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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Looking for Me- Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #105


www.bethhoffman.net

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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23 comments:

  1. I could say "Me, too!" to every statement you made - I loved this book.

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  2. Aww you made me nearly cry. I adored Saving CeeCee and can't wait to read this one :)

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  3. I have seen good reviews from lots of people. I like the theme of antiques in Kentucky. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. I loved this as well. Hope she will be working on another one soon:0

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  5. This is my most anticipated read! I know I will love it as well.

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  6. Oh my gosh! I just got back to my hotel room from a book event in Memphis, and when I saw this I got teary. Staci, thank you for your beautiful review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed Teddi's story and grateful for you kind words.

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  7. Wasn't it wonderful? I loved it.

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  8. Oh my gosh, Staci! I had tried to reply from my hotel room in Memphis last night, but I couldn't get it to go through. Thank you so, so much for your amazing review of my novel! I am delighted that you enjoyed Teddi's story and that you felt a deep connection to Josh, his beloved woodlands, and the beautiful creatures that inhabited them!

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  9. I cannot wait to read this book!

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  10. I have this one on audio and can't wait to dive into it!

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  11. I've got to try this author since you enjoy her so much.

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  12. Have it on hold at the library - can't wait to get to it. Sounds wonderful! But then, I expected that. So happy you loved it!

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  13. Can't wait to read this one!

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  14. I just got my copy this week....I want to move it up in the queue and forget about my other reads...but instead, I'm going to use it as a reward for doing my "assigned reading" first! lol

    I can't wait to read it, and your review confirms what I expect from this author.

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  15. I'm actually making my rounds to my favorite blogs while baking, but before a walk. :)

    I "heart" the netgalley graphic for professional reader! Adorable.

    Hope you are have a nice summer - you haven't been posting to instagram much missy... get on that! ;)

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  16. You already know I loved this book. I agree with a absolutely everything you said. Lol

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  17. I'm excited about this one and have been holding off using my Amazon gift card so I can buy a copy (I'm trying not to spend my own money on books right now). I guess it's that time!

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  18. Yay! So glad to see you loved it. I'm about a quarter of the way through the book and really enjoying it.

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  19. I've read SO MANY good reviews for this author. I feel like she is a must read author for me at some point and you've convinced me that this is the book to start with!!! What an amazing review Staci :)

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  20. I'm petrified of this book. I have only seen extremely positive reviews, and I'm so afraid it will fall short for me. I'm not a women's fiction fan, so they have to be really awesome to keep my attention (there are a few!).

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