Finding You

A Sweet Contemporary Romance

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Pub Date Jul 09 2024 | Archive Date Aug 09 2024

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Both of them want a relationship--but is beginning it a big mistake?

On the outside, twenty-seven-year-old Darcy Larsen is a pretty, put-together professional--but inside she's falling apart. Eighteen months ago, she lost her fiancé in an accident she still blames herself for. After a successful transplant, her kidney disease seems to be in check, but she worries that her future children--if she has any--will also suffer from the same condition. And she's overcome with indecision about finding her birth mother, discovering potentially devastating information, and hurting her adoptive parents.

Mechanic Carter Donovan seems to have everything going for him at first glance. Stunning good looks. A wicked sense of humor. And a heart of gold. But Carter's seemingly perfect exterior hides a host of secrets. After a rough breakup and mounting medical bills from a medical emergency that left him drowning in debt, he doesn't feel like the catch everyone says he is. Plus, he's about to turn thirty--with no romantic prospects on the horizon.

When Darcy's Lexus breaks down in her doctor's parking lot, Carter appears on the scene to try to jump start her car--and her heart. But despite their immediate connection right from the start, the two have perhaps too many obstacles to overcome. Carter questions if getting involved with Darcy will be his next big mistake. And Darcy wonders if she can ever move past her grief and guilt to embrace the gift of Happily Ever After that's dangling in front of her.

Both of them want a relationship--but is beginning it a big mistake?

On the outside, twenty-seven-year-old Darcy Larsen is a pretty, put-together professional--but inside she's falling apart. Eighteen...

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This was beautiful, I loved this love story! The rich characters and I could resonate to their halts struggling and medical bills. One of my romance favorites so far for 2024

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This is a story about Darcy and Carter and how they connect and why. THIS IS A MUST READ. I will not spoil it. This author writes GREAT READs but this book is AMAZING.

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FINDING YOU by AMY CLIPSTON is an enjoyable romance novel with quite a bit of depth as we follow Darcy and Carter, who have so much in common, in spite of their financial and work situations. This worries Carter more than Darcy.. One of the main things they do have in common, and which they keep from each other, threatens to pull them apart……
Darcy is adopted and is looking for her birth mother, whilst Carter does not want to have anything to do with his father who left them when he was a little boy……
Both Darcy and Carter are delightful characters and it is interesting to watch their growing relationship, wondering which way it will go…..
I was given a free copy of the book by NetGalley from Thomas Nelson. Thw opinions in this review are completely my own.

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This is a beautifully written, clean romance filled with unexpected circumstances that are life-changing.
Darcy is thankful that after a favorable kidney transplant a few years ago, her check-ups are good. However, she can’t let go of the guilt she carries concerning the death of her fiancé in a car accident when picking up medications for her at a pharmacy. Darcy also is very indecisive, vacillating about starting a search for her birth mother. She was adopted by a loving older couple that she loves and adores. She has had a wonderful life and at 27 years old she and her parents have a loving and solid relationship. She doesn’t want to hurt them; however, she wonders where she came from and who she looks like. Also, is her kidney disease something that could be passed on to any potential future children?
Carter is a handsome mechanic who just happens to be in the parking lot when Darcy’s car doesn’t start. He offers help, and attempts to charge her battery. Instead, he ends up having it towed to the shop he works at. He is still recovering from a difficult break-up, is working to pay off a huge debt resulting in medical expenses and lives with his sister and brother in-law. He hasn’t dated for over a year, since the break-up, and has withdrawn from socializing with many of his friends. He and Darcy seem to have a connection however, and they both feel it.
This is a fascinating, poignant story, as well as somewhat of an emotional experience. Darcy feels a definite connection to Carter, however, despite the connection between them, Carter feels he is not worthy of Darcy, who has graduated from college, has a professional career, wealthy parents and drives a Lexus. His financial situation prohibits much dating anyway.
All the books I’ve read by Amy Clipston have had loveable, relatable characters, and this one is no exception.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All comments and opinions are my own.

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What a beautifully written story!
It began with the authors note. Adding a personal side note on why and how kidney transplants have affected her own life added to the story and made me realize this book was different.
Darcy is recovering from her fiancés death. Life is hard and she hasn’t recovered from this last curveball . Especially because he had died going to get her kidney transplant medications . She just knows that if she had gotten them he would still be with her.
At this point in walks Carter . Or better said Darcy is having an awful day - she has a big presentation at work and her car dies … carter is a mechanic at a local shop and happens to be there at the right time . He offers to fix her car and soon it’s about more than fixing a car.
Carter had a kidney transplant too . The transplant pretty much bankrupted him. He feels that he can’t pursue a long term serious relationship because honestly he’s broke and in debt.
Both keep it a secret from each other about their kidney transplants. It made me wonder if many worry about telling others they have had transplants ?
This was a beautifully written love story with family “drama” (a birth mom, an absent dad returns ) , vulnerability and secrets due to medical problems and Darcy still feeling guilty for her late fiancés death and that he died not her .

Will love win? I think you know the answer but how it comes about is super special .
Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this beautiful book in exchange for an unbiased review.
Well done , I will read this one again!

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I have read almost every book that Amy Clipston has written and this is by far my favorite contemporary romance she has written!

This book is beautifully written with characters that connect and bond naturally. Carter is a mechanic who has to work through some self-worth issues and Darcy, who is adopted, wonders about her birth parents and is struggling with the death of her fiancé. Both have also dealt with life changing medical issues, and struggle to open up and be honest about this part of themselves. Carter and Darcy’s attraction begins and grows as they get to know each other, and their relationship develops, but can it survive especially when their backgrounds are very different?

Clipston touches on sensitive life-altering medical issues, but with her personal experience is able to write the story with a positive tone.

All of Amy Clipston’s books are great, but this book is amazing!!

Thank you NetGalley and Thomas Nelson Fiction for this ARC. All opinions are my own.

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