Someplace Familiar by Teresa Tysinger

Someplace Familiar by Teresa Tysinger

Artist Livy Johnson needs a fresh start. That’s what a broken heart and forgotten dreams can do to a person. On little more than a whim, she reclaims her grandmother’s old home in quaint Laurel Cove, North Carolina and vows to restore its original charm. When she literally collides with childhood friend, Jack Bowdon, Livy wonders if she’s back for an entirely different reason. Jack can’t believe his childhood crush is back. As the owner of Bowdon’s Supplies, and once again the town’s most eligible bachelor, he offers to help Livy with repairs. Together they embark on the project – and an undeniable whirlwind romance. But it’s not all smooth sailing. Can they survive the destructive pain of their pasts and discover God’s grace waiting to renovate their hearts?


My Review

I enjoyed this book. It is a cute love story with some wonderful characters. Most of the characters were easy to like. I liked the small town feel to it. My only thing was there was quite a bit of kissing and a hint of more physical romance. But I was very happy that the characters stood fast to what they believed in and did not let passion get the better of them.  Teresa Tysinger tackled issues like forgiveness and love in this story. It was done in a way that was scripture based. I feel like the reader can learn important truths along with the reader.

I received this book from the publisher to read and give my honest opinion.

Purchase your copy here: Amazon * Powell’s Books

About the Author

Teresa Tysinger is a wife and mother transplanted from North Carolina to North Texas. When not working as the Director of Communications for a large downtown church, she writes charming southern romances inspired by grace. Her debut novel, Someplace Familiar, released this summer. She also is a contributing writer for the Fort Worth Moms Blog (part of the national City Moms Blog Network). A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Religious Communicators’ Council, and the Association for Women in Communications, Teresa has spent over a decade committed to telling stories of faith through written word. She loves coffee, caramel, and stories with happy endings.

Connect with Teresa here: Website * Twitter



To celebrate her tour, Teresa is giving away a grand prize of a gift  basket that includes a signed copy of the book, an Original Painting by Author’s Sister (artist Cyndi Browning), and a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!

Click HERE to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

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Blogging With Carol, March 3

C Jane Read, March 4

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, March 4

Remembrancy, March 5

Inklings and notions, March 5

Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner, March 6

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Red Headed Book Lady, March 7

Ashley’s Bookshelf, March 8

Ladybug Chronicles, March 8

Two Points of Interest, March 9

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Bibliophile Reviews, March 10

A Greater Yes, March 10

Texas Book-aholic, March 11

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 11

Reflections From My Bookshelves, March 12

Janices book reviews, March 12

Jeanette’s Thoughts, March 13

Carpe Diem, March 13

A Baker’s Perspective, March 14

Simple Harvest Reads, March 14 (Guest post from Mindy)


  • Chanel Monroe March 17, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Nice review! I’ve mostly been reading good things about this book. I can’t wait to read it and enjoy it for myself.

    • Becca March 18, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you!

  • Kara Vaughan Marks March 12, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    This sounds really good–I’d love to read it!

    • Becca March 14, 2018 at 4:51 am

      🙂 I hope you enjoy the book!

  • James Robert March 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats on the tour and thank you for the book description, your review and giveaway. I appreciate it!

    • Becca March 14, 2018 at 4:50 am

      You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy the book!

  • Kay Garrett March 12, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you for your review on “Someplace Familiar” by Teresa Tysinger and for being part of the book tour. I’d love the opportunity to read this great book.

    • Becca March 14, 2018 at 4:50 am

      You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy the book!


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