Looking for Me

Looking for Me

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2013
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A Southern novel of family and antiques from the bestselling author of the beloved

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt


Beth Hoffman's bestselling debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt , won admirers and acclaim with its heartwarming story and cast of unforgettable characters. Now her unique flair for evocative settings and richly drawn Southern personalities shines in her compelling new novel, Looking for Me .

Teddi Overman found her life's passion for furniture in a broken-down chair left on the side of the road in rural Kentucky. She learns to turn other people's castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually finds a way to open her own shop in Charleston. There, Teddi builds a life for herself as unexpected and quirky as the customers who visit her shop.  Though Teddi is surrounded by remarkable friends and finds love in the most surprising way, nothing can alleviate the haunting uncertainty she's felt in the years since her brother Josh's mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to Kentucky.  It's a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family—and to find herself at last.  But first she must decide what to let go of and what to keep.

Looking for Me brilliantly melds together themes of family, hope, loss, and a mature once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. The result is a tremendously moving story that is destined to make bestselling author Beth Hoffman a novelist to whom readers will return again and again as they have with Adriana Trigiani, Fannie Flagg, and Joshilyn Jackson.
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Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2013
ISBN: 9781611761702
Branch Call Number: AB HOFF LOO
Characteristics: 10 compact discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Lamia, Jenna

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Cdnbookworm Nov 08, 2013

This book is the story of a woman from her childhood, through to her thirties. Teddi grew up in rural Kentucky, on a small family farm with her parents and younger brother Josh. Very early on she developed an interest in making objects nice, and had an eye for furniture. She began finding pieces, doing work on them and selling them by the side of the road. She knew she wanted to find a way to do this for a living, and relying on the one contact she had in distant Charleston, she makes her way into a career that fits her.
Her younger brother has always been attuned to nature, and, following an incident with animal cruelty leaves home suddenly. Teddi's search for her brother has been a constant in her life for years, and despite everything she still lives in hope that he is out there somewhere. Meanwhile, though, her life in Charleston goes on, and she finds that if she wants happiness, she must let her brother go and live for herself.
A story with a strong female character, with a good storyline, and a bit of romance. Very enjoyable.

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Oct 06, 2013

My teeth are aching from the sweetness of this book. It's 4 tsp of sugar in a cup of coffee sweet.....double chocolate cake with chocolate icing sweet....Southern sweet iced tea sweet.
The story of this book is a good one. The family saga and mystery intrigued me and the Southern charm was nice and made for a relaxing story. But as the book went on, there was more & more talk of dresses, fabrics, the right colour blush, pretty smiles & twinkling eyes. Yikes, I thought...the only thing missing is a romance. Boom....next chapter, the romance is introduced. From there, this is pure romance.
All in all, a decent audio for long commutes. It's nice. It's sweet....very, very sweet.

JCLHunterSt Jul 08, 2013

While this was a very quiet book, it is deceptively complex and kept me completely engaged from start to finish. It is well written and the characters are well developed. It’s a sweet, delicate book with a high emotional impact. Southern charm and grace at its best.

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JCLHunterSt Jul 08, 2013

Never tie your happiness to the tail of someone else's kite

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