Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Muir House- Mary DeMuth

The Muir House
Mary DeMuth
Published by Zondervan
Source: Review copy

Old houses, family secrets, missing memories, search for answers…
Oh I love these kind of books. Read this one nearly straight through, unfortunately the need for sleep, well, got in the way of a straight read! Loved this book. Willa Muir has vivid recollections of much of her childhood minus a time when she was 4 years old. She just can’t seem to piece together what happened that year and why she is blocking it out. Her relationship with Daddy was special and grand, her hero though now deceased. Relationship with Mom was strained and hurtful leading Willa away from TX to live in Seattle. The caretaker of the old Muir house contacts Willa as a decorating consultant to come and help her fix the house for a bed and breakfast. Willa decides it is good a time as any to finally find the missing pieces to her memories. Leaving behind a great guy Hale, and his marriage proposal, Willa heads back to the place that haunts her.
Basic theme yes, but well crafted, great characters and the intertwining theme of Jesus never leaving us or forsaking us. That though Willa may feel orphaned, abandoned and unloved, Jesus loves her and is there for her.
Fantastic 5 star book, I am looking to get some of Mary DeMuth’s previous books for my summer reading!
I received a copy of The Muir House from Zondervan in exchange for an honest review of the book.

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