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Twice Shy

Twice Shy

By Sarah Hogle


Can you find real love when you’ve always got your head in the clouds?

Maybell Parish has always been a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. But living in her own world has long been preferable to dealing with the disappointments of real life. So when Maybell inherits a charming house in the Smokies from her Great-Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start.

Yet when she arrives, it seems her troubles have only just begun. Not only is the house falling apart around her, but she isn’t the only inheritor: she has to share everything with Wesley Koehler, the groundskeeper who’s as grouchy as he is gorgeous–and it turns out he has a very different vision for the property’s future.

Convincing the taciturn Wesley to stop avoiding her and compromise is a task more formidable than the other dying wishes Great-Aunt Violet left behind. But when Maybell uncovers something unexpectedly sweet beneath Wesley’s scowls, and as the two slowly begin to let their guard down, they might learn that sometimes the smallest steps outside one’s comfort zone can lead to the greatest rewards.


Maybell and Wesley, they just make my heart sing! Sarah Hogle has completely pivoted from her debut, You Deserve Each Other, and has given us a heartwarming story of adorable characters fixing up an old house and restoring it to it’s former glory! Maybell and Wesley initially butt heads over their goals for the house and it does take a while to come to an understanding. However, their journey to that point and once they reach it, is full of lovely and sweet moments and some funny ones too! This book is honestly just a balm for the soul and perfect for readers during this current crisis. This is escapism at its finest and just feels like a hug and smells like cinnamon donuts!

*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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