Author Spotlight: Lynsey James

I remember the first time I was introduced to Lynsey and her books. I took part in quite a lot of blog tours run by Jenny of Neverland Blog Tours. In 2016, Lynsey’s book The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club, featured, and (in the words of almost every blogger ever) I jumped at the chance to read this book from a new author I hadn’t heard of.

I rather enjoyed it, and I also learned during the time of the tour how much of a lovely person Lynsey is. She’s become a very firm friend in those three years, and I can honestly say her books are a delight to read.

If you’re not very familiar with Lynsey’s back catalogue, it’s time to get acquainted. The perfect opportunity to discover Lynsey’s work before her next book comes out.

There is only one book of Lynsey’s previously published book not featuring here, The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomine, as it’s the only one I haven’t read. If you’ve read it, let me know what you thought of it!

The Broken Hearts Book Club

This is the first in the Luna Bay trilogy, focused on the comings and goings of a quaint seaside town. It’s where Lucy grew up, but since she moved to London she hasn’t really been home. But, when her beloved grandmother passes away, Lucy makes the trip back to her homestead. Nana Lily has left Lucy a cottage in her will, but there’s a catch – Lucy must stay for three months and keep the Broken Hearts Book Club afloat. In a place where Lucy has so much history, is her past about to catch up with her?

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The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club

This is the second book of the Luna Bay series, but it could easily be read as a standalone book.

Glaswegian Emily Reed’s day couldn’t be going worse. She’s been passed over for promotion for the woman sleeping with her boss, and when she comes home the news doesn’t get much better. The man who raised Emily isn’t her father, as her mother reveals. She escapes to Luna Bay to clear her head and try to get more information on who her real father is. It’s also a chance to try to get the Sunflower Cottage B&B on board, so she can finally nab her dream promotion. But its owner isn’t biting as easily as she’d hoped. Is there a way to win the B&B over, and bring the townspeople together? Surely a breakfast club (unlike the one in the 80s classic) is the answer?

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Just the Way You Are

Ava is super unlucky in love – and her professional life is starting to mirror that. Someone else got the dating advice column she really wanted, and she hasn’t had a second date in forever. Maybe the problem is that she’s completely head over heels in love with someone she’s never met. Six years ago when she was in university, Ava received letters from someone who only signed off as “Mr Writer”, but the letters stopped coming and Ava was left heartbroken. They’ve started up again recently, and Ava is determined not to miss her chance this time.

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The Summer of Hopes and Dreams

Cleo has had a difficult year. She’s a baker by trade, but has dreams of being a dancer. The car crash that seriously injured her legs has put paid to that dream, however. Her confidence has been completely destroyed too. But, she’s going to make this summer the best she can. She’s joined a slimming group to shift some of the weight she gained during her recovery, she’s going to try to dance again, and she’s got a school reunion to contend with. Cleo’s arch nemesis, Amanda, is sure to be there. Can Cleo show Amanda how wonderful her life has become since they last saw each other?

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A Winter’s Wish Come True

This is the follow up to the aforementioned The Summer of Hopes and Dreams. Cleo is expecting a baby, and the father is her ex boyfriend Scott. Scott and Cleo may not be an item, but he’s promised Cleo he will be there for her and the baby. As the baby grows, the pair start to come closer together and remember why they fell in love. I can also personally vouch for the ending and the epilogue!

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