Book Review: The Memory House by Rachel Hauck

My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘She was nothing more than a weak body of flesh who wore her tragedy like a badge of honor. And she was terrified it would happen to her again.’

Beck Holiday’s father died in the North Tower on 9/11 and since that day, she has lost every memory that involves him. Now, she is a cop with NYPD, a tough sergeant who has a horrible secret and she’s just been suspended for misconduct. Then a letter arrives telling her she’s inherited a house in Florida from a woman she doesn’t even remember knowing. She decides to go down to Florida and check out this mysterious inheritance. What she doesn’t know is that her life is going to change forever, especially when she runs into Bruno Endicott, who has fond memories of the times they both spent summers there as children and teenagers. She was his first kiss and Bruno has held a special place in his heart for Beck ever since. But Beck has no memory of Bruno.

Many decades before, widow Everleigh Applegate was widowed after an epic tornado tore through her Waco, Texas home and destroyed her life. Now she lives with her mother in a life that is destined to be completely uneventful. Everleigh has boxed her memories away and intends to keep it that way. But one day she runs into Don Callahan in the grocery store and her life begins to change a little bit at a time. But Everleigh carries a horrific secret in her heart, a secret she believes no one on earth will understand, a secret that will prohibit her ever having a happy life again.

Written in a dual time line, fifty years separate two women who will come to know the powerful healing through faith and love. And a beautiful Victorian home, The Memory House, will play a big part.

I could not put this book down. Rachel Hauck has always been a favorite author to me and this one just may be her best yet, in my opinion. She always includes a touch of the Divine and when I came across it here, I smiled, because I knew this was it and it is amazing. I stayed up till the wee hours to finish this book, at times with tears in my eyes. She knows how to write in such a way that brings these characters to life right before your eyes and involve you in the story to a powerful degree. It just amazes me how God pours these stories into her heart. Totally invested was I in this story. These characters just dance through my mind even after reading the last word. I highly recommend this book.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Net Galley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 2, 2019)
  • Publication Date: April 2, 2019
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing

1 thought on “Book Review: The Memory House by Rachel Hauck”

  1. I keep seeing this book and now, reading your review and seeing what it is about I think I need to put it on my must read list! 🙂


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