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What a cute book to read this month! A small, quaint town with a history of love. A town original and a new resident, each with their own heartbreak and pain to hold onto. Each with their own goals to move forward in life attempting to leave their pain behind. There’s a classic antagonist in the story, one who thinks they know it all and is out to defeat anyone who might threaten their goal to remedy heartbreak.

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The first few chapters though were tough to get through. I found it to be slow going in outlining the background and scene setting. It’s like those chapters were leading somewhere, but the mystery was lost in the explaining and the scene setting. Frankly, I wondered if I’d be able to go forward, usually reading a few pages before moving on to another project and setting the book aside for another day or two.

Finally though, the basics behind me, there was a definite sense excitement. The following chapters, you learn more of Jacob’s internal struggle and mystery, along with some soft, yet cautious changes for Abigail.

Though not one of those gripping page turners, Paper Hearts was certainly a good quiet read. Sweet small town charm, coupled with an air of love, plus a bit of matchmaking and some conflict to round it out. The ending wraps up easily. Swift, yet still true to the entirety of the story’s sweetness. And the author’s note included plants a small bit of further understanding and motivation behind Paper Hearts. Overall, a cute and fun story to remind one of the power of tradition and change.

I’d suggest maybe even starting a little paper heart tradition of your own.

What kinds of traditions do you have in your relationship? What are some ways you honor your love and devotion to one another throughout the year?

And check out the author, Courtney Walsh, at her website, Facebook, and Typepad pages. And click through to Amazon to buy the book for yourself!

*Disclaimer: Tyndale Blog Network and Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. provided me with a free copy of this book for purposes of review. The opinions and thoughts regarding the book are all mine.*

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  • February 18, 2015 at 10:17 am
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    Thank you for the book tips and great review 🙂 It is nice to get ideas of what to read next. The paper heart tradition sounds sweet. We leave small notes sometimes when we are away from each other not heartshaped though. And we tend to show our appreciation with small gifts like a favorite chocolate bar or other small things when we think the other one needs a treat. Small everyday life gifts. It is kind of cute I think.
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    • February 18, 2015 at 3:25 pm
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      Absolutely! We do the same/similar things. We like doing small things for one another. A few weeks ago, Hun sent me out alone to do our grocery shopping and when I came back he’d started the oven to self-clean and later wiped out the bits. I was so grateful because it was something I’d been meaning to do, but would forget or needed to actually use the oven….

      Before we had Baby Boy, we worked different shifts and we had a little notebook we left notes for each other in every morning or evening/night. From the ordinary of “this is what’s for dinner and it’s in the fridge” to include the little special things we liked/loved about one another. Once he wrote that when he went to get sugar for his coffee, he noticed that I kept the bag folded and clipped. He loved that lol.

      Anyway, this is a cute little book to read and a great idea about having a tradition for one’s own relationship. 🙂

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    • February 18, 2015 at 8:39 pm
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      Paper Hearts was a great kill the time kind of book, not too involved yet quick to read 🙂

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    • February 18, 2015 at 7:59 pm
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      Thanks, it certainly was a decent read which makes reviewing the book so much easier! 🙂

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    • March 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm
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      Yes, sometimes a sweet little novel is just what I need. Not too heavy, not too light, not too involved, but just right. Reminds me of the Three Little Bears all of a sudden lol 😉

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