Book Review | The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O’Neal @barbaraonealauthor @lakeunionauthors @amazonpublishing #BarbaraONeal #TheLostGirlsofDevon #womensfiction #bookclub #tlcbooktours

Hello Readers! I have a wonderful new book to share with you today. I’m joining my friends at TLC Book Tours for the blog tour of The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O’Neal. Thank you to the author and publisher for the review copy.

Genre: women’s fiction, mystery

Published: July 14, 2020

Source: TLC Book Tours


My Thoughts:

The Lost Girls of Devon is set in the gorgeous English countryside and brings together four generations of women with family secrets and long-held resentments.

I loved that a big part of the story is about mothers and daughters and forgiveness. Zoe has never been able to forgive her mother Poppy for leaving her with her grandmother Lily when she was seven. Zoe moved to New Mexico and cut all ties to her mother, but now they must all come together to find Zoe’s childhood friend, and face all the old hurts and regrets.

I really enjoyed the references to favorite pets and animals. It was an unexpected surprise for this animal lover and the section about a pet that passed away had me tearing up too.

I was especially invested in the character of Isabel, Zoe’s teen daughter who had experienced a traumatic bullying event and was trying to regain her strength and creativity.

Overall, this book was heartwarming and emotional and I would recommend it to readers who enjoy themes of strong women, multi-generational family drama and healing and forgiveness.

Publisher Description:

One of Travel + Leisure’s most anticipated books of summer 2020.

From the Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids comes a story of four generations of women grappling with family betrayals and long-buried secrets.

It’s been years since Zoe Fairchild has been to the small Devon village of her birth, but the wounds she suffered there still ache. When she learns that her old friend and grandmother’s caretaker has gone missing, Zoe and her fifteen-year-old daughter return to England to help.

Zoe dreads seeing her estranged mother, who left when Zoe was seven to travel the world. As the four generations of women reunite, the emotional pain of the past is awakened. And to complicate matters further, Zoe must also confront the ex-boyfriend she betrayed many years before.

Anxieties spike when tragedy befalls another woman in the village. As the mystery turns more sinister, new grief melds with old betrayal. Now the four Fairchild women will be tested in ways they couldn’t imagine as they contend with dangers within and without, desperate to heal themselves and their relationships with each other.

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Barbara O’Neal is the author of twelve novels of women’s fiction, including The Art of Inheriting Secrets, How to Bake a Perfect Life, and The All You Can Dream Buffet. Her award-winning books have been published in more than a dozen countries, including France, England, Poland, Australia, Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Brazil. She lives in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs with her beloved, a British endurance athlete who vows he’ll never lose his accent.

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