The Memory House
(Honey Ridge #1)
By: Linda Goodnight
Julia Presley’s heart is numb from the still unsolved disappearance of her son and the demise of her marriage. It doesn’t help that her family refuses to talk about the boy, who was ripped from her life. Julia decides to open a Bed and Breakfast in a charming, antebellum house in Honey Ridge, Tennessee. As she goes through the motions of each day, keeping her hands and mind busy, she can appear to be moving forward to the outside world. Eli Donovan has just learned he has a son and when his car breaks down in this new town, he stops by the Peach Orchard Inn desperate for work. Julia must decide whether she is willing to risk her heart in the company of this duo, in order to get the extra renovations completed and maybe discover some answers about this house’s mysterious history.
This beautiful Southern Literature book mixes time periods and points-of-view to deliver a breathtaking tale of human growth. The author gives readers two stories delicately blending romance and mystery, in both a contemporary and historical setting. Though there are moments of slowness, readers will be engrossed in the storyline and they will be cheering for each of the characters. Fans of the Civil War time period will appreciate this story’s subplot. Overall, The Memory House is a very uplifting, poetic read that reminds us that even buildings have hearts.
I adored this book. It offered a little bit of everything and was a very sweet read. This was my first time reading this author and I am excited that this book is the first in a series.