07 February 2015

Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh

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Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she’s poured everything into dreams of expansion… and 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 paper 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 to expand his practice.

As she fights a growing attraction to this handsome man 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 reaches the Volunteers, it appears something tragic has happened to the couple. Will uncovering their story confirm Abigail’s doubts about love, or could it rescue her dreams… and her heart?

Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh turned out to be just as cute as I assumed it would be by looking at its cover. With its small-town (romance-oriented) atmosphere and meddlesome yet well-meaning matchmakers, this book couldn’t help but deliver a cute, heartfelt story and I loved reading every page. Walsh’s cast of characters is quirky, fun and real, the situations they encounter cause interesting interactions and curious complications, and the lessons they learn, caught between the past and the future, amidst it all are encouraging and heartwarming. Overall, Paper Hearts is a wonderful and delightful read (especially with Valentine’s Day approached), and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to fans of contemporary fiction.

Thanks to Tyndale BlogNetwork, I received a copy of Paper Hearts and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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