Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh

Book Description:  After tirelessly climbing the ranks of her Chicago-based interior design firm, Lane Kelley is about to land her dream promotion when devastating news about her brother draws her back home―a quaint tourist town full of memories she’d just as soon forget. With her cell phone and laptop always within reach, Lane aims to check on her brother while staying focused on work―something her eclectic family doesn’t understand.

Ryan Brooks never expected to settle down in Harbor Pointe, Michigan, but after his final tour of duty, it was the only place that felt like home. Now knee-deep in a renovation project that could boost tourism for the struggling town, he is thrilled to see Lane, the girl he secretly once loved, even if the circumstances of her homecoming aren’t ideal.

Their reunion gets off to a rocky start, however, when Ryan can’t find a trace of the girl he once knew in the woman she is today. As he slowly chips away at the walls Lane has built, secrets from his past collide with a terrible truth even he is reluctant to believe. Facing a crossroads that could define his future with Lane and jeopardize his relationship with the surrogate family he’s found in the Kelleys, Ryan hopes Lane can see that maybe what really matters has been right in front of her all along―if only she’d just look up.

My Thoughts:  It's been quite awhile since I've read a novel by Courtney Walsh.  But the cover looked interesting and the back of the book description pulled me into this story.

Lane Kelley is one busy and tired young woman.  So when she receives devastating news from her brother.  She knows that she must go home, again.  
Memories . . . not all good, come rushing back making Lane curious if she can go back home again.
But home again she goes.
And she meets up with Ryan Brooks who is home again, too, after a tour duty.  
Ryan has secretly loved Lane but this homecoming isn't exactly how he envisioned it.  So with a rocky start to their meeting, Ryan begins to see that Lane isn't the girl she used to be.  
But because Ryan is no quitter he continues to have a friendship with Lane.
This is quite a touching story with good romance and family ties all bound up in one great story.

*This book was provided for review by Tyndale*

Another novel by Courtney Walsh:

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 4, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496421485
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496421487

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