Book Tour & Review

Welcome! To a blog tour for “The Memory of You” by Catherine West.

This is something new for me, joining in on a “Blog Tour”—it’s my very first time!  I’m so glad you stopped by, please take the time to read about this wonderful book. It is a Christian fiction novel, and it challenged me.  There’s even a giveaway involved, so keep reading!

About the Book

Title: The Memory of You
Author: Catherine West
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction
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?When 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.

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About the Author

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.

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 is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, and is represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary. Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at Catherine[at]catherinejwest.com

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Tour Schedule

Many thanks to the publisher, Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction 

for providing review copies to our bloggers.


7/17 – Running Through the Storm

7/18 – Moments Dipped in Ink

7/19 – Favorite Christian Books

7/20 – Joy’s Blog

7/21 – Happy When Reading

7/22 – Splashes of Joy

7/23 – Reading is My SuperPower

7/24 – Bibliophile Reviews

7/25 – By The Book

7/26 – Reader’s Cozy Corner

7/27 – All of a Kind Mom

7/28 –  Smiling Book Reviews

7/29 – Savings in Seconds

7/30 – Heidi Reads. . .Giveaway

(1) Winner will win a gourmet gift basket + a signed copy of The Memory of You, 

courtesy of the author, Catherine West.
(US mailing addresses only for the gift basket & print book prize.
International winners will win a digital copy of the book.)

Enter here:

 

My Review: The Memory of You

This is one of those books that touches your inner soul. When I reached the last page, I felt like I needed time to really think about and process my thoughts on issues that were faced in this story. Thanks, Catherine West for an excellent read!

I love to read, love to find new authors, because sometimes I almost read too fast to stay in ‘reading’ with familiar ones. And yet, I have a tendency to pick my favorite authors over others.

When I was given the chance to receive an Advance Reader’s Copy of “The Memory of You” I jumped on it, and I am so glad I did! This is the first I’ve read of Catherine West’s books, but after reading this one, I will be sure and read her others!

Natalie is such a realistic, able-to-relate-to character, and I was drawn in to her story immediately. Because of a tragic accident she was in as a young teen, one that killed her twin sister, she has avoided visiting her grandfather’s ranch, where the memories are too hard to bear.

Now, it is her duty as the majority shareholder to return to the California vineyard and decide if she should follow her father’s demands that the struggling family business be closed down, or look for ways to bring back life to her grandfather’s dream, and follow her own heart.

She was unprepared for the increasingly overwhelming nightmares that would accompany her here. And yet, God led her to a therapist that was able to guide her toward recovery. A recovery that included facing her fears & events from the past head on.

Along the way, she falls back in love with her earliest crush, Tanner. Can they make their love work this time?

This book challenged me in so many ways. I want to allow God to work in my life through difficult things from  my own past, and not let them drag me down. His forgiveness and grace are always available!

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