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
"A bookshop is not magic, but it can steal away your heart. A bookshop is not magic, but it can slowly heal your heart."
This is a lovely character-driven novel set in the eponymous second-hand bookshop in York, England.
Loveday Jenna Cardew has worked there since she was fifteen, when the owner Archie caught her trying to sneak out with a copy of her favorite book, Possession.
For most of her childhood, Loveday had been in foster care after her father's death and her mother was taken away when s ...more
DNF at 30%. I received this book from NetGalley, so thanks to them and the publisher. The blurb seemed cute and it was taking place in a book shop. Who doesn’t like stories in a book shop, right? Unfortunately, this book joined the trend of having a protagonist, who suffered from domestic violence and dealing with the effects of it in her current life. The blurb doesn’t mention this. It was along the lines of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. I was not a fan of that book either. I personally ...more
3.5 A quick and pleasant read about a used bookstore, a woman with a secret past, and the men who love her. I had a little trouble relating to the main character, Loveday, as she seemed just as closed off to me, the reader, as she did to the other characters in the book.
Even though I enjoyed this book, there were a few elements that were off to me. I wished for a more suspenseful build up around the ex boyfriend, Rob. I found myself puzzling over Loveday’s choices and reasoning behind her choice ...more
Booklover, bookworm, booknerd, bibliophile--whatever you prefer to be called--this is a book for you!
“Who wouldn’t rescue a book?”
Touching read about a bookseller with a dark past who finds solace in books. When she finds a lost book, she doesn’t expect to connect with its owner in a way that forces her to come to terms with her difficult childhood. This is an enjoyable, poignant story that pulled at my heartstrings.
Loveday likes books more than people. Books mean so much to her that her ta ...more
What an enjoyable read! When I first read the summary and found out this story is about a bibliophile and takes place in a bookshop, I was immediately interested in reading it. I love “books about books” and with this one taking place in a bookshop, I anticipated that there would likely be plenty of references to various literary works. For me, as a book lover, part of the fun in reading these types of books is being able to recognize the literary references sprinkled throughout the story – of c ...more
3.5 stars rounded up to 4.
This advance reader copy was provided by the publisher St. Martin's Press via NetGalley.
I was drawn to this book for its location (England, of course) and its setting of a book shop. Two great passions of mine in one tome!
The story's main character is a 25-year old woman named Loveday Cardew who has worked in a book shop in York since the age of fifteen. She has a love of reading since youth, a passion she shared with her Mom. When she was a child there were a lot of sp ...more
Now this is my idea of a great summer read. A mystery in a bookshop, although it's so low key that I didn't even realize it was a mystery til about halfway through. A joy to read because of all the book references, and for anyone who has worked in a bookstore, there's all that inside knowledge you are privy to. Not too heavy, but not fluff. A snarky, sarcastic heroine who made me laugh, but had some substance to make the story believable. Some bad guys, some great guys, and some in between. A fu ...more
Loveday Cardew works in a bookshop owned by Archie.
Working in a bookshop is perfect for Loveday because she is a shy almost introverted person through no fault of her own.
THE LOST FOR WORDS BOOKSHOP is a lovely read and will make you jealous of Loveday’s job, but not of the heartaches she keeps hidden.
Besides the books and the bookshop, the characters in THE LOST FOR WORDS BOOKSHOP are the best, especially Archie....loved him. He is a bit on the unorganized and fly-by-night type of person, but ...more