Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Prah, Constantine and Baryeh Reviews: The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James #PCBReviews

Hello readers! Welcome to our first Prah, Constantine and Baryeh Review for 2018! We reviewed The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James, which whisked us to a little Yorkshire village called Luna Bay in the UK.

Here's the 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 past she left behind – or spend the rest of her life on the run…

Lucy Harper inherits a cottage from her grandmother on condition that she takes over the Broken Hearts Book Club, which is a club for members of the community who have experienced loss of various kinds.

Having spent the past eight years in London running from a tragedy that happened in Luna Bay, her first instinct is to say no and hightail it out of there. However, she has nothing to get back to in London and her heart has always been in Luna Bay. She also meets Jake, a handsome bartender, with secrets of his own.

The story takes us through Lucy's decision to eavesdrop on one Broken Hearts meeting just to satisfy her curiosity, but as she hears the members' stories, she the reason her grandmother gave her the book club becomes apparent. However, the members aren't prepared to trust her with their deepest fears.

I enjoyed watching Lucy go through the process of trying to help members of the book club and in so doing finding her own redemption. I also enjoyed the romance between Lucy and Jake, and the revelation of Jake's secret.

I did, however, find Jake so frustrating in a typical male sort of way. Another frustration for me was the secret from Lucy's past that I felt was dragged too long before its revelation. I prefer when revelation is made in bits over the length of the story.

Overall, I enjoyed the story, the characters and the British slang and quirks. I would definitely be checking out the rest of the series.

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  1. Yes, I agree about Jake and the secret that dragged until the end of the book...Great Review, Empi!

  2. I agree with you about Jake, and holding onto the secret until the end of the book. Great review, Empi!

  3. Great review. We totally agree on this one.