#Review: Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby @BetteLeeCrosby #Fiction #Literary
I have always enjoyed Bette’s book and Memory House was no exception. When reading Bette’s book I enjoy getting lost in another world. Bette does not just take readers into another world she lets her reader’s experience the world. Sometimes it is hard for a writer to show and not tell about something in a story. Bette does not have this problem. Readers are greeted with exceptional story telling throughout this book. I personally could almost smell the beautiful herb garden or taste the amazing chamomile tea.
My favorite character is Ophelia. I can clearly picture a favorite great aunt being Ophelia. Then comes Annie a person who has allowed everyone in her life to rule her, to decide what is best for her and then gets upset when Annie decided to start making her own decisions. Ophelia is not just a person who throws Annie a life-line, she is the one person who allows Annie to be her true self.
The first sentence ask a question “Is It Possible For A Memory To Outlive Its Owner?”. When I first saw this I knew the answer would be yes. Memories are not just something we keep after a loved one has passed on. Memories are something that is passed down from parents to children to grandchildren and so forth. I may not have known my great-grandmother on my father’s side but I have fond memories of her from other family members.
It has been several months since I finished reading this book and I still have some very fond memories. Memories that keep reminding me that no matter what happens in life we always have our memories to look back on and enjoy the happier times.
The bunnies and I give this book carrots.