Book Review: Someone Found by Teresa Tysinger

Posted July 17, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance, Teresa Tysinger / 15 Comments

Laurel Cove Romance #3

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Good Day Publishing
RELEASE DATE: June 8, 2021
PAGES: 213

Life’s detours can be the most important steps we’re meant to make.

Injured and stranded, hiker Quinn McAlister is stuck recovering in Laurel Cove, North Carolina. The quiet mountain town and its polite residents are a far cry from the stifling home and painful disappointments back in Maine. When her handsome rescuer offers her a place to stay, she’s faced with coming to terms with her past and putting faith, for once, in a hopeful future.

Camp director Eli Moreland has devoted his adult life to serving others. The summer takes an unexpected turn when the beautiful hiker staying in one of the cabins sparks a deep desire for more. Giving her advice about faith comes easy. What’s hard is deciding if he’s ready to reopen his heart to love.
Being lost is worth the pain when being found is so sweet.


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“He was a part of her story, even if just this one page.”

Teresa Tysinger has such a poignant way with words that draws the reader into rapt attention and takes them on a journey through laughter, tears, grace, and romance. With sentences like, “The cacophony of cicadas and crickets chirping in the surrounding woods offered a summer evening soundtrack,” you’ll want to slow down and savor every delightful word…. but you’re so enamored with the story that you can’t. stop. reading.

In Someone Found, we are immediately gripped by Quinn’s plight as we tumble with her down a mountain in the first few pages. And then we’re instantly swooning over Eli as he turns all rescuer-hero type (with a little help from Quinn’s dog Sarge, who we also fall in love with right away). And THEN… after we read a little bit further, we marvel at the author’s mastery of how perfectly those first few pages capture the essence of Quinn & Eli’s lives. Quinn, who’s been tumbling down a figurative mountain for several years, getting bruised and wounded and scarred along the way. Eli, who may not be a typical rescuer that we’d find in a romance novel (i.e. not a firefighter or paramedic or etc.) but in his own way, with the work he’s doing at his day camp for teens, yes actually he is a rescuer.

I, yet again, loved everything about this story – the protagonists, the return to Laurel Creek, the supporting characters (Doc! Judy! Otis! Arlo!), the KISSES (ahem. I know you’re shocked), and the sweet message that covers the whole story in a warm embrace. Actually there were a couple of messages I took away from Someone Found, and the first is from the quote I shared just before the review started – Every time we cross someone’s path, we are entering their story, and we’re never quite sure how long we’ll be there so we should make the most of it. The second is from the quote below:

“Sometimes life’s detours end up being the most important stops –
the ones we were meant to make all along.”

I love the way Tysinger brought Quinn’s story – her detour – full circle and the gentle way she reminds readers that sometimes our unexpected stops along the way are the most important ones we’ll make.

Bottom Line: Someone Found by Teresa Tysinger is both witty and moving, with some swoonilicious kisses, a hero with integrity, and a heroine with an injured spirit. Woven between the characters, the flirting, the quirky small Appalachian town, and the romance is beautiful writing and heartwarming grace notes. Readers will fall in love with Eli & Quinn & their individual stories, as well as their romantic relationship and the ways they sharpen each other and help heal the wounded places in each other’s lives. And, by the way, even though supporting character Otis isn’t the hero of the story, he totally claimed my heart!

(I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which I read via Kindle Unlimited. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / Fabulous read!

KissingBook Level: 3+/ will forget to breathe on occasion

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Teresa Tysinger is an author of Southern contemporary romance inspired by grace. She writes on the fringes of being a wife, mom, and full-time communications professional. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Association for Women in Communications, and the Religion Communicators Council. She’s an introverted Enneagram 4 (if you know, you know) and loves coffee, traveling, and almost every genre of music. Born in Hawaii, raised in Florida, and educated in North Carolina, she now resides in Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog.

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15 responses to “Book Review: Someone Found by Teresa Tysinger

  1. Perrianne Askew

    What’s not to like about an inspirational contemporary romance, especially when you say that she really has a way with words. I’ve not read any of her novels, but I’m definitely interested!

  2. Debra J Pruss

    I love inspirational romance. The author is a sweet, loving, exceptional person who writes from her heart.

  3. Roxanne C.

    I always root for a hero rescuer who has integrity. Someone Found sounds like a delightful romance.

  4. Trixi

    This is the kind of book I enjoy reading! When an author can paint a vivid picture in your head of what’s happening around you, that’s what I love the most.

  5. Carrie, your post blesses me! Thanks so much for such a thoughtful and thorough review. Couldn’t be happier to hear you enjoyed Quinn and Eli’s story so much.

  6. Paula Shreckhise

    I have read and really loved all three novella collections that Teresa Has written for. This book looks equally good.

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