Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Muir House by Mary DeMuth

Willa Muir can’t say yes to the love of her life … until she explores her past and solves the mystery of a haunting dream. But when Willa’s desperate search unearths unthinkable secrets, her heart collapses. Can Willa shake her past to embrace a love that could finally lead her home?

“You’ll find home one day. Sure as sweet tea on a hot afternoon.”

Words from Willa Muir’s sketchy childhood haunt her dreams and color her days with longing, regret, and fear. What do the words mean? Willa is far from sure.

When Hale Landon places a ring on her finger, Willa panics, feeling she can’t possibly say yes when so much in her past is a mystery. Bent on sorting out her history, Willa returns to Rockwall, Texas, to the Muir House Bed & Breakfast, a former funeral home.

But the old place holds her empty memory close to itself. Willa’s mother utters unintelligible clues from her deathbed, and the caretaker of the house keeps coveted answers carefully protected. Throw in an old flame, and Willa careens farther away from ever knowing the truth.

Set in a growing suburb of Texas, The Muir House explores trauma, healing, love new and old, and the life-changing choices people make to keep their reputations intact.

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 I have enjoyed Mary DeMuth's books for a couple of years now. I was given one of her books and have been hooked since!

I enjoyed this book. It was different than what I expected. The plot threw me for some loops, as I thought it would be a semi-straightforward storyline but I was pleasantly surprised. If you're looking for a book that you cannot put down and one with a well-developed storyline, then this is one you'll definitely want to get. The main character has to learn to let go of what she thought she knew and find out what is really the truth.

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I was provided a copy of this book for free by Mary DeMuth in exchange for an honest review.