04 April 2019

The Memory House | Book Review + Giveaway


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.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: April 2, 2019


In a way I have now come to expect from Rachel Hauck, The Memory House connects the lives of two women across decades for a story filled with loss, hope, romance, and a very important house.

Beck Holiday is struggling with her career, secrets, and memories when she inherits a Floridian house, while Everleigh Applegate must face a reality she never anticipated after a devastating tornado. Both women desperately need change in their lives, and the way their stories unfold is well-crafted and beautiful.

I highly enjoyed The Memory House. For readers who enjoy dual timelines, as well as journeys of faith and healing, I definitely recommend it.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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 thesidelines with Ryan Day.

She lives in sunny central Florida with her husband and ornery cat.



  1. Pretty cover sounds like a great read.

  2. Great review! This book sounds amazing and the book cover is beautiful! I can't wait to read it.