Welcome to my stop on The Library of Lost and Found blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!
About the Book:
A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the international bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people—though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she’s invisible.
All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend—her grandmother Zelda—who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda’s past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.
Filled with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending.
After hearing so many good things about The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, I simply had to read The Library of Lost and Found.
Ahh, the charm of a library? Heaven for us book lovers, right? Martha Storm is a librarian and a touch quirky. She prefers books to people and keeps lists of how to help others in her notebook. She never feels like she belongs.
One day, a fairy tale book arrives inscribed by her grandmother, Zelda, also her best friend, who mysteriously died a few years before.
Inside the book is a clue Zelda may be alive, and Martha is on a mission to find her. Of course, as she searches, she uncovers good things and something very dark, a secret about her family.
The Library of Lost and Found is a charming, sweet read. I enjoyed the mystery at its heart, and Martha was a character I simply adored. She comes of age in a way. She also comes into her own, and it’s a beautiful self-discovery. Zelda was also written fantastically well. I wished she were in my family.
Overall, The Library of Lost and Found is a joy to read, especially for bibliophiles. It’s a book you fall into, with characters you love getting to know, and a mystery that keeps the plot moving along. It left me with a smile on my face and warm fuzzies, too.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Phaedra Patrick’s debut novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, is set to be translated into over twenty languages worldwide and film rights have been optioned in the US.
She originally studied art and marketing and has worked as a stained glass artist, film festival organiser and communications manager.
An award-winning short story writer, she now writes full time. She lives in Saddleworth, UK, with her husband and son.
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Have you read The Library of Lost and Found, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR