Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!
I rarely include quotes from books in my blog posts but this is one from this book that I can’t resist sharing (twice!):
"...the past belongs to nostalgia or regret, the future to hopes or fears.... whereas the present belongs to nothing but opportunity, if you've the gumption to."
Facing up to the future after loss can be hard to do As the characters in this book found very true. However, with love and support from folk who care Sometimes you can surprise yourself at just what you dare! When someone you love departs, They take with you a part of your heart. It doesn't matter why they've gone, The problem is having strength to keep moving on. For Dolly, after fifty years or more, being two Living without her sister is hard to do. For a year on life she turned her back But her friends are there to get her back on tack. The sisters always went to the lost luggage auction where They'd bid and buy two cases at Christmas to share. This year Dolly buys just the one To remind her of times that have gone. Into the case on Christmas Day she takes a look Discovering clothing, jewellery and special notebook. The book shares plans something new each month to do And Dolly now plans to try to do them, too. With support from her neighbours, Leroy and Flo She's determined to give the challenges a go. And these friends are facing challenges, too, Supporting each other all the way through. With family dramas, this is inspirational, too, Live life to the full, whatever you do! For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you, I throughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review. "...the past belongs to nostalgia or regret, the future to hopes or fears.... whereas the present belongs to nothing but opportunity, if you've the gumption to." (quoted from Lost Luggage by Samantha Tonge)
Brand new from the bestselling author of Under One Roof.
One lost suitcase. Two strangers. And a notebook that will change lives.
But, can you have a year of firsts when you’re seventy-two? And is Dolly ready to discover the notebook’s secrets, or are some secrets better left lost at the airport?
Samantha Tonge is the bestselling and award-winning author of over 15 romantic fiction titles published by HQ, and most recently Aria. Her first book for Boldwood, Under One Roof, was published in February 2022 and her move to Boldwood marks a broadening of her writing into multi-generational woman’s fiction. She lives in Manchester with her family.
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