Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Book Review - The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker by Jenni Keer - #HolidayReading Mexico

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Title: The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker
Author: Jenni Keer
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 21st March 2019
Rating: 4 Stars

Meet Lucy, aged 25, and Brenda, aged 79. Neighbours, and unlikely friends.
Lucy Baker is not your usual 25-year-old. She is more at home reading and knitting in her cluttered little flat than going out partying and socialising.

79-year-old Brenda is full of wise and wonderful advice, but when she’s diagnosed with dementia her life begins to change. Before her memories slip away for ever, Brenda is desperate to fulfil one last wish – to see Lucy happy.

Gifting Lucy the locket that helped Brenda find her own true love, she hopes to push her reticent neighbour in the right direction. But is Lucy Baker ready for the opportunities and heartbreaks of the real world? It’s about time she put her knitting needles aside and found out…

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker will be the most charming, heart-warming and feel-good novel you will read this year, perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan and Gail Honeyman.

An accomplished debut with some memorable characters. 

I adored Lucy's friendship with her older somewhat magical neighbour Brenda. From their friendship you could tell there was a close bond and just what sort of person she is.

Scratbags the stray cat is adorable and plays a key part in the story, by helping to soften the edges of the most unlikely of people. 

I enjoyed seeing the developments in Lucy as she learnt to be more confident and the story with the locket is great. 

Also enjoyed seeing just which celebrities Lucy could knit/ 

Its a heartwarming story from an author that I am most likely going to be keen to read more from. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Avon for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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