The Broken Hearts Book ClubThe Blurb

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…

The Review

When Lucy Harper returns home to Luna Bay for grandmother’s funeral she doesn’t know what to expect. She hasn’t visited Luna Bay since she left eight years ago and is worried how people will react to her sudden return and she tries desperately hard not to find out, and plans on returning to London as soon as possible.

However, when she finds out that she has inherited her grandmother’s home and, rather strangely, her position as leader of The Broken Hearts Book Group Lucy finds it rather hard to leave her hometown.

Awww. That is how I felt after turning the final page of The Broken Hearts Book Club. I was all warm and fuzzy inside and it was exactly what I needed. The Broken Hearts Book Club is the perfect snuggle book. A book that you can fully immerse yourself in. And a book to get lost in over a weekend of endless cups of tea and flannelette pyjamas. That is how it makes you feel warm and snugly.

One thing about Lynsey James’s writing style is that she really does create characters that you care for. You become so involved with their lives that they come alive for you. They practically dance off the page.

Furthermore, her protagonist Lucy is the perfect blend of human – you see her heart and how kind she is but you also see her human side – one that has massive flaws. She is clumsy and bumbling and I think we can all relate to that on some level.

Lynsey James is a writer whose work just keeps getting better.

The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James is available now.

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The Blurb

Dear Ava,

How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?

Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can’t remember the last time she had a second date. It’s a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.

Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two – she’s in love with someone else. Someone she’s never even met.

It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.

Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she’s determined to unmask Mr Writer…and find out once and for all if he’s Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!

A hilarious summer read for fans of Lucy Diamond, Mhairi McFarlane and Michele Gorman

The Review

I love a good love story. More than that, I love a good happy ending. Just the Way You Are by Lynsey James is a story that can make your heart sing and will leave you with a perma-smile attached to your face. This is exactly what Just the Way You Are does to you. It is an honest-to-goodness-will-they-won’t-they tale of love and I couldn’t put it down.

Admittedly I wanted to shake some sense into our protagonist Ava; she just couldn’t see the love that was right in front of her. Her whole life she has been tied up by a feeling of being unworthy, of feeling abandoned and let down by men. Worse than that though, she blames herself. So because of that she just cannot see when someone is offering her the world. We see this throughout the book and I have to admit that it made me so frustrated. Also, if I had as many dudes after me that Ava seemed to then I’m pretty sure I would have enjoyed my 20s more (they were pretty great, to be fair).

In Max, Lynsey James gave us a hero that we can all fall in love with. Who wouldn’t love him? He is Ava’s best friend, the person she tells her adventures to, the one who wipes away the tears when life kicks her hard and the person she can count on the most. Yes he is the dream.

Author – Lynsey James – is a new writer on the romantic novelist block but she is one that should not (and will not) be ignored. This lady knows how to write a passionate page turner. I hope that she is writing her next one because I cannot wait to read it!

Just The Way You Are by Lynsey James is available now.

Follow Lynsey James (@Lynsey1991) on Twitter.

Just The Way You Are