The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech blogtour book review


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The Lion Tamer Who Lost written by Louise Beech, publisher Orenda Books, is available NOW in ebook and is due to be published in paperback on the 20th September 2018.

The ebook is available to download for amazon kindle, kobo, Google Play and iBooks.

The paperback is available to purchase from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith and amazon.

To buy/pre-order link (Waterstones UK):

To buy/pre-order link (amazon UK):

The author Louise Beech has a book signing event at Waterstones Hull on Thursday 4th October 2018, for more details please click on the link below:

Product Details 

Be careful what you wish for…

Long ago, Andrew made a childhood wish, and kept it in a silver box. When it finally comes true, he wishes he hadn’t…
Long ago, Ben made a promise and he had a dream: to travel to Africa to volunteer at a lion reserve. When he finally makes it, it isn’t for the reasons he imagined…
Ben and Andrew keep meeting in unexpected places, and the intense relationship that develops seems to be guided by fate. Or is it?
What if the very thing that draws them together is tainted by past secrets that threaten everything?
A dark, consuming drama that shifts from Zimbabwe to England, and then back into the past, The Lion Tamer Who Lost is also a devastatingly beautiful love story, with a tragic heart…

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of the paperback of Louise Beech’s latest novel; The Lion Tamer Who Lost.  I want to shout and rave about this book so much as it totally captivated me and stirred me emotionally, I was completely spent by the end of the book.  It’s a story that will keep you reading till the very end no matter what time of day or night it is.

The Lion Tamer Who Lost is a very unique story with a blossoming tender, quite beautiful love story which reaches an unexpected shocking twist that pulls at your heart.  I was so heartbroken for the characters as life was playing a very cruel hand to them.

When you make a wish long ago and it comes true but the result ultimately changes your outlook on what has past and what’s to come.  A wish that can make your dreams come true but can also shatter your heart in to irreparable pieces.  A wish that is a double edged sword; you want it so much but the desire is tangled up with strong emotions that you have no control over.  A wish that in itself you hoped would come with a warning sign.

Louise Beech’s words flowed so effortlessly within this story and I was hooked from the start.  Ben had wanted to visit the lions in Africa for a long time and made a promise to fulfil his dreams but this journey was a chance to escape something his heart hadn’t expected to happen. I travelled in my mind with Ben to Zimbabwe to the lion reserve and from the start you can sense he is a troubled soul but the sunsets and the nurturing of a lion cub bring a kind of peace to Ben and we slowly learn about his life before Africa.

Andrew is a children’s author and was working on a new project at the time he meets Ben.  Ben and Andrew were very similar in personality, they had a love for lions and their minds were quite in tune with each other.  Numbers and sequences played a crucial part in their understanding of daily life.

The author takes you on a journey that is captivating, beautiful, unexpected and so very tragic.  The Lion Tamer Who Lost is a book that will evoke many emotions within you and it will keep stirring those feelings for a long time.  Effortlessly beautiful.

To learn more about the author Louise Beech please visit the following pages: