Monday, March 27, 2017

The Memory of You

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?
The Memory of YouWhen 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.

Expected publication: March 28th 2017
       by Thomas Nelson 

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Meet the Author:

Catherine-West-Author-Headshot-001  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. Catherine’s latest novel, Bridge of Faith, is now available on Amazon.
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’s next novel, The Things We Knew, releases July 2016, through Harper Collins Christian Publishing. Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at  

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My Thoughts:

For me this was a wonderful story!  Once I picked this book up I couldn't put it down.  It has heart touching story line with complex characters that kept me glued to the pages.
  I could feel the turmoil Natalie experienced just jump off the pages. Natalie's feeling were both raw and real.  She is haunted by memories from 13 years ago and a secret she has kept close to her heart.  As she feels her life is coming apart she returns to the one place she feels safest, Maoilios, the family winery located in California.  She has two goals in mind:  to finally make her father proud of her and to hopefully lay some ghosts to rest.  
Tanner Collins had my heart from the moment I met him.  He stepped up when no one else would.  He has a wonderful relationship with Hal, but everything feels threatened with Natalie's arrival.  He suspects her of betrayal of the one person who has not only his loyalty, but also his love.  
This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves a good story.  Be warned this is a one setting read, or at least it was for me.  This was the first book from Cathy West I have read, but it won't be the last.  
**I received this book from NetGalley and was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

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