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I knew a Lucy when I was a child. But I wouldn't say the world was overflowing with Lucys. Unless of course, you step into the world of fiction. Rather humourously for the avid reader, at one point a few years ago, it seemed like every second character was called Lucy. Many even had the name Lucy in the title. So here are our top ten books: All about Lucy.
1. Heaven Can Wait by Cally Taylor – Lucy Brown is getting married in the next few days. Life, she thinks, couldn't be more perfect. Twenty four hours later, she's dead. Unable to face being separated from her soul mate she decides to become a ghost – ending up in Limbo – which is a grotty student house in North London.
2. Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes – Lucy Sullivan goes to a pyschic and discovers she is going to be married in a year. But she doesn't even have a boyfriend! Who could it be? Gorgeous but unreliable Gus? Handsome Chuck? Or flirty Daniel? Or maybe even cute Jed?
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3. My Single Friend by Jane Costello – Lucy Tyler has a good life. A great job and fantastic friends in Erin and Dominique as well as the geeky Henry, her bestest friend. But when Lucy goes out on dates for some reason, and without reason, she embellishes the truth about herself. Then Henry asks for a makeover and a gorgeous man emerges from the geek. Lucy knows her life is never going to be the same again.
4. The Time of My Life by Ceceila Ahern - Lucy Silchester is taking her life for granted. It is time for a wake up call.
5. Tug of Love by Allie Spencer – Lucy Stone is a divorce barrister and a bit of a cynic when it comes to love. Then Lucy has to choose between the man of her dreams and a fantastic career opportunity.
6. Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon – Lucy is on the aeroplane, waiting for it to take off to Australia. Then she receives a text from a woman claiming to have slept with her boyfriend, James. For the entire flight Lucy views her relationship in a whole new light. When she lands in Sydney, James reassures her, claiming it was his mates having a joke. But at her best friend's wedding Lucy has niggling doubts. Then there is Nathan.
7. Lucy Blue, Where Are You by Louise Harwood – Snow has cancelled all flights but Lucy Blue needs to get to London from Inverness. She decides to hire a car with a stranger. For a while, travelling in the car, she and the stranger are sepeated from the world. Then they go their seperate ways. A few weeks later she sees a poster. A picture of a red car and the words, Lucy Blue, where are you?