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
What bibliophile can resist a novel about a charming used bookshop, with even more charming and quirky protagonists? I can't. To further my interest, I've read some great reviews of this novel by some of favorite fellow bookbloggers. And... did I mention it is set in York, England? What a package!
This delightful novel features a memorable protagonist, Loveday Cardew. She has worked for "Lost for Words" for the past ten years, is twenty-five years old, has a nose ring, and several tattoos which ...more
A book set in a bookshop always has the potential to be good. But it needs more than just being about books. It need interesting characters. Enter Loveday Cardew. (Loveday is a Cornish name for those who were wondering.) Loveday much prefers books to people. Perhaps for good reason. She knows what to expect from books. People are much harder to figure out and sometimes those you trust let you down badly, she has found. Then into the York bookshop where she has worked since she was 15, comes a po ...more
A girl with a terrible past tries to forge a new beginning in The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland.
Loveday Cardew is a young woman who works at a bookstore. She keeps mostly to herself. Her boss Archie has become a friend. He gave her a chance ten years ago when she needed one. She loves to read and she enjoys getting lost in the books she reads. Her mind is full of quotes of her favorite novels.
As a person who loves books, she can't stop herself from picking up one she finds o ...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
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
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
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Wow, this book got to me in ways I never expected it to. The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland left me with my heart hurting, tears streaming down my face, and a desire for it to go on and on and never end. We follow Loveday in present-day 2016 and learn of her, at first wonderful and later difficult, past in flashback chapters. We see her in school plays, reading with her father, baking with her mother, and hiding with her secrets in ...more
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It's a book that talks about the power of books, it's especially written for bookworms. I loved that, I loved how the story progressed, the writing is great, but most of all, I loved the characters, they make this book. This was a very interesting, comforting read, and it's definitely a book that I will re-read soon.