Troubador LOSS

Released: 08/11/2021

eISBN: 9781838216825

Format: eBook

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A novel


‘It was the exact same shocking sound a body makes when it hits a car screen. I knew the sound, remembered it well. I started, heart pounding - but it was only the thud of the girl’s fist on the glass, her knuckles pressed white against it…’

A charismatic hitchhiker haunted by a shameful secret. A flawed man who is no stranger to life’s burdens of loss and guilt. When they collide on a road trip to Scotland, Jamie is mesmerised by the volatile, alluring Katy, until the darkness that spills from the core of his new companion moves from her life to his own, and threatens to overturn it entirely. 

Loss is a compelling and highly charged love story that uses the evocative backdrop of the Scottish Highlands to explore the redemptive power of relationships and the limits of humanity against a chilling backdrop of mystery and suspense.

‘The book contained so many beautiful and vivid descriptive passages...The author's vivid descriptions of the scenery easily pull the reader into the time and place of the story…Beautifully written.’ The International Review of Books (AWARDED A BADGE OF EXCELLENCE)

Absorbing, elegantly written, and plenty to think about after reading… Lightbourne has achieved a satisfying balance between honesty and compassion in this clear-eyed look at love, loss, guilt and the capacity of humans to rebuild.’ Jill Murphy, The Bookbag


‘Excellent in all respects.’ Goodreads reviewer, US

‘An exquisite book that I so enjoyed reading to my son.’ Educator, UK

‘Kudos Jane Lightbourne! Wonderful, well written story!’ Goodreads reviewer, US

‘This book definitely felt like a big warm hug by the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, US

‘This delightful tale of a cat destined to be loved by a boy takes the reader through the adventures of a not-loved-enough Tom cat. The settings are well described and goosebump worthy. I hope there are more adventures to come for Red.’ Librarian.

‘A book that really moves you & touches your heart & soul. Stunning.’ Blackheath Books & Bubbles

‘It's a lovely story ... I'd certainly recommend this book.’ Pauline Braishner, LoveReading4Kids

'What a wonderful story! Beautifully written and with perfect drawings and sketches. Well recommended - a joy to read.' Maureen Gourlay,

‘An inspirational book. It made me want to be brave and be positive, just like Red.' Fiadh, 11

‘I absolutely loved the ending and I kept thinking about it even after I'd finished the book.’ Clara, 10

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Jane Lightbourne

Jane writes fiction for children and adults, published by Nevada Street Press. She originally trained as a lawyer and lives in London with her three children. Her first chapter book for children aged 8-12, MY CAT CALLED RED, is out now. It features the magical cat Red, his purr that transforms lives, and his perilous search for his forever home. Jane is shortly bringing out an ebook for adults, LOSS, a love story set in London and the Scottish Highlands, which combines elements of mystery and suspense to drive the plot forward.

Find out more about Jane and her writing by visiting her website

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