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The Lonely Hearts Lido Club

'My favorite read of 2022, I am recommending it to everyone I know.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

Three strangers all caught in the deep end… but can they help each other float through?

After tragically losing her husband and being left a single mother to two children, Gabriella has only one escape for herself – swimming at a local London lido to clear her mind.

A constant stream of both new and familiar faces visit the lido like Gabriella – but she doesn’t suspect any are suffering quite like her, until she meets Helen – who swims to escape her emotionless husband, and Ian – who feels lost in the deep end after becoming unemployed and unable to tell his husband.

Grateful for new companionship, these three strangers decide to make their friendship into something more permanent: The Lonely Hearts Lido Club.

An uplifting, captivating read about the power of friendship – fans of Hazel Prior and Mike Gayle will adore this.

Readers are loving joining The Lonely Hearts Lido Club:

'I’m in awe of how Charlie Lyndhurst manages to tease out the extraordinary from ordinary lives and make me like every single character.' Sue Moorcroft, author of Summer at the French Café

‘This was a wonderful story, full of emotion, hope and joy.’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘This was a truly beautiful book to read...full of emotion, hope and joy.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘Three strangers bond at the pool and form a friendship to circumvent their personal struggles. I really enjoyed this book it’s rare that you read a book about a true friendship.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

'Love how each of these ppl are dealing with different heartbreaking situations, but manage to find a way to come together to fight their grief, but find happiness together instead. The writing is beautiful, the characters rich, and the storyline keeps you wanting to turn the pages long into the night.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘This was a great lighthearted beach read. About strangers who connect in a beautiful way. It was a great read’ Reader Review

‘This was an absolutely wonderful read! It was exactly what I look for in a character driven novel - it made me want to be a part of this little group so so badly!' Reader Review

‘It was a beautiful read about friendship and how three people can come together and support each other. Loved the writing style and I think it’s a perfect summer read.’ Reader Review

A real escapist summer read…their friendship is uplifting and heart-warming. I almost wish I was part of the Lonely Hearts Lido Club myself!’ Reader Review

‘This was a super cute book…it was witty and charming and I’d highly recommend!’ Reader Review

Praise for Charlie Lyndhurst:

‘A super cute read - you’ll be laughing and crying.’ Mandy Baggott, author of Staying Out for the Summer

Perfect meet cutes, great characters, a few laughs, and of course that HEA that checks all the feelgood boxes’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘I adored every character… I truly loved it.’ Reader Review

‘I loved jumping between these three stories. I really fell in love with all of these characters.’ Reader Review

‘The story was fantastic. An almost Love, Actually kind of vibe.’ Reader Review

Had me laughing out loud. The writing is good, the storyline is adorable and the characters are lovable.’ Reader Review

Didn’t let me go until I read the final page…I became fully invested in their lives.’ Reader Review

A heartwarming story of staying true to yourself, charming and heartfelt.’ Reader Review

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