Author: Tracey Garvis Graves

Tracey Garvis Graves is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestselling author of contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into thirty-five languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, Cherish, Heart-Shaped Hack, White-Hot Hack, The Girl He Used to Know, and Heard It in a Love Song. She is hard at work on her next book.

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#BookReview The Trail of Lost Hearts by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves @StMartinsPress #TheTrailOfLostHearts #TraceyGarvisGraves #StMartinsPress #SMPInfluencers Title: The Trail of Lost Hearts

Author: Tracey Garvis Graves

Published by: St. Martin's Press on Mar. 26, 2024

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 304

Format: Hardcover

Source: St. Martin's Press

Book Rating: 8.5/10

New York Times bestselling author Tracey Garvis Graves takes readers on a life affirming journey, where two lost souls find the unexpected courage to love again.

Thirty-four-year-old Wren Waters believes that if you pay attention, the universe will send you exactly what you need. But her worldview shatters when the universe delivers two life-altering blows she didn’t see coming, and all she wants to do is put the whole heartbreaking mess behind her. No one is more surprised than Wren when she discovers that geocaching―the outdoor activity of using GPS to look for hidden objects―is the only thing getting her out of bed and out of her head. She decides that a weeklong solo quest geocaching in Oregon is exactly what she needs to take back control of her life.

Enter Marshall Hendricks, a psychologist searching for distraction as he struggles with a life-altering blow of his own. Though Wren initially rebuffs Marshall’s attempt at hiker small talk, she’s beyond grateful when he rescues her from a horrifying encounter farther down the trail. In the interest of safety, Marshall suggests partnering up to look for additional caches. Wren’s no longer quite so trusting of the universe―or men in general―but her inner circle might argue that a smart, charismatic psychologist isn’t the worst thing the universe could place in her path.

What begins as a platonic road trip gradually blossoms into something deeper, and the more Wren learns about Marshall, the more she wants to know. Now all she can do is hope that the universe gets it right this time.


Review:

Heartwarming, sweet, and uplifting!

The Trail of Lost Hearts is a heartfelt, tender tale that takes you into the lives of Wren, a young woman whose life gets turned upside down when she suffers an extreme loss she never saw coming, and Marshall, a clinical psychologist who is still struggling to recover from a devastating tragedy and loss of his own.

The prose is light and hopeful. The characters are lonely, kind, and respectful. And the plot is a reflective, engaging tale about life, loss, family, friendship, relationships, attraction, grief, happiness, self-discovery, mental health, taking chances, new beginnings, and unconditional love.

Overall, The Trail of Lost Hearts is a sentimental, charming, heart-tugging tale by Graves that reminds you that life is complicated, love can be messy, and things often happen for a reason.

 

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Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for gifting me a copy in an exchange for an honest review.

 

About Tracey Garvis Graves

Tracey Garvis Graves is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestselling author of contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into thirty-five languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, Cherish, Heart-Shaped Hack, White-Hot Hack, The Girl He Used to Know, and Heard It in a Love Song. She is hard at work on her next book.

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#BookReview Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves @smpromance @StMartinsPress #HeardItInALoveSong #TraceyGarvisGraves #StMartinsPress #SMPRomance #SMPInfluencers

#BookReview Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves @smpromance @StMartinsPress #HeardItInALoveSong #TraceyGarvisGraves #StMartinsPress #SMPRomance #SMPInfluencers Title: Heard It in a Love Song

Author: Tracey Garvis Graves

Published by: St. Martin's Press on Nov. 9, 2021

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 304

Format: Hardcover

Source: St. Martin's Press

Book Rating: 8/10

Layla Hilding is thirty-five and recently divorced. Struggling to break free from the past—her glory days as the lead singer in a band and a ten-year marriage to a man who never put her first—Layla’s newly found independence feels a lot like loneliness.

Then there’s Josh, the single dad whose daughter attends the elementary school where Layla teaches music. Recently separated, he’s still processing the end of his twenty-year marriage to his high school sweetheart. He chats with Layla every morning at school and finds himself thinking about her more and more.

Equally cautious and confused about dating in a world that favors apps over meeting organically, Layla and Josh decide to be friends with the potential for something more. Sounds sensible and way too simple—but when two people are on the rebound, is it heartbreak or happiness that’s a love song away?

From the bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know comes a love song of a story about starting over and second chances.


Review:

Understated, thoughtful, and sweet!

Heard It in a Love Song is a captivating, simmering romance that takes you into the lives of music teacher Layla Hilding and single father Josh Summers as they each navigate the end of their first marriages, learn to reconcile the past, accept the things they cannot change, rediscover their true selves, and begin to trust again.

The prose is honest and smooth. The characters are attentive, hesitant, and unique. And the plot is an absorbing tale of life, loss, love, patience, understanding, regret, acceptance, forgiveness, familial drama, friendship, loneliness, parenthood, music, and unconditional love.

Overall, Heard It in a Love Song is an immersive, tender, satisfying tale by Graves that’s perfect for fans of contemporary romance novels about second chances that are brimming with healing, heartache, and hope.

 

This book is available now. 

Pick up a copy from your favourite retailer or from the following link.

 

       

 

 

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for providing me with a copy in an exchange for an honest review.

 

About Tracey Garvis Graves

Tracey Garvis Graves is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestselling author of contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into thirty-five languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, Cherish, Heart-Shaped Hack, White-Hot Hack, The Girl He Used to Know, and Heard It in a Love Song. She is hard at work on her next book.

Photo courtesy of Author's Website.