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The Lost for Words Bookshop

By: Stephanie Butland
Narrated by: Imogen Church
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Publisher's Summary

The Lost for Words Bookshop is a compelling, irresistible, and heart-rending audiobook from author Stephanie Butland 

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you. 

Into her hiding place - the bookstore where she works - come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries. 

Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?  

©2017 Stephanie Butland (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"The Lost for Words Bookshop pushes all my bookish buttons." (Red [Books to Read])

"Quirky, clever and unputdownable." (Katie Fforde)

"Burns fiercely with love and hurt. A rare and beautiful novel." (Linda Green, best-selling author of While My Eyes Were Closed)

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I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

This books starts very slow and I kept drifting off in the beginning. So I came onto this wonderful site of Goodreads to see what everyone thought and they loved it and said how it was a character driven story. So I took it for that and loved it myself. The main character reminded me of Eleanor Oliphant, where you just find yourself cheering her on as you fall in love with her. So glad I kept listening! #heartfelt #familylife #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Consider this a required reading.

For lovers of “Elenor Oliphant is Completely Fine” this is a must read. I was hooked within the first minute. I absolutely loved it.

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Engaging

There's something engaging about this story....it's predictable, the main character is a bit prickly and perhaps too defensive, but the supporting characters are great ( especially Archie and Nathan) and the plot has some poignant moments. And after reading it, I'm very tempted to get a "favorite first line" tattoo 🙂

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A story that goes straight to your heart!

I absolutely loved this novel. Well-written, full of love and struggle. Loved the way this was written and loved even more listening to Imogen's voice, which is amazing as usual! I found the story witty, funny at times, sad and happy and deep and cozy! Highly recommend it!

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The Best

One of my top 5 Audible favorites! Heartwarming story and fabulous performance. Don't miss this one.

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as unexpected a treasure as their list books

Poignant and hopeful, raw and healing all at once. Likely one of the best narrations I've ever heard.

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So beautifully written!

Oh and Imogen, couldn't get better. The story dragged sometimes, but the writing was incredibly well done.

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If I had to listen to the narrator pronounce “booooook” one more time it was too much

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Nice story

it was a nice treat even though I was wondering at first where the author was going with this. i felt for Loveday and feel in love with Nathan. i just missed a little more excitement...

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Highly recommend

Grab your box of tissues! Don't say I didn't warn you! Truly a must read book I'm afraid I'll drop spoilers if I mention anything about it that I loved.
An instant classic that I see myself buying copies of for friends and family.

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One of my favourite audio books

I don't usually write reviews as I never know what to write but this book is worth the effort. The characters come to live effortlessly and you soon find yourself into the shoes of Loveday, the main character without even noticing it. You feel sorry for her but again you don't as she is so strong and likeable. I had never listened/read to a book more than once but with this one, I just had to (a couple of years between the 2 listens). I must say the reader has a lot to do with it as I love her voice and delivery. I certainly hope you enjoy this as much as I did.