Thursday, May 09, 2019

The Story People by Heather Kaufman

About the Book
When Ben Palermo inherited his uncle's bookstore in small-town New Holden, Indiana, it was like stepping back in time. The nostalgia, however, is tainted by a painful past, one that Ben would rather leave behind. Can he stay in this town and run the business that holds so many conflicting memories for him? Or will he finally sell?
When a group of well-meaning women make it their mission to keep him in town by finding him a wife, his life is about to get more interesting ... and complicated.

My Thoughts
I knew very little about this book going in but I had high hopes. And this book definitely did not disappoint! I mean the hero owns a bookstore so I was already half in love before I even read a word. Then Ben's adorable and slightly awkward personality showed up and I think I fell the rest of the way. Rosemary was wonderful too and I loved the two of them together.
The bookstore itself was almost like another character and I could visualize it so very clearly in my mind. I wish it was a real place and I could go spend hours browsing.
I thought the little secondary story that was given in glimpses at the beginning of each chapter was really sweet and I loved seeing how it connected with the main story.
The town of New Holden provided a entertaining cast of characters and I found them all to be charming. At times the charm bordered on over the top (especially near the end) but overall they were a fun addition to the story.
This book was unique and charming and I will definitely be checking out whatever else this author has up her sleeve!

Meet the Author
Heather Kaufman lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and two sons. She holds a BA from McKendree University and an MA from the University of Missouri--St. Louis. When not reading or writing, she can be found drinking copious amounts of coffee and exploring new parks with her family.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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