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A Southern novel of family and antiques from the bestselling author of the beloved Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.

Beth Hoffman’s sparkling bestselling debut Saving CeeCee Honeycutt won admirers and acclaim with its heartwarming story and cast of unforgettable characters. Now, she rekindles her flair for evocative Southern settings and the inimitable eccentrics 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 opens her own graciously-appointed shop in Charleston. Breathing new life into these discarded objects gives Teddi purpose, but has never alleviated 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 find him. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family — and to find herself at last.

Looking for Me is an unforgettable novel that is full of Hoffman’s signature heart and humor — and a grown-up love story to boot. It is destined to make her a bestselling novelist readers will want to read again and again as they have with Adriana Trigiani, Fannie Flagg, and Dorothea Benton Frank.

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"Hoffman's novel of a woman putting the pieces of her family's secrets together combines a deep dramatic impact with Southern charm." Publishers Weekly

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"Hoffman has a good ear for dialogue, and Teddie and her friends are realistic, appealing characters. Perfect for fans of family-centered women's fiction, this book will have special appeal to readers interested in antiques and 'shabby chic' style." Booklist

About the Author

Beth Hoffman was the president and co-owner of an interior design studio in Cincinnati before becoming a full-time writer. Looking for Me is her second novel. Her debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paperback. She lives with her husband and two cats in Newport, Kentucky.

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selective reader, July 19, 2014 (view all comments by selective reader)
This is such an amazingly good read. Beth Hoffman is a southern writer who draws you into her book with a captivating story and poetic writing style. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Teddi's story. This is a book you won't soon forget.
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McGuffy Ann, May 25, 2013 (view all comments by McGuffy Ann)
This is the long awaited and much anticipated novel from talented author Beth Hoffman. Filled with life, love, and nature, it is more than worth the wait.

Teddi Overman grows up in rural Kentucky. Early in life she develops a gift for restoring old furniture. When an elderly antique dealer notices her work for sale at the roadside, he gives her his business card. As soon as she graduates, she follows her dream to find this man. He offers her work in the big city of Charleston, becoming her mentor and friend. She eventually opens her own business, surrounded by wonderful people who befriend and support her.

However, Teddi is tormented by the mysterious disappearance of her brother, Josh. Many years ago he followed his own dream, leaving life on the farm to be one with the natural world. His extraordinary gift was a spiritual connection with both wildlife and nature. He felt at home only in the wilds of their native Kentucky. Yet no one knows if he survived.

Times changed; first their father passes away, and later their mother suddenly passes away. The family farm must be dealt with. Josh’s long disappearance has brought up new questions. Teddi must go back home to Kentucky to make peace with her past and resolve the family estate.

Some people know who they are from an early age, and follow that path without question. Both Teddi and Josh knew who they were, though their paths were in different directions. Love and respect held them together even when apart. They understood each other and their place in life.

Beth Hoffman understands, as well. Her writing of human bonds is moving, real, and genuine. She writes of the human/animal bond with great emotion, intuition, and a deep, even profound understanding. She is a very special, gifted author and person.

I read this book straight through, needing to know the whole story. Then I read the book again. This is one of my very favourite novels. I know I will read it again, in the future. It is beautifully written and deeply felt. Do not miss this book, or Beth Hoffman.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670025831
Author:
Hoffman, Beth
Publisher:
Pamela Dorman Books
Author:
Lamia, Jenna
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Pamela Dorman Books - English 9780670025831 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hoffman's novel of a woman putting the pieces of her family's secrets together combines a deep dramatic impact with Southern charm."
"Review" by , "Hoffman has a good ear for dialogue, and Teddie and her friends are realistic, appealing characters. Perfect for fans of family-centered women's fiction, this book will have special appeal to readers interested in antiques and 'shabby chic' style."
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