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What a beautifully written and completely captivating story This contemporary romance novel simply dragged me into its pages and wouldn t let go I really loved the main characters, Natalie and Tanner They had some history together as children and young teens Both had also experienced traumatic events in their pasts which influenced the way they reacted to present situations.The side stories and characters were extremely interesting, as was the heartbreaking look into the tragic accident that What a beautifully written and completely captivating story This contemporary romance novel simply dragged me into its pages and wouldn t let go I really loved the main characters, Natalie and Tanner They had some history together as children and young teens Both had also experienced traumatic events in their pasts which influenced the way they reacted to present situations.The side stories and characters were extremely interesting, as was the heartbreaking look into the tragic accident that so impacted Natalie The Memory of You was packed with interesting people, a beautiful setting, and a couple of side stories that were interwoven with the main one to create a book that I didn t want to set down I loved it I received a complimentary copy of this book All opinions are my own.You can read this review on my blog I m learning that Catherine West s trademark is a story of pain and healing The Memory of You definitely fit that mold.Natalie lost her twin in a tragic accident at the age of 13 Since then she has struggled with survivor s guilt in a number of ways.Much of the story takes place on a vineyard in California and the author does a nice job of painting the scenery This was an emotional story and one part brought me to tears A number of good themes, such as living life after the death of a close I m learning that Catherine West s trademark is a story of pain and healing The Memory of You definitely fit that mold.Natalie lost her twin in a tragic accident at the age of 13 Since then she has struggled with survivor s guilt in a number of ways.Much of the story takes place on a vineyard in California and the author does a nice job of painting the scenery This was an emotional story and one part brought me to tears A number of good themes, such as living life after the death of a close family member and repairing relationships after years of separation, surfaced in the story However, I felt the number of themes that surfaced were too many and the story would have been stronger with fewer focuses.The romance between Tanner and Natalie was not one that I bonded with due to the frequency of hot and cold in their relationship Overall, it was a good read and I plan to read other novels by the author @FREE PDF ë The Memory of You ¿ 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 SoAnd Natalie Never Says No To Her FatherTanner 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 Be prepared to sob at least once in this emotional novel But also be prepared to smile, giggle and of course SWOON as well as having your faith challenged and reaffirmed.The Memory of You by Catherine West is powerful and compelling It wrestles with issues like mental illness, PTSD, family conflict, the crippling effects of guilt and the spiraling damage of drug abuse Yet at the same time, the heaviness of these topics is perfectly counterbalanced with the sweetness of reignited romance, we Be prepared to sob at least once in this emotional novel But also be prepared to smile, giggle and of course SWOON as well as having your faith challenged and reaffirmed.The Memory of You by Catherine West is powerful and compelling It wrestles with issues like mental illness, PTSD, family conflict, the crippling effects of guilt and the spiraling damage of drug abuse Yet at the same time, the heaviness of these topics is perfectly counterbalanced with the sweetness of reignited romance, well timed wit and genuine affection Tying all of these threads together is a clear picture of authentic faith the highs and the lows, the doubts, the clarity, and the sweetness of grace.Natalie and Tanner s romance gently builds from a childhood friendship and from shared adult sized pain Tanner is just plain yummy despite his flaws, and Natalie really is his ideal match This is not to say that their road to happily ever after is smooth and uncomplicated Quite the contrary Both bring as much emotional baggage to the table as a Hollywood socialite brings luggage on vacation, and neither especially trusts the other when first reconnected But as their friendship rebuilds, old attractions once again ignite and readers are advised to keep a fan handy for the kisses that eventually follow Bottom Line The Memory of You doesn t shy away from the pain of life But neither does it shy away from the audacity of grace The combination of the two makes for a riveting read that sinks deep into the heart and swirls up truth in the soul The main characters are vivid and layered, and the secondary characters are complex and delightful This story is sweet and healing and provides the best of both worlds authentic struggles against a backdrop of redemption and restoration Have a tissue box for the ugly crying and a fan for the swooning close at hand I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book first seen at Reading Is My SuperPower Rated 4.5 THE MEMORY OF YOU by Catherine West seized my interest from the beginning with its vineyard setting, then riveted me with its emotional journey An excellent character driven story of broken faith transformed, THE MEMORY OF YOU is packed with thought provoking issues Listed as women s fiction, this novel also excels in the inspirational romance category Fans of sweet romance books, which are still a bit edgy with flawed characters, will enjoy this one immensely.Catherine West is a Rated 4.5 THE MEMORY OF YOU by Catherine West seized my interest from the beginning with its vineyard setting, then riveted me with its emotional journey An excellent character driven story of broken faith transformed, THE MEMORY OF YOU is packed with thought provoking issues Listed as women s fiction, this novel also excels in the inspirational romance category Fans of sweet romance books, which are still a bit edgy with flawed characters, will enjoy this one immensely.Catherine West is a new to me author, so I had no expectations I was thrilled when this novel kept hitting my preferences Natalie Mitchell is fighting PTSD from a tragic event in her life Not willing to admit her weakness to her perfectionist father, Natalie jumps at the chance to visit her grandfather and evaluate their family s failing vineyard Her father thinks Natalie will agree with his assessment and advise the closure of the winery But, her grandfather believes Natalie s heart lies with this land.All my favorite tropes are in this novel First, it takes place in Sonoma, California, at a family run vineyard I love books that feature American farming ingenuity Next, we have a heroine facing PTSD instead of the hero, which I found exceedingly interesting, especially since we don t know the full extent of Natalie s situation The author releases the specifics slowly through interaction with the other characters In true women s fiction style, the emotive tally is heightened until we find out the startling reason behind Natalie s illness.Next, we have the reunited best friends theme and we re introduced to Tanner Collins, Grandpa s right hand man and vintner Tanner was also Natalie s first crush when they were teens Tanner has worked hard for the vineyard and he doesn t appreciate Natalie s interference He also has the added responsibility of caring for his sister s children while she recovers from an accident When Natalie and Tanner begin to compare their lives, they realize they have a lotin common than they imagined, including their loss of faith.Then, we have the MIA uncle who decides to come home for a breather and make amends And secrets lots of secrets to add to the emotion that s sure to build Natalie is a mess emotionally, but it s reasonable considering her personal losses Add that to all the things left unsaid between their families and you have the perfect mix for a maelstrom when all these strong willed people decide they have the answers that don t agree with God s plan for their future.I thought that the faith aspects seemed overdone in some respect, when it could have been kept to fewer characters and evolvedrealistically It was beautifully rendered, so it didn t undermine my enjoyment, but it did make me wonder how I would have reacted with less There were quite a few complications to be resolved that seemed to be jammed up at the end of the story That made me want to skip ahead to find out what was going on, so I had to force myself to slow down and enjoy the journey.THE MEMORY OF YOU is a captivating book with two love stories, lots of heartrending emotion, a passel of people renewing their faith, layered with cute kids and dogs, closing with a feel good conclusion of hope The author didn t shy away from life s challenges such as death, divorce, lies, and the reverberating effects Be prepared to shed a few tears, even in the beauty of the resolutions This novel is so close to a top rating of 5 for me, that I consider it a recommended read at 4.5 I can t wait to delve into Catherine West s backlist.Reviewed by Dorine, courtesy of The Zest Quest Digital ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley for an honest review Four and a half starsNatalie Mitchell has managed for years to stay away from Sonoma The place holds too many memories It is where her twin sister, Nicole, died when she was thirteen Since then, Natalie has been trying, not all that successfully to deal with the guilt rom that time When she learns her grandfather has had a heart attack she reluctantly makes her way back to Sonoma Natalie has inherited fifty percent of shares in the winery from her grandmother, but her father wants her to sh Four and a half starsNatalie Mitchell has managed for years to stay away from Sonoma The place holds too many memories It is where her twin sister, Nicole, died when she was thirteen Since then, Natalie has been trying, not all that successfully to deal with the guilt rom that time When she learns her grandfather has had a heart attack she reluctantly makes her way back to Sonoma Natalie has inherited fifty percent of shares in the winery from her grandmother, but her father wants her to shut the failing winery down And Natalie is one who very much always tries to please her father But when she arrives in Sonoma, she finds everything is not quite as she had been told Suspicious of her motives in turning up at this time, Tanner Collins the vintner at Maoilios winery is determined to prove to her that the winery is a viable proposition What will happen with this couple who used to be childhood friends And will Natalie and Tanner who has his own issues, be able to overcome the trauma in their lives Both the main characters and the setting in this novel are well drawn It was easy to be pulled into the story and empathise with Natalie, who is suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder It is a story of family, loss, guilt, bi polar disorder, and drug abuse, just to name a few And yet it is not a book without hope It explores the difficult themes in a way that is readable and engaging It is also a book about forgiveness, love, grace and second chances.Catherine West is a new author to me I enjoyed this story I liked the main characters and even the secondary characters came across well I also loved the stunning orange cover which was what initially attracted me A warm and positive story despite some of the serous issues raised, I really enjoyed it Perhaps some may think the ending is a little neat, but what s wrong with being able to close a book with a smile and being left feeling good I found this an involving read The Memory of You is a delightful story The setting truly comes alive and creates the perfect backdrop for this story of hidden secrets, guilt, and finding peace by facing the past Natalie is haunted by memories of her time at her grandparents vineyard She hasn t returned since that tragic night thirteen years ago and has tried to bury her memories and the truth of how her twin sister Nicole died But her nightmares have returned and her symptoms are spiralling out of her control So when he The Memory of You is a delightful story The setting truly comes alive and creates the perfect backdrop for this story of hidden secrets, guilt, and finding peace by facing the past Natalie is haunted by memories of her time at her grandparents vineyard She hasn t returned since that tragic night thirteen years ago and has tried to bury her memories and the truth of how her twin sister Nicole died But her nightmares have returned and her symptoms are spiralling out of her control So when her parents suggest she return to the vineyard she thinks it might be a good time to finally find peace But the head vintner, Tanner Collins, Natalie s childhood friend and crush , suspects the real reason Natalie s father has sent her to Maoilios to shut them down and he isn t happy to see her.I love a romance that starts off with the characters fighting Sparks fly, tempers get lost You can feel the passion, the chemistry, the possibility I also liked that Tanner and Natalie had history A tentative teenage friendship that got lost through the tumultuous fallout of Nicole s death As they confront each other about the past and challenge each other about the future, especially the future of the vineyard, they slowly and with a few bumps along the way rekindle their friendship and learn to trust each other All the characters shine in this story I love Natalie and her desperation for peace She carries so much guilt but also has courage to reach out to people And of course Tanner is totally loveable, even if he is at first gruff and harsh and unwelcoming He too has so much going on in his life, so much hurt and unforgiveness Natalie s grandfather, uncle, and Tanner s family are all wonderful additions to the book, each with their stories and journeys, in which the reader is privileged to share Vibrant and relatable You get so muchthan a simple romance with Catherine West s writing The story is layered and complicated in an easy sort of way It was a pleasure to sink into this story and get lost amongst the vines and setting Californian sun I highly recommend this story for readers who love contemporary novels, fans of Johnnie Alexander, Irene Hannon and Liz Johnson And for those who enjoy just a touch of mystery added to a story of family and romance and faith.The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes All opinions are my own.Findreviews on my blog Madison s Library Full review on Faithfully Bookish in Sonoma County California s wine country, this story explores love, loss, and second chances in a broken world of perfectly flawed families The Memory of You is a beautiful illustration of forgiveness, surrender, and restoration.This is a great family drama and it doesn t shy away from complex issues like psychological trauma and illness, drug abuse, and questions of faith The story has excellent secondary characters, an engaging pl Full review on Faithfully Bookish in Sonoma County California s wine country, this story explores love, loss, and second chances in a broken world of perfectly flawed families The Memory of You is a beautiful illustration of forgiveness, surrender, and restoration.This is a great family drama and it doesn t shy away from complex issues like psychological trauma and illness, drug abuse, and questions of faith The story has excellent secondary characters, an engaging plot, and an encouraging theme.I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through the author and NetGalley The opinions expressed are my own This is the first book I ve read by Catherine West and I was pleasantly surprised I somehow assumed that the book would fitin the women s fiction genre, but there was a great romantic relationship that grew throughout the story as well as complex family dynamics Natalie and Tanner are both hurting from painful experiences in their pasts that make it take time for them to rekindle their childhood friendship I loved the depth of emotion in the author s writing and her lovely way of descri This is the first book I ve read by Catherine West and I was pleasantly surprised I somehow assumed that the book would fitin the women s fiction genre, but there was a great romantic relationship that grew throughout the story as well as complex family dynamics Natalie and Tanner are both hurting from painful experiences in their pasts that make it take time for them to rekindle their childhood friendship I loved the depth of emotion in the author s writing and her lovely way of describing the setting and its influence on the characters While there is drama, pain and angst during this transition season in the characters lives, there is also healing, hope, and blossoming love I felt like the responses and reactions of Natalie and Tanner were realistic instead of idealized, and it made their personalities and relationshipgenuine I highly recommend this book and look forward to readingby the author I received a complimentary copy of the book all opinions in this review are my own Natalie s twin has been gone for many years She had struggled to get past the loss and tries to live a full life When she catches her fiance in bed with another woman she has a downward spiral starting with panic attacks and feels as if she will have another breakdown which she has hidden from her parents Her father sends her to her grandfather s vineyard where her sister died with the express orders to close the vineyard it is losing money and her grandfather is supposedly failing which is t Natalie s twin has been gone for many years She had struggled to get past the loss and tries to live a full life When she catches her fiance in bed with another woman she has a downward spiral starting with panic attacks and feels as if she will have another breakdown which she has hidden from her parents Her father sends her to her grandfather s vineyard where her sister died with the express orders to close the vineyard it is losing money and her grandfather is supposedly failing which is the reason for the failing vineyard She is not prepared for what she finds Her grandfather is not as sick as she has been lead to believe and a childhood crush is working with her father As she struggles to overcome her depression and panic attacks she begins to realize she just may heal here but can she stand up to her father Great read I would like to thank the Publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read this ARC