The Memory of Us

The Memory of Us

Julianne Westcott was living the kind of life that other Protestant girls in prewar Liverpool could only dream about: old money, silk ball gowns, and prominent young men lining up to escort her. But when she learns of a blind-and-deaf brother, institutionalized since birth, the illusion of her perfect life and family shatters around her.

While visiting her brother in secret, Julianne meets and befriends Kyle McCarthy, an Irish Catholic groundskeeper studying to become a priest. Caught between her family’s expectations, Kyle’s devotion to the church, and the intense new feelings that the forbidden courtship has awakened in her, Julianne must make a choice: uphold the life she’s always known or follow the difficult path toward love.

But as war ripples through the world and the Blitz decimates England, a tragic accident forces Julianne to leave everything behind and forge a new life built on lies she’s told to protect the ones she loves. Now, after twenty years of hiding from her past, the truth finds her—will she be brave enough to face it?

Title:The Memory of Us
Edition Language:English
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    The Memory of Us Reviews

  • Deborah Blanchard

    This is one of the best books that I have read this year! It fills you with a multitude of emotions. I laughed and I cried, I got angry and I was sad. This is what a great book does, it makes you feel...

  • Jill

    ”[..] I was meant to be with you. You were my vocation [..]”Julianne Westcott is a beautiful, young socialite, and at eighteen has the world at her feet. Pressured on one side by her father to ent...

  • Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)

    It is 1961 in England and we meet a sad lonely woman who is about to give up on her life. She is a midwife, and her life ending action is interrupted by an urgent call from a neighbor to deliver a bab...

  • ? Kaira ?

    The Memory of Us follows a beautiful girl who discovered that she has a twin-brother that was deprived from her by her parents due to his inability to hear and see. Every week, she secretly visits him...

  • Carole

    This will be in my top 5 for 2016. This book was recommended to me by a Goodreads friend who said this book had my name written all over it. Judith, you know me!! She shared the book trailer, a short ...

  • Judy D Collins

    5 Stars ++ My Top Historic Fiction, WWII, Best Romance, and Debut of 2016! Top Books of 2016! Camille Di Maio’s smashing debut, THE MEMORY OF US is a poignant and timeless epic story, of love and ...

  • Rebecca

    I received an advance copy of The Memory of Us from NetGalley in exchange for my review.This could have been an outstanding novel. Unfortunately the story's execution fell short of its engaging premi...

  • Marcia

    It seems to me that I couldn't possibly have read the same book that others have rated 4 and 5 stars. The Memory of Us that I just finished, and generously gave 2 stars, was poor to mediocre on all le...

  • Linda

    *Buddy Read with Oana*The premise was interesting and the setting was wonderful. A fraternal twin who was blind and mute, a daughter from a marriage that was broken years ago and a young man on a jour...

  • EastCoastLady

    I hate to be a naysayer since lots of people loved this book, but I found it painfully slow to develop and then when the main character pretends to be dead and gives her daughter away all because she'...