Review: Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby

Happy Sunday!  I hope all of you have had a great weekend.  Today I am bringing to you another great by Bette Lee Crosby.  Memory House is a unique story that takes you to a place where memories attach themselves to objects and there are those out there that can find them.  This was a truly great book that incorporated a lot of elements from her previous books.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

25064835Book Blurb:

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.


Annie is still heart-broken from her recent break-up.  She just wanders through her nights and weekends alone.  That is until she discovers Memory House and the old woman who runs the bed and breakfast, Ophelia Browne.  As soon as Ophelia sees Annie she knows that she is the one.  Annie is drawn toward the house and the mysterious woman who runs it.  Soon, Annie learns Ophelia’s secret and that she has the same ability.  This consumes Annie and allows her to move forward in her life.  Annie soon learns that even with her ability comes danger that Ophelia never knew about.  Will Annie be able to move forward or will her past come back to haunt her?

This was a really unique book.  The story and its characters captivate the mind and the senses.  You truly begin to believe that what Ophelia and Annie can do is possible.  I think this story illustrates both hope and sadness.  Annie’s character develops so well over time through her ability, but Ophelia you see has been held back by it.  The two takes on the same ability and the moral conundrum that it places them in is well written and woven into this fantastic story.  I have enjoyed all of the novels I have read by Bette Lee Crosby and this was no exception.  I can’t wait until I can read another of her fantastic stories.

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