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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In My Opinion
Memorable characters and events, a story you don’t want to put down, and two swoony romances mean Rachel Hauk has done it one again with The Memory House.
I love, love, loved this story. From tough NYC cop Beck Holiday with a tender heart and missing memories, a sports agent who, as a young teen, had big plans to marry Beck, and a widow who fears falling in love again, Hauck’s dual-time novel exposes the challenges Everleigh in the 1950s and Beck in present day.
Hauck’s ability to write heart-wrenching and heart-warming stories of hope and healing, of loss and love, and of life’s challenges just keeps getting better with each book she writers. You need to add The Memory House to your TBR ASAP. Seriously, go do it now. You do not want to miss Everleigh, Don, Beck, and Bruno (not to mention Beetle Boo and Baby Girl).
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About the Author
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.
For more information, visit www.rachelhauck.com, Facebook (@rachelhauck), Twitter (@RachelHauck) and Instagram (@rachelhauck).
I like reading dual time line stories and this book is one I would enjoy reading. The story line captures my interest.
Perrianne Askew says
I really love dual timeline books and am currently reading Melanie Dobson’s Carching the Wind. It is extremely good!
Alison Boss says
Dual timeline stories are some of my favorites to read, and it sounds like Rachel Hauck has hit another book out of the ballpark with The Memory House! Thanks for the great review and a chance to win a copy of this book!!! 🙂
Suzie Waltner says
It’s another wonderful read from Rachel Hauck. I love her unique characters.