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The memory house / Rachel Hauck.

By: Hauck, Rachel, 1960-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2019]Description: 374 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780785216643; 0785216642; 9780310350965; 0310350964.Subject(s): Memory -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | Florida -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction. | Romance fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of two women whose lives have been destroyed by disaster but find healing in a special house"-- Provided by publisher.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes the story of two women whose lives have been destroyed by disaster but find healing in a special house.

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.

"Hauck is a master at weaving together plots from multiple time periods." --Library Journal

"Accomplished Hauck demonstrates genre finesse as she blends inspirational romance with a cinematic style of storytelling, bringing empathic characters to life as they cope with grief in marriage and faithfulness, parenthood and adoption, death and tragedy. Challenging decisions, the blessing of finding love again, and the solace of a beautiful Victorian home all come together in this spellbinding, lovely novel." --Booklist

"New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author"--Cover.

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"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of two women whose lives have been destroyed by disaster but find healing in a special house"-- Provided by publisher.

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Publishers Weekly Review

This endearing but muddled tale from Hauck (The Love Letter) follows two women, separated by 50 years, who are connected through a Victorian home. Eighteen years after her father died during the collapse of a tower on 9/11, Beck Holiday is a NYPD sergeant, recently suspended for her anger management issues. But it is actually the perfect time for a vacation, as she learns that she has inherited the house of Everleigh Callahan in Fernandino Beach, Fla. Beck's family used to vacation in Fernandino Beach, and Miss Everleigh took a liking to Beck, feeling they were "twin souls born sixty years apart." Beck travels back to a town that is saturated with memories of her father, and also childhood sweetheart Bruno Endicott. In the other plot, set in the 1970s, 23-year-old Everleigh Novak believes she has the perfect life with her new husband in Waco, Tex. But when a tornado destroys their home and kills her husband, she must turn to God and prayer for answers. The arrival of high school friend Don Callahan, and his offer of moving to Florida, provides an opportunity for a new beginning, and they move to the house in Florida. While Hauck's enjoyable portrait of the Victorian home stands as the main bridge between the narratives, the two plots prove to be an awkward fit. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Beck Holiday is a hardened NYPD sergeant who never forgets a perp's face, but ever since her father's tragic 9/11 death, selective amnesia has erased memories of him. Unexpectedly pregnant and on administrative leave, she receives word that she has inherited a distant friend's estate, the Memory House. Her trip to the property awakens memories from the past and reconnects her with Bruno Endicott, her childhood best friend and first love. But does she dare risk opening herself to the joy of memories and foundation for a future, or is the heartache of remembering too much to bear? Accomplished Hauck (The Love Letter, 2018) demonstrates genre finesse as she blends inspirational romance with a cinematic style of storytelling, bringing empathic characters to life as they cope with grief in marriage and faithfulness, parenthood and adoption, death and tragedy. Challenging decisions, the blessing of finding love again, and the solace of a beautiful Victorian home all come together in this spellbinding, lovely novel.--Kate Campos Copyright 2019 Booklist