Book Review

The Memory Of You by Catherine West

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?

Without giving too much away, this book was one of those that takes you on an emotional roller coaster, in a good way. You will laugh, and you will cry (keep the kleenex handy). Make sure you clear your schedule because this one is a page turner. Cathy West tackles some difficult and messy life situations with grace and heart.

Natalie feels like she is falling apart and in an effort to get back to her roots, so to speak, she goes back to her grandfather’s winery. She gets a little bit more than she bargained for in Tanner. Most of the book plays out on the Mitchell family’s winery, called Maoilios, and it is here where Natalie and Tanner must face their fears, their guilt and their feelings for one another.

If he believed in having a “happy place,” Maoilios would definitely be it. – Jeffery

I must say that Jeffery wiggled his way into my heart, while Natalie and Tanner try to sort things out, he has his own struggles. I have two scenes that really stand out and those will surprise you and delight you. Without spoilers, a certain Christmas scene, and the ending could not be more perfect!

This story is unpredictable, heart wrenching and delightful all at the same time. Another winner from Catherine West!

Be sure to check out the Q & A with Catherine West Here






I received a copy of this book from the publisher. My opinions are my own.

Catherine stopped by and answered some questions about The Memory of You, Check it out


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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.

One Comment

  • Lisa Garrity

    I loved the quote about constellations. What a contrasting backdrop of brightness to snuffing out life and utter darkness! That already draws me in…

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