Written by Brianna Sugalski⎮ Narrated by Krys Janae
Author: Brianna Sugalski
Narrator: Krys Janae
Length: 15 hours 18 minutes
Publisher: The Parliament House
Released: Apr. 15, 2021
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A Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner in her parents' castle after a wicked secret is revealed on the eve of her 10th birthday soirée. Years later, her coronation ceremony looms, and between the riotous townsfolk and scheming nobleman bent on snatching the throne, Lilac prepares for the worst...until a mysterious letter arrives from The Witch of Lupine Grotto, detailing a curious offer to cure her darkness forever.
Lilac begrudgingly trades her coronet for a cloak and ventures into the forest Brocéliande in pursuit of the impious enchantress at the edge of town. With only the protection of an inherited dagger - and unsolicited help of the gregarious stranger who inserts himself on her quest - she must traverse Brocèliande and return in time to claim her rightful position as sovereign monarch.
This is the story of a cursed princess, a crestfallen killer, the town that wants them to burn, and the witch that can save them both.
This audiobook was provided by its author, Jenny Hale, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Jenny!
Hannah Townsend has the perfect job at New York magazine. Excited to surprise her boyfriend Miles Monahan for a much needed vacation with tickets to Barbados, her cell phone rings. Instead of taking a perfect vacation, she got a call that her grandma wasn’t doing well and she needed to high-tail it back to Tennessee. Right after the devastating phone call, Hannah searched for Miles only to be confronted with an unpleasant surprise. Not only was she not going on vacation, she was now single. Could her day get any worse? Very likely, considering all the flights are now grounded due to bad weather. Upset with everything going wrong in just minutes, she collided with someone from her past. WIll Liam McGuire be the one to save Hannah from all she encounters when back in Tennessee?
Melie William did an extraordinary job related the fiction story of The Memory Keeper. Her soothing voice created the scenes perfectly. Melie made the fictional story come alive as if we are watching a movie. Her voice is clear, precise and soothing. Great for a female point of view narration. No, she does not change to do the other character voices. The protagonist Hannah is distinct, some others have an accent, but for the most part she relates the story as reading it to her audience. I truly enjoyed being introduced to Melie’s narration and will now be on the lookout for other audiobooks by her. I love the character Georgia’s slight accent. I enjoy the continuity of the story. Never had to second guess who was speaking. No background noise and clear audio background. The production was incredible. Everything flowed with no distractions. Melie did an excellent job speaking clearly and making the story enjoyable to listen to.
I recommend The Memory Keeper for a sit back, relax and feel good listen. The book translated well into audio form. The author did an amazing job writing this heart-filled romance. Whatever you preference is, you will enjoy the story. One does not overpower the other. If you are a reader that loves to listen and follow along on the print version, this is the perfect book for that! Happy reading. Melie Williams and Jenny Hale seemed to be a great match for making The Memory Keeper come alive. I hope they work together in the future.
Meet the Author: Brianna Sugalski
Born and raised in Hawaii, Brianna Sugalski is a Dark Fantasy author who prefers to explore the more ominous—disenchanting, if you will—undertones of romance, history, and the arcane. Her debut novel, YA Fantasy DISENCHANTED, released with The Parliament Press on March 4th, 2020; its sequel, DISILLUSIONED, is in progress as of January 2021.
Sugalski is also a SF/F developmental editor under Crit & Pen Editorial. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two little korrigans of her own.