It’s not very often I do a cover reveal but I couldn’t say no when asked to be part of the reveal for Stephanie Butland’s forthcoming novel Lost for Words, which is due to be published by Bonnie Zaffre on 20th April. I loved both of Stephanie’s previous novels and am lucky enough to be currently reading an advance copy of this one. I find it very hard to resist books set in bookshops! You can pre-order your copy here. If you’d like to read my reviews of Stephanie’s previous novels, you can do that here: The Other Half of My Heart and Letters to My Husband
Now for the all important details about the book
Spiky, sardonic, and reclusive Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves the most tattooed on her skin. But there are secrets that Loveday will never share …
Fifteen years ago, in one unspeakable, violent moment, Loveday lost all she knew and loved. Now, she finds refuge in the enchanting little book emporium where she works.
But something shifts for Loveday when a performance poet comes in to the shop, looking for something he lost. Between them, there’s a spark . . .
Not long after Nathan’s arrival, mysterious packages begin arriving for Loveday. Each one contains a seemingly unremarkable book. But each book stirs unsettling memories for her – some bittersweet, some too painful to bear.
It seems someone knows.
Someone is trying to send Loveday a message, and she can’t hide any longer.
It’s time for Loveday to take charge of how her story unfolds. She must decide who around her she can truly trust and find the courage to right a heartbreaking wrong. And if she does, she might just find her way home…
Stephanie Butland lives in the North east of England. She writes in a studio at the bottom of her garden, and when she’s not writing, she trains people to think more creatively. She is the author of How I Said Bah! To Cancer: A Guide to Thinking, Laughing, Living and Dancing Your Way Through and her second book Thrive: The Bah! Guide to Wellness After Cancer, was published in September 2012.