The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
ebook, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2019 by HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing & Park Row
About the Book:
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.
The thought of doing something out of character again gave her a small buzz.
The premise is amazing. I love books about books, particularly when there is a bookstore or library at its forefront. I really liked some of the familial angst. What could be better than a novel that combines family drama and literary mystery? I found myself engrossed in the story and enthralled by the graceful writing. The Library of Lost and Found is a moving tale that captures the turmoil of families while also offering a loving tribute to the quirky characters who inhabit libraries and bookstores.
She didn’t feel like Martha Storm, Volunteer Librarian any longer. The skirt gave her more of a Martha Storm, Wonder Woman, feeling.
Well developed, relatable, complex characters are what usually pulls me into a book. The relationships between the characters keeps me reading. The author does a great job of making Martha, her family, and all of the people she meets along the way feel like long lost friends. The book is filled with complex family dynamics which keep the reader engaged in the story and waiting to find out what is going to happen next. I found myself thinking about what would happen next and where the characters may be today long after reading, which to me is a sign of great book.
There’s a nice café just around the corner. It’s perfect for sitting in the window, reading and eating cake.
This book was written with a lot of thought. Everybody has life stories and the main character, Martha, definitely has a unique, but credible one. Phaedra Patrick has been able to keep the many layers of Martha's life story so engaging. I found the book to be a real page turner. Every character in the book was so creatively interwoven into the complex, but easy to follow storyline. This is a book that gets, you the reader, to think about your own journey through life. The book stays with you.
BOTTOM LINE: The book is well-written, well-conceived, well-structured and a joy to read.
Thank you NetGalley, HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing, Park Row and Phaedra Patrick for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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