Monday, April 01, 2019

THE MEMORY HOUSE - Rachel Hauck - One Free Book

Dear Readers, Rachel is one of my favorite authors. If you’ve read any of her books, I’m sure she is yours, too. If you haven’t read anything from Rachel, I recommend you check out all her books on her webside and try some of them. You’ll soon join our ranks.

Welcome back, Rachel. I know you speak at various conferences and meetings. What do you have coming up in 2019?
It’s been a busy year for me so far. I’ve gone to San Antonio, hosted house guests, rewritten a book, worked with 22 writers at the Deep Thinker’s retreat in Destin, Florida, and taught at the Florida Christian Writers Conference. Coming up, I’ll be speaking at the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat, hosing a table at the final Barbara Vey Reader Weekend, and ending the spring “tour” at Book Lovers Con in New Orleans! Come see me!

If you were planning a women’s retreat, what would be the theme for it?
I’d probably want some sort of intimacy theme, knowing the love of God in a real and personal way. We’d go through Song of Solomon.

Sounds wonderful. I’d want to attend. Who would you want as speakers and why?
I’d have women no one ever heard of, but women I know walk in prayer, worship, and the truth of the Word. Leah Morgan comes to mind, Sada Rogers, and Alicia Powell.

Where would you hold the retreat and why?
My home state of Florida! It’s warm and beautiful.

Do you read print books or ebooks? Or a combination of the two?
Both. But I love e-book. Paper takes up a lot of space.

The Memory House is an interesting title. How did you come up with it?
The book started out as The House on Memory Lane. I knew I wanted to deal with memories and the past, how it affected the future, but as the story came together, it became about healing hearts as well as memories. The Memory House became the better title.

So what is the book about?
The story is of two women who face devastating tragedy. One after a surprise tornado swept through her hometown of Waco, Texas. The other after losing her father in the North Tower on 9/11. The house becomes the place of restoration and healing for them even though their stories are more than 60 years apart.

Please give us the first page of the book.
She was never afraid of the dark. But the light? Now that terrified her. So when the perp ran down shadowed, dark Avenue D, she followed without hesitation.

“NYPD. Stop!”

A sergeant with the Ninth Precinct, Beck Holiday also never shied away from a fight. At least not on the streets of New York. Not in the name of justice.

Her partner’s footsteps resounded behind her, each heel crack vibrating against the cold New Year’s Eve night. But when the suspect jumped an iron gate bordering a small concrete courtyard between two buildings, Hogan slowed up.

“Beck, forget it.” He gasped between each word. “Happy New Year to him. We’ll get him next time.”

She reached for the bars and sailed over, the edge of her tac pants just clearing the five-foot wrought iron—despite the extra load she carried—with ease.

Adrenaline made her Wonder Woman.

“Stop. Police!”

The perp aimed for a side door of a run-down apartment building. His toe hit a crack in the concrete and he stumbled, dropping a package to the ground.

The item hit with a thud, and Beck glanced down as she leaped over, maintaining her pursuit.
“Hogan, get the package!”

Wow! I can hardly wait to see what that’s all about. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Visit my web site, for all my social media information. Thanks for having me!

It’s always a pleasure to host you here. Thanks for letting me.

Readers, here are links to the book.
The Memory House -
The Memory House - paperback
The Memory House - Kindle

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Anonymous said...

Hello from Texas! Our lovely weather has decided to be winter again with a forty degree morning. I’ve heard fabulous things about Rachel Hauck’s books but haven’t gotten to read the one on my Kindle ap just yet. I’m going to try and attend her Facebook party tomorrow and have some fun and learn interesting tidbits about the book. The story line sounds fantastic!
Perrianne Askew

Lane Hill House said...

The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck is one of my favorites! Love her two time period writings and know I will enjoy getting into the depths of The Memory House. Thank you for the offer of this print copy! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House ~ Missouri

Robin in NC said...

Rachel's latest book sounds exciting & action packed! Thanks for sharing with us!

Robin in NC

Melanie Backus said...

I would love to read this one, for sure! Thank you for the opportunity!
Melanie Backus, TX

Kay Garrett said...

"THE MEMORY HOUSE" by Rachel Hauck sounds AMAZING! What an awesome concept of dealing with two tragedies in one house. With the artful and inspiring writing of this author, I know it will be fabulous. It's been on my TBR list since I first heard about it. Can't wait for the opportunity to read it. After reading the first page, my anticipation just went up several layers.

Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
Kay Garrett from Mountain View, AR
2clowns at arkansas dot net

Unknown said...

Anything by Rachel Hauck goes in my automatic to-read pile; I don't even need to read the back! I live in Lexington, South Carolina, and her Lowcountry books and The Love Letter are extra special to this Carolina girl!

Jane said...

What a compelling story! We can all relate to the tragedies of 9/11 and, being a Texan, I am too familiar with tornadoes. Thank you for sharing with us. Jane - TX

Winnie said...

Thanks for the fun spotlight/interview! The Memory House sounds like a fantastic story. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

WinnieT. from Utah

Chanel M. said...

I really enjoyed this interview and getting to know more about Rachel. I'm so excited to read The Memory House - I love the book cover and concept behind it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Chanel from Pittsburgh, PA

Pam K. said...

I always enjoy Rachel's books so The Memory House is one I must read. Thanks for the chance to win it.


Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a story I would enjoy reading. Linda in CA

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

The Memory House is now firmly on my TBR list. Love Rachel's stories & this one sounds great. Thanks for the wee peek inside and the opportunity to win a book! From a CA girl ~ another beautiful state.

Mary Kay

Vivian Furbay said...

This house must hold a lot of comfort for the people who live there. Vivian Furbay

Caryl Kane said...

Hello Lena and Rachel! The Memory House sounds like a must read. Thank you for the wonderful interview and opportunity to win a copy.

Caryl K in Texas

candidkerry said...

Hi to Rachel and Lena! Great interview. That first page is intriguing!

I recently had the joy of studying the craft with Rachel in a class at Florida Christian Writers Conference, and I can't wait to read her latest story. I'm in Tampa! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of The Memory House.

candidkerry at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for introducing me to Rachel. This storyline intrigues me. I lost a high school classmate and 3 people from my town on 9/11. I also experienced tornadoes when I lived in Texas and this sounds like a not to miss book.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann in New York

Pam said...

Love Rachel Hauck's books! She has a definite gift for drawing me in, making me love her characters and getting me invested in the story. Would love to read The Memory House!

Pam in OH

Connie Porter Saunders said...

Thanks for sharing about The Memory House. It sounds great!
Connie from Kentucky

Melissa M. said...

Sounds very interesting!
Melissa from TN

Sharon Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.

Shelia64 said...

sounds like another winner. Shelia from Mississippi