Burns fiercely with love and hurt. A quirky, rare and beautiful novel, one you’d be delighted to unearth in any bookshop. And Loveday Cardew is a character who leaps from the pages into our hearts.
Loveday is a compelling character, you love her in the way you love a cat who always scratches but you love it anyway . . . this book is quirky, clever and unputdownable. I really enjoyed it.
What an absolute stunner of a book. I LOVED it and cried like a motherf***er. If you care about books (or humans) read it!
It is such a beautiful read and Loveday’s voice is so compelling . . . an exquisite story that I couldn’t put down.
Beautifully written and atmospheric. Loveday is an endearing heroine, full of attitude and fragility. The haunting story of her past is brilliantly revealed.
Loveday is a marvellous character and she captured my heart from the very first page . . . and her bookshop is the bookshop of readers’ dreams.
Loveday is so spiky and likeable. I so loved Archie, Nathan and the book shop and the unfolding mystery.
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If you follow me on social media you’ll know that on August 30, I decided to participate in the #100DaysOfWriting challenge, which does what it says on the hashtag. Like many of what turn out to be major projects – getting fit, knitting complex knitted colourwork items – this began on impulse. A friend decided […]