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....
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Lost For Words Reviews
Me ha gustado muchísimo. La protagonista, Loveday, se refugia en los libros para huir del dolor que le provoca su pasado. Pero un hecho hará que se tenga que enfrentar a él, y poco a poco iremos descubriendo qué es lo que le sucedió cuando era una niña, y cómo eso ha influido en su vida.
Loveday es uno de esos personajes que te conquistan sin remedio, me ha encantado descubrirla.
Labelling this as chick-lit I feel I do it a bit of a disservice because there are plenty of weighty issues covered in this story, loss, abuse, mental health and the foster system. This book is also a love story to the written word in that the protagonist, beautifully named Loveday Cardew is a true bibliophile after my own heart. If you have ever felt that a book/s has/have saved you through difficult times you will totally get her.
Loveday has a difficult past and although what caused it was fif ...more
I was instantly intrigued by this story by the cover and the title. The Lost for Words Bookshop... what more can you ask for?!
This novel features our main character Loveday Cardew. Loveday has worked for Lost for Words bookstore for over 10 years. She is quite the character with her nose ring and fascinating tattoos depicted throughout her body that represent quotes from her favorite books. It almost made me want to get one... :) Loveday isn't the best fan of people and loves her books way more ...more
What can I say? I'm lost for words!
Loveday on her passion:
'Anyone who’s worked in a bookshop for longer than an afternoon will tell you that people buy books for all sorts of reasons. There’s the simple love of books, of course: the knowledge that here is an escape, a chance to learn, a place for your heart and mind to romp and play'.
I read that statement, and I was sold. I knew I'd love this book.
Stephanie Butlands story started out as a quirky, cute little read. So bookish and perfect for anyo ...more
Just loved this book. Just loved Loveday.
And set in a bookshop in my home town of York.
Full review to follow.
As I am slightly obsessed with books, reading, book clubs, book shops (you get the idea) I was really looking forward to reading this story, set in a second-hand bookshop in York (not too far from where I live). I expected a cosy plot line and a little light relief from the heavyweight book I had just finished.
The book is all this and so much more, and the old adage "never judge a book by its cover" has never felt more apt. There are a couple of hard-hitting events that reverberate throughout t ...more
Despite the title, I won't be lost for words reviewing this lovely book. It is full of characters you will take to your heart and I loved the way the story unfolded. Loveday Cardew is a young woman in her twenties, quite a spiky character, who works in an independent bookshop in York owned by the wonderfully eccentric Archie. Some years previously as a young girl, as the story hints at and gradually reveals, she suffered terrible loss. This is one of the reasons she now wants to be so self-suffi ...more
Having loved Stephanie’s last book, The Other Half of My Heart I just knew I was in for a treat with this one – and the story is set around a book shop. What’s not to like!
Loveday Cardew hasn’t had the happiest of lives. Until she met Archie, the owner of a second hand bookshop ‘Lost for Words’, she had had a troubled life but she was a survivor and such an intriguing character. Sometimes I felt so much sympathy for her, and at others she frustrated me with her stubborn and unmoving attitude. I ...more