Paging the Department of Lost & Found

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This week, I’ll be kicking off some challenges, which I’ll talk about in my bit post in, well, a bit. So I thought I’d pick a novel this morning that has the protagonist, Natalie Miller, facing a far more terrifying challenge: stage III breast cancer. Now that really helps to put things in perspective.

The Department of Lost & Found by Allison Winn Scotch. Amazon for $1.99. “Allison Winn Scotch is the real deal and The Department of Lost and Found is one you absolutely won’t want to miss.”
—Johanna Edwards, author of The Next Big Thing

“Funny, touching, tender, true….I loved it.”
—Pamela Redmond Satran, author of Suburbanistas

A Redbook Magazine Editor’s Choice, Allison Winn Scotch’s sparkling debut novel, The Department of Lost and Found, is a story that makes you laugh and cry in equal measure. This funny and uplifting tale of a young woman overcoming bad odds and changing her life, as she discovers unexpected truths about her friends, her family, and herself, is one that Julie Buxbaum and Jennifer Weiner fans will not soon forget.

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Have Breakfast at Darcy’s

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Admit it. You’ve dreamed of having your very own island, or at least escaping to one for a while. I think it would really fantastic, right up until I need something from the store. The idea of having to take a boat to get groceries kind of kills the romance for me. And it might hamper my Walgreens addiction. Probably a money-saver, though.


Breakfast At Darcy’s by Ali McNamara. Amazon for $2.99. When Darcy McCall loses her beloved Aunt Molly, she doesn’t expect any sort of inheritance – let alone a small island! Located off the west coast of Ireland, Tara hasn’t been lived on for years, but according to Molly’s will, Darcy must stay there for twelve months in order to fully inherit. It’s a big shock. And she’s even more shocked to hear that she needs to persuade a village full of people to settle there, too.

Darcy has to leave behind her independent city life and swap stylish heels for muddy wellies. Between sorting everything from the plumbing to the pub, Darcy meets confident, charming Conor and sensible, stubborn Dermot – but who will make her feel really at home?

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off. Or Not. Your Call.

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Looking for a little light fun in the midst of this endless winter? Well, endless here. It’s hard to believe it’s summer in other parts of the world, but I digress.

A tiny peek into a diary sets this future-bride’s world askew. What will she do? Only one way to find out.


Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off by Jill Steeples. Amazon for $0.99. Reasons why you should never, ever, read your best friend’s diary (even if it has fallen to the floor, pages open oh-so temptingly…):

– It’s morally indefensible.

– She would never trust you again.

– You probably know it all anyway…

So what harm could the tiniest peek do…? Answer: Lots! The best reason for never reading your best friend’s diary:

You might just find out something you really didn’t want to know!