Someone Found by Teresa Tysinger – Book Review

Posted June 10, 2021 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Someone Found by Teresa Tysinger – Book Review

Someone Found

by Teresa Tysinger

Series: Laurel Cove Romance #3
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Published by Good Day Publishing
Publication Date June 8, 2021
Setting: North Carolina Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 222


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.

*All books in the Laurel Cove Romance series are stand-alone and can be read in any order.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Someplace Familiar, Suddenly Forever, Say It's For Good

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I love stories where the characters have major life changes.

In Someone Found, Quinn not only went through a transformation but it was also significant enough that while I didn’t care much for her at the start with her seeming pretty cold and rude, as her heart began to thaw, I began to like her much more.

And, Eli! Though he had made mistakes in his past, his heart was compassionate and he was more than willing to look past the actions of others and into their hearts to see the injured soul. Most of the time! And to show God’s love to help bring the lost to Him. Not only with Quinn, but with all the kids at the camp he ran.

The story was engaging. It was filled with relatable characters with real-life problems. I think my favorite secondary character was grouchy old Otis, though several others were close contenders.

I appreciated how the author addressed the attraction Eli and Quinn had for each other and how Eli was so determined to treat her right despite the desires he had. And especially appreciated that though this was addressed, it didn’t overpower the story.

Freedom in Christ could be the theme of the story. Or forgiveness and the way that when we forgive others, we not only experience freedom ourselves but also change the world around us.

If you enjoy romance with a strong emphasis on faith, you’ll want to be sure to read Someone Found. The element that ties the books in the Laurel Cove series together is the small town, so feel free to read the books in any order you please.


To celebrate the release of Someone Found, Teresa is giving away a blog tour prize pack to one winner! It includes:

  • a $10 Amazon gift card
  • Wooden Bead Keychain reads “Have Faith”
  • a fabric floral book sleeve

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Giveaway ends on June 14, 2021

One winner will be contacted by email. Open to US residents only; sorry international readers.

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About Teresa Tysinger

Teresa Tysinger is a wife and mother transplanted from North Carolina to North Texas. When not working as the Director of Communications for a large downtown church, she writes charming southern romances inspired by grace. Her debut novel, Someplace Familiar, released this summer. She also is a contributing writer for the Fort Worth Moms Blog (part of the national City Moms Blog Network). A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Religious Communicators’ Council, and the Association for Women in Communications, Teresa has spent over a decade committed to telling stories of faith through written word. She loves coffee, caramel, and stories with happy endings.

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