Sunday, July 2, 2017

Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh

Just Look Up

After tirelessly climbing the ranks of her Chicago-based interior design firm, Lane Kelley is about to land her dream promotion when devastating news about her brother draws her back home--a quaint tourist town full of memories she'd just as soon forget. With her cell phone and laptop always within reach, Lane aims to check on her brother while staying focused on work--something her eclectic family doesn't understand.

Ryan Brooks never expected to settle down in Harbor Pointe, Michigan, but after his final tour of duty, it was the only place that felt like home. Now knee-deep in a renovation project that could boost tourism for the struggling town, he is thrilled to see Lane, the girl he secretly once loved, even if the circumstances of her homecoming aren't ideal.

Their reunion gets off to a rocky start, however, when Ryan can't find a trace of the girl he once knew in the woman she is today. As he slowly chips away at the walls Lane has built, secrets from his past collide with a terrible truth even he is reluctant to believe. Facing a crossroads that could define his future with Lane and jeopardize his relationship with the surrogate family he's found in the Kelleys, Ryan hopes Lane can see that maybe what really matters has been right in front of her all along--if only she'd just look up.

My Thoughts:
"Just Look Up" by Courtney Walsh is another summer read that I am gushing about! First, I love that Courtney used Michigan in her book. As a Michigander, I just love that and I am a little bias. Second, this book will tug at every heart string you ever through was possible. You'll go from the small town life to the city life and every where in between. Your heart will break, it will repair and break all over again. You feel as though you're in the town with the characters experiencing the highs and lows. This is one of those books that you can't just put on the shelf and call done. You'll often wonder what you would do if you are Ryan and faced with the situation he has been dealt with, especially with his father. And like Lane, can Michigan offer you the life you've always wanted or is NewYork the place where your heart beats? Where you come alive and design the best? Oh, this book will evoke so much emotion and all the feels. I loved the book from the beginning to the end! Walsh fans, this is my favorite of all of her books! She hit this one out of the ball park! I give this book 5/5 stars. It is one of my top 10 books you must read this summer. Make sure you go to the store and pick up your copy. Thank you to the publisher and the author for providing me a complimentary copy. A favorable review was not required. 

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About the Author:
Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theater director, and playwright. Change of Heart is her fifth novel and is set in the same town as Paper Hearts. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. She has written two additional books in the Sweethaven series, as well as two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives in Illinois where she and her husband own a performing and visual arts studio. They have three children.Visit her online at


Robin E. Mason said...

Courtney, i've wanted to read your books and this one just took it up a notch - i'm an Interior Designer!! of course i have to read it!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Courtney is my favorite! Gosh, I can't believe how many books you've read since I was gone on vacation. My list is growing and I'll need to get a few for my daughters.
Thank you,

Sarah said...

Robin, you will love this book! The pages fly my dear. It has been a treat having you stop by. Come again soon!