What Looking For Me is about:
Teddi Overman found her life’s passion for furniture in a broken-down chair left on the side of the road in rural Kentucky. She learns to turn other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually finds a way to open her own shop in Charleston. There, Teddi builds a life for herself as unexpected and quirky as the customers who visit her shop. Though Teddi is surrounded by remarkable friends and finds love in the most surprising way, nothing can alleviate the haunting uncertainty she’s felt in the years since her brother Josh’s mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to Kentucky. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family—and to find herself at last. But first she must decide what to let go of and what to keep.
Beth Hoffman did it again! She made me love Teddi before I was done with chapter one. She made me cry, smile, sigh, laugh, and wish so hard that I could step into the pages of her story. She made me feel an affinity with Josh through our mutual love for Red-Tailed Hawks and nature. She made my heart break when Teddi's heart was breaking. She made me fall in love, want to move to Charleston, become a restorer of lost things, and she made me care, deeply about Teddi's friends and those she loved.
Recommend? YES. This review doesn't even begin to touch the surface of my reaction to this moving and beautifully written story. I really can't express myself adequately. All I know is that I fell into the South when I opened the pages and found myself in a wonderland where I knew these people, loved these people, and never wanted to be parted from them.
Source: Beth Hoffman
Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #105
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