Welcome to my stop on The Chair Blog Tour. The Chair is written by Kelly Marshall and Larry Flanders and published by California Times Publishing. Here’s a bit more about the book!
In a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, widower Paul Bixby develops a deep friendship with bank teller Linda Bauman—a friendship he hopes will turn into something more. When Linda’s unusual fascination with highchairs comes to light, Paul builds an exquisite chair for her, crafting the chair with love.
Linda thought her parents had died when she was an infant, leaving her to be raised by her grandparents. She treasures the highchair she used as a child as a symbol of their unconditional love. But when a man shows up at the bank and claims to be her father, Linda searches the Internet and is stunned to learn of a long-buried family tragedy and an unspeakable crime.
Linda moves with her boss, Brad, to a branch office in a different town and secretly shares a home with him. Though devastated by Linda’s choice, Paul steps aside and wishes the best for her. But is Brad the man she hoped he would be? Or is Paul’s quiet love what she needs?
Going into this book I had no idea what to expect. I wasn’t sure what the genre really was, I wasn’t sure what the main story line was going to entail. Immediately upon starting it, however, I was so swept up in the story that none of that stuff mattered anymore.
This book was as deep and well written as it was just a little bit haunting. The kind of story that stays with you long after that last page. I found myself at times unsure exactly how I wanted the book to end. To be honest, I was really left feeling like I didn’t want it to end. To me, that’s the mark of a good read.
If you’re looking for something a little different, that keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens next give this book a try. It doesn’t disappoint.