Well! I went in fully expecting a breezy, women's lit, Lifetime movie type of novel. It is... still largely that (1000% chance that the main heroine ends up with Travis, right?) but Grace and Sarah both seem multifaceted and interesting.
The novel is written with a lot of love for small southern towns, and this actually ties in quite well with the mysticism about the local books talking to Sarah. It all dove (haha) tails nicely with nostalgia for slow, local life, with a good book and perhaps a pitcher of sweet tea on a porch facing a sunny garden.
I don't think this is personally my cup of tea, but this seems like a good entry for the genre of literature that the author is writing.