Is history doomed to be repeated in Phoebe Lang's life? Is that why she's been keeping those she loves at a safe distance? A Memory Book and a faded diary could offer some answers. Though Phoebe seems to have everything a girl could want, including a loving fiancé, she can't bring herself to accept his proposal. When one of her friends suggests she take some time for herself, Phoebe returns to the home she grew up in and the grandmother who raised her. She discovers an unbearable truth and tries to come to terms with it on her own. Will she succeed or will she need to trust her fiancé and her friends to help? Penelope J. Stokes's THE MEMORY BOOK (4) is a moving story filled with tragedy and loss—and hope. It's one of those books you still wonder about long after you close the cover. Well done, Ms. Stokes. (Jul., 304 pp., $16.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston