You Belong With Me by Tari Faris
from the back cover:
Realtor Hannah Thornton has many talents. Unfortunately, selling houses in the town where her family name is practically poison isn’t one of them. When a business tycoon determines to raze historic homes in the small town of Heritage, Michigan, and replace them with a strip mall, Hannah resolves to stop him. She sets about helping Heritage win a restoration grant that will put the town back on the map–and hopefully finally repay the financial debt Hannah’s mother caused the town. But at first no one supports her efforts–not even her best friend, Luke.
Luke Johnson may have grown up in Heritage, but as a foster kid he never truly felt as if he belonged. Now he has a chance to score a job as assistant fire chief and earn his place in the town. But when the interview process and Hannah’s restoration project start unearthing things from his past, Luke must decide if belonging is worth the pain of being honest about who he is–and who he was.
What an incredible, beautiful, touching Christian fiction romance story.
Real people. Luke, Hannah.
I felt like they were my friends. I hurt for the hurts they were going through.
This book faces some hard issues in life–belonging. Forgiveness. Self acceptance. Love. Family.
And, of course, more.
This is a story about a small-town. About finding love, and about second chances.
Hannah loves her town, Heritage. And she feels responsible to make the town succeed.
As she puts herself into it, it feels like it’s never enough.
Can she learn to trust God?
The beauty of this story will linger with you long after you read the last page.
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