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Evie Woods

Autor(a) de The Lost Bookshop

7 Works 804 Membros 27 Reviews

About the Author

Includes the name: Evie Gaughan

Obras de Evie Woods

The Lost Bookshop (2023) 736 cópias, 23 resenhas
The Story Collector (2018) 38 cópias, 3 resenhas
Betwixt (2015) 9 cópias, 1 resenha
The Cross Of Santiago (2015) 4 cópias
The Heirloom 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Gaughan, Evie
Outros nomes
Woods, Evie
Locais de residência
Pequena biografia
Evie Woods is the pseudonym of Evie Gaughan. She lives on the west coast of Ireland.



A story about grieving, the journey to healing, and allowing others into your life despite their beliefs and differences. Sarah, an American, finds herself leaving her husband in New York on Christmas Day with every intention of going to stay with her sister in Boston. After her husband drops her off at the airport, she makes an unexpected decision to head to Ireland where she ends up staying in a cottage in a little village.

I really enjoyed this book. A slower paced story, it gave me the chance to get to know and connect to the main characters. I relate to them closing themselves up after the passing of a loved one. Struggling to grieve, the idea of Sarah finding the diary of a young lady named Anna who lived over 100 years ago was a great concept. I enjoyed how the book toggled between the two women’s stories and how Irish Folklore brought them together. Through Anna’s belief in the Good People and Sarah’s vested interest in the topic, I felt like they were the perfect pair for each other. I found myself wanting them both to find peace in their grief.

An amazing book that I highly recommend.
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mcutrer89 | outras 2 resenhas | Jul 19, 2024 |
I received an advance copy via NetGalley.

Drunk and escaping a failing marriage, Sara changes her holiday plans in the airport, leaving America for Ireland. Resentful, lost, she fumbles around the countryside and finds the hidden diary of teenaged Anna from a century before. Anna assisted an American scholar as he investigating the persistent belief in fairy lore across Celtic countries. As Sara fights an instant attraction to a handsome widower in Ireland, Anna struggles with her own interests in men in the past, to a dire result.

I struggled with this book. Anna's story is so much more interesting than Sara's. Sara isn't even likeable from the start--she's careless, drunk, and the book is frustratingly reluctant to share the reason why she and her husband split. However, Anna's plot isn't without a major issue, as her so-called diary entries read nothing like a diary, but like a straight-up novel. She explains way too many things that wouldn't be explained if she was writing to herself. Honestly, the lack proper structure baffled me. The only climax is in Anna's plot. Sara's storyline is predictable and bland.

Really, read for Anna's story and an escape to beautiful Ireland.
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ladycato | outras 2 resenhas | Jul 17, 2024 |
Wow, my last two book in hand reads have been…I’ll call it now…two of my favorites reads of the year! I loved this book and could not put it down…I just wanted to read, read, read and find out what was going to happen next! Again, a smidge of magic with a solid storyline and I’m in love. My next read has some tough competition
snewell2 | outras 22 resenhas | Jun 24, 2024 |
The Lost Bookshop was a delightful summer diversion. I was drawn in by the intertwined stories of Opaline and Martha. Who was the mysterious Madame Bowden? Would love to hear your thoughts.
KoestK | outras 22 resenhas | Jun 7, 2024 |



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