Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Library of Lost and Found: A Novel by Phaedra Patrick

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about 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.

my thoughts:

A delightful and sweet story about family and finding one's self.  I absolutely LOVED Phaedra Patrick's latest novel, The Library of Lost and Found.  It was truly a treat to read!

Martha is a librarian who spends her time helping others - she has list of to-dos and checks them off when they are done. She's not really too fussed about helping herself, which leads her to feeling rather invisible.  Life is just Martha living, but not really thriving.  Until the day she receives a special package on her doorstep.  It contains a book of short stories Martha had written - stories that she used to tell her grandmother, Zelda.  Talk about being surprised!  Zelda was Martha's BFF and she passed away years ago.  So, how did Martha get this book? Who sent it and why? Plus, what about the dedication written by Zelda to Martha? How did that happen? And, does it mean her grandmother may still be alive?! Curious and determined to figure out the mystery behind the book, Martha sets out to find out what happened to Zelda and how this book came about.  Along the way, she not only finds out about her grandmother and family, but she also finds herself.

Patrick has written a terrific story that will hook you from the start. She's created a character who will frustrate you at first, but that you will cheer for the whole way through.  And the mystery keeps you reading and wanting more. This is definitely a fun and charming story that you won't want to miss out on. I would happily recommend The Library of Lost and Found to fans of Phaedra Patrick and anyone looking for their next great read!!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: The Library of Lost and Found
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


bermudaonion said...

This sounds charming! I'm curious about where the book came from.

Sara Strand said...

Martha sounds like... me. I have to read this book! Thanks for being on this tour!

Sara @ TLC Book Tours

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Kathy, definitely a charming book :)

Martha, I know what you mean. I think I have a bit of Martha in me, too. Thanks for having me on this tour :)

Lark said...

I love the sound of this one! A book about a librarian and books? Who wouldn't want to read it? ;D

Carole said...

What a great review! It would be great if you would share this with everyone over at Books You Loved: April edition. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Lark, I knew you would :)

Carole, thanks!