Monday, July 17, 2017

The Memory of You by Catherine West Blog

Title:  The Memory of You
Author: Catherine West
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Release Date:  March 28, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction

Thirteen years ago, Natalie lost a part of herself when her twin sister died. Will traveling back to the family winery finally put the memory to rest, or will it completely destroy her?

When Natalie Mitchell learns her beloved grandfather has had a heart attack, she’s forced to return to their family-owned winery in Sonoma, something she never intended to do. She’s avoided her grandparents’ sprawling home and all its memories since the summer her sister died—the awful summer Natalie’s nightmares began. But the winery is failing, and Natalie’s father wants her to shut it down. As the majority shareholder, she has the power to do so.

And Natalie never says no to her father.

Tanner Collins, the vintner on Maoilios, is trying to salvage a bad season and put the Mitchell family’s winery back in business. When Natalie Mitchell shows up, Tanner sees his future about to be crushed. Natalie intends to close the gates, unless he can convince her otherwise. But the Natalie he remembers from childhood is long gone, and he’s not so sure he likes the woman she’s become. Still, the haunted look she wears hints at secrets he wants to unearth. He soon discovers that on the night her sister died, the real Natalie died too. And Tanner must do whatever it takes to resurrect her.

But finding freedom from the past means facing it

My Thoughts:

If you have never read a book by Catherine West, I highly recommend you do! I loved her first book and "The Memory of You is no different. This book is a remarkable story. You'll fall in love with the characters of Natalie and Tanner. Of course the backdrop of vineyard is a wonderful scenery to set the stage and most of all you'll love the overall theme of the story as you flip the pages fast to find out what happens next. This book is one that you can't put down from the first page. You experience the emotions with the characters and you'll be thinking of them long after the book has ended. I found the theme of forgiveness to be strong in this book, but a wonderful novel to read at the beach or lake house and finish in a day. I promise you won't be able to put it down. Side bar, grab the tissues this book does get a little emotional or I did anyways. Thank you to Just Commonly for hosting this awesome book tour and the Author for providing copies. A favorable review was not required. I give this book 5/5 stars. Go purchase a copy today. You will be so thankful you did! Also, enter the raffle copper for your chance to win! 

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About the Author:

Catherine West is an award-winning author who writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. Her first novel, Yesterday’s Tomorrow, released in 2011 and won the INSPY for Romance, a Silver Medal in the Reader’s Favorite Awards, and was a finalist in the Grace Awards. Catherine’s second novel, Hidden in the Heart, released in September 2012, was long listed in the 2012 INSPY’s and was a finalist in the 2013 Grace Awards.

When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or tending to her roses and orchids. She and her husband have two grown children. Catherine is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, and is represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary. Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at 

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Danielle H. said...

Great review! I've never read one of her books before and she's new to me. It sounds like this author really can bring out readers' emotions from what you wrote. I am intrigued by the premise and setting.

justcommonly said...

Thanks Sarah!!
It sure was a wonderful story, and you're right, Cathy just pen some emotional reads!!

Caryl Kane said...

Excellent review! I enjoy Cathy's stories!

Chanel M. said...

Great review! I'm intrigued with the setting of this book and I'm glad the reader will get the full sense of the vineyard's beauty. I haven't read any of Catherine West's books but I've heard good things about this book, plus the cover is beautiful. I can't wait to read this.