A sweet and inspiring story about changing course in life
Today we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for The Memory Keeper, by Jenny Hale.
Title: The Memory Keeper by Jenny Hale
Publisher: Harpeth Road Press (January 26, 2021)
Print Lenght: 298 pages
From the USA Today bestselling author of The Summer House comes a story about lost loves, chasing dreams, and the people who show up when they’re needed the most.
Hannah Townsend’s life is just as she’s always wanted it to be. She has the perfect job at a New York magazine, a small but elegant apartment in the upper west side, and an incredibly successful beau named Miles Monahan. This year, for her thirty-fifth birthday, she’s leaving the icy city sludge for sunshine! She’s got tickets for two to Barbados, and she’s all packed and meeting Miles at the airport for a week of cocktails, sandy beaches, and the music of steel drums.
But her life is turned upside down in the span of that one morning. Hannah is rocked by the news that her beloved grandmother is very sick, and Hannah needs to come home to her small Tennessee town right away to be with her family and help run her gran’s dilapidated flower shop. It also means she has to face Ethan Wright, the best friend she’d left behind so many years ago. If that isn’t enough to deal with, she discovers her boyfriend is seeing someone else.
With flights grounded and rental cars in great demand due to the winter snowstorm, she’s stranded at the airport. On her birthday, instead of waking up in a stylish beachfront hotel in Miles’s arms like she thought, she finds herself packed like sardines into a car, with two passengers, on a ride-share from LaGuardia Airport to her hometown of Franklin, Tennessee.
When everything seems to be going wrong, it’s the kindness of a handsome businessman from Hannah’s past named Liam McGuire that might just save her. But a new development that threatens Gran’s shop and secrets surrounding Liam could alter both their lives forever.
A heartwarming, sweet romance that will have you laughing, crying, and best of all, hugging those around you a little tighter. If you loved the Christmas movies based on Jenny’s books and are looking for more feel-good, small town romance, look no further!
From the Publisher’s Blurb
Hannah thought she would spend a holiday in Barbados with her boyfriend Miles, but plans abruptly changed once she got to the airport.
It turned out that Miles had other plans that did not include her. To make matters worse, she got a phone call from her mother saying her grandmother was in the hospital.
Twice heartbroken in a matter of minutes, she found herself stranded at NY’s airport, having to figure out a way to travel to Franklin, Tenessee, to visit her ailing grandmother.
She managed to head there thanks to a childhood acquaintance, Liam, who managed to get a rental car. They were joined by Georgia, a girl they met at the airport.
Liam had a sadness about him that pulled Hannah’s heartstrings, and Georgia was all color and fun, despite the purpose of her trip. The long journey forged a bond between the three of them.
When Hannah arrived in Franklin, she found out that her grandmother’s flower shop, ‘The Memory Keeper’ was in debt and in alarming disrepair. She then had to make hard choices for her grandmother’s sake and also for her own future.
The Memory Keeper is about reevaluating life and not being afraid to change its course.
One of my favorite parts was reading Hannah’s Gram’s diary from during the First World War. So lovely!
The Memory Keeper is a sweet and inspiring story, perfect for relaxing and escaping a little.
This is the first book published by the brand new Harpeth Road Publishing, and I can’t wait to see what they will come up with next.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
Jenny Hale is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of romantic fiction. Her books have sold worldwide and have been adapted for television, appearing on The Hallmark Channel as part of their famous Christmas lineup. Her stories are chock-full of feel-good romance and overflowing with warm settings, great friends, and family.