Teddi Overman found her life’s passion for furniture in a broken-down chair left on the side of the road in rural Kentucky. She learns to turn other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually finds a way to open her own shop in Charleston. There, Teddi builds a life for herself as unexpected and quirky as the customers who visit her shop. Though Teddi is surrounded by remarkable friends and finds love in the most surprising way, nothing can alleviate the haunting uncertainty she’s felt in the years since her brother Josh’s mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to Kentucky. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family—and to find herself at last. But first she must decide what to let go of and what to keep.
When I read the back of the book I honestly thought that it was one of those thriller mystery or disappearance reads or something. However it really wound up being one of those stuck in life trying to find yourself reads.
You do things because its become part of who you are over time but losing sight of yourself along the way often adds a journey that requires you to look at your life and reevaluate what's important to you.
It was a slow read but a good read none the less. I thought Looking for Me was well written and its best characteristic was its emotional depth.
Self exploration can go either way for some people but I found that Teddi was easy to relate to and the missing family member wasn't a case of lost loved one but more of a stage in growing apart as a whole.
If you're looking for a slow build long exploration read with plenty of thought and feeling Looking For Me is a good one for you.