Thursday, March 19, 2015

Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby

**I received this book from the author in exchanged for my honest review**

4/5 Stars

Synopsis per Goodreads:

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.

I loved the synopsis, it seemed right up my ally, cute with a bit of phenomenon in it.  The author also contacted me right about the time when I was a little bit over smutty romance and things like that, I wanted something more contemporary.

I loved the bond of friendship between Annie and Ophelia, I often found myself wondering if they were related through some sort of distant link.  The dynamics of their relationship seemed more than friendship, almost mother/daughter.  I liked the character and world building, I almost wanted to go to the bed and breakfast myself.

This was the first book I have read by this author, I was immediately swept into it, i loved all the little stories and memories that Annie discovered, I'd wished I could have learned more beyond what she learned, but at the end of the book the author revealed they were characters in her other books.  So I do have the chance of hearing the stories. How exciting.

This was a really cute story, I thank the author for allowing me the reading pleasure.

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