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Product Details

  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (February 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612182836
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612182834
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (581 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,225,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I knew from the very first page of In Search of Lucy that I would enjoy reading this book immensely and I was right." Tanya --All Things Books

"I really enjoyed this novel. I loved following Lucy on her journey. I thought Ms. Fairfield did an excellent job adding realism to this novel. Lucy was the perfect balance of hope and despair." --Alice, Girls Just Read

"In her debut novel, Lia Fairchild shares a compelling tale with carefully drawn well-defined characters." --Lynnette, Avid Book Reviews

From the Author

Part of the excitement of having In Search of Lucy acquired by AmazonEncore after I self-published it was the chance to have it professionally edited. Thanks to all my early readers who gave great feedback in the initial reviews. I hope you all enjoy this new edition.

More About the Author

Lia Fairchild is both a traditionally published and independent author who writes women's fiction, chick lit, romance, and mystery/thriller. Fairchild was born and raised in Southern California and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a multiple-subject teaching credential. She is a wife and mother of two teenagers.

Her new contemporary fiction/romance novel, Circle in the Sand, is now available on Amazon.

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Customer Reviews

A little bit too predictable.
suzan wharton
Good book to read, kept me interested from the first page.
Unknown
Characters well written and believable.
Margaret Law

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103 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
I knew from the very first page of In Search of Lucy that I would enjoy reading this book immensely and I was right. Each character was beautifully written and I identified with a lot of the things that Lucy went through during the story. The plot line was 100 percent believable and I am not ashamed to admit that I teared up a few times while reading this book.
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73 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Janet Brown on May 21, 2011
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A sister feeling confused and depressed and wants to end her life, the other sister wants to live so calls for help after no ties for years. Thus began a journey for Lucy towards friendship, love, understanding and forgiveness on out of her pain. She runs into the one person that made her life a living hell...
A very enjoyable read, a nice flow and loved the very end that ties up any questions that might have still been in your mind. A few words need to be fixed but otherwise a great read!
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Laura on May 3, 2011
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As soon as I started reading this book, I found myself rooting for our heroine. The author does a wonderful job bringing Lucy to life. I could feel her pain and dispair. I found myself not being able to put the book down because I had to see if Lucy would find the peace and happiness she deserved. The author also does a very good job introducing the secondary characters into the story. Sometimes in books, I find myself having to flip back to remind myself "who is this," or "where did we meet this person," but Ms. Fairchild gives each character their individuality and purpose throughout Lucy's journey. This is the author's debut novel, and I am looking forward to reading more from her in the near future.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Marilou George "Confessions Of A Reader" on April 28, 2011
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In Search of Lucy is a heartfelt tale of two sisters with a bond that can't be broken no matter how the past has shaped their lives.
Lucy, the older sister, travels down a path that leaves her lonely and broken. Katie, the younger sister, also on a path of her own that is hopeful and loving. The sisters come together as only sisters can and continue their journey together to heal each other. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone, it is a wonderful story written with heart!
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mochalove on April 18, 2011
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Lucy Lang has a problem she is thirty years old, unhappy with her job, unhappy with her life in general, and has very few friends and no special someone. She leads a rather lonely unfulfilling existence that came to be as a result of an absentee mother, a memory of a father figure and a distant sister. Lucy also has another problem she is estranged from herself. Lucy doesn't really know who she is as a person. The internal strife that Lucy has going on in her life is not unusual; there are many of us that are unhappy with our current station in life and this makes Lucy an easily relatable character. The story makes the statement that unless you know yourself, you will never be happy with your life and you will not know what makes you happy or how to be happy. What really matters it is not the way that we go about finding ourselves but that we do find ourselves eventually so that we may lead a rich and fulfilling life; In Search of Lucy exemplifies this.

This book takes you on Lucy's emotional ride. The reader is made privy to Lucy Lang's life and what a life it turns out to be. The story is focused on how Lucy eventually finds herself by way of a life saving gesture for her sister. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I found the characters to be realistic and intriguing. The conversation between characters was natural and insightful. The author created likeable characters that make the reader interested in what happens to them next. Ms. Fairchild's use of descriptive language works well, as I read the vividness of each scene stood out. I found myself really wanting to know what would happen to Lucy by the end of the story; which road would she take to find herself or would she ever find herself, would Lucy ever be happy and fulfilled?
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Aliz von D on April 4, 2012
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I really loved this book! I was a bit hesitant because a couple of reviewers said this book is poorly written, and I'm a bit of a stickler in this regard. I'm totally bewildered why they would say that, however, as I found the book to be well written. In fact, to me, it's rather like an American Maeve Binchy (one of my favorite authors). Like Maeve Binchy, this book has heart and makes you feel happy to be alive. Highy recommended for a real upper.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Cramer on May 5, 2012
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I read the Kindle version of this book, I bought it because of the into price and thought I would try a new author. (Something I don't like to do). Anyway I really liked the book. I enjoyed it so much I bought the paper edition so that my Mom can read the book. I think with experience she will be a fantastic author.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By wistfulskimmie - Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews Blog on June 23, 2011
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This is essentially a rites of passage story about a woman trying to find herself after a lifetime of looking after others. It has all the best elements - love, a serious illness and a road trip.

It was achingly moving in places and wickedly funny in others. I immediately identified with the lead character and recognised a lot of the reasons for her standoffishness.

I really enjoyed this and it grabbed me from the first page, encouraging me to keep on going until the very end, just to find out what happened next. I understand this is the authors first book, well done! May we please have more!
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