Lost For Words

Lost For Words

You can trust a book to keep your secret . . .

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

Fifteen years ago Loveday lost all she knew and loved in one unspeakable night. Now, she finds refuge in the unique little York bookshop where she works.

Everything is about to change for Loveday. Someone knows about her past. Someone is trying to send her a message. And she can't hide any longer.

Lost for Words is a compelling, irresistible and heart-rending novel, with the emotional intensity of The Shock of the Fall and all the charm of The Little Paris Bookshop and 84 Charing Cross Road.

Title:Lost For Words
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781785762598
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About Stephanie Butland

Stephanie Butland is a writer, who is thriving after breast cancer. (She used to say she was a survivor, but that was a bit lacking in joie de vivre.)


    Lost For Words Reviews

  • Meredith

    Booklover, bookworm, booknerd, bibliophile--whatever you prefer to be called--this is a book for you! “Who wouldn’t rescue a book?” Touching read about a bookseller with a dark past who finds ...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister

    *3.85 stars* <-- (Don't judge, book-nerd struggles are REAL)A delicate rendering of heartache and forgiveness, and the healing power of a bookshop! Give me a cozy bookshop setting, a quirky cast of sa...

  • Paromjit

    Stephanie Butland writes a delightfully charming, moving and beautiful piece of contemporary fiction set in a second hand bookshop in York. It features the wonderfully prickly, hard to get to know and...

  • Melisa

    Do you ever open up a book and connect with it right away? That’s what happened to me with this one. The writing, the characters, the dialogue - it all hooked me from the get go and didn’t let go....

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    Well what is better than reading a book that speaks to you like a book and has so many references of books that is so easily relatable to? THE LOST FOR WORDS BOOKSHOP!THE LOST FOR WORDS BOOKSHOP by ST...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 bibliophile stars to The Lost for Words Bookshop! 📚 📚 📚 📚 My friend, Melisa, spotted this book even before it was listed on Netgalley. When I heard about it, I knew I had to read it, too...

  • Kendall

    I was instantly intrigued by this story by the cover and the title. The Lost for Words Bookshop... what more can you ask for?! This novel features our main character Loveday Cardew. Loveday has worked...

  • Karen

    I enjoyed this story about a quirky young lady named Loveday Cardew, with nose ring and first sentences of novels tattooed on her body, who has worked in a bookshop in York since she was fifteen years...

  • Berit???

    4 Bibliophile Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟This was a lovely quirky book filled with books and charm... this was a very uplifting read that put a smile on my face... and even though the characters in this b...

  • Mackey

    All the stars for The Lost for Words Bookshop and Loveday Cardew!   “God, I don't love much but I love words.” ― Stephanie Butland, Lost For Words There are times when certain characters in a ...