Praise for Saving Lucy by Ishbel Rose Holmes


Saving Lucy by Ishbel Rose Holmes World Bike Girl“Whatever your battle, whatever your goal, this book will be a profound source of inspiration.” —Laura Simpson, founder of Harmony Fund and former U.S. Directory of World Society for Protection of Animals

“Who saved whom? Ishbel is a truly incredible and determined woman whose emotional story takes you on a journey of tears, laughter, hope, and inspiration with her heartwarming friendship with a stray dog that becomes a connection and rescue for both of them. Beyond inspiring!” —Dion Leonard, author of Finding Gobi

“In this beautifully crafted book, we see how the courage of one woman shines through after a childhood of incredible hardship. . . . Her beautiful and inspiring book is a true and passionate journey of . . . unconditional love.” —Frank Gilhooley, Scottish actor

“Hooked by page 2. Tears by page 5. This is a gem of a story written by a brave and inspiring young woman with an XXL heart. If you love travel and love animals, you’ll adore this book.” —Jason Lewis, award-winning author, explorer, and sustainability campaigner

“[Saving Lucy] is an extraordinary story about the union of an independent, adventurous woman and a fiercely determined dog. . . . The story depicts their moments of creativity, uncertainty, hope, despair and sheer determination. Ultimately, it reveals the strength of the relationship and bond that they developed and the power of reciprocal healing.” —Jan Rees, OBE, founder of The Rees Foundation, a foster care charity

“An incredible story about amazing Ishbel and her cycling adventure. Ishbel takes us on her rollercoaster of a journey through life, and through Turkey, on a bike with Lucy. It’s a great read—particularly if you’re a cycle tourist or dog lover.” —Simon Stanforth, founder of Stanforth Bikes, a UK touring bike company

“I’ve enjoyed following Ishbel’s travels over the years—she has such a wonderful way with storytelling. Down to earth, honest, funny—she mixes grit with unshakable optimism. Her passion to explore this precious planet under her own steam is infectious, and it’s a joy to be swept up in her world, and in her incredible journey. What I love most about this book, however, is that Ishbel doesn’t skim over the dark times. She shines a light on the many twists and turns one woman’s life can take, and how ultimately she has turned her own often raw and painful experiences into a force for good in the world. That is the greatest triumph of all, and I have no doubt that her story will inspire millions.” —Anna McNuff, adventurer, speaker, and World Champion rower