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Until I Met You by Tari Faris | Book Review by Loraine Nunley #bookreview

What is this book about?

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 Little did she know the library is barely more than a storage closet stuffed with dusty, outdated books.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?

My review:

Okay, this book had me with the library. 🙂 In Libby, I found a kindred spirit. From her introverted ways to her getting excited about visiting different libraries, I loved watching her get used to her new home in the town of Heritage.

Now Austin was a little harder for me to like. I understood why he was a grumpy guy and even why he took it out on Libby, but after a while, I got tired of his high standards and jumping to conclusions. The romance between them was sweet when he wasn’t doing his Grinch impersonation.

Besides Libby and her love of books, I really enjoyed getting to know Austin’s brother Pastor Nate. His story really got my attention. If ever a person needed grace and forgiveness, it was him. Like with Austin, I did have a little trouble warming up to Olivia but I think that had to do with her career choices. She didn’t appear to have passion for it but stilled pushed ahead. But I actually preferred the romance between Nate and Olivia to the one with Austin and Libby.

Despite my issues with Austin and Olivia, I did find the story keeping my attention and pushing me to turn the pages.

What I enjoyed most about this book

Pastor Nate and his struggle with grace and forgiveness.

What I didn’t like about this book:

Austin when he was jumping to conclusions.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. The writing was well done and the romances were really sweet. This was a page turning story too. This is the second book in this series. It can be read as a standalone but there are some spoilers about Luke from book one.

Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant in the Revell blog tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Tari Faris, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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