I just finished one of the most beautiful, memorable, and breathtaking books I’ve read yet this year (and I’ve read some pretty great books so far in 2019!). Rachel Hauck’s “The Memory House” was published by Thomas Nelson this past spring, and I simply didn’t want this enthralling saga to end. The vivid characters, the sweeping plot, the heart-wrenching themes, the two different time periods combining into one beautifully tangled tale of love and loss and forgiveness. . . It was captivating, to say the least!
Now, one important thing to note about “The Memory House” is that it deals with some pretty mature stuff, and some of the decisions made by the characters are, well, abhorrent. But the beautiful part of the story is the real-life truth that God is in the business of redeeming our messes, forgiving our sins, and making a thing of beauty out of ugliness and tragedy. These themes are the heart and foundation of the novel. At the same time, “The Memory House” contains a plot that will leave you quickly flipping pages, unable to set it down until you find out what happens to Beck and Bruno, Everleigh and Don, and all the multitude of secondary characters we quickly come to adore.
To summarize: “The Memory House” is a phenomenal story that will stay in your heart long after you reach the final page. In my opinion it would also make a wonderful movie… In any case, it should move to the top of your summer reading list – so long as you have time to finish it in a day (or two, at most!).
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