Release date - 20th April 2017
Book length - 241 pages
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - Lost For Words
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You can trust a book to keep your secret . . .
Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look closely, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are things she'll never show you.
Fifteen years ago Loveday lost all she knew and loved in one unspeakable night. Now, she finds refuge in the unique little York bookshop where she works.
Everything is about to change for Loveday. Someone knows about her past. Someone is trying to send her a message. And she can't hide any longer.
Lost for Words is a compelling, irresistible and heart-rending novel, with the emotional intensity of The Shock of the Fall and all the charm of The Little Paris Bookshop and 84 Charing Cross Road.
LOST FOR WORDS by Stephanie Butland is a deeply moving tale of family, loss, and finding a way through your heartache, and it is all rolled up with a perfect second-hand bookshop and an understanding of how books can really become such a hugely important part of your life.
Loveday Cardew doesn't like people, preferring to keep herself to herself and seeking refuge in her books whenever she needs company. Burying her past, Loveday has created a new start for herself and is proud of her job in Lost for Words, a quirky second-hand bookstore, run by Archie, an eccentric older man with a flare for people. Nobody knows the truth about Loveday and that is the way she wants to keep it - she doesn't want anyone asking any questions or judging her. But when a lost book brings her in contact with a caring poet, Loveday wishes that she could be normal and have a normal relationship. However, her past has only taught her that love hurts everyone. With an obsessive former boyfriend, books from her past making a mysterious appearance, and the possibility of love, will Loveday be able to open up the gates of her memories to those who care about her? Or will telling her story destroy her carefully built independent life?
LOST FOR WORDS by Stephanie Butland is such a heartbreaking story as we learn about Loveday's life when the narrative moves from past to present. Loveday is such a strong, determined, self-contained character, but yet her vulnerability shines through, and I desperately wanted her to be able to confront her demons and find the peace she deserves. The bookstore is every bookworm's dream, and the author perfectly portrays the significance that a book can play in someone's life - the memories they invoke, the connection they can make with the reader, the emotions, the dreams, just everything. The characters are gripping, the pace is spot on, and I really cared about the storyline, which for me makes this book a complete hit. LOST FOR WORDS by Stephanie Butland is a must read for fiction fans everywhere, but especially for those who find books their connection to the world. A beautiful, all-consuming read!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I’m a writer, and I’m thriving after breast cancer. (I used to say I was a survivor, but that was a bit lacking in joie de vivre.)
Although I’d never have chosen it, my dance with cancer has changed my life in many positive ways. Now I am happier, healthier, and more careful with my precious life and the precious people and things in it.
My writing career began with my dance with cancer, and now I’m a novelist.
Aside from writing, I work as a speaker and trainer, and I work with charities to help raise awareness and money in the hope that cancer will soon be about as scary as a wart. For more information:
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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