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 Little did she know the library is barely more than a storage closet stuffed with dusty, outdated books.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.
A copy of this book was received for review via Fleming H. Revell Company. In no way has this influenced the review. The opinions expressed in this review are of the reviewer only.
After reading the first book in the series by Tari Faris, I had high expectations for the next book – Until I Met You did NOT disappoint. This book checked off all of the boxes for me – small town setting, a librarian as the main character, and a storyline that warms your heart. The small town of Heritage is charming and full of surprises – like the moving statue. The theme of family, forgiveness and second chances is woven throughout and you can feel the emotion as you read. The characters are relatable and some more likable than others. The story follows four main characters – two brothers, Austin and Nathan, who have tension between them and two friends, Libby and Olivia, who get brought into the middle. I really enjoyed Libby’s character and her love of the Carnegie libraries – one of the best parts of the book – wink, wink! I could say so much more, but it’s really a book you should read for yourself. With that being said, I do recommend reading this series in order, as they build off of the previous book. If you like Rachel Hauk, Denise Hunter & Susan May Warren, then you will find Until I Met You to be an excellent read!