Thursday, May 28, 2015

Memory Box Secrets



Newlyweds Richard and Sheila Brooks have it all. Sheila is pregnant. Richard’s business is flourishing. Their formerly broken lives have been mended, and life couldn’t be better. Or so they thought. Just a few years ago, Richard had thrived in Manhattan’s fast-paced business world, yet that’s the very place he abandoned his faith. Now that his faith is restored, he never planned to return to that old life. But then the New York corporation that once rejected him calls, begging him to come back. Richard knows returning is unwise, but his gut is telling him to go. Sheila yearns to have something from her childhood to pass on to her child, but when her parents abandoned her years ago, they took all remnants of her past with them. Then, out of the blue, her aging father calls, asking to be let back into her life. Her head screams “no”, but her traitorous heart is saying “yes.” If Richard and Sheila answer these calls from their pasts, will they risk breaking what they’ve spent so much time mending?

My Review:

My. Heart. Hurts. Five tissue box alert! This sequel to Chains of Mercy packs an emotional wallop that will leave you reeling. And to 'enjoy' the full impact I suggest you read the books in order.

Anderson has a knack for digging deep into the lives of her characters as she challenges them with impossible scenarios that will either make or break them. This author takes the sage writing advice, 'be mean to your characters' to heart! Perhaps too much so. LOL

Told in multiple points of view, the reader follows various story threads on a thought-provoking journey of  grace and sacrifice. Anderson delivers a tale rife with brutal honesty and heart wrenching decisions. Luckily I trust the author or I might just have stopped reading. Memory Box Secrets is real and gutsy and ultimately brimming in hope. A stunning continuation to Richard and Sheila's inspiring story.

Important to note: Paperback available only in U.S. Ebook format for international readers.

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Memory Box Secrets please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 31 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. Love emotional books and would love to read Memory Box Secrets!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.


    1. You'll definitely love this book then, Bonnie. Good luck.

  2. Thank you for your amazing review, Kav! I'm so glad you 'enjoyed' Richard & Sheila's continuing story. :)

    1. You're welcome, Brenda. Thanks for writing it.

  3. This emotional book sounds amazing ! I would love to read his !
    Thank you for the opportunity !

  4. Oh, this sounds like a powerful story! Thank you for the wonderful review and giveaway, Kav.

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful story!!

  6. A tale with brutal honesty and heart wrenching decisions?
    I AM IN.
    Count me in, please.


    1. Why am I not surprised? LOL Good luck, Janka.