February 24, 2015 | By: Cynthia Marcano

Review: Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh

Paper Hearts
Author - Courtney Walsh
Rating - 4 out of 5 Stars
Would I Recommend: Yes 

Back Cover...

Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she's poured everything into dreams of expansion . . . and resisting the matchmaking efforts of the Valentine Volunteers, who gather in her store to continue Loves Park's tradition of stamping mail with the city's romantic postmark.When Abigail is unwillingly drafted into the Volunteers, she encounters the paper hearts, a distraction that couldn't come at a worse time. A hard-to-read doctor has become Abigail's new landlord, and he's threatening to end her lease to expand his practice.As she fights a growing attraction to this handsome man crushing her dreams, Abigail is inspired to string the hearts in her store, sparking a citywide infatuation with the artsy trend. But when a new batch of hearts reaches the Volunteers, it appears something tragic has happened to the couple. Will uncovering their story confirm Abigail's doubts about love, or could it rescue her dreams . . . and her heart?

What I Loved...

The paper hearts in the story is very unique and I really liked it. Its refreshing to read some unique when you read lots of books in the same genre. Kudos to Courtney. The Valentine Volunteers was cute too!

What I Liked...

I liked the darker side of the main hero Jacob. Often times the heros are goody goody and not realistic. Not that that is bad, its just good to read a different side to an already well written characters.

I liked the heroine Abigail too. She seemed to normal and real to me. Like someone I could know. Her little quirks were genuine and not forced. She wasn't an over the top kind of character that can sometimes take over the story. That kind of makes her sound boring, but she wasn't. She was real. That is exactly how she should have been written for this book.


So the cover caught my attention immediately. I love the paper hearts and the store fronts, BUT the characters on the cover (even from behind) just don't match my characters at all. In fact, I think in my head the characters don't even look like what she describes...lol. My imagination truly did run away...

The older ladies in the story are a hoot, especially Ursula. I think a prequel of her story would be really fun!

Paper Hearts started out really slow but does pick up so hang in there if you feel like its taking a while to get going. I think the book kind of left some things unresolved and hope that there is are some future books to clear up the very minor things. They really are minor but I just can't help feel incomplete.

Here is how I imagined Abigail...I think its how she describes the shape of her face. Warning: She has big blues not browns and I think she may be naturally blonde...\

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher through Tyndale Book Publishers. The opinion of this book, is my own and I was not paid or compensated for for my review.