Do you love YA Historical Fiction? If you do than you’ll love The Last Word by one of my favorite local authors Samantha Hastings! This book has such a great historic English setting with a young witty MC who has the most adorable love interest ever!
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About the Book
Author: Samantha Hastings
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 9th 2019
Genres: Historical, Romance, Young Adult
Set against the smoky, gaslit allure of Victorian London, this sweetly romantic historical debut is full of humor and stars a whip-smart female heroine ahead of her time.
Where one story ends, another begins.
1861. Miss Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite serialized novel has died before completing the story. Determined to learn how it ends, Lucinda reluctantly enlists the help of her father’s young business partner, Mr. David Randall, to track down the reclusive author’s former whereabouts.
David is a successful young businessman, but is overwhelmed by his workload. He wants to prove himself to his late father, as well as to himself. He doesn’t have the time, nor the interest, for this endeavor, but Lucinda is not the type to take no for an answer.
Their search for the elusive Mrs. Smith and the rightful ending to her novel leads Lucinda and David around the country, but the truths they discover about themselves—and each other—are anything but fictional.
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Last Word by debut author Samantha Hastings is a fun yet intellectual romp through Victorian London—the perfect book for book-lovers.
I’m so lucky to have Samantha as one of our locals here in Salt Lake City! She was so kind to let me read an early copy of The Last Word before passing it on to another reader!
One of my favorite places to visit is London and getting to immerse myself in this historical setting was so nostalgic for me. I loved getting to picture the carriages and cobblestones that roamed around in 1861 London!
This book was so lovely! Lucinda’s spunky personality mixed with her independent nature made her one of my favorite female MC’s! She is not afraid to stand up for what she believes and what she wants. I enjoyed getting to know her!
David! He is so adorable & the banter he has with Lucinda makes for some of the best flirting in a YA Historical I’ve ever read! He is so loyal to her and always supporting her in all her crazy endeavors. He is not afraid to adventure with her while she chases down the ending of her favorite novel. They are so much fun together!
If you love historical romance than you’ll definitely love this one!!
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