Memories of motherhood and marriage are fresh for Julia Presley—though tragedy took away both years ago. Finding comfort in the routine of running the Peach Orchard Inn, she lets the historic, mysterious place fill the voids of love and family. No more pleasure of a man's gentle kiss. No more joy in hearing a child call her Mommy. Life is calm, unchanging…until a stranger with a young boy and soul-deep secrets shows up in her Tennessee town and disrupts the loneliness of her world.
Julia suspects there's more to Eli Donovan's past than his motherless son, Alex. There's a reason he's chasing redemption and bent on earning it with a new beginning in Honey Ridge. Offering the guarded man work renovating the inn, she glimpses someone who—like her—has a heart in need of restoration. But with the chance discovery of a dusty stack of love letters buried within the lining of an old trunk, the long-dead ghosts of a Civil War romance envelop Julia and Eli, connecting them to the inn's violent history and challenging them both to risk facing yesterday's darkness for a future bright with hope and healing.
My review: The Memory House by Linda Goodnight
lots of drama, romance and heartbreak emotions. Characters that you like and want things to get better for.
The Memory House tells two different stories back and forth. One story is modern day With Julia and Eli. Each one has a heartbreaking story, but together they start to heal each other. Dealing with prison, death, forgiveness and child kidnapping.
The second story takes place in the same house but during the civil war. With the Yankees taking over the house and food. Deals with slavery and war with all the hardships it brings.
There is even a ghost who brings marbles to cheer up those who are feeling down.
This story tugs at your heartstrings but it is uplifting at times too and leaves you with hope.
The setting was Honey Ridge, Tennessee on a Peach orchard.
I was given this ebook from Netgalley and Harlequin. In return I agreed to give a honest review of The Memory House.