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.
You Belong with Me by Tari Farris is one of those books that makes feel as though I went straight into a Hallmark movie. There was history, chemistry, and the theme of family. I loved how close knit the community of characters were. Each character played a role that made this a heartfelt read. Deep, engaging, and beautifully written, You Belong with Me is a must read for all. Especially, for Hallmark fans. I would definitely love to see this book on the big scene.