Author: Courtney Walsh
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (January 2, 2015)
Back cover description:
Could the loss of her dream lead to her happily ever after?
Abigail Pressman never would have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could challenge her doubts about romance. A business owner in a quaint tourist town, she dreams of expanding. But lately, she’s more focused on resisting the matchmaking efforts of the Valentine Volunteers, who gather in her store to continue Loves Park’s tradition of stamping mail with the city’s romantic postmark.
When Abigail is unwillingly drafted into the Volunteers, she encounters the hearts, a distraction that couldn’t come at a worse time. A hard-to-read doctor has become Abigail’s new landlord, and he’s threatening to end her lease.
As she fights a growing attraction to this man intent on crushing her dreams, Abigail is inspired to string the hearts in her store, sparking a citywide infatuation with the artsy trend. But when a new batch of hearts arrives, it appears something tragic has happened to the couple. Will uncovering their story confirm Abigail’s doubts, or could it rescue her dreams . . . and her heart?
What Others are saying:
Delightfully romantic with a lovable cast of quirky characters, Paper Hearts will have readers smiling from ear to ear! (Katie Ganshert, award-winning author of A Broken Kind of Beautiful)
Meet the Author:
Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theater director, and playwright. Paper Hearts is her fourth novel. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. She has written two additional books in the Sweethaven series, as well as two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives in Illinois where she and her husband own a performing and visual arts studio. They have three children.
If you’re giving this novel a chance then don’t think that you’re going to just be reading a light, fluffy romantic novel, with little substance. You would be wrong! Yes, it is a romantic novel with some lighthearted characters, but it is so much more. It is a story of broken dreams, the imperfections of love, and it even addresses mental health issues. This book is rich with secondary characters who beg to have books of their own, yet keep from stealing the show. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here is the perfect book to cozy up with. Grab a cup of coffee, some fuzzy socks, a blanket, and some chocolates and lose yourself in the fabulously quirky world of Loves Park, where every day is Valentine’s Day. I’ll definitely be looking for more books from Courtney Walsh! I recommend you read this book!
I received this book free from the publisher through the Tyndale House book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.