Well, this novel certainly kept me turning pages! I really liked that there were two developing romantic relationships going on in this book. There was also the turbulent relationship between the brothers, Nate and Austin, which showcased a very broken family relationship.
These two brothers…what burdens they carried!
Austin had deeply rooted bitterness in his heart. The unforgiveness toward his brother that he held onto impacted his developing relationship with Libby. It caused him to react in anger quite a bit in this story. Austin had a lot to learn about forgiveness and trust in this book.
Nate was an intriguing character from book one and I was very interested to see how things worked out for him. The burdens he carried around were all related to the mistakes he had made as a young man. Even though he knew that God had forgiven him, he was unable to totally forgive himself. And even though he loved Olivia, he kept pushing her away because of the man he had been. He had to learn to forgive himself and look to the future instead of the past.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
When she hears that the small town of Heritage, Michigan, is looking for a new librarian, Libby Kingsley jumps at the opportunity. Little did she know the library is barely more than a storage closet stuffed with dusty, outdated books. What the community really needs is a new building. But the only funds available are those being channeled into the new town square, and the landscape architect in charge of the project wants nothing to do with her plans.
All Austin Williams wants to do is get the town square project finished so he can do right by the family business and then extricate himself from the town that reveres the brother who cost him so much. But the local media and the town’s new librarian seem to be conspiring against him at every turn. Will the determined bookworm find her way into his blueprints–and possibly even his heart?
Novelist Tari Faris invites you back to the small town with a big heart in this second book in the Restoring Heritage series.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I have been writing fiction for more than twelve years. It has been an exciting journey for this math-loving-dyslexic girl. I had read less than a handful of novels by the time I graduated from college and I thought I would end up in the field of science or math. But God had other plans and I wouldn’t trade this journey for anything. As someone told me once, God’s plans may not be easy, and they may not always make sense but they are never boring.
Represented by Wendy Lawton at Books & Such Literary Management, I am a member of ACFW and My Book Therapy. I am a 2017 Genesis winner, 2016 Genesis finalist and double semi-finalist, 2014 Genesis finalist, 2012 Genesis semi-finalist, and a 2012 Frasier bronze medalist.
In addition to my writing, I also work for My Book Therapy as a special project project manager and blog coordinator for LearnHowToWriteAnNovel.com and you can find me blogging over there on occasion.
When I am not writing or working, I spend time with my amazing husband. We have been married for fifteen wonderful years and have three sweet children. In my free time, I love coffee, rock hounding with my husband and kids, and distracting myself from housework.