Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: Looking for Me

Some people run toward life, arms flung wide in anticipation. Others crack open the door and take a one-eyed peek to see what's out there. Then there are those who give up on life long before their heart stops beating – all used up, worn out, and caved in, yet they wake up each morning and shuffle their tired legs through another day.
- p. 1

Mr. Palmer pulled out his wallet, counting his money like it'd be the death of him to part with it.
- p. 56

Synopsis of Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman: Beth Hoffman’s bestselling debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, won admirers and acclaim with its heartwarming story and cast of unforgettably quirky characters. Now her flair for evocative settings and richly drawn Southern personalities shines again in her compelling second novel, Looking for Me.

Teddi Overman found her life’s passion in turning other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques. Leaving her hardscrabble Kentucky childhood behind, Teddi opens her own store in Charleston. She builds a life as unexpected and quirky as her many customers, but nothing alleviates the haunting uncertainty she’s felt since her brother Josh mysteriously disappeared. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi returns to Kentucky, embarking on a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family—and find herself.

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  1. Looking for me sounds like a great summer read with some substance. I love the beginning! Thanks for sharing. I am adding this one to my list.
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  2. Southern fiction opens up a whole new world for readers not from the south. Sounds good!
    Book Dilettante

  3. I didn't realize Beth Hoffman had written another book! I loved Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, so I'm sure I'd enjoy this story too. I'll read it for sure.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: WHAT MATTERS MOST.

  4. I hope I'm a mix between the first two groups mentioned in the Beginning! I'd like to be the first, but then I'm very big on not being too rash! This sounds like a really fun read and I have a weakness for antiques despite being unable to afford them! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. I LOVED this are in for a treat. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of this wonderful story.

    Here's mine: “SMALL BLESSINGS”

  6. I LOVED this book. ENJOY!!

    Thanks for the reminder of what a great read it was.

    Have a great weekend.

    Giveaway of The Paris Architect on my blog if you want to stop by.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  7. what a beautiful bittersweet beginning, I do hope that I would never fall into the latter. I feel I lean more towards those that, "..crack open the door and take a one-eyed peek to see what's out there." I love the book cover too, thank you so much for sharing!

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

  8. I love the opening sentence. What a great first line, worthy of memorizing.

  9. That beginning pulls you in with promising descriptive writing!

    Happy weekend!

  10. I've heard of this author but never read anything by her. I like the intro and the premise. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I loved Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. I can't believe it has taken me so long to read this one. I like the beginning. I can see the people described so well. I might be one of them. I also can see the stingy guy on 56. Hi Beth!

  12. Thank you so much for highlighting my novel on your blog! It's a wonderful surprise.

    1. Thanks so much for coming by Beth :) I actually won your book over at Stacy's The Novel Life! I will be writing a review soon .... truly enjoyed it!

  13. Thanks for your comments everyone! I've finished the book (kept me up to the wee hours ...!)


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