The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)
An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood.
Lizzie Thomson has landed her first job as a music teacher, and after a whirlwind romance with Markus, the newlywed couple move into a beautiful new home in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lizzie quickly befriends their neighbour Morag, an elderly, resourceful yet lonely widow, whose own children rarely visit her. Everything seems perfect in Lizzie’s life until she finds out she is pregnant and her relationships with both Morag and Markus change beyond her control.
Can Lizzie really trust Morag and why is Markus keeping secrets from her?
In ‘The Memories We Bury’ the author explores the dangerous bonds we can create with strangers and how past memories can cast long shadows over the present.
|Genre(s):||> Mothers & Children Fiction
> Women’s Psychological Fiction
> Psychological Fiction (Kindle Store)
‘It was so hard to live up to her expectations, Morag. I just wanted her to love me…’ I said, pausing to consider my train of thought.
‘Yes, my dear, yes …’ I’d looked at Morag, astonished that for once she’d not offered more than a perfunctory answer. ‘You’ll find out soon enough how difficult it can be to bring up a child.’ That last sentence came out as even more of a surprise.
This book introduces you to Lizzie, freshly married, moving in next door to Morag, a retired nurse.
With “The Memories We Bury”, H. A. Leuschel has created an intense and thought-provoking story that kept me glued to my Kindle. Helene Leuschel introduces her characters as the story proceeds; I suddenly realised that I knew them quite well – or at least I thought I knew them. The main characters are complex – as well as believable. The story has a good flow; it certainly will not leave you unaffected. Not everyone will have the ‘Been there, done that.’ feeling, and they still will have goosebumps on their arms.
This is a book for you if you like compelling stories, psychology, and food for thought.
|Cover||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (four stars)|
|Writing||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (four stars)|
|Plot||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Characters||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|POV||First person – past tense (Lizzie and Morag in their chapters)
|Violence||(none to speak of)|
|Sexual content|| (decent)
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What about you? What did you think about “The Memories We Bury”? Or – if you did not yet read “The Memories We Bury – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
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Great review! Will surely check it out. In fact I am starting my online book club, would you like to be a part of it?
Thanks for the praise.
Regarding your book club – please provide me with some information.
Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my new book. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it! 🙂
My pleasure, Helene. My husband realised immediately how much I was into the story. 🙂