Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Muir House by Mary E. DeMuth

The Muir HouseThe Muir House by Mary E. DeMuth

Overview: 'You'll find home one day. Sure as sweet tea on a hot afternoon.' Words from Willa Muir's sketchy childhood haunt her dreams and color her days with longing, regret, and fear. What do the words mean? Willa is far from sure. When Hale Landon places a ring on her finger, Willa panics, feeling she can't possibly say yes when so much in her past is a mystery. Bent on sorting out her history, Willa returns to Rockwall, Texas, to the Muir House Bed and Breakfast, a former funeral home. But the old place holds her empty memory close to itself. Willa's mother utters unintelligible clues from her deathbed, and the caretaker of the house keeps coveted answers carefully protected. Throw in an old flame, and Willa careens farther away from ever knowing the truth. Set in a growing suburb of Texas, The Muir House explores trauma, healing, love new and old, and the life-changing choices people make to keep their reputations intact.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. Willa Muir decides to head home after Genie, the housekeeper, has requested her help to redecorate the Muir House. It is being turned into a Bed and Breakfast [it was a Funeral Home].

Hale has asked Willa to marry him, but she has refused!

Willa has know for a long time that something is missing in her memory. Around the age of 4 there is a blank memory...she has dreams and keeps a journal, but still hasn't been able to figure it all out.

She does know that her Mother intensely dislikes her, and now is in the late stages of Alzheimers.

What a woven story this is, and just when you think you have it figured out ... you don't!

Willa has to learn to lean on the Lord, trust, and Forgive!

I was provided with a copy of this book by the Author, and was not required to give a good review.


  1. I've added this one to my list. Is this Christian Fiction?

  2. Thanks so much for this review!

    Alexis, yes this is Christian fiction.