MEMORY HOUSE

HAVEN’T READ A BOOK BY BETTE LEE CROSBY THAT I DIDN’T FALL IN LOVE WITH!
MEMORY HOUSE
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MEMORY HOUSE IS A QUAINT TALE OF A BED AND BREAKFAST OWNER, OPHELIA, WHO IS NEARING 90.  SHE BEFRIENDS A YOUNG GUEST, ANNIE,  WHO SHOWS PROMISE OF BEING ABLE TO STIR UP MEMORIES FROM OBJECTS THAT OPHELIA HAS KEPT.  ANNIE IS STRUGGLING WITH A BROKEN RELATIONSHIP THAT HAS SOME POSSIBILITY OF BEING REKINDLED BUT SHE IS SO UNSURE.  SHE IS ALSO FED UP WITH HER DEAD-END JOB.  ANNIE TRULY ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH OPHELIA KEEPING MEMORIES ALIVE.

WHILE I WAS READING THE BOOK, I REALIZED THE MEMORIES STARTED TO SEEM FAMILIAR TO ME – ALMOST IF I TOO WERE KEEPING MEMORIES ALIVE.  THIS WAS BECAUSE BETTE LEE WOVE MEMORIES OF CHARACTERS FROM HER OTHER BOOKS I HAD READ INTO THE STORY.  THE BIKE FROM SPARE CHANGE THAT ETHAN ALLEN RODE, THE LANNIGAN FAMILY BIBLE AND SNOW GLOBE FROM THE TWELFTH CHILD AND DELIA’S LOCKET FROM PASSING THROUGH PERFECT WHERE ANNIE FINDS THAT ALL MEMORIES ARE NOT HAPPY.

THE SETTING IS BEAUTIFUL, THE CHARACTERS ARE SO REAL THEY COME ALIVE AND THE STORY, WRITTEN AS STORIES WITHIN THE STORY, IS TOLD SO WELL YOU ARE SAD TO COME TO THE END.

CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF BETTE LEE CROSBY’S NOVELS!

PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A MEMORY TO OUTLIVE ITS OWNER?

Ophelia Browne knows the answer is yes. She knows because she’s been granted the unique gift of finding and caring for those forgotten memories. But now she’s nearing ninety, and Browne women seldom live beyond ninety.

Before time runs out Ophelia must find a successor. Someone who can take hold of the gifts and keep the memories from fading.

When broken-hearted Annie Cross shows up on the doorstep of The Memory House Bed and Breakfast, Ophelia knows she is the one. The two women forge a bond of friendship as they sip magical dandelion tea and share stories. When Annie starts to sense the memories Ophelia is delighted, but then a thread of violence begins to unravel and Ophelia fears things have gone too far.

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