Here it is folks! My new novel with my new publisher, written under a new name and it’s available to pre-order now!
I’ve been guarding this secret since last summer, but what a sweet secret to keep! I cannot wait for you to escape into the world of The Lost Bookshop, which is a story full of literary intrigue and as one reviewer said, it has all the things! This is a book for book lovers and lost souls, because ‘in a place called lost, strange things are found.’
My amazing publisher – One More Chapter (Harper Collins), have been so enthusiastic about my manuscript from the moment they read it and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. Working with the entire team at OMC but especially my editor, Charlotte Ledger, has been such an enriching experience and I feel so fortunate to have found the perfect home for my books.
So, what’s it about?? Described as…
“The Keeper of Stories meets The Lost Apothecary in this evocative and charming novel full of mystery and secrets.“
Partly set in the 1920s Golden Age of rare and antiquarian book dealing, The Lost Bookshop is the story of a female bookdealer, an unusual bookshop, a hidden manuscript and the two people drawn together in order to solve the mystery, one hundred years later. This book celebrates not only the power of books themselves to change our lives, but the wonder they awaken within us, reminding us that anything is possible. Think Midnight in Paris meets Emily Henry!
I’m actually in love with this book. I loved writing it, researching it, refining it and crafting these characters. It’s the kind of story I’ve always dreamed of writing and exactly what I would want to read myself. As far as my writing career goes, this really feels like the stars have aligned. It feels right to begin this new chapter (sorry!) with a new pen name, Evie Woods. I guess this means I’m married to my writing! Which feels kind of true. It’s my home, where I go to find myself and lose myself in equal measure. And I hope you’ll come on this journey with me.
So here it is, The Lost Bookshop, out on 22nd June and bound in this enchanting cover, just waiting for you to step inside…
Readers have fallen in love with The Lost Bookshop:
‘Beautifully written and captures the wonder and awe that a story can bring to its reader…a delightful story for any book lover…an ode to storytelling and the connections that books can make!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wowwww!! It’s been awhile since I read something so fascinating, captivating and special all in one…It takes you on a journey like most books do, but this one, I just want to inscribe on my back and hope that it becomes a part of me so that I can carry it with me always’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A must read for readers that love books’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A beautiful story that begs to be read in one sitting…a magical story filled with beautiful prose and many surprises that readers will not soon forget’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This spellbinding book hooked me from the very beginning and I couldn’t put it down til the end’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A love story, one with books and booklovers at its heart. A warm, wonderful novel that sweeps up the reader into an absorbing, magical tale’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘If you enjoy books by the Brontë sisters … then I would fully recommend you read this book’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This novel has it all: wit, a dash of magic, and a large heart. A fantastic read’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Wow so excited for you it’s looks fab! x
Thanks Nicki! It’s been a long journey and I’m so happy to finally share it! x
Huge congratulations Evie. I’m delighted for you xx
Feels very real now! Thanks M, I’m chuffed xx
Congratulations, Evie! I can’t wait to read it!
Hi June! Thank you so much xx
Looks gorgeous and sounds spellbinding. Huge congratulations, Evie!
Oh hello and thank you – really appreciate that Sara xx