Tuesday, June 4, 2013
"Looking for Me"
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.
"Looking for Me" brilliantly melds together themes of family, hope, loss, and a mature once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. The result is a tremendously moving story that is destined to make bestselling author Beth Hoffman a novelist to whom readers will return again and again.
This is the second book I've read by Beth Hoffman, the first being "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" which I read about a year ago.
What can I say about this book, I found it fascinating, sometimes sad, but in the end it became to me a feel good book. Teddi's brother, Josh, was a bit eccentric, to say the least. I thought the family was odd in its own sort of way, however, as I continued reading the story, we found out about their background and things begin to become commingled. I begin to understand why the mother was so sad, with an attitude devoid of hope, never looking for 'the silver lining when a cloud appeared in the sky.'
There was some mystery surrounding Josh's disappearance, the story has a bit of light romance, and as I said before as I finished the book, it also left me with a feel good feeling that everything came together so nicely.
I awarded this book 3*** because I did like the book, but... there were parts of the story that left me wondering and wanting to know more about Teddi's brother Josh. This book is a part of my Nook library.