14 Aug 2017

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Book Review / Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Juliet Young has always written 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 of them knows that they're not actually strangers. When real life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart. This emotional, compulsively-readable romance will sweep everyone off their feet.

Published:    6th April 2017
Publisher:  Bloomsbury
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


Now this was a pretty amazing read.  Right off the bat you have Juliet Young who has lost her mother and still visits the grave to leave letters writing how she is feeling.  It is only when Declan reads one of her letters and communicates back that Juliet has to confront not only Declan but her own emotions for losing her mother.  

This book was so packed full of emotion I had to read this in one sitting, in just one day.   Not only do you have Juliet having to face up to her feelings about her mother's death but you have the dynamic relationship between her and Declan.  Along with that you have Declan's story, so there is certainly a lot to pay attention to but not too much to be annoying.

I will definitely be picking up more by this author!