Tuesday, June 19, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Review- The Lost For Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

I've been on a Brit-Lit frenzy lately, both in print and audio so when  The Lost For Words Bookshop landed on my desk I had to dig in and I'm so glad I did because its one of the best of the lot. And Stephanie's publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781250124531
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 6-19-2018
Length: 368pp
Source: Publisher/Netgalley for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland is a compelling, irresistible, and heart-rending novel, perfect for all book lovers.
Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you.
Into her hiding place - the bookstore where she works - come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries.
Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?
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The Lost For Words Bookshop
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"In The Lost for Words Bookshop, Stephanie Butland has created a bibliophile's delight. Witty and irreverent, funny and sad, this is a charming tribute to stories on the page and in our lives--and the powers they can hold over us."—Matthew Sullivan author of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

"Burns fiercely with love and hurt. A rare and beautiful novel."—Linda Green, bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed

My Review:

The Lost For Words Bookshop
Stephanie Butland

Butland’s latest is a brilliant piece of Brit-Lit set in York, a tragic yet hopeful story about loss and learning to trust again. It’s a pseudo coming of age tale staring a quirky loveable social outcast with a big heart even though it’s hard to see hidden behind all of her barriers. From page one reader’s spidey-senses will be tingling alerting them to read between the lines and making the novel impossible to put down. The narrative is flowing and easy to read, the author’s clue dangling is exceptional and US readers will have fun with all the Britisms. The characters are incredible and their wagon circling of Loveday is endearing, but it’s Loveday that rules every page, she is a revelation, a complicated heartstring pulling enigma and her courage to let people in even though it goes against all her self-preservation tools is amazing to experience.

Twenty-five year old Loveday Cardew needs anonymity like she needs air to breathe that’s why working for ten years at the Lost For Words used bookstore is perfect for keeping her invisible plus giving her access to the thing that saved her life; books. She’s very comfortable stacking the shelves and staying in the background, leaving the moving, shaking and interacting with customers to her boss Archie, one of the few people she lets into her circle. Because the more people you let in the bigger the chance that you’ll be hurt and your secrets revealed and Loveday has a doozy of a secret. Then one day a handsome magnetic poet/magician walks into her life and shakes up her very existence. He’s light to her dark and suddenly he wiggles his way past her defenses and right into her heart. But all is not sunshine and roses and the secret she’s protected for so long threatens to come out.
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Meet Stephanie:
Stephanie Butland lives with her family near the sea in the North East of England. She writes in a studio at the bottom of her garden, and when she's not writing, she trains people to think more creatively. For fun, she reads, knits, sews, bakes, and spins. She is an occasional performance poet.
Stephanie is the author of The Lost for Words Bookshop, The Secrets We Keep, and Letters to My Husband.

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