I do enjoy reading this author and I was anxious to get my hands on her latest. Lucy Alling works at a prestigious antique shop with the owner and her mentor Sid. She likes her job, but on a special day called Bookday, she gets to take care of all the special edition , rare books. What a job I would love to have. I could get lost for hours, just going through each book very carefully and discovering great stories long forgotten that had been collecting dust on a shelf.
She soon discovers that a young gentleman named James has a liking for these special books. He is an attorney and buys the books as gifts. They seem to hit it off and begin dating. One day unexpectantly James abruptly ends their relationship. What does he find Lucy doing that has him so upset?
James' grandmother , Helen, hires Lucy as an antique consultant for a trip she is planning for England. Her family is not thrilled because they think Helen's health is declining. Why is this trip so important for Helen? For Lucy this trip will bring make some unpleasant memories. Her father was last known to reside in England. Will she find him there? With all the hurt and feelings of abandonment , can she forgive her father?
The story is intriguing and the characters are well versed in classic literature which adds depth to the storyline. The characters will face forgiveness, redemption and a past that each will need to come to terms with. It is a great story for readers of all genres who appreciate a well written story that captures your attention quickly and holds it till the end.
I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild for an honest review.