1. The Memory House
    The Memory House
    Rachel Hauck
    Thomas Nelson / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love this one and want to read it again already!
    June 18, 2019
    Katie B.
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Beautiful, beautiful story! It made me want to re-read all of Rachel Hauck's books. I love how there are 4 different perspectives that you get while reading and at the heart of it all is this truth that you are never too far gone for something to change in an instant. Forgiveness and reconciliation is literally a conversation away. Everybody needs to read this one! I went through it in 48 hours! So good!
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    One of her best books!
    May 24, 2019
    Booklover10
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I feel like I had been in a reading slump over a few weeks and had been finding it difficult to find a book that just absolutely grabbed my attention. I knew I needed to read this book, and wanted to, but I was afraid of being disappointed in it. You see, I've been reading a few authors that usually never disappoint me and for some reason lately, they have. Maybe it's me and a new season in my reading life. I don't know. So I was nervous when I picked up this book by one of my favorite authors.

    I slowly opened the book, intending to only read maybe a few pages and set it down. To my delight, I was sucked in immediately and couldn't put it down! It has been awhile since a book grabbed my attention from the get go. It was like I had just been dunked into water on a hot day! It was so refreshing to enjoy reading!

    I loved the rawness and the dialogue between the police officers. I loved the topics she dealt with, even though it was a touchy topic. And so long after 9/11, I really was thankful that she wouldn't let her readers forget that horrible day or the effects it still has on people today.

    Beck was a refreshing character. She wasn't perfect! She was a real life, hot mess, like all of us are. I think that's why I clicked with her. She was dealing with some really hard things in the midst of some really hard things. She had to overcome so much, but was also in a way, given a fresh start.

    Dear Everliegh was a beautiful story woven throughout the pages that I never expected. I couldn't figure out how these two ladies lives would cross each other. Her story was so tragic, especially in light of some of the recent tornadoes that have swept the nation in the past few weeks.

    And then we meet Don, who is just as raw as Beck. Another thing that I really appreciated about these characters are that they live in worlds that I don't know a whole lot about. I don't know a lot about the world of a police officer or the one of a sports agent. So that kept my attention as I was learning of the interactions each was having in their own fields, too. I will say, my heart absolutely broke over Beck's circumstance and one of her co-workers. But once again, that was part of what gripped me....how would God redeem this story?

    I've read so many of Rachel Hauck's books, but I think this one is my favorite so far. It's definitely one I highly recommend!

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    I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
  3. Plymouth MA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Amnesia Takes Her Dad Away More Than His Death on 9/11
    May 21, 2019
    debhgrty
    Plymouth MA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Deb's Dozen: Amnesia Has Taken Her Father Away More Than His Death on 9/11

    Beck Holiday lost her father in the North Tower on 9/11, but she lost all of her memories of him and their life before his death as well. Amnesia took away so much. Now grown, Beck works as a cop in New York Citytough but tender-hearted. When a drug dealer kicks the dog being used to carry drugs, Beck beats the man severely and rescues the dog. On administrative leave and pregnant from a one-night stand with her boss, Beck takes advantage of a bequest from a woman she doesn't remember either.

    Everleigh Applegate lost her new husband and their house to a tornado decades before Beck came on the scene. She lives with her mother and exists day to day. Don Callahan comes on the scene and Everleigh begins to long for change. But Everleigh's secret no one can know.

    Fifty years later, Everleigh leaves her home, the Memory House, to Beck. Beck and her rescue dog come to the house to find Beck's reality and her dreams. Will she find her father too?

    Bruno Endicott, Beck's former flame, sees her at Everleigh's funeral. But Beck's amnesia means she doesn't remember him either. Bruno pursues her to try to break her out of her protective shell. Together, they work to recover Beck's memories and find romance as well. Bruno secrets intrudewill they destroy the romance?

    Hauck writes engaging characters in unusual situations. Beck intrigues me as she considers her pregnancy, her past life, and her potential future with Bruno. Bruno caused me to think about careers I've lost or given up as he attempts to make it on his own as a sports agent. And the ghost of Everleigh surrounds them as the Memory House works its magic.

    Rachel Hauck is "the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times." The Wedding Dress also finaled for the RITAs. Rachel lives in Florida with her husband and two pets and says she "writes from her ivory tower."

    Thomas Nelson gave me a copy of The Memory House, but I was in no way obligated to write a review.
  4. Belton, TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Three Stories in One
    May 18, 2019
    Janet
    Belton, TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Rachel Hauck's newest novel, The Memory House, is three stories in one. First, it's the story of a young police woman making decisions about her life and career having discovered she's pregnant after a one night stand. It's also the story of a struggling sports agent, betrayed by his mentor, trying to relaunch his one-promising career. Finally, it's the story of a widow learning to live again, discovering and deciding that her life didn't end when her husband's did.

    That final story takes readers back in time to the 50's. Hauck skillfully moves back and forth between times to reveal how one woman's life choices can impact many others. Through all three stories, she shows how God can work through all of it to guide and help everyone regardless of personal choices, mistreatment by others, or calamity.

    I enjoyed reading this story and am happy to recommend it to you! I thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending a complimentary copy, so I could share my opinion with you.
  5. Mpls, MN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good book
    May 9, 2019
    Crochetaddicted
    Mpls, MN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I enjoy books told over time meaning part of the story is now and part of the story is in the past and the author links them. I really enjoy them and I enjoy Rachel's writing style. The content isn't something I normally read but it is part of the way the world is and we are not in a perfect world. People sin and there are consequences to be dealt with. I admire the author for tackling that. I also found the amnesia part of the story very compelling and incredibly sad. Rachel did not disappoint me with her newest book and I can't wait for her next one.
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