Letters to the lost by Brigid Kemmerer

“Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.” 

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I have to say I loved this book! I have been wanting to read it for a while and I finally got round to it. I actually wanted to read more than we can tell by Brigid and although it is a stand alone book it is set in the same universe and is about one of the characters that is in this book so I wanted to read this one first and I’m so glad I did. I was a bit unsure about the story at first but the further you read the better it gets. I loved the contrasts between the relationship Juliet and Declan have in real life to the one they have in their letters. I was also quite glad that it wasn’t all happy ever after when they figured out whether were both talking to. 

I also loved that it was written by both of them. I have started to notice a pattern that I have picked up a lot of books that have multiple POVs which is something I am always quite drawn to and it works out quite well for the story. It adds another dimension to the story, especially for the parts that the other character doesn’t see if that makes sense. Particularly in this story, it also contrasts the assumptions that the characters make about each other. I also found it quite funny in parts, particularly with Declan’s friend Rev, who is the main character of more than we can tell which I definitely need to read now!

Have you read letters to the lost? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

When the curtain falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher

“In 1952 two young lovers meet, in secret, at the beautiful Southern C ross theatre in the very heart of London’s West End. Their relationship is made up of clandestine meetings and stolen moments because there is someone who will make them suffer if he discovers she is no longer ‘his’. But life in the theatre doesn’t always go according to plan and tragedy and heartache are waiting in the wings for all the players . . .

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Spark by Alice Broadway

Warning – May contain spoilers for Ink

Leora is reeling: questioning everything she has ever known about her family and herself. As half-Marked and half-Blank, can she ever wholly belong in either fractured community? Mayor Longsight wants to use her as a weapon: to infiltrate Featherstone, home of the Blanks, and deliver them to him for obliteration. Leora longs for answers about her mysterious birth mother, and Featherstone may reveal them. But will she find solace and safety there or a viper’s nest of suspicion and secrets? “

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Things nobody tells you when you’re planning a wedding

Hi everyone! So as you may have seen, me and my fiance are getting married October next year! I really wanted to start writing some content related to wedding planning and the one thing that came to mind was the things that you don’t often know about wedding planning before you do it yourself or even before you get engaged. So with that in mind, I decided to share some of the things that people don’t often tell you when you’re planning a wedding.

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My favourite YouTubers

Hi everyone! So this is a post I’ve been wanting to do for a while and have done similar posts in the past but I’ve been mixing up who I’ve been watching so wanted to leave this post until I had been watching newer channels for a while to make a decision on them. I also just like writing these posts as I like to share the love, particularly when I’m following newer people.

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Hi everyone! So if you know me or have been following me online you will know I am engaged to my boyfriend of nearly six years. However, we have finally booked a wedding date! I cannot believe that after nearly three years of being engaged we have finally set a date for next year. We’ve actually had the venue booked nearly four weeks which is crazy as it is so I really wanted to start a bit of a series on the old blog as a way of documenting the journey and sharing my experience of planning a wedding.

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I’m opening an etsy shop!

Hi everyone! So today’s post was going to be another ‘this is what I’ve learnt’ kind of post but not only did I not want to write another of those posts, I have something new and exciting to share. If you read my last post, you will know I am winging it for a while. Part of what I want to do as a result of this decision is to work for myself. I had admitted that I didn’t know exactly what this would entail and that I knew there would be some challenges. However, last week I had a brainwave. I have decided to open my own etsy shop!

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