Jenny Hale is an author that draws you so far into the story, that you feel so much a part of it, and you forget where you actually are.
Hannah thought her life is so perfect, she’s living in New York City, has a great apartment on the upper west side, her dream job, and she thought she had the perfect boyfriend. She had plans to spend her 35th birthday in Barbados with Miles, her boyfriend, but then her whole world comes crumbling down. She finds out Miles is cheating on her, and is stranded at the airport, due to weather conditions and on her birthday no less. She receives a phone call from home that her Grandmother is not well. So her plans change from vacationing in Barbados to heading home to Franklin, Tennessee. With all the flights cancelled, she chooses to do a ride share with two other stranded people heading in the same direction.
This close-knit family can totally depend on each other and they are there for one other in good times and bad. Hannah will have you laughing out loud and grabbing for tissues at the turn of the page. The relationship that Hannah has with her Grandmother is sure to warm your heart. The friendships, old and new that Hannah makes will definitely pull at your heartstrings. Her will and ambition to make sure the flower shop survives shows that she is willing to do anything for her family. I laughed, I cried, I was happy and sad, but most of all felt joy for the true romance that it is.
This is a book to savor even though you will want to devour it. It is unputdownable, and phenomenal. You’ll want to absorb every word so that you don’t miss a thing. It read like a romance movie in my mind’s eye. Well done Jenny Hale, this is by far my favorite of all your books.
ABOUT THE BOOK
THE MEMORY KEEPER
Author: Jenny Hale
Published by Harpeth Road Press
Publication Date: January 26, 2021
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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!