Review: Words in Deep Blue

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Set in an idealistically cozy, second-hand bookstore containing a “Letter Library,” where anyone can leave a love letter tucked between the pages of their favorite book, Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley is a love letter to bibliophiles everywhere.

Best friends Rachel and Henry are the perfect pair, stars of a story all their own. Though Rachel has always seen Henry as something more than her quirky best friend, when Henry sets his sights on another girl, Rachel decides she’s had enough and leaves town. Years later, tragic circumstances drive them back together thus motivating Henry to try and piece together what it was that caused Rachel to return–and even more mysteriously, what led her to leave in the first place.

A lovely novel that perfectly captures the magic and comfort books can bring to anyone’s life, and with the inspired idea of a “Letter Library,” Words in Deep Blue provides a community of characters with fragments of heartwarming, and at times heart-wrenching, love stories of their own.

With a touching story with characters that encounter grief, bungled love connections, and the healing and connective powers of books, Words in Deep Blue is a must read for any book lover