- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1732 KB
- Print Length: 308 pages
- Publisher: One More Chapter (10 Jan. 2019)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07DQ7HKPX
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer reviews: 167 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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‘I was spellbound . . . A charming read, full of magic and mischief!’ Heidi Swain
‘A magical story about love and friendship, full of fun and sparkle. You won’t be able to resist the cast of quirky characters – especially Gorgeous George!’ Fiona Harper
‘A beautifully heart-warming read with a touch of magic.’ Bella Osborne
‘Laughter and tears combine in this heartwarming story of female friendship and love across all generations.’ Phillipa Ashley
‘So heartwarming and entertaining – I loved the dynamic between Brenda and Lucy.’ Netgalley reviewer
‘A fantastic read that is worth more than five stars!’ Netgalley reviewer
‘The underlying message of the book concerning the friendship between the 25 year old Lucy and 79 year old Brenda was beautifully told.’ Netgalley reviewer
‘The world is such a dark and scary place nowadays, that’s why I loved this sweet story about love and taking chances.’ Netgalley reviewer
‘I adored this book. It had it all for me, friendship, love, comedy – I laughed out loud numerous times – magic, love interest and very sympathetically handled dementia.’ Netgalley reviewer--This text refers to the paperback edition.
The most heart-warming book you’ll read this year--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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There were parts that I didn't warm to quite so much which is why, overall, I give this a 4-star rating rather than 5. Some of the office banter, antics and characters didn't move Lucy's story forward as much as I'd have liked making a couple of bits slower. I wasn't quite so invested in why she was drawn to her new male neighbour when he was so rude and distant. There's a scene partway through (won't give spoilers) where something happens that changes their relationship and I felt much more invested in it from that point.
I absolutely loved the ending. Aww. Overall, this is a warm and entertaining book and, for me, a 4 star read
Jenni Keer has written a fun novel with some serious messages about self-esteem, friendship, loyalty, and the things that really matter in life (of course that includes cats). I look forward to her next book.
The characters were so well written that I actually think i’ll miss them. The story was very enjoyable, and made me laugh in places, but it also really made me cry. Not just eyes welling up with tears, prettily; but proper blobby tears and a runny nose. I could hardly see to read the final pages.
Anyway it was beautiful. Jenni Keer is a new author to me but seeing she has another book has cheered me up no end. It’s well well worth reading and Jenni, I look forward to reading more of your books in the future.
At the start, I did think Lucy really needed to stand up for herself more, letting a delivery van block her car in for hours when she wanted to go out. But you more you got to know her, you realised she was a kind person, who didn’t want to get off on the wrong foot with her new neighbour.
Her friendship with Brenda was very special and reminded me of a friend I had. It’s not that common to become good friends with someone from a different generation, but it’s a great way to expand your knowledge and get a different perspective on life.
I loved the locket with it’s mystical powers and I was lucky enough to be able to see it in person when I went to an event in Norwich.
Truly a great book, which will leave you smiling and wanting to read more of her work.
I was completely gripped by the story and was keen to find out how everything turned out. Some brilliant laughs and occasionally a few tears, this book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions.
I am so looking forward to reading more from this wonderful author.
Top international reviews
Lucy Baker is the young women with a soft heart, who doesn’t seem to have learned the word no, is treated like a nobody by pretty much everyone in her life from her mother to her supervisor Adam. Lucy is belittled for her lack of boyfriend, successful career and her ability to make amazing crocheted figurines.
But Lucy is not without friends; she has Jess, who not only works with her, but is a really good friend, then there is Brenda, her landlady, confident, and the person that gives her the gift that changes her life!
The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker is such a darling of a book, that once you start you cannot put down! Especially when Lucy is up to no good. This book made my whole day! It honestly reminds me of a cheekier version of a Jenny Colgan book, but also maybe a little more daring.
From the get-go you can’t help but to love all of the characters, from Lucy and her sweet personality to George and his many allergies and finally onto Adam and his hidden life, you cannot help but be sucked into their lives and it feels like they have been apart of yours forever. This is definitely a book I recommend.