Wednesday, April 10, 2019

WIN a copy of "The Memory House"

About the book:

When Beck Holiday lost her father in the North Tower on 9/11, she also lost her memories of him. Eighteen years later, she’s a tough New York City cop burdened with a damaging secret, suspended for misconduct, and struggling to get her life in order. Meanwhile a mysterious letter arrives informing her she’s inherited a house along Florida’s northern coast, and what she discovers there will change her life forever. Matters of the heart only become more complicated when she runs into handsome Bruno Endicott, a driven sports agent who fondly recalls the connection they shared as teenagers. But Beck doesn’t remember that, either.

Decades earlier, widow Everleigh Applegate lives a steady, uneventful life with her widowed mother after a tornado ripped through Waco, Texas, and destroyed her new, young married life. When she runs into old high school friend Don Callahan, she begins to yearn for change. Yet no matter how much she longs to love again, she is hindered by a secret she can never share.

Fifty years separate the women but through the power of love and miracle of faith, they each find healing in a beautiful Victorian known affectionately as The Memory House.

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My Review:
Oh my goodness, this was an amazing book!  I wanted to keep on reading it to find out what was going to be decided, what was going to happen next, but then once I finished it, I was not ready for it to be done.  I loved how this was written in current day with Beck's story and then years ago when Everleigh's story to know what led her to this house and the room created on the upstairs floor.   All of the characters just come so alive on the pages and they are all facing major decisions and changes in their lives, either relationship wise, with their jobs, with their immediate families, past trauma and guilt, some are dealing with all of the above.  It really felt like I knew these characters as I cried with them, laughed with them and smiled when things were looking up for them.  The message of forgiveness and healing is so powerfully portrayed through characters as they work through past hurts and seek to do what is right.  "The Memory House" is a story that will stick with me for a long time and one that I am highly recommending. 

Rachel Hauck is an award winning, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times Book Reviews. She is a double RITA finalist, and a Christy and Carol Award Winner.
Her book, Once Upon A Prince, first in the Royal Wedding Series, was filmed for an Original Hallmark movie.
Rachel has been awarded the prestigious Career Achievement Award for her body of original work by Romantic Times Book Reviews.
A member of the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers, she teaches workshops and leads worship at the annual conference. She is a past Mentor of The Year.
At home, she’s a wife, writer, worship leader and works out at the gym semi-enthusiastically.
A graduate of Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) with a degree in Journalism, she’s a former sorority girl and a devoted Ohio State football fan. Her bucket list is to stand on the sidelines with Ryan Day.
She lives in sunny central Florida with her husband and ornery cat.

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