Life has taught Ally Brennan to stay on her guard—even in quiet Langley-by-the-Sea. A resourceful single mom, she’s content to play her beloved viola for an audience of one, fiercely protective of the stable life she’s created for her young son. She gives no hint of secret fears, a musical career abandoned, or the man she once loved who shadows their happiness.
When a burglary threatens Ally’s peaceful existence, it thrusts her into an unlikely friendship with her neighbor Rees Davies. As their families’ lives entwine, Ally and Rees resist the attraction between them, believing a future together could not possibly work. Then a terrible accident draws her back to the hometown she fled, forcing confrontations with those left behind. If she hopes to reclaim the life she dreams of, Ally must make peace with what she’s sacrificed—and entrust dangerous secrets to those she’s come to love.
Lyrical and layered, Her Memory of Music explores the burden of love and the high stakes of vulnerability.
“Katherine Scott Jones’s Her Memory of Music is so fine-tuned it reads more like a veteran novelist’s tome than a debut novel. Human trafficking, infertility, domestic abuse: these heavy topics are addressed with a nimble hand that propels the story’s momentum to a riveting climax. I am already counting the days until Jones’s sophomore offering!” ~ Jolina Petersheim, bestselling author of The Outcast and The Midwife
“Her Memory of Music is a nuanced page-turner. Katherine Scott Jones delivers compelling characters and a story that’s hard to put down. Along the way, she deftly explores some of the complex emotions that are intertwined with life’s dark moments and disappointments.” ~ Lisa McKay, Christy-award-nominated author of My Hands Came Away Red and Love at the Speed of Email
“From a fresh, new voice, Her Memory of Music has all the elements of a lovely read. Katherine Scott Jones weaves a captivating story.” ~ Sherri Sand, author of Leave It to Chance
“Her Memory of Music has so much to love—a charming island setting, a gifted musician, a child at risk, gentle romance and parallel mysteries. It is a grace-filled and entertaining read.” ~ Rachel Phifer, author of The Language of Sparrows
“All women identify with unmet dreams. Her Memory of Music allows us to question our inner longings within the privacy of the pages of a book. There we identity with well-developed characters who grapple with their own disappointments while leading us toward the promise of hope and capability. In her remarkable debut novel, Katherine Scott Jones captures our universal ache for wholeness.” ~ Kim Galgano, speaker, life coach, and author of The Chance to Choose
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