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Giveaway: Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman

Beth Hoffman is a talented writer, and she keeps telling me that I increase her poetry to-read list, which makes me happy.  However, today is not about poetry in the most literal sense, but in the sense that Hoffman has a wonderful writing style.

I adored her first novel, Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt (my review), and I am looking forward to reading her new book, Looking for Me, on my upcoming vacation.

From GoodReads:

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.

While I haven’t read this one yet, I have seen some great reviews, like these:

From Life in the Thumb:  “She made me love Teddi before I was done with chapter one. She made me cry, smile, sigh, laugh, and wish so hard that I could step into the pages of her story.”

From S. Krishna’s Books:  “It’s so much fun to immerse yourself in this novel, to imagine sipping at a glass of sweet tea while reading it. Hoffman brings the South to life for the reader; her descriptions are vivid and she includes details that will both enchant and delight readers.”

From Booking Mama:  “Any one who has read CEECEE knows that Beth has a knack for storytelling and creating memorable characters, but I think she’s outdone herself with LOOKING FOR ME. I absolutely loved Teddi and I loved being along on her journey to self-discovery.”

From Beth Fish Reads:  “In fact, such dichotomous combinations color the novel. The writing is beautiful yet homey; the plot is simple yet complex; and we are in turns both smiling and teary. In a word, Beth Hoffman has written about real life. One of Hoffman’s greatest strengths is in how easy it is to become emotionally involved with her characters.”

Do I have you convinced yet? I am.

If you’d like to win a paperback copy of Beth Hoffman’s Looking for Me, please leave your name, comment, and email address below. 

You must be 18 and up to enter.  The giveaway copy has been provided by the author.

Deadline to enter is June 7, 2013 at 11:59 PM

  • Anita Yancey

    I haven’t had a chance to read any of Beth’s books yet, but this one sounds amazing. I would love to read it to find out if Teddi finds her brother. Thanks for having the giveaway.
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  • Amy F

    These reviews sound great. I have read a few duds and am looking for a book that will emotionally pull me in. This sounds like the book.

  • Cyn209

    sounds interesting!! a definite add to my WishList!!

  • Thanks for the giveaway. Hoping that the comment will go through.

  • diane

    I would enjoy this lovely book by a great author. Thanks for your giveaway.

  • Anne

    A great feature which interests me very much. Many thanks.

  • ellie

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. So special.

  • Linda B

    I loved CeeCee Honeycutt, and just know this will be another winner. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Beth Hoffman

    Thanks so much for the terrific shout-out and for offering a giveaway! Have a nice vacation, Serena, I hope you’ll enjoy Teddi’s story.

  • karenk

    thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel 🙂

  • DarcyO

    It’s definitely on my TBR list. Can’t wait to read it.

    DarcyO
    valleyreader(at)gmail(dot)com

  • I do not know it it’s open interntionally but it, then I am in cos I wanna read it so much 🙂

    Blodeuedd
    booksforlife01 at gmail dot com