About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Something Old, Something New by Amy Clipston

Something Old, Something New

Sometimes treasure can be found where you least expect it.

In the decade since high school graduation, Christine Sawyer has realized her dream of opening Treasure Hunting Antique Mall, the place where shoppers find gems that are new to them. Between her store, her house, and her role as a doting aunt, she’s happy with her life—if a bit lonely. But she’s used to being less lucky in love than her fraternal twin sister. Britney was always the popular one, the head cheerleader who dated the homecoming king and quarterback, while Christine stayed in the shadows.

Brent Nicholson is still trying to come to grips with the shambles his life has become. After leading his football team to a state championship, he suffered a career-ending injury. Now he’s lost his construction business thanks to his so-called best friend. So when his great-aunt Midge asks for his help readying her home to put it on the market, the opportunity to spend time with his biggest fan is a balm to his bruised soul.

But the antiques Brent finds in his aunt’s house lead him to an unexpected partnership with Christine. After being blind to her for so many years, is it too late for the former high school jock to win the heart of the self-proclaimed “nerdy twin”?

As they shift through items of the past, Christine and Brent learn to let go of the pieces they don’t want to bring into the future—and realize the value of what’s in front of them today.

“Hometown charm and swoon-worthy second chances make this a must read.” —Kristen Mckanagh, author of Snowball’s Christmas


Christine Sawyer discovered how special Brent Nicholson was when they were in high school, but he only had eyes for her twin sister. Ten years later, he's returned for a temporary visit to their hometown and Christine still finds him irresistible. His romance with Britney was over a long time ago but will Christine still feel lost in her sister's shadow?

Something Old, Something New is Amy Clipston's new contemporary novel and it may just have become my favorite! Do I love it because it centers around family values, a small town, and the successes and failures that are part of life's journey? Did it remind me that shattered dreams and disappointments often pave the way to deeper happiness?

Clipston made me want to visit Flowering Grove
, North Carolina, shop at Christine's antique shop, and get to know those charming Southern people! If you enjoy contemporary romance and second-chance stories, you definitely want to read this book.

I received a copy of this book from the author but there was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Amy Clipston is an award-winning bestselling author and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She's sold more than one million books, and her fiction writing “career” began in elementary school when she and a close friend wrote and shared silly stories. She has a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan University and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. Amy works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC, and lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and five spoiled rotten cats. 

You can find Amy at AmyClipston.com, or follow her on  Facebook    Twitter     Instagram

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