Celia Fairchild is living in New York City and writes a successful advice column under a pen name. She’s recently divorced and is hoping to adopt a baby. When she approaches her boss for a raise, she is told that the online newspaper has been sold, she is being replaced and the paper owns the rights to her column’s name, Dear Calpurnia.
Unsure of her future, Celia travels back to Charleston, S.C. upon learning of the death of her Aunt Calpurnia, the woman who inspired her column. She inherits her aunt’s home and is shocked to find the house in need of serious repairs and a massive clean-up as Calpurnia had become a hoarder. The decision to restore the family home turns into a project that soon connects Celia to a community of old and new friends who become a new family to her as she continues to pursue becoming a mother through adoption.
Marie Bostwick’s new book is a lovely story of a woman who is not only working to repair a house but also has a chance to rebuild her life and come to terms with her past. For everyone who has felt grief and disappointment, Celia is a caring woman you can truly root for. She is surrounded by a group of endearing characters who are the type of friends we all seek.
The Restoration of Celia Fairchild is a heartwarming and often humorous feel-good book. An enjoyable read.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: March 2, 2021.
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