Congratulations to Lia Louis whose new book, ‘Dear Emmie Blue’ was published yesterday the 6th August 2020 by Trapeze Books in paperback. It is also available in eBook and Audiobook formats.
It really is a pleasure to be taking part in this blog tour. I would like to thank the publisher for inviting me to participate.
You will find out in a minute what I thought about ‘Dear Emmie Blue’. In the meantime here is the book blurb.
Emmie Blue has a secret…
A long time ago, Emmie Blue released a red balloon with a secret message hidden inside – and against all odds, across hundreds of miles of ocean, it was found on a beach in France by a boy called Lucas.
Fourteen years later, on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Emmie hopes that Lucas is finally about to kiss her. She never expected him to announce that he was marrying someone else!
Suddenly Emmie’s dreams are shattered and the one person in her life she can rely on is slipping through her fingers. But what if Lucas isn’t her forever? What if her love story is only just beginning…
Don’t miss the love story that everyone is talking about this summer! Perfect for fans of Beth O’Leary, Josie Silver and Cecelia Ahern.
I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Dear Emmie Blue’. I thought it was beautifully written and well presented. This was a deliciously gorgeous story. It took me a little while to get into it though, but after that I just wanted to carry on reading non-stop.
I really liked the plot. It sounded like such fun which was why I was eager to read this book. The idea of a balloon with a secret message being released to be found by someone else was just wonderful.
There were some great characters in this story. Ones I won’t forget. I warmed to Emmie straightaway. She came across as such a genuine and lovely person who had had a bit of a rough deal. I felt bad for her and what she had been through as a youngster. I also really liked Rosie and Fox. It was nice that the three of them got on so well together. Lucas and his brother were really nice as well. It was nice for Emmie that she formed a good solid friendship with someone she could rely on. Someone who could make life that little bit more bearable for her. And then there was Louise. Such a dear and wonderful lady.
I totally loved the humour throughout. The reference to avocados which Emmie made really tickled me. I thought Rosie was a real hoot. Some of the things she came out with. She was just hilarious!
There was a lot of meaning to this story I felt. Definitely a lesson or two to be learnt.
I have to say I had an inkling about what would happen, but it still made for an incredibly good read.
‘Dear Emmie Blue’ is a sweet, tender and heart-warming story. If you love romance, then I recommend that you read this book. You will be left with a big smile on your face. I will definitely be reading more by this author.
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About Lia Louis
Lia Louis is a writer from Hertfordshire where she lives with her partner and three young children. In 2015, she won ELLE magazine’s annual talent competition with her contemporary love letter, #RelationshipGoals. Lia’s fascination with letters doesn’t stop with her writing: she also has a varied collection of old letters which are a source of inspiration to her. SOMEWHERE CLOSE TO HAPPY is her first novel.
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