Happy publication day to Emma Davies and ‘Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found’! Super excited to be taking part in the blog blitz for such a heart-warming novel. Huge thanks to Bookouture for the blog tour invite and the ARC.
Sometimes you’ve got to run away to find yourself…
Twenty-four-year-old Lucy needs a fresh start. Forever single and frustrated with her studies she gives up everything to run a little library in the leafy village of Tilley Moreton.
Lucy loves reading almost as much as she loves fixing other people’s problems, so starting a book club seems like the perfect opportunity to do both. As she meets her new members, it’s clear she’s going to have her work cut out for her. Handsome but silent Callum is the biggest puzzle of them all…
But Lucy’s meddling begins to cause more problems than it solves, and no one is more surprised than Lucy when Callum steps in to help. Could there be more to him than people think?
As Callum and Lucy start working together to fix the broken hearts of the library’s most loyal customers, the first sparks of romance begin to fly.
Can they right all the trouble Lucy has created, and might there be a chance for a happy ending of their own?
What does TWG think?
‘Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found’ really took me by surprise. Before I began reading the book I thought it was just going to be a book about a book club (I don’t read blurbs) and, whilst I still would have enjoyed the book if that had been the case, nothing could have prepared me for the actual contents of this storyline.
Lucy is a complete bookworm, and she proves that fact by running the local library in her village. Nothing says ‘total bookworm’ like working in a library of course! With a heart the size of her own personal to be read pile, Lucy just wants everyone to be happy and would do absolutely anything for those she loved and cared about. However, whilst Lucy’s intentions were brilliant, the execution left a lot to be desired and ending up creating a lot more problems than Lucy could even fix on her own.
I’m just going to jump straight to it – this book was by far one of the most heart-warming and touching novels I have read this year. What started out as just being a simple book club. soon turned into something members of the community could no longer be without. That alone cause my heart to soar. But, to be honest, the entire premise of this novel could not have touched my heart the way that it did if it wasn’t for the authors storytelling from the heart. It is so clear that Emma Davies wrote every situation, every character, and every hurdle, all from her very own heart. It’s writing like that which blows me away, yet Emma Davies has got that talent down to a fine art.
There were a couple of characters which I couldn’t gel with as much as the others but I didn’t let that be the be all and end all. After all, in life we aren’t going to like or understand every single person we come across, are we? I adored Lucy’s intentions, her heart really was in the right place yet sometimes I found myself wishing that she would just take a step back and let others find their own path.
From the bottom of my heart, I absolutely adored every single word on every single page of ‘Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found’. Emotion poured out of me like a waterfall – I just couldn’t help myself as certain situations within the storyline opened the flood gates and just let me….feel. Emma Davies didn’t make me feel emotion that was tainted by complexity and stress, nor did she make me feel emotion that left me riddled with guilt and disbelief. Instead, Emma Davies opened my heart to feel emotion that was pure, honest and severely captivating. I honestly have never experienced anything like it.
‘Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found’ made me laugh multiple times. The entire book was an absolute joy to read and I cannot wait to read more from the wondrous talent that is Emma Davies.
One of the most heartfelt and captivating books I have read this year. Beautifully emotional, this book has it all. Such a joy to devour and I recommend this book with all of my heart.
After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time, and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.
Pop over to her website www.emmadaviesauthor.com where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also wave to her on twitter @EmDaviesAuthor or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her).