Happy Saturday book lovers!
Delighted and excited to share with you today my review for this lovely story! A huge thank you to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Jenni Keer for her wonderful words! 🐱
The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker
Meet Lucy, aged 25, and Brenda, aged 79. Neighbours and unlikely friends.
Lucy Baker is not your usual 25-year-old. She is more at home reading and knitting in her cluttered little flat than going out partying and socialising.
79-year-old Brenda is full of wise and wonderful advice, but when she’s diagnosed with dementia her life begins to change. Before her memories slip away for ever, Brenda is desperate to fulfil one last wish – to see Lucy happy.
Gifting Lucy the locket that helped Brenda find her own true love, she hopes to push her reticent neighbour in the right direction. But is Lucy Baker ready for the opportunities and heartbreaks of the real world? It’s about time she put her knitting needles aside and found out…
The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker will be the most charming, heart-warming and feel-good novel you will read this year, perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan and Gail Honeyman.
An uplifting and delightful story filled with magic and charm!
Some books are just good for the soul and this is definitely one of them! I am really loving this uplit trend in books… with all the madness going on in the world today it is nice to read a book that restores your faith in humanity! This is the kind of book that puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step!
Lucy Baker is 25 and prefers knitting to partying, books to boys, T to booze… she is sweet and quiet and kind and in need of a shot of confidence… Brenda is 78 and Lucy‘s neighbor…. she is a force of nature a bundle of energy and just the shot of confidence that Lucy needs! Lucy and Brenda form a beautiful friendship…. when Brenda is diagnosed with dementia it is her wish that Lucy is happy before she loses her memories….
Such an engaging character driven story filled with so much hope and heart! I absolutely unequivocally loved the bond and friendship between Lucy and Brenda…. we all need a Brenda in our lives, she was so wonderful, whimsical, and wise! Brenda armed with a magical locket is determined to help Lucy learn to believe in herself…. in her work life this will require Lucy to stand up for herself and in her private life this will require Lucy to open herself up… A cat named Scratbag, a moody but hot next-door neighbor, and knit Poldark figures, were the cherry on top of this fabulous book sundae…
Fantastic characters, a story that will tug at your heart strings, and a sweet slow burn romance! Absolutely recommend!
*** many thanks to Avon UK for my copy of this book ***
Author Bio – Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract flooring before settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with her antique furniture restorer husband. She has valiantly attempted to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in the house it remains a mystery. Instead, she spends her time at the keyboard writing women’s fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side. Much younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for fancy-dress and is part of a disco formation dance team.
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Giveaway to Win The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker goodies (UK Only)
Prize contains – Thornton’s fudge, a Nu notebook, a Hopes and Dreams bookmark and a set of five “Scratbag” blank greetings cards designed by Jenni Keer
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