Book Review | The Words We Lost

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Today’s book review features

The Words We Lost by Nicole Deese.

About the Book

Three friends. Two broken promises. One missing manuscript.

As a senior acquisitions editor for Fog Harbor Books in San Francisco, Ingrid Erikson has rejected many a manuscript for lack of defined conflict and dramatic irony–two elements her current life possesses in spades. In the months following the death of her childhood best friend and international bestselling author Cecelia Campbell, Ingrid has not only lost her ability to escape into fiction due to a rare trauma response, but she’s also desperate to find the closure she’s convinced will come with Cecelia’s missing final manuscript.

After Ingrid jeopardizes her career, she fears her future will remain irrevocably broken. But then Joel Campbell–the man who shattered her belief in happily-ever-afters–offers her a sealed envelope from his late cousin, Cecelia, asking Joel and to put their differences aside and retrieve a mysterious package in their coastal Washington hometown.

Honoring Cecelia’s last request will challenge their convictions and test their loyalties, but through it all, will Ingrid and Joel be brave enough to uncover a twice-in-a-lifetime love?

From Goodreads

Author Information

Discover more about Nicole Deese at: nicoledeese.com.

Danielle’s Review

I received a complimentary copy of this book.
I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.


The Words We Lost by Nicole Deese is the first book in the Fog Harbor series from Bethany House Publishers.

This book … wow! It is incredible and deep and emotional and amazing! It’s a story meant to be savored and experienced. The wounds and love — that of family, friends, and more — is so evident. You root for the characters and feel with them.

Be prepared with tissues on hand and the desire to fully immerse yourself in this story, and then please do read it because it’s an outstanding read I highly recommend.

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