to loving each other, as after going through so much people come out changed.