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 Little did she know the library is barely more than a storage closet stuffed with dusty, outdated books.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.
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
I have mixed emotions about book two in the Restoring Heritage series by Tari Faris. There are highs and lows to Until I Met You.
The two ladies in the book are well-developed and likable. What book lover isn’t going to immediately root for Libby who finds her passion in stories. Plus, there was enough of a hint of her backstory that I wanted to know more. Olivia was my favorite in this book. She’s friendly and welcoming, but once she realizes her life isn’t heading in the direction she hopes it will, she takes control and changes her trajectory.
The guys, on the other hand, leave a little to be desired. Sure, they’re good looking and have their swoony moments but their attitudes left me scratching my head at times. Austin is the biggest offender with his knee-jerk reaction to gravitate to the worst conclusion, refusing to listen and holding grudges. Nate’s almost as bad and seemed like a different character than I met in the prequel novella to the series.
There’s also a story line that was completely dropped (seriously, y’all what happened with the key?) which made it completely unnecessary.
Yet despite the negatives to this book, I enjoyed visiting Heritage again and catching up with some of the people from book one and the novella. And the theme of forgiveness and grace is prevalent throughout most of the book. Not to mention that ending!
Bottom line, if you’re looking to check out for a few hours and escape into a sweet romance with a happy ending, Until I Met You might be just what you need.
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