'Home Town' Star Ben Napier Shares 'Sneak Peek' Video of Erin and Their Daughter Helen

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Home Town host Ben Napier surprised fans with a special, intimate sneak peek into life at the Napier house.

Ben and Erin often use social media to connect with fans beyond the television screen, but always make it a point to keep their daughters pretty much off their pages. So when we do get even the slightest glance into Ben and Erin's life as parents, we're invested. Recently, Ben took to Instagram to share a clip of Erin reading her upcoming children's book to daughter, Helen.

As it turns out, a baby monitor isn't just good for keeping an eye on your little one. It's a window into mundane, yet cute moments that otherwise may go unnoticed. The clip shows Erin reading a snippet of The Lantern House, Erin's upcoming children's book. Ben captioned the video with "LISTEN 馃憘 Here鈥檚 a sneak peek of #TheLanternHouse by @erinapier and @adamtrest. Mama reads Helen a story every night while I give Mae her last bottle. About twice a week, Helen asks Erin to tell her the Lantern House. I could not be any prouder of these 2 incredibly talented people."

The Lantern House was written by Erin so she can give fans (and her two adorable daughters) that warm, fuzzy feeling she got as a child when exploring stories like The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton and The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber.

Written from the perspective of a house, Erin teamed up with her friend Adam Trest to illustrate the whimsical children's book. She captioned the announcement post on Instagram with "The Lantern House is a return to classic children's literature with the timeless story of a house as an ever-present member of the family, a watcher and keeper of people who love and live within it."

The book is currently available for presale and hits stores in May 2022. Let's just say we can't wait to get our hands on it!

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