Author: Tari Faris
Series: Restoring Heritage #1
Release Date: September 3, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
Fans of small town reads will enjoy this book!
Hannah Thornton has one main goal in her mind, restore the heart of her hometown Heritage, Michigan. As a realtor in a small town, she works hard to sell off historic properties. Unfortunately, people would rather buy newer properties than put up the money to restore older worn out houses. Even her own brother is selling his house to pay for all the things that his fiancée wants. When a local developer offers to buy up several properties, people begin to think it may be better to just sell out. Hannah turns to her oldest friend, Luke, for help. A local handyman with a dream of becoming fire chief, he reluctantly agrees to help her. However, Luke has been facing his own demons and this endeavor will either bring them together or drive them apart.
This was a fun read that had me keep turning page after page. I enjoyed getting to see Hannah grow and mature as a person as she learned to let go of control and let things play out. She came across as shallow at first (not as much as her brother’s fiancée, now there is a character) but she gained depth and bonded with me as a female reader. She overcame challenges and put up a good fight to make her dream come true. Likewise, Luke had his own challenges of abandonment, but turned out to be different than we he had believed his whole life. Once each character was able to truly move past themselves, the romance played out great. I’m looking forward to the next installment in Heritage.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.