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The Memory House

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  703 ratings  ·  331 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of two women whose lives have been destroyed by disaster but find healing in a special house.

In the spring of 1953, Everleigh Applegate is happily married and newly pregnant. But a tornado sweeps through Waco, Texas, taking her hopes of a bright future with it. Seven years later,
Paperback, 373 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Thomas Nelson (first published April 2019)
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Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I have never read a book by Hauck that I did not LOVE. Are you tired of reading books with perfect, flawless characters? If you answered yes, then this book is for you. You have to be a very special author to write Time-slip books and do it well. Hauck does it like no other. Hauck gave us imperfect characters, that made me love them and relate to them. 2 Sets of couples that you are sure to fall in love with. 2 Stories that come together and make you sad to see it come to an end.
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Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read
Oh wow! Just beautiful. I have loved all of her books and was very curious when I saw this description. Knowing Rachel’s writing style, I wasn’t sure how to reconcile the idea of a memory house. From the very beginning, I was sucked in, as I always am with her stories. All the stories captivated me and didn’t let loose until the very end. Even now, the characters challenges and moments of growth bless and challenge my heart.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through
Carole Jarvis
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

The talented Rachel Hauck writes in a variety of styles and settings, and all of her books have touched me in some way. But The Memory House? It’s truly special, deeply rooted in faith, my favorite of all she’s written so far. There’s romance, of course, but this story is so very much more!

Family is whoever fits into your heart.

The Memory House is poignant and emotionally captivating. Hauck is a master of the dual timeline, and I was deeply i
Maureen Timerman
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I loved this book and it quickly turned into a quick page turner, and a sense of loss when the last page was turned, and how appropriate is the title!
The author draws us in with two strong main characters, both woman, and both willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. Disasters are what make them similar, and great men who loved them to the end.
We span decades and yet things are the same but different, and find a home in a quiet town in Florida to be catalyst to healing.
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The Memory House was absolutely captivating! I loved both stories in this dual timeline novel equally. I felt such deep emotions for the main characters, that at times I was unsure if I could handle the various heartaches that came their way. However, I had to keep reading…I couldn’t stop myself! And I am so glad I did.

Both Beck and Everleigh’s journeys were full of times of heartache as well as joy. And Beck, Bruno, and Everleigh all learned so much about faith, forgiveness, and a loving God wh
“I’m just saying God has a way of taking the worst situation and turning it for good.”

"That's not what I mean, but life, miracles, have a way of coinciding."

I have read several Rachel Hauck novels and enjoyed them, but I think this one is my favorite so far. I loved the dual time line and the many connections between the historical pair, Everleigh and Don, and the present day pair, Beck and Bruno. Each had been strongly affected by something in their past that was preventing them from moving for
Susan Snodgrass
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'She was nothing more than a weak body of flesh who wore her tragedy like a badge of honor. And she was terrified it would happen to her again.'

Beck Holiday's father died in the North Tower on 9/11 and since that day, she has lost every memory that involves him. Now, she is a cop with NYPD, a tough sergeant who has a horrible secret and she's just been suspended for misconduct. Then a letter arrives telling her she's inherited a house in Florida from a woman she doesn't even remember knowing. Sh
The Memory House is a lovely dual timeline story that tells the story of two women whose life is torn by loss and despair to the point of some amnesia to overcome the pain. Their lives cross and both are impacted.
Everleigh Novak Applegate and her husband, married for eight months, are madly in love. expecting their first child and planning their first home. But a tornado swept through Waco, Texas, killing her husband, in-laws and her father. Depressed and in deep sorrow, she lost her memory for
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rachel Hauck is one of those authors I will always purchase without even reading the book synopsis. Her books are always filled with history, love, forgiveness, and a story that comes together so perfectly. This book meets those expectations perfectly.

I fell in love with these characters as soon as I met them. I loved that much of the story took place in Texas, a state so very close to me, and the history that happened during the Waco tornado. I also thought Florida was the perfect setting for t
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2.

This is a beautiful story of finding love after tragedy.

The narrative is told from 4 POVs, Everleigh and Don from the 1960s, and Beck and Bruno from the present. I don't usually like that many POVs in a romance, but I quickly got pulled into their problems and pain.
Everleigh and Beck resist Don and Bruno, respectively, and one point we wonder if they'll be able to accept the love the men have for them.

The house and address played an important role in helping them heal their wounds and
Michelle Bolton
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, netgalley
The Memory House shuffles between the lives of two women Everleigh Applegate and Beck Holiday. Everleigh has survived a tornado which killed her husband and his family in 1953. Beck Holiday is a tough NYPD cop who lost her father in 9/11. Both have suffered devastating, life changing loss.

Rachel Hauck is such a talented writer. She drew me in on the first page and kept me wanting to know more about Everleigh and Beck. I could feel the love between the characters and I cried with them. There was
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

This first chapter was so good. I did not want to stop reading it. It was a very interesting read, and I can't wait to be able to read the rest of the book.

Thank you so much for letting me review this book.

I will be posting this at my blog

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Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rachel Hauck has done it again! This was such a great book! The characters and the storyline kept me reading almost nonstop! I loved Everleigh and Beck and the way their two lives and stories intertwined. Rachel is a such a fantastic writer- I felt the emotions right along with all of the characters in this book.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This was a dual timeline story that tells the story of Everleigh Novak Applegate beginning in 1953 and Beck Holiday in the present. When a tornado slams through Waco, Texas (a true event) Everleigh loses her father, husband and in-laws. She and her mother begin a seven year widowhood that is not healthy for either of them. Beck Holiday has lost the memories of her early life. When her father is killed in the 9/11 tragedy, she develops amnesia and is unable to remember him. Beck is a NY City Poli ...more
Christina Claypool
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where do I begin to recount the multiple ways, "The Memory House" blessed me? First of all, I have to say that Rachel Hauck has been one of my favorite inspirational authors since I first read her novel, "The Wedding Dress." It's difficult for me to imagine a Rachel Hauck novel that wouldn't be a five star read, and "The Memory House" is no exception.
I read novels when I want to escape from reality, from the tedious boredom of daily chores, responsibilities, and even the mundane. This novel def
Cara Putman
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Rachel’s writing. She writes characters I love with spiritual themes I’m still thinking about years later…and that get incorporated into my repertoire like “Love Well.” This novel is a welcome addition to her timesplit novels. You’ll walk through two heroine’s stories that intersect in one house. Each is dealing with guilt about surviving a tragedy and the fall-out in their lives. At times you will wonder how healing can be found, but it is possible, because in this book as with her other ...more
Nancy Carey
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This may be my favorite book that I have read by this author.

From the first page I was captivated by the characters and story line. It switches effortlessly between POV characters, and I loved the message. I loved the memory house concept and how it all wound up.

Just a great, light story.

I received a digital advance copy from the publisher through Net Galley. Opinions expressed are my own.

“Family is whoever fits into your heart.” Story of learning to live again & love again after loss, fear, and disappointment change the course of your life. Two timelines. Four characters it’s easy to have sympathy for. Sweet & satisfying ending. Great read!
Terry Houchin
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Rachel Hauck's books! 
She writes the stories my heart longs to hear. You know the kind where the people are real. They have the same problems we do, they have the same flaws, the same hopes and desires. Characters we hope find their happily ever after
.That is what The Memory House is about....two women who find a way to move past their fear and live the life that God intended for them. Both women do this in the house on Memory Lane.
I loved the characters in this book! I love when I can fe
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Memory House is a dual timeline romance set in Waco,Texas and modern-day Fernandina Beach, Florida. As a contemporary romance reader, I was initially uncertain about dual timeline settings found in most of Rachel Hauck's recent novels. I'm so glad I tried something new because I've found each time I am drawn into both story lines right away. The first heroine,Beck, was so intriguing from the minute she stepped onto the page. I'm so thrilled to see a Christian novel featuring a broken, troubl ...more
Dirty Dayna
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 In the memory house

I don’t know how Rachel Hauck does it.. she some how makes me like reading Christian Fiction.. she is the ONLY author I have enjoyed in this category and I fell in love with her on accident many years ago with her Royal Wedding Series. So as usual I thought dumb me lets keep putting this book off ( since November) because I totally wont enjoy it.. WRONG !!!!
This story was beautiful and captivating and initially the weaving of so many story lines got confusing but then it
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Memory House tells of 4 people, Beck, Everliegh, Bruno, and Don. Each tells their story of how they came to be at the Memory house. Beck and Bruno are the modern day while Everliegh and Don are from the past. I seriously thought I had this story figured out but it wasn't until the end which obviously made sense. Both Everliegh and Beck have lost someone of great importance to them and how they heal is through Don and Bruno. This book kept me guessing throughout the storyline and wanted to kn ...more
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a sneak peak! This chapter details a rough female police sergeant along with her who catches a young criminal and surprised at what they found. Beck is a tough one. It’s cool to see a female cop as a lead. This looks it will be a great read! Can’t wait for next month!

Edit: Just finished the entire book. Wow what a gorgeous read! Beautiful storytelling with great characters. I loved how the past and present stories intertwined. Everything came in full circle at the end! I enjoyed this n
A. Harrison
My Review:

Genre: Historical/Contemporary, romance, Christian fiction.

My Rating: 5 stars.

My Recommendation: 16 up for romance and warnings below.

My Favorite Character/s: Hmm, for the contemporary side of the story my favorite character was likely Bruno, he was interesting to read about. I’ve never read a story with a sports agent as a lead character and it was cool seeing what he did.

My Verse for Bruno is Mark 9:23

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that bel
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recovering from Tragedy and Finding Love

Beck Holiday is a tough NYPD cop. She’s following in her father’s footsteps and carrying a burden of guilt. He died in the 911 disaster and since then she has complete amnesia about him. She also has a secret that will soon become obvious. When her life seems at the lowest, she receives a surprise inheritance. Everleigh Callahan, a woman she has no memory of meeting, has willed her a house in Florida.

In Florida, she meets Bruno, a neighbor with his own pr
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Memory House by Rachel Hauck is a captivating story of two women. A story of how ones life can change in an instant and the devastating disaster will always be a part who they are today. The Memory House offers healing that these two women need and a lifelong friendship they gain from being at the house.

Alicia Lowery
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
I really enjoyed this story! I may have intentionally read it slowly so it wouldn’t end! Haha

The story was told from four points of view and in two time periods.

Here are two of my favorite quotes:

“Beck, I’m not sure I can let you go again. You smooth things out for me, not complicate them.”

“What can I say? I have an eye for true beauty beneath sensible shoes and a granny bun. You have my attention.“ He ran his hand along her jawline, igniting buried but long-smoldering embers. “I can love you w
Jeanne Takenaka
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rachel Hauck has done it again. The Memory House intrigued me from the opening pages. Can a person remember the things her mind is determined to block? In this dual-timeline novel, Hauck beautifully weaves two stories and two women’s lives together through the Memory House. When New York City cop Beck Holliday receives a mysterious letter telling her she’s inherited a house on the northern coast of Florida, she begins a journey that takes her into the past she forgot after her father died in the ...more
Erin Laramore
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rachel Hauck is well known for her sweet character-driven stories and this one was no different. Because I'd read the back cover synopsis and knew this was a dual timeline, I was a bit surprised when the first few chapters were all in modern times, but we caught up with the older timeline soon enough. We start off with Beck Holiday, an NYPD officer who has found herself in a sticky situation. At just the right time, she learns of an inheritance that changes everything for her. We move from Beck ...more
Shelley Lawrence
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book! Wow. I’m almost speechless, and so deeply moved by this story. This book is a profoundly moving piece of Christian fiction, with a strong, clear message of faith. So for that reason alone, it won’t be for everyone. Though I love that the author speaks words of truth with boldness, insight, compassion, and without fear or hesitation. The Memory House does have a few issues with the occasional abrupt jump in plot transitions that could have been fleshed out a bit more. Also, the changes ...more
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New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Rachel Hauck writes from sunny central Florida.

A RITA finalist and winner of Romantic Times Inspirational Novel of the Year, and Career Achievement Award, she writes vivid characters dealing with real life issues.

Her book, Once Upon A Prince, was made into an original Hallmark movie.

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