E–pub READ The Restoration of Celia Fairchild Author Marie Bostwick
This is my 11th book by Marie Bostwick so I was excited to see she came out with a new book for 2021 This is a feel good type of book which is exactly what we need right now during this pandemic we re in I enjoyed the story about Celia and all the renovations she did to her old house Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this early release in exchange for my honest review To be published March 2021 The Restoration of Celia Fairchild by Marie Bostwick is wonderful contemporary novel set in the historic and beautiful Charleston South Carolina When NYC advice columnist of Dear Calpurnia Celia ends up experiencing several life altering losses and thinks there may not be anything positive in this world she receives a call that her recently departed Aunt Calpurnia that has not spoken to Celia for decades has left her a gorgeous house in Charleston Celia and her bff Calvin travel down to what should be a uick check and sale
find that the that ties her to her childhood is run down and packed full of hoarded items What we at first feel is Celia s desperation to create a habitable environment so that she can successfully adopt a baby actually turns into a uest to find who she truly is what she truly wants out of life a place that she can truly fit in and a place that she can finally call home with a family of her own I truly fit in and a place that she can finally call home with a family of her own I so much about this book It is not just about renovating a house it is about renovating one s life soul and purpose Through her trials Celia finds neighbors long lost friends a sense of her past family and where she truly belongs I loved the imperfect but intelligent and hilarious Celia I enjoyed the full character cast especially Teddy Pris and Trey So uirky real and amazing wit and banter I loved the plot pacing and I loved loved loved the end It is just perfect and I would not change a thing 55 starsThank ou EW and William Morrow for this ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinionI am posting this. Evvie Drake Starts Over meets The Friday Night Knitting Club in this wise and witty novel about a fired advice columnist who discovers lost and found family members in Charleston by the New York Times bestselling author of The Second SisterCelia Fairchild known as advice columnist ‘Dear Calpurnia’ has insight into everybody’s problems – except her own Still bruised by the end of a marriage she thought was her last chance to create a family Celia rece. .But Find That The
Review to my GR Instagram and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Instagram and BN accounts upon publication on 3221 My to my Instagram and BN accounts upon publication on 3221 My to NetGalley and William Morrow Paperbacks for a complimentary advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review There was so much to enjoy and embrace about The Restoration of Celia Fairchild It s a feel good story of hope and new beginnings On a personal note I felt that the southern voice inflections were a bit overdone but this is one southern girl s opinion It may feel just right southern voice inflections were a bit overdone but this is one southern girl s opinion It may feel just right ou I do recommend it with a three star rating for anyone looking for a uick heartwarming a three star rating for anyone looking for a uick heartwarming Loved it Review to come ARC Provided by publisher What a great escape with characters that I d want to know and have in my life Each chapter flows easily into the next and it s a simple charming story filled with challenges to be overcome but always done with optimism and humor LovedThanks Netgalley for the ARC The Restoration of Celia Fairchild by Marie Bostwick was one of the best books I have read in a while First I loved the characters from the very first page and would love to have a besty like Celia and her bff Calvin Second it was set in Charleston which I love and I enjoyed the memories of walking down Kings Street and eating at Poogan s Porch The characters feel like normal every day people with lives full of ups and d As usual for novels by Marie Bostwick this one is a highly recommend Her writing style is funny and very real with characters who have all the same insecurities as the rest of us The dialogue feels natural and the story flows in a way that makes her novels almost impossible to put down Celia s relationship with her gay best friend is a hoot and several times I laughed out loud at his observations and antics Through joy and heartbreak Celia rebuilds her life as she restores an inherited hoarded house to a livable condition She mends a friendship and finds new connections along the way taking chances loving. Ives an unexpected answer to a “Dear Birthmother” letter Celia throws herself into proving she’s a perfect adoptive mother material – with a stable home and income – only to lose her job Her one option sell the Charleston house left to her by her recently departed estranged Aunt Calpurnia Arriving in Charleston Celia learns that Calpurnia had become a hoarder the house is a wreck and selling it will reuire a drastic rapid makeover The task of reno. ,
And being loved and finds that being a part of a family has many definitions I loved the ending honoring the past while looking toward a hopeful future on Thanksgiving day perfect Finding a way to make connections resonates with me now as we all try to navigate our way in this time of reduced activities and constant vigilance This book of friends
and family of finding a new life from the ashes of the old one and moving forward in thefamily of finding a new life from the ashes of the old one and moving forward in the of adversity is ultimately heartwarming and hopeful I received an advance proof to review Author Marie Bostwick has created a protagonist with a clear comedic voice and memorable point of view in THE RESTORATION OF CELIA FAIRCHILD
Our Heroine Has For Years Hidden Behindheroine has for ears hidden behind alternate persona Dear Calpernia a widely read advice columnist until the day she loses her job while seeking a raise She relocates back to Charleston in hopes of adopting a child and the story of her preparation is endearing and engaging There are the reuisite unusual neighbors and helpful available friends and attractive eligible bachelors But this book is not a standard romance novel it is a modern comedy of manners and aspirations It is a uick read and joyful I received my copy from the publisher through NetGalley The Restoration of Celia Fairchild by Marie Bostwick was one of the best books I have read in a while First Celia Fairchild by Marie Bostwick was one of the best books I have read in a while First loved the characters from the very first page and would love to have a besty like Celia and her bff Calvin Second it was set in Charleston which I love and I enjoyed the memories of walking down Kings Street and eating at Poogan s Porch The characters feel like normal every day people with lives full of ups and downs but the way they all come together and become friend and family will leave The Gypsy Wisdom Spellbook you feeling good with a big smile onour face and a happy heart This is a book Life in the Slow Lane Observations on Art Architecture Manners and Other Such Spectator Sports you NEED to readThankou to NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this ARChttpswwwbloggercomblogpostedi review to comeI will say that The Destruction of Jerusalem An Absolute and Irresistible Proof of the Divine Origin of Christianity you want to read this boo. Vation seems overwhelming and risky But with the help of new neighbors old friends and an unlikely sisterhood of strong creative women who need her as much as she needs them Celia knits together the truth about her estranged family and about herselfThe Restoration of Celia Fairchild is an unforgettable novel of secrets revealed laughter released creativity rediscovered and waves of wisdom by a writer Robyn Carr calls my go to author for feel good novels”.