The Village of Lost and Found by Alison Sherlock – Blog Tour

Thank to Alison Sherlock, Boldwood Books and Netgalley for a copy of this book in return for an honest review and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this blog tour.

Click the link to read my review of The Village Shop For Lonely Hearts by Alison Sherlock


Brand NEW from the bestselling author of The Village Shop For Lonely Hearts.

Scandal hit party girl Lucy Conway needs to leave London fast, so she packs her bags and escapes to the sleepy village of Cranbridge to take care of her beloved Uncle Frank.

But the country village isn’t quite as idyllic as she remembers. To make matters worse, her Uncle’s pride and joy, The Cranbridge Times, is close to going out of business.

Editor-at-Large Tom Addison is having a crisis of confidence and needs help if the newspaper is going to survive. 

With time on her hands, can Lucy work some magic and together save the family newspaper?
Over a long, hot summer, friendships are made and hearts begin to heal. And, with the help of a stray dog, perhaps Lucy and Tom can find their very own new beginning…

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My Thoughts

After being totally smitten by The Village Shop of Broken Hearts I couldn’t wait to take another trip to Cranbridge to read more about this charming community.

The Village of Lost and Found is centred around the inhabitants of Cranbridge, but mainly around the office for the local newspaper.  The newspaper is owned by Frank Conway and managed by Tom, who is also the editor in chief and the only journalist left working there.  Frank’s niece Lucy is looking to escape London, and a sticky situation, for a while so gets a temporary job in the offices.  Both hiding things and struggling to move forward, but can they save the newspaper and begin to live life again?

I love the atmosphere of Cranbridge. It has wonderful community spirit and is beautiful in its imperfections.  I adore the Black Swan and its inedible food, the river, the village store (run by Amber and Josh who were the main characters in book 1) and the description of the countryside. 

Lucy is such a sweet character – really unsure of herself and with no self-confidence.  At least Uncle Frank can see the potential that Lucy can’t and gently nudges her in the right direction of happiness.  Tom is loveable but it’s easy to pick on up his unhappiness.  It was a pleasure to be part of their journeys to finding some self-belief, happiness and a purpose in life again.     

This novel is such a charming and heart-warming read and really does lift the spirits.  A little romance and a lot of community heart makes it the perfect recipe for a dreary day.  I’m already looking forward to my next visit to Cranbridge, hopefully not to far away in the future.

Author Bio – Alison Sherlock

Alison Sherlock is the author of the bestselling Willow Tree Hall books. Alison enjoyed reading and writing stories from an early age and gave up office life to follow her dream. Her new series for Boldwood is set in a fictional Cotswold Village and the first title was published in July 2020.

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