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Deeply, Desperately (Lucy Valentine Series #2)

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The irrepressible star of Truly, Madly, is back in business. This time, Lucy Valentine will go to the ends of the earth to find true love for her clients…and maybe even herself.

Lucy wants to breathe new life into her family’s Boston-based matchmaking company. But how? Even though she comes from a long line of ancestors blessed by Cupid with psychic abilities, a freak accident left Lucy with only one special skill: finding things. Car keys, ...

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Overview

The irrepressible star of Truly, Madly, is back in business. This time, Lucy Valentine will go to the ends of the earth to find true love for her clients…and maybe even herself.

Lucy wants to breathe new life into her family’s Boston-based matchmaking company. But how? Even though she comes from a long line of ancestors blessed by Cupid with psychic abilities, a freak accident left Lucy with only one special skill: finding things. Car keys, socks in the dryer, needles in haystacks...and now, in a stroke of professional genius, lost loves!

It’s not long before Lucy’s on a winning streak, helping old flames reunite and create new sparks. Business is booming. But when Lucy finds herself involved in a possible case of murder, she realizes she’s in too deep. Enter Sean Donahue. Lucy’s handsome fire-fighter turned private-eye neighbor, Sean is just the man she needs to help her on the job. Could he also be the man she’s been looking for all along? When it comes to Valentine, Inc., falling in love is always serious business…

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Editorial Reviews

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OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR TRULY, MADLY

“Fun characters, sparkling prose, and a twisty plot add up to a great beginning for Valentine, Inc.”—Publishers Weekly

“Snappy and fresh—a delightful mix of intrigue and humor!”—Jane Porter, author of Mrs. Perfect and Easy On The Eyes

 “Lucy Valentine is as comic and romantic as her name implies, not to mention engaging, sexy, and smart. She has an otherworldy knack for finding lost objects, and will undoubtedly find her creator, Heather Webber, many new fans.”—Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony & Macavity-award winning author of A Date You Can’t Refuse

“With characters that sparkle like diamonds on the page, this is my new favorite Valentine!  Heather Webber has created a bright new world, populated by quirky characters and brimming with non-stop action—I’m a fan!”—Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous and Hope in a Jar

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312946142
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Series: Lucy Valentine Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 353,845
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Webber grew up in a suburb of Boston, where she learned early on how to ride the T, skip rocks in the ocean, and root for the Red Sox. As a young mother, she tried her hand at writing novels and is now an Agatha Award-nominated author. She is the author of the Lucy Valentine novels—Truly, Madly and Absolutely, Positively—and the Nina Quinn mysteries, among other books. Heather now lives in southwestern Ohio with her high school sweetheart and their three children.

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  • Posted September 10, 2010

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    review taken from One Book At A Time http://onebooktime.blogspot.com

    If you like light romance with a bit of mystery, then I highly recommend this series. With two books to date, I can't help but love the main character Lucy, and the quirky cast that makes up this story. She's just as fun, smart, and witty in this one. I can see myself becoming a follower of this series for as long as remains true to the initial storyline (or she stops writing them).

    I love how each story seems to include a mystery that involves the family business and a mystery the has Lucy using her powers. In this book, Lucy helps an older gentleman find his lost love from before he was sent off to war. I thought this story was very sweet and I loved the closure. Plus, the mystery that Lucy solves involving a missing person is interesting. Although, I don't think it brought quite the amount of danger that seemed to be in the first book.

    The romance between Sean and Lucy makes some headway. Which is a relief, because I was afraid the author might choose to drag it out for a few books. I really enjoy how intense their attraction seems to be but has a basis of true feelings and not just lust. I'm looking forward to the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    I didn't like as much as the first but still a very good read.  

    I didn't like as much as the first but still a very good read.  I loved the first one so much.  Love Heather Webber!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    I LOVE the Lucy Valentine series!

    I LOVE the Lucy Valentine series! The books are fun, easy to read, and hard to put down! Can't wait for the next in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Adorable

    I found this to be a really adorable book. Interesting mystery, really good characters, and a sweet bit of romance to round it out. I'm starting the next after this review - it is that good! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Part 13

    A woman comes out of the tent. She is old with gray hair and plenty of wrinkles. Though there are some laugh lines. Her eyes a purplish gray and something reminds me of my own mother. It is the permanent anguish, a mourning spark in their eyes. She spots us and her face brightens as she sees Noatak. Noatak walks toward her and I follow slowly, giving them some space. "Is that you Noatak?" She asks quietly. "Yes" he answers. Tears spring into his mothers eyes and she embraces him. "How can this be? They said you were dead!" She cries. "I-I made a mistake" he stammers, looking down. "All that matters is that you are here. But how are you so young?" She asks. "It is a long story..." he says. His mothers nods. "And who is this lovely young lady?" She asks, finally noticing me. "This is Cynali. She saved me when I got hurt. She is also a waterbender" he explains. I walk forward and shake his mothers hand with a smile. "Well aren't you lovely. Call me Jira" I blush and nod. "Please come inside" says Jira. I follow Noatak inside. It is larger than I thought. I sit down. "So Noatak, tell me, how is your brother?" Jira asks him after adding a log. I shoot him a confused look. "She doesn't know?" I ask him, confused. Jira looks just as puzzled. "What don't I know?" She asks slowly. Noatak looks down. "Mom, Tarrlok is...dead" he says slowly. Jira's eyes widen. "How did this happen?" She asks slowly, sadness returning to her voice. "Boating accident" he murmurs. Jira looks at me. "Do you mind if I could talk to Noatak for a moment?" She asks me gently. "Of course not" I say. I stand outside the tent. Then I hear a wail. I turn quickly and see a woman carrying a little boy in her arms. He is moaning and a trickle of blood runs from the corner of his mouth. My stomach clenches. The Blood Plague is here too. A group of people are now encircling the woman and I presume, her child. Noatak and Jira exit their tent and walk over to me. "What is wrong dear, you look pale" asks Jira, a new tone of urgency in her voice. "Noatak, it's the plague, it is here too!" I tell him. His face hardens and we run over to the crowd. Pushing through the people, we get to the crying mother. The little boy is now coughing flecks of blood. "Not little Akiro" says Jira sadly. "Was he a waterbender?" I ask the mother. "No, he is a non-bender" she cries. I feel horror creep up my spine. I look at Noatak, terrified. He nods, frowning. I back out of the crowd, suddenly feeling tight and closed in. "How did this happen?" Hear Noatak ask the mom. "Akiro was helping me outside, and he wandered off. I saw him talking to a man and then he just crumpled!" To be continued in next result.......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    FUN CUTE AND REFRESHING

    Fun light humor book. Enjoyed the entire series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    My new favorite cozy series

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    Fantastic - love this series!

    Fast read, entertaining, and fun. Can't wait for the next book!

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    Great book

    I loved this series, The author drew me in and made me want to read more. Amazing book and an amazing author, hopefully theres an another book coming!

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

    Meh

    After reading the first one I was expecting more from this book. Nothing really happened, there was no excitng climax... everything just seemed to work out perfectly. The last book definitely had more of a sense of danger wgile this one just sort of fizzled out until it was over. I'm left not really caring what happens to these characters... their lives just got too boring.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    More, please!

    Heather....write faster! I thoroughly enjoy this series and look forward to future installments.

    Lucy is "coming into her own" with her twist on the Valentine gift. In "Deeply, Desperately", we learn more about Lucy, her family, her friends and the power of her abilities. The introduction of a new character at the end is very intriguing and in my opinion opens a realm of possibilities.

    If you're looking for a fun romantic mystery, you will NOT go wrong with Lucy Valentine....so pick up "Truly, Madly" and join the party!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2011

    Couldn't put it down!

    If you like Janet Evanovich...this is a series for you. Great books Heather!

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    Loving this series!!

    Deeply, Desperately is the second Lucy Valentine novel by Heather Webber. Lucy Valentine is the daughter of Oscar Valentine, who started up a renowned matchmaking business. The Valentines have been blessed with being able to see a person's aurora and can tell when two auroras are a match, hence the success of the business. Unfortunately for Lucy, she lost her ability to see auroras and it was replaced with the ability to find missing objects. Lucy opened up her own business to help find missing people. She also sidelines by helping the police department with missing person cases. Sean Donahue, a private investigator helps Lucy from time to time and is also her boyfriend.

    In Deeply, Desperately, Lucy and Sean's relationship is moving to the next level, but Lucy is afraid because even though the Valentine's are responsible for many successful relationships, their own love lives are abysmal failures. Lucy is afraid of following the same pattern and has been very cautious with Sean. In addition to her love life, Lucy is trying to help an 80 year old POW find his lost lady love of 50 some years ago and is also helping the police find a missing woman.

    I really enjoyed Deeply, Desperately. It is a cute book and Lucy is a great character. She is down to earth, loving and sensible. I enjoyed this second book even better than the first. It was just a fun story. The pacing is great. There is a lot going on in the book and the mysteries are balanced by Lucy's personal life. Lucy has got a great head on her shoulders and it is fun to follow along with her on her cases. It is also a treat to see her struggle over her feelings for Sean. I also really enjoy Lucy's interactions with her friends and family. They are a big point of focus in the book and it makes Lucy all the more easily to relate to. I am looking forward to more of this series.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Not able to recommend

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    love. love love it...

    Funny and engaging. I was hooked on Lucy's character.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    Great Book!

    Once again I was sucked in and could not put this book down. Wonderful follow up to Truly Madly, picked up right where it left off. Great mixture of mystery and romance that kept me on the edge of my seat and staying up late at night to finish. I read the entire book in two days and started straight in to the next one in the series.

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    I just started this series and love it! I only wished she had several, now I have to wait until March for the next one. Heather Webber knows her stuff and yes, she does remind me of Janet E in the good old days. Lately, I have not enjoyed the number series from her as much! These character are funny and fresh, great twists that keep you guessing and a little lovin! A must read series for all! I am very picky, read a lot and want a book that gets me from the first paragraph! I love books that I want to take everywhere with me, if I wake up in the middle of the night, I am happy to read. I found that in these books. Read them in order so you understand the family, etc.

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

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    Cute Story...worth the money

    I read the first Lucy Valentine Book and really enjoyed it so much I bought the second and will buy the third.

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  • Posted November 6, 2010

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    Love Paranormal...

    The second installment to the Lucy Valentine series is fantastic. I read Truly, Madly as an ARC in December 2009 and fell in love with Lucy Valentine and her band of characters. We find Lucy throwing herself into her new business "Lost Loves" and the ever imposing idea of Cupid's Curse. Will Lucy and Sean be doomed?

    I love Heather Webber's writing style. It flows so naturally and throws you into Lucy's world completely. I really feel like a spectator next to Lucy in every written scene. The fun, adventure, and suspense are all wrapped up in a pretty pink bow, that is the cover! Heather is able to intertwine the stalling, sometimes sputtering, love affair of Lucy and Sean with suspenseful investigative work which has you guessing and speculating page after page. I love the humor of Lucy dealing with friends and family non-stop, exciting drama. We add new characters to the mix in this second book that are funny and only setup us up for exciting new story lines in the third book due out next year.

    I love this series and cannot wait for the third installment Absolutely, Positively to come out in February... it is one of my eagerly anticipated Upcoming Releases. I am crossing my fingers that an ARC is available for this and I am lucky enough to win another Heather Webber book!

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  • Posted October 11, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    "Deeply, Desperately" is another hit

    A missing woman, a lost love, and complicated romances are just part of "Deeply, Desperately" by Heather Webber. Lucy Valentine is working hard to start her own portion of the family match-making business. She is also working hard at keeping Sean (the man she loves) at a safe distance due to the family "curse." But, will that last? She is also getting threatening letters from someone. While the police are investigating, she still worries. Who is behind the letters and do they mean her harm? Come join Lucy as she works to find lost items and people in this latest "Lucy Valentine" novel.

    I enjoyed reading this book as much as the first installment, "Truly, Madly." It is a fun, sometimes comical read with lots of real detective work thrown in. So, if you like to mix up your reading, why not add this latest novel by Heather Webber. You just might find yourself smiling and laughing as much as me.

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