The Story People

Reviewed by:  Ceil Carey, Co-president of ECLA and long time book discussion leader.


Title: The story people

Author: Heather Kaufman

Publisher: Concordia Publishing House

Publication Date: 2016

Format: Paperback

Length: 364 pages


The setting is a book store, one that Ben Palermo has inherited from his uncle. He loves the store yet something is missing in his life. Then Ben meets Rosemary Berg, a children’s author and illustrator who is staying in town while visiting her grandmother. Ben is smitten! Rosemary really is, too, but is wary, can he be trusted to be who he seems to be? When she sees him with several different young women in several different scenarios, she is sure he is a modern day Lothario never knowing he has been set up by well meaning local aunts and grandmothers. Ben himself is not sure how he gets into these situations-or how to get out of them and convince Rosemary of his true feelings. Some of these set-ups are very humorous!

Alongside the main narrative there is a parallel story of two children who only see each other once in a great while and who meet in, of all places, a bookstore! The reader will see how this tale coincides with Ben and Rosemary as they progress in the book.

Some of the misunderstandings are a little tiresome but the sweet romance will win the reader over.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Adult fiction readers, especially fans of romance

Christian Impact

The main thrust to this story was to trust in the Lord and His plans for you.

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The Story People

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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