Linda Goodnight’s ‘The Memory House’ Empowers Readers to Change [REVIEW]

Ashland Belle Helene

A couple must overcome their past to find romance in Linda Goodnight’s ‘The Memory House.’
(Photo by Michael McCarthy, Flickr)

Linda Goodnight’s The Memory House is a sweet, tender tale about finding love in places one may never suspect.

Time and unforeseen occurrences have left Eli Donovan and his son Alex battle torn. However, they both want to make a new start, beginning with their relationship.

Linda Goodnight's THE MEMORY HOUSE

HQN Books

Eli meets Julia Presley at the Peach Orchard Inn when he arrives looking for work. Her own son went missing several years ago and her marriage became a shell of what it once was. Suddenly, her life became monotonous, until she finds a series of old letters in a trunk.

The letters date back to the Civl War, and together Eli and Julia get lost in their pages. Soon, the tale within unfolds, and the couple finds itself immersed in the love story therein.

Goodnight challenges her protagonists to look at themselves and reach out to the gift of love that is blossoming between them. The author points out that although choices may forever alter our perspective, a life well lived is one where chances are taken.

Readers are destined to love the motivational, inspiring story of The Memory House. Goodnight proves through Eli and Julia that the jagged feelings of loss don’t have to define our future. Rather, we all have the potentiality to make positive changes regardless of our circumstances.

Linda Goodnight

Linda Goodnight


Linda Goodnight is the RITA Award winning author of the Redemption River and Whisper Falls series of books, as well as the new Honey Ridge books which include The Memory House and the forthcoming The Rain Sparrow

Her romance novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages, appeared on the Christian bestseller list, and won numerous awards including the Booksellers’ Best, ACFW Book of the Year, and a Reviewers’ Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine.

A former nurse and teacher, she enjoys writing fiction that carries a message of hope and light in a sometimes dark world. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Oklahoma. Visit her home on the Web at, like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

By Linda Goodnight
384 pgs. HQN Books. $7.99

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: