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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.
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?