Good Day Publishing
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. Together they must find a way to survive the destructive pain of their pasts and ultimately discover God’s grace waiting to renovate their hearts.
What Readers Are Saying About Someplace Familiar:
“A stunning debut! It isn’t often a debut author can pull off a novel of such depth and beauty (and some fun flirtations!), but Teresa Tysinger has done it. From her descriptions that pull the reader right on in (I could *smell* the fresh mountain air!) to the romantic tension between Jack and Livy to the plot itself, Teresa Tysinger has truly shone.” – Mikal Dawn, Author
“Teresa Tysinger’s debut novel is a smashing hit from page one. This story is about two heartbroken and abused people come together to pick up the broken pieces of their lives as they work together to fix-up a run down cottage. Readers will fall in love with the characters, immediately being drawn to their pains and sufferings, as well as their joys and happiness. It is a story that will rip into a reader’s heart as they come to love Laurel Cove and the people in it. This is a well-written, heart wrenching and gut pulling story that readers will absolutely love, leaving them lingering on thoughts of hardships and love.” — Singing Librarian Books
“Bottom Line: The setting is gorgeous and vivid, quaint and quirky. The characters are fun and relatable, the kind of people you’d want as friends. The romance is smokin’ hot (honestly, keep a freezer handy) but laced with mutual respect for each other and for God’s guardrails. And banter. It’s laced with lots of great flirtalicious banter too! Most importantly, the message is sincere and organically woven through the pages. Someplace Familiar by Teresa Tysinger made me smile for all the right reasons.” — Carrie, Reading is My Superpower
“With a true Southern gentility, this debut is a breath of fresh air, yet reminiscent of the classic Nicholas Sparks. A heartfelt romantic journey from beginning to end, this novel will wrap you up in Southern hospitality, offer you a cup of sweet tea and make the reader not want to leave the colorful world of Laurel Cove, or say goodbye to Jack and Livy. The journey these two take of individual healing, and a mutual opening of hearts, is powerful in its revelations of grace, trust in God first and foremost before trusting a budding love for another person.” — Meghan Gorecki, Author
“One of my favorite books of all time! An excellent book that I could not put down!” – Alicia A.
“A fantastic debut novel! Jack and Livy feel like old friends now. I loved the setting of the book too. And I hope that Tysinger has a second novel up her sleeve before too long because I need to read more of her writing!” — Denise H.