Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Lost Girls of Devon

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Synopsis:  One of Travel + Leisure’s most anticipated books of summer 2020.

From the Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids comes a story of four generations of women grappling with family betrayals and long-buried secrets.
It’s been years since Zoe Fairchild has been to the small Devon village of her birth, but the wounds she suffered there still ache. When she learns that her old friend and grandmother’s caretaker has gone missing, Zoe and her fifteen-year-old daughter return to England to help.
Zoe dreads seeing her estranged mother, who left when Zoe was seven to travel the world. As the four generations of women reunite, the emotional pain of the past is awakened. And to complicate matters further, Zoe must also confront the ex-boyfriend she betrayed many years before.
Anxieties spike when tragedy befalls another woman in the village. As the mystery turns more sinister, new grief melds with old betrayal. Now the four Fairchild women will be tested in ways they couldn’t imagine as they contend with dangers within and without, desperate to heal themselves and their relationships with each other.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  Just what I needed... an escape to a quaint village in England!  I enjoyed The Lost Girls of Devon and the characters (what's not to like about Sage!).  It did bother me that Zoe kept such a grudge toward her mother, Poppy.  Maybe that is because I am a believer in forgiveness.  In real life, I would love to spend a day with Poppy.  She was such an interesting person to me.

As the story unfolds, we learn more about the lack of a relationship between mother and daughter, Poppy and Zoe.  Zoe's own relationship with her daughter Isabella I believed was so strong due to Zoe's lack of a mother growing up.  However, Isabella went through a tragic event and wouldn't tell her mother.  This was disturbing to me and that Zoe didn't force the issue (because in real life I would have!).  Relationships continued to mend and grow throughout the book, which told a great story.

Of course there was a mystery to solve with Diane and Jenny missing.  With the help from each of the main character, they piece together what was going on in Devon and why Diane and Jenny have gone missing.  It took awhile to solve the mystery but everything came together in the end.

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Monday, July 13th: @thebookend.diner
Tuesday, July 14th: @tbretc
Tuesday, July 14th: @girlsinbooks
Wednesday, July 15th: @books_with_bethany
Thursday, July 16th: @my_book_journey
Friday, July 17th: @basicbsguide
Sunday, July 19th: @wherethereadergrows
Monday, July 20th: @createexploreread
Tuesday, July 21st: @hothanjama_
Wednesday, July 22nd: @inquisitivebookworm
Thursday, July 23rd: @love_my_dane_dolly_
Friday, July 24th: @readwithjamie
Monday, July 27th: @somekindofalibrary
Tuesday, July 28th: @booklanguage
Wednesday, July 29th: @thebookishglow
Thursday, July 30th: @nurse_bookie 


Monday, July 13th: The Bookend Diner
Tuesday, July 14th: Drink. Read. Repeat and
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Thursday, July 16th: Books and Cats and Coffee and @bookncatsncoffee
Thursday, July 16th: @readinggirlreviews
Saturday, July 18th: @honeynougats.reads
Monday, July 20th: Erin Evelyn Reads and @erinevelynreads
Monday, July 20th: Books Cooks Looks
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Wednesday, July 22nd: Read With Wine and @readwithwine
Thursday, July 23rd: Really Into This and @reallyintothis
Friday, July 24th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Friday, July 24th: The Unread Shelf
Monday, July 27th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Tuesday, July 28th: Eliot’s Eats
Wednesday, July 29th: 5 Minutes for Books
Wednesday, July 29th: @welovebigbooksandwecannotlie
Wednesday, July 29th: The OC Book Girl and @theocbookgirl
Thursday, July 30th: Nurse Bookie
Thursday, July 30th: Barks Beaches Books and @barksbeachesbooks
Friday, July 31st: @my_read_feed
Monday, August 3rd: Audio Killed the Bookmark and @beritaudiokilledthebookmark
Monday, August 3rd: Booked on a Feeling
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Wednesday, August 5th: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Thursday, August 6th: Books with Jams and @bookswithjams
Friday, August 7th: What is That Book About
Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  I would love to read When We Believed in Mermaids.

Barbara O’Neal is the Wall Street JournalWashington Post, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including When We Believed in MermaidsThe Art of Inheriting Secrets, and How to Bake a Perfect Life. She lives in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs with her beloved—a British endurance athlete who vows he’ll never lose his accent.

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