Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James


Secrets never stay buried for long...
Lucy Harper has always been good at one thing: running from her past. But when her beloved Nana Lily passes away she has no choice except to return to the one place in the world she most wants to avoid...
Luna Bay hasn't changed much in the eight years she has spent in London. The little Yorkshire village is still just as beautiful, but the new pub landlord is a gorgeous addition to the scenery!
Lucy only intended to stay for a day, yet when she discovers that Nana Lily has not only left her a cottage but also 'The Broken Hearts Book Club', Lucy is intrigued. Her Nana never have mentioned the club and Lucy can't wait to get started, but walking into her first meeting she is more aware than ever that her past is finally catching up with her.
One way or another, Lucy must finally face the secrets she's kept buried for so long - or spend the rest of her life on the run...


Oh my, where do I even begin with how much I loved this book? The cover that is basically every pintrested wedding invite combined into the picture of perfection, or the utterly charming tale which I couldn’t help but fall in love with from the first chapter. 

The writing invites you in and you don’t want to leave. It covers a range of emotions incredibly well, I expected this book to pull on the heart strings a bit and it did. Not only through the loss that the members of the book club but through getting to know Lucy and how she feels guilty about the past and how that effects her life today. That doesn’t mean there isn’t light-hearted moments in the book, usually provided whenever Lucy gets together with her flatmate from London, George and her old friend from school Elle.

I really really loved Lucy. I really felt for her and her isolation due to the guilt she feels. She is so kind and caring, and although sometimes things don't go to plan, I feel that she has the best intentions at heart and it’s clear to see, especially with the reaction from most of the book club when things don’t go to plan. They’re upset, but not angry at Lucy, despite how bad she feels. Denise was my favourite book club member, it was great how brave she was when Lucy suggested a sky dive, and she was always friendly to Lucy, which is just what Lucy needed.

Now onto Jake, who was handsome and had a great chemistry with Lucy. He had a grumpy demeanour at times (maybe it was Lucy’s constant nagging to go the the book club!!), but soon softened and continued to be the hero you want in a book.

Obviously not everything goes smoothly, but I think Lucy handles the conflict well, and I really smiled towards the end at how much she seemed to have changed for the better, becoming more sure of herself. 

This is everything you can want in a book. Charming with touching notes as you get to know the residents of Luna Bay, you start to love the place and never want to leave. 

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Published by: Carina

Gratefully received from the Publisher for review.

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