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Review by Suze
Lucy loves books and she likes being among people, so working at a library is exactly the right kind of job for her. She organizes a book club, so she can get to know her visitors better. Lucy loves helping people, she's always trying to solve other people's problems, and her members are grateful subjects. There's Lia, who's taking care of her sick mother every single day and needs a break every now and then. Oscar has lost his beloved wife and needs a distraction from the grief. Hattie is a single mother with family problems who's trying to start her own business. Callum is looking for a job and is dreaming of a fulfilling future being content and secure. They could all use Lucy's help, however, will Lucy's plans to make their lives better actually work and what will be the effect on her own life?
Lucy's Book Club for the Lost and Found is a wonderful heartwarming story. I immediately loved the main characters. Lucy is adorable. She's smart and capable and has a very special personality. Callum is gentle and friendly. His goodness is absolutely amazing. Lia is dedicated and caring. She wants her mother to be happy and is taking such good care of her. Hattie is a loving mother, she's someone with a kind personality who's going through great lengths to make other people happy. Oscar is a nice and chivalrous man with impeccable manners. He's a bit lonely, but he makes an effort to fight the emptiness, which is admirable. Emma Davies writes about such a fantastic group of people, it's easy to love them and reading about such precious souls put a big smile on my face.
Lucy's Book Club for the Lost and Found is an original story about being there for one another, helping others and finding that special person to love and cherish. It's a real treasure of a book. Even though every main character has gorgeous personality traits they have their problems and flaws as well and therefore the story never becomes too sugary, it has exactly the right dosage of pleasantness and warmth. Emma Davies combines this with an engaging and compelling plot and the result is absolutely amazing.
Emma Davies knows how to create the right atmosphere. It's what I love the most about her stories. She uses both her settings and the interaction between her main characters to achieve this and they're always perfectly in tune. I love a great feelgood story and Lucy's Book Club for the Lost and Found definitely falls into that category. It's a multilayered story with plenty of unexpected twists and turns and many fabulous surprises. The ending is delightful and fitting, precisely as it should be. I really liked this beautiful book and highly recommend it.
If you love reading about gorgeous people inside and out and like feelgood stories Lucy's Book Club for the Lost and Found is an absolute must-read.