Sunday, November 1, 2009

Only You by Deborah Grace Staley

Deborah Grace Staley is a new author for me. She's only published two books - this one and the next in the series, A Home for Christmas. Originally published in 2004, these books are being rereleased with new covers. I received Only You through the awesome folks over on LibraryThing as part of the Early Reviewers. This book came in bound manuscript form and I wasn't sure if that would bother me since sometimes the physical attributes affect my enjoyment of a book. Well, it didn't :)

This was a sweet story. An accomplished woman comes back to her hometown to run the local library, fulfilling her childhood dream. She's not having a good time with it though; pressure from the powers-that-be to have everything new and running by Memorial Day and a falling apart house are making it difficult to keep perspective. One good thing happens: reuniting with her high-school savior, the boy that made her life happier at a time when she was most miserable. They were never close but they both admired each other from a distance and as the then-boy was from the wrong side of the tracks and a high school dropout, it didn't seem possible to give a possible romance a chance. They were wrong and I can't wait to see what happens in A Home for Christmas. (This review will also appear on LibraryThing.)

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