- ISBN: 0764241184, 9780764241185
- Page count: 400
- Published: 2023-04-11
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Bethany House
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?
"The Words We Lost is thought-provoking and tender, capturing the transformative beauty of surviving."–T.I. LOWE, bestselling author of Under the Magnolias
"A poignant, masterful exploration of the enduring power of friendship and love."–IRENE HANNON, author of the bestselling Hope Harbor series