Book tour and review day!
Thanks to Park Row and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
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: 4/5 stars!
Every once in awhile I need a cleanser between thrillers and horror books, and this was just what I needed. What reader doesn’t love a story set in a library and have books be the main topic? This was my introduction to Phaedra Patrick and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Martha is a librarian that puts other’s needs before her own. She took care of her parents before they passed away and now more people in her life tend to take advantage of her kindness and willingness to help (including her sister). One day a mysterious book is left on the doorstep of her library and everything changes. Addressed to her from her grandmother (three years after she passed away) leads Martha on a path of discovery. She begins to look into her family’s past and learns some secrets along the way that completely change her perspective on her family.
This was a heartwarming story about family. Martha grows throughout the novel and it’s fun to see her transformation. I really enjoyed the pacing and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a book to cozy up with over the weekend.
About the Author:
Phaedra Patrick studied art and marketing and has worked as a stained glass artist, film festival organizer and communications manager. She is a prize winning short story writer and now writes full time.
She lives in the UK with her husband and son. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is her debut novel.
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