Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE LOST TICKET by Freya Sampson
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is THE LOST TICKET by Freya Sampson. I loved Sampson’s last novel, The Last Chance Library, so I’m excited to get my hands on a copy of her latest. My heart just melted as soon as I read that synopsis.
THE LOST TICKET by Freya Sampson
Publication Date: August 30, 2022 by Berkley
Strangers aboard a London bus unite to help an elderly man find his missed love connection in the heartwarming new novel from the author of The Last Chance Library.
When Libby Nicholls arrives in London, brokenhearted and with her life in tatters, the first person she meets on the bus is elderly Frank. He tells her about the time in 1962 that he met a girl on the number 88 bus with beautiful red hair just like hers. They made plans for a date at the National Gallery art museum, but Frank lost the bus ticket with her number on it. For the past sixty years, he’s ridden the same bus trying to find her, but with no luck.
Libby is inspired to action and, with the help of an unlikely companion, she papers the bus route with posters advertising their search. Libby begins to open her guarded heart to new friendships and a budding romance, as her tightly controlled world expands. But with Frank’s dementia progressing quickly, their chance of finding the girl on the 88 bus is slipping away.
More than anything, Libby wants Frank to see his lost love one more time. But their quest also shows Libby just how important it is to embrace her own chances for happiness—before it’s too late—in a beautifully uplifting novel about how a shared common experience among strangers can transform lives in the most marvelous ways.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
Be still my heart, I need to know Frank (and Libby) get their happy ending ❤️
Right? Same here!
This story sounds so unique! And just reading the blurb makes me feel good😁 Great pick!
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Her last book was a feel good read too so I’m hoping for the same with this new one. 🙂
I’m with you on this one! Added it last week.
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Hope it’s a great read for us both!
What a fun cover! I hope you enjoy this one when you get a chance to read it!
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Thank you! 🙂
Oh, I’m already getting teary-eyed thinking about Frank!
I was the same way, lol!
This one does sound good! I’m adding it to my list. 🙂
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I hope you enjoy it!
Honestly, this was on my TBR because I really enjoyed the authors last book, but I also think she will do a great job with this premise.
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Her last one was so good. Still makes me smile whenever I think about it. 🙂
60 years Wow. I have to know how this works out.
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Right? I feel the same way.
I love this idea. Reminds me of the plot of Serendipity. With the added urgency of his age!
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That’s a great comparison. 🙂
Oh I liked the last chance library too so I think I’ll really enjoy this when it comes out! Thanks for sharing!
Hope that you are having a great day 🙂
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