August 18, 2013

Mixed impression - Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman

Looking for MeLooking for Me by Beth Hoffman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

From a very young age Teddi Overman saw treasure in old things. She comes from a complicated home with a mother who is cold and silent, a quiet father, and a brother who disappears. She escapes home to Charleston to pursue what she loves - restoring old objects to their previous glory.

The story is told from Teddi's point of view and the first person point of view makes you feel like you are there. Descriptions of her early restoration work makes you want to go find some treasures of your own to restore. This should be five stars but isn't. Backstory at times overrides the most interesting part of the story - Teddi's life in Charleston. Honestly, there were portions that I sped through to get back to the most interesting part of the story.

This is an excellent novel, but could have been even better with just a little more present story and a little less backstory.

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