Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Memory of Us


The Memory of Us by Camille Di Maio publishes at the end of this month and we've already been hearing fantastic buzz about it. The cover is appealing and intriguing, giving off the feel of a 1940s film. Thanks to BookSparks, we have one copy for a lucky reader anywhere in the world!

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?



Camille Di Maio is an award-winning real estate agent in San Antonio who, along with her husband of 18 years, home schools their four children. She has a bucket list that is never-ending, and uses her adventures to inspire her writing. She’s lived in Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California, and spends enough time in Hawai’i to feel like a local. She’s traveled to four continents (so far), and met Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II. She just about fainted when she had a chance to meet her musical idol, Paul McCartney, too. Camille studied political science in college, but found working on actual campaigns much more fun. She overdoses on goodies at farmers markets (justifying them by her support for local bakeries), belts out Broadway tunes whenever the moment strikes, and is training in advanced Tae Kwon Do. There’s almost nothing she wouldn’t try, so long as it does’t involve heights, roller skates, or anything illegal. The Memory of Us is Camille’s debut novel. Her second one, Before the Rain Falls will be released in Spring 2017. (Bio courtesy of Camille's website.)

Visit Camille at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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27 comments:

Jennifer said...

One of my favorite memories from childhood is roller skating with my friends at my 10th birthday skating party.

Janine said...

My favorite childhood memories are the ones that I spent playing with my cats.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

Going on family vacations especially when we went camping in the summer.

Bonnie K. said...

My father worked for the Dept. of Fish and Game, and he would occasionally bring home exotic animals that were rescued to care for them until they were taken to where they needed to go. It was cool feeding a snake, seeing a beautiful hawk and taking care of a raccoon among some critters that came through our home.

traveler said...

My favorite memory was enjoying summers at the municipal pool, bike riding throughout neighborhoods and visiting the library on my bike.

Bonnie Franks said...

Playing outside where every day was a new adventure.

Tatum Rangel said...

Rereading my favorite book, "Jessie's Wishes," was my favorite memory, during my childhood.

susieqlaw said...

Beach trips!

Jessica Meddick said...

All of the family vacations we took

Tracy said...

My playhouse. My dad built me my own little barn, basically, to play in!

Connie said...

My favorite memory were the summers where I would climb up in the tree in our front yard with a bunch of books from the library and read all day. I devoured Nancy Drew and all kinds of biographies.

Rita said...

My favorite memories are of playing outside all day with other kids. We didn't have computers, ipads or cell phones. We enjoyed life without electronics. Those were really the good old days.

Susan Roberts said...

Going to my grandparents farm when all of my cousins were there

Grandma Cootie said...

Sitting in the yard with a book, a bag of potato chips and a Coke.

Kelly M said...

Family day trips to a lake in West Virginia called Cacapon.

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Vacations in Colorado with a couple of other families. Fun times!

Jen said...

Camping trips with my family! Especially loved the ones where we had lots of extended family camping together the same weekend every July.

Ana @ThisChickReads said...

Fave moment would have to be when I saw my 7 year old hold his little baby brother right after I delivered him. <3 Thanks for the chance, ladies. This book sounds amazing. xx

Ana @ThisChickReads said...

Oh, I was supposed to post a childhood memory! hahah Well in that case it would be the moment I got my first roller skates, I wanted them so badly and got them as a bday pressie from my parents.

Britney Adams said...

Christmas mornings are some of my favorite childhood memories!

womens roller skates said...

My favorite memory was enjoying holiday at my countryside, roller skating throughout neighborhoods and visiting many place on my pair of roller skates.

bn100 said...

camping

Hailey Fish said...

Playing with my best friends Ashley and Justin, older sisters Mallory and Carolyn, our neighbors Brian and Fur Caswell, going sledding down the slides at the playground across from my house, bumper cars on the slides, the sleepovers, family trips to Florida, Maine, California, spending nearly every holiday with my dad's family. I just am so blessed to be able to say I had a great childhood with amazing parents who will be married for 31 years on June 1 and unfortunately, not many people nowadays can say that.

Jennifer said...

Camping with my family. We did it so much growing up, and it was always so fun.

rhonda said...

Family weekly trip to our local library A rose books magic.

Magdalena Johansson said...

Wanting a metal detector and getting one for my birthday!

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vera wilson said

Cutting Christmas tree and decorating.

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