The Lonely Hearts Beach Club

Amy Miller

Oh my word, I absolutely adored this… It completely reeled me in from the very first chapter. It brought out all the emotionsI laughed and I criedWonderful… A perfect holiday read.’ @leona.omahony, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hattie gazes at her husband’s empty green-and-white-striped deckchair, the fabric blowing in the breeze. Blinking away tears, she clutches her own chair’s wooden frame with trembling hands. ‘What will I do without him?’

Olivia’s heart breaks watching her mother Hattie withdraw after her husband’s sudden death. Without him, she’s never been lonelier. Every morning, Hattie places a pair of tired old deckchairs looking out to sea. Staring at the empty chair beside Hattie, Olivia comes up with a plan: One deckchair for hire! Must bring good conversation and have own flask.

Posting the advert in a beachfront café, responses from other lonely locals start flooding in. There’s psychic medium Miriam who, besides talking to the dead, finds it therapeutic to belt songs from musicals. Glamorous Glenda has a penchant for teapot wine and skinny dipping. And even a reluctant Hattie can’t resist the endearing quirkiness of Jacob, walking the south-west coastal path in memory of his wife.

Everyone who sits in Hattie’s deckchair has a little pearl of wisdom to share, each bringing a tiny bit of the familiar sparkle back to Hattie’s eyes.

But as more and more visitors take up residence in Hattie’s deckchair – and her heart – will Hattie ever find a way to return to the woman she once was? And in the process, can Olivia also learn a lesson or two about reopening her own heart to love?

The Lonely Hearts Beach Club is an absolutely heart-warming story about the power of the mother-daughter bond, family secrets and second chances, perfect for readers who love Jojo Moyes, Faith Hogan and Sheila O’Flanagan.

What readers are saying about The Lonely Hearts Beach Club:

Gorgeous… All the feels… Wonderful… Heartwarming and engaging… A must read.’ Once Upon a Time Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WowVery emotionalMade me smileI want to rent a deck chair and sit with Hattie on the beach… I love the storytelling.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wonderful… Kept me turning the pages Brought me to tears!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved thisUplifting… Seizing the day is a good motto to live by… A treasure of a read.’ @nickisbookblog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘You know you’ve just finished a really special book when it comes to a close and you miss the main character already… Recommend this to all! Top marks!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Loved this… Drama keeps the pages turning… Left me with a smile.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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