The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker by Jenni Keer

I’m so delighted to be part of the blog tour and tell you about this gorgeous book. There’s a giveaway too! Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the blog tour.


Meet Lucy, aged 25, and Brenda, aged 79. Neighbours and unlikely friends.
Lucy Baker is not your usual 25-year-old. She is more at home reading and knitting in her cluttered little flat than going out partying and socialising.
79-year-old Brenda is full of wise and wonderful advice, but when she’s diagnosed with dementia her life begins to change. Before her memories slip away for ever, Brenda is desperate to fulfil one last wish – to see Lucy happy.
Gifting Lucy the locket that helped Brenda find her own true love, she hopes to push her reticent neighbour in the right direction. But is Lucy Baker ready for the opportunities and heartbreaks of the real world? It’s about time she put her knitting needles aside and found out…
The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker will be the most charming, heart-warming and feel-good novel you will read this year, perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan and Gail Honeyman.


This is such a beautiful, heart-warming book.

Lucy is a wonderful character. She’s a little different to others her age, she loves staying in, and really loves to knit. I loved hearing about the characters that she knits, like knitted Poldark! She has a heart of gold, but lacks confidence. I found it so interesting reading about her workplace, which seemed to be very sexist! As the story develops, she grows in confidence, and this even has an effect on her working life. Her relationship with her rather gorgeous new male neighbour, George, gives us many laugh-out-loud moments, and it’s a joy to see how it all pans out. George changes through the course of the novel too, as his softer side is revealed to us.

Brenda, her friend and neighbour, is a delight. She’s wise and clever, with a hint of magic about her, but she’s growing old and confused. Lucy is a wonderful friend to her, but they both have lots to offer each other in terms of the friendship.

A little black cat plays a small, but very important role in the book, and I loved the addition of him to the story.

Hard to believe that this is a debut novel, it’s very well written.

Heart-warming, funny, and a joy to read. This is a story that will make you smile, and stay with you after you’ve finished it.

MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract flooring before settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with her antique furniture restorer husband. She has valiantly attempted to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in the house it remains a mystery. Instead, she spends her time at the keyboard writing women’s fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side. Much younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for fancy-dress and is part of a disco formation dance team.

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Giveaway to Win The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker goodies (UK Only)

Prize contains – Thornton’s fudge, a Nu notebook, a Hopes and Dreams bookmark and a set of five “Scratbag” blank greetings cards designed by Jenni Keer
*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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