ABOUT THE BOOK
Welcome back to Heritage, Michigan--the small town with a big heartWhen she hears that the town of Heritage is looking for a new librarian, Libby Kingsley jumps at the opportunity. Little did she know the library is barely more than a basement room stuffed with dusty, outdated books.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, and he hopes it is enough to save the family business. Then he can 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?
When I discover a debut author, I'm always anxious to see if the second book will be as good as the first and author Tari Faris certainly didn't disappoint me. Until I Met You has great characters, a charming small-town setting, realistic situations, and there is also...romance! When Libby Kingsley and Austin Williams meet, you just know that something interesting is in the works. Yes, their initial reactions are a little iffy but we all know that chemistry is the key and Libby and Austin certainly have plenty of powerful chemistry!
I absolutely love it when librarians get the spotlight and Libby's desire to visit all of the Carnegie Libraries is understandable and her efforts to get funding for a new library are spot-on! I also enjoyed the insights of living in a small town and the mention of characters from the Restoring Heritage series. It is, however, Faris's ability to completely capture human emotions that impressed me the most. Fear of failure, past hurts, and unresolved issues offer many conflicts but, in the end, we are allowed to witness the blessings that come from mercy and forgiveness.
If you enjoy contemporary romance with a faith element, you will definitely want to read Until I Met You. I am giving it 4.5 Stars!
I received a copy of this book from Revell. There was no obligation to post a positive review. These are my own opinions.
My rating: 4.5 stars
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tari Faris is the author of You Belong with Me and Until I Met You. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and My Book Therapy, she is the projects manager for My Book Therapy, writes for learnhowtowriteanovel.com, and is a 2017 Genesis Award winner. She has an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary and lives in the Phoenix, Arizona, area with her husband and their three children. Although she lives in the Southwest now, she lived in a small town in Michigan for 25 years.
Learn more about Tari at her Website