The Words We Lost

Bethany House. Apr. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9780764241185. pap. $17.99. CF
Fiction editor Ingrid Erikson is a rising star at Fog Harbor Books, but her head hasn’t been in the game since the death of her best friend Cecelia Campbell, who was also one of her authors. In her grief, she can barely even read more than a few paragraphs at a time. To make things worse, the fourth book in Cecelia’s massively popular fantasy series wasn’t submitted before she died, and now Ingrid’s job is on the chopping block unless she can find the missing manuscript. To do so, she has to return home to the Pacific Northwest and face her first love (and Cecelia’s cousin) Joel Campbell, whom she still blames for the events surrounding the death of her father. A memoir written on Cecelia’s deathbed reveals both the bond of the trio’s friendship and the tragedies that split them apart.
VERDICT Deese (All That It Takes) is a master wordsmith, deftly weaving a story that readers won’t be able to put down. This latest book has crossover appeal for fans of contemporary romance seeking realistic and endearing characters.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing