The Memory of Us

  • by Camille Di Maio
  • Narrated by Fiona Hardingham
  • 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 20 years of hiding from her past, the truth finds her - will she be brave enough to face it?

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Most Helpful

Loved this Story!

I loved this story. It has everything g a good love story needs. Fate, ambition, persistence and undeniable love! Kyle is every woman's dream minus the priesthood! I liked that it ended with her at the confessional and reuniting. Great job on the accents and characters...I saw them in my minds eye!
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- Amazon Customer

Good story, but stretches the boundaries of believability

I liked the story on the one hand:
It was entertaining, sweet, sometimes engaging.

I considered giving it up at times, though. Where I lost interest at times was where the story line was stretched too thin and there were many aspects of the character that simply didn't seem believable or plausible. This was during the latter half of the book.

Because I was listening, not reading it, I could let it continue and tune out. But if I had been reading it I'd likely have skipped forward to get through the overdramatize parts.

I will emphasize though, that it was entertaining and decent. The writing was good and the narration was excellent.
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- DW

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-21-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio