Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Memory of You by Cathrine West--Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY!!!

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 shows up, Tanner sees his future about to be crushed. He knows Natalie intends to close the gates, and he's determined to 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. For both of them.

Available For Purchase

It is becoming harder and harder to keep track of all of my favorite authors with so many new ones I've read getting put on the list. Catherine is no exception. She has now been added to my all time favorites list. This book made me feel things I didn't know I could feel and made me want to read everything Catherine has ever written. And that's how she ended up as the newest member on my list.

My Thoughts.....
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is emotional and heart breaking in places but then it is also fun and witty in others. This book can make you cry and smile in the very same chapter. It touched my heart deeply. I felt very drawn to the character of Natalie. I felt her pain and her worries. I somehow knew how she felt, even without having experienced what she had. Each character in this book is very well developed and thought out. I absolutely loved the setting of the vineyard/California. Catherine made it sound like such a beautiful and enchanting place. The only thing I didn't like about the book was that it had to end! I am so excited to begin reading other books by Catherine. I highly recommend this book, especially if you are a fan of Rachel Hauck. I received this book from the publisher for free. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.  

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 

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                             Tour Schedule

Tour 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.)


  1. I have not had the pleasure of reading Catherine's books yet, but have heard great things about her writing! Lovely review, makes me want to read it for sure! :-) Thanks for participating in the tour, blessings!

  2. I haven't read any of Catherine's books yet either. But I can't wait to read this one. I'm sure it will be a fantastic read considering all the good things I've heard about it.

  3. Hahha. If the only thing you don't like about the book is that it had to end, then I'd say the author have done her diligence and more! Thank you for being a part of the tour. Cathy, the publisher, Carrie and I all appreciate it tremendously.


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