The Library of Lost and Found

  • Title: The Library of Lost and Found
  • Author: Phaedra Patrick
  • ISBN: 0778369358
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Library of Lost and Found 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 Mar
    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 no 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 352 pages Expected publication March 26th 2019 by Park Row More Details ISBN 0778369358 ISBN13 9780778369356 Other Editions 9 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick Author Release date Mar 26, 2019 Enter to win 1 of 25 Advanced Reader Copies of The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick A librarian s discovery of a mysterious book sparks th Enter to win 1 of 25 Advanced Reader Copies of The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick 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 PepperLibrarian 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 Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book 2019 What Women Born In The 1970s Have Read So Far This Year 640 books 179 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 27, 2018 Shelley rated it really liked it review of another edition 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 offe 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 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 caf 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 youTTOM 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. TheLibraryOfLostAndFound NetGalleyAll my reviews can be read here flag 23 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jan 12, 2019 Phaedra Patrick added it Review from the author As a child, I used the visit the library each week on Saturday I loved to be surrounded by the books and you had to search for titles using cards in tiny drawers so exciting I used to browse the shelves, select books to read, and also hoped that one day I could write one too Books can help you to escape, they entertain and educate, and libraries are so important, wherever you live in the world I wanted to celebrate them and give them centre stage in The Library of Lost and Found The novel As a child, I used the visit the library each week on Saturday I loved to be surrounded by the books and you had to search for titles using cards in tiny drawers so exciting I used to browse the shelves, select books to read, and also hoped that one day I could write one too Books can help you to escape, they entertain and educate, and libraries are so important, wherever you live in the world I wanted to celebrate them and give them centre stage in The Library of Lost and Found The novel is also influenced by my love of fairy tales and the British seaside I hope you enjoy it flag 22 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley reviews I received a complimentary copy of this eBook from the author, publisher, and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Martha Storm works at a local library as a librarian and tends to help others before she can help herself When a mysterious package arrives at her doorstep which turns out to be a book of short stories she had written and recited to her grandmother Zelda, she goes to find out who published the book and why Will this bring back someone from her past who was thought to be gone I received a complimentary copy of this eBook from the author, publisher, and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Martha Storm works at a local library as a librarian and tends to help others before she can help herself When a mysterious package arrives at her doorstep which turns out to be a book of short stories she had written and recited to her grandmother Zelda, she goes to find out who published the book and why Will this bring back someone from her past who was thought to be gone Read on and find out for yourself.This was a pretty good and heart warming story about books, discovering yourself, If you like these types of stories, be sure to check this book out wherever books are sold when this book releases in April 2019 flag 22 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 21, 2018 Betty rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, cozy mystery, e books A new author for me, this is not my usual reading I was not disappointed and will read this author again Martha Storm who puts everyone s interest before her own She keeps a document that lists all she has promised to do, that her house is so of unfinished items it is hard to move around in her home She is unable to say no to anyone so people take advantage of her She volunteers at the library and desperately wants to be hired there but is not hired when there is an opening One day Martha A new author for me, this is not my usual reading I was not disappointed and will read this author again Martha Storm who puts everyone s interest before her own She keeps a document that lists all she has promised to do, that her house is so of unfinished items it is hard to move around in her home She is unable to say no to anyone so people take advantage of her She volunteers at the library and desperately wants to be hired there but is not hired when there is an opening One day Martha receives a package at the library It contained a book written by her Grandmother and has stories she told her grandmother as a child The problem that its PUBLICATION DATE is three years after her Grandmother s death Martha decides to check it out She discovers a family secret that changes her life.I highly recommend this book.Disclosure Many thanks to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for a review copy The opinions expressed are my own flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 18, 2018 Donna Hines rated it really liked it review of another edition Fairy tales can come true as Martha has always found it easier to live life through books than people.Of course being a librarian doesn t hurt and yet sometimes she feels invisible.Until a book of fairy tales is found written by her grandmother that changes how she sees life.She thought her grandmother had passed but she may still be alive after uncovering a family secret that may change the course of this story.Destiny is yours if you re willing to take risk and chances.How will this alluring a Fairy tales can come true as Martha has always found it easier to live life through books than people.Of course being a librarian doesn t hurt and yet sometimes she feels invisible.Until a book of fairy tales is found written by her grandmother that changes how she sees life.She thought her grandmother had passed but she may still be alive after uncovering a family secret that may change the course of this story.Destiny is yours if you re willing to take risk and chances.How will this alluring and captivating book end Ahhh that s the magic in they mystery.Love it Thank you to Phaedra, the publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review flag 8 likesLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Joan Keysell rated it it was amazing I throughly enjoyed this book, so much so that I read it twice Often funny and at times very moving, it s a magical, mystery story which is beautifully written The coastal setting with the beach, funfair, caves and lighthouse are all painted so vividly as is the eccentric randomness of the toing and froing in the library I think the characters are joyfully quirky just as real people actually are In fact, I think Phaedra Patrick has given Richard Curtis a run for his money with her reading I throughly enjoyed this book, so much so that I read it twice Often funny and at times very moving, it s a magical, mystery story which is beautifully written The coastal setting with the beach, funfair, caves and lighthouse are all painted so vividly as is the eccentric randomness of the toing and froing in the library I think the characters are joyfully quirky just as real people actually are In fact, I think Phaedra Patrick has given Richard Curtis a run for his money with her reading group They really made me laugh and are right up there with the fantastically zany Dibley Parish Council In fact, I could really see RC making this as a film or a series I also especially love the zest and spirit of the grandmother It is very moving when she shows her fragility ultimately.As for the central character, Martha, I found her wonderfully warm, loveable and very frustrating in exactly the same way as I get frustrated with myself Like those around her, I was willing her to break free and rediscover herself The twists and turns of the story make it a real page turner and I love the surprises I genuinely didn t see most of it coming However, the very unique aspect that I absolutely adore is the link to a series of fairly dark fairy stories They are so poignant and powerful The nightingale and woodcutter really brought tears to my eyes and couldn t have summed up better Martha s parents relationship and its life consequences for them and their family Simply beautiful flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Lorilin rated it really liked it Shelves fiction, arc Martha Storm has been a giver for as long as she can remember She spent 20 years looking after her parents as they aged, she s a volunteer at her local library, she helps her sister with childcare and household tasks, and she is constantly helping out neighbors with odd jobs and repairs all without pay, and often without thanks Her identity has become helping others, and, because of that, she feels invisible and lost.So when a stranger leaves a beautiful book of stories for her at the librar Martha Storm has been a giver for as long as she can remember She spent 20 years looking after her parents as they aged, she s a volunteer at her local library, she helps her sister with childcare and household tasks, and she is constantly helping out neighbors with odd jobs and repairs all without pay, and often without thanks Her identity has become helping others, and, because of that, she feels invisible and lost.So when a stranger leaves a beautiful book of stories for her at the library, she s doesn t quite know how to handle it especially when she reads through the book and realizes that the stories are familiar to her Most she wrote herself, but also included are some written by her mother and her long passed grandmother, Zelda After some new friends help Martha track down the book s publisher, Martha is shocked to discover that her beloved Nana her best friend and only ally during childhood may not only be the editor she may still be alive The events that follow force Martha to reevaluate her life, to revisit her past, and then begin the journey toward a very different future, one where she finds her voice and finally starts living for herself The Library of Lost and Found gets off to a slow start I seriously considered putting the book down for the first 50 pages, mostly because Martha is so spineless that I had trouble fully believing or investing in the story But I m so, so glad I didn t give up Though I do think the mystery of Martha s grandmother is dragged out way too long, once the story picks up, there s no putting it down.By far, my favorite thing about this book are the characters Zelda is eccentric and fun, and her wackiness keeps things at least somewhat unpredictable She s a good foil for Martha s tight laced father and timid mother for those chapters told in the past Suki, Martha s quirky and good natured coworker at the library, adds some levity, as well Mostly, though, I just enjoyed watching Martha come out of her shell in such a lovely and authentic way It is so easy to empathize with and root for her Seeing her relationship with Owen develop adds another sweet and satisfying layer, and I love how the book concludes.So this ended up being a really charming read I m glad I stuck with it Big thank you to Net Galley and Park Row for the ARC See of my reviews at BugBugBooks flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 27, 2018 Karen Reed rated it it was amazing For fans of Eleanor Oliphant and book lovers everywhere I adored this heartwarming story Librarian Martha Storm has always put others before herself She keeps careful lists of all her tasks If she tries to say no she is ignored At times she just feels invisible All that changes the day a mysterious book is left for her on the library steps This diary will lead her on a journey to uncover her family s past and new parts of herself This book is incredibly charming However, it s tha For fans of Eleanor Oliphant and book lovers everywhere I adored this heartwarming story Librarian Martha Storm has always put others before herself She keeps careful lists of all her tasks If she tries to say no she is ignored At times she just feels invisible All that changes the day a mysterious book is left for her on the library steps This diary will lead her on a journey to uncover her family s past and new parts of herself This book is incredibly charming However, it s than that I felt many emotions for Martha including being frustrated by her and saddened All the characters in this book are so real The story line keeps you turning pages Sometimes books described as charming can be code for slow but this one is hard to put down I think feel good stories are difficult to achieve and are so necessary in our reading lives Put this one on your TBR pile when you need some to fill to your soul This book wraps you up like a warm blanket Thank you to Netgalley and publisher for the opportunity for this early review I will be purchasing this one for family and friends flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 18, 2018 Ellen rated it it was amazing Librarian Martha Storm is always doing favors for others in her small community, while ignoring her own needs Caring for her aging parents instead of marrying Joe, then isolating herself and her feelings is upended when she discovers a book of stories written by her grandmother three years after her grandmother supposedly died Uncovering the truth leads to changes to Martha and those around her Highly recommend for those who like quirky characters and sincere stories Thanks to Netgalley for Librarian Martha Storm is always doing favors for others in her small community, while ignoring her own needs Caring for her aging parents instead of marrying Joe, then isolating herself and her feelings is upended when she discovers a book of stories written by her grandmother three years after her grandmother supposedly died Uncovering the truth leads to changes to Martha and those around her Highly recommend for those who like quirky characters and sincere stories Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 23, 2018 annemarie_bookaholic rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc copies, net galley 2018 Oh my goodnessto find the words to describe this bookMartha Storm works as a librarian and she is always helping others, whether it s doing the laundry, hemming pants for her nephew, or just helping everyone but herself.Martha had a strict childhood Her Dad didn t want Martha or her sister Lillian doing anything funlike reading books I see now that is why she becomes a librarian.Martha is working on day and a package arrives for hershe opens it up and it is a damaged book.e front c Oh my goodnessto find the words to describe this bookMartha Storm works as a librarian and she is always helping others, whether it s doing the laundry, hemming pants for her nephew, or just helping everyone but herself.Martha had a strict childhood Her Dad didn t want Martha or her sister Lillian doing anything funlike reading books I see now that is why she becomes a librarian.Martha is working on day and a package arrives for hershe opens it up and it is a damaged book.e front cover is missing but there is an inscriptionfrom her dead grandmother and it was inscribed 3 years after her grandmother diedThere is a mystery to solve and Martha is going to do itI don t like to give away the story line and the above isn t really the whole storyI highly recommend this bookyou won t regret it.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher Park Row for allowing me and advanced copy of this wonderful book flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 18, 2018 Amanda rated it it was amazing If you enjoyed The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, you ll love The Library of Lost and Found Such a fun, sweet read Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author All opinions are my own flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Michelle rated it liked it Shelves netgalley, read in 2019 I received this ARC from the publisher and netgalley for my honest review This book reminded me of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine in that we have an awkward character and we learn her reason of why she is the way she is and we witness her butterfly coming out story Although I enjoyed the story both past and present, Patrick s writing style drove me a little crazy sometimes Some of her descriptions were a little repetitive stripy hair, aloe tissues, Suki s bump This may have been int I received this ARC from the publisher and netgalley for my honest review This book reminded me of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine in that we have an awkward character and we learn her reason of why she is the way she is and we witness her butterfly coming out story Although I enjoyed the story both past and present, Patrick s writing style drove me a little crazy sometimes Some of her descriptions were a little repetitive stripy hair, aloe tissues, Suki s bump This may have been intention as a story telling device possiblyOverall a nice story flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Lee Staes rated it liked it The Library of Lost and Found is a nice little book, a family drama about Martha, who has a pretty lonely life It is beautifully written with great characters and an enjoyable storyline but is also has some pretty dark and uncomfortable parts I found myself really caring for Martha and cheering her on to have a life This is a nice, charming, engaging read Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for this book in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Rachel Stansel rated it it was amazing As always Patrick has brought to life memorable and relatable characters With a beautiful look at family and the impact of secrets, this book will stock with me If you have read her other novels and enjoyed them, this is another must read.Full disclosure I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Charlsa rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley Martha Storm has spent her adult life serving others, from caring for her aging parents to helping the other members of her small town Unfortunately, she does all these things at the expense of her own desires When Martha receives a small book at the local library where she volunteers, she discovers that it contains familiar stories from her childhood, Martha s story is told with a combination of current day events and the fairy tales within the mysterious book She embarks on a journey that u Martha Storm has spent her adult life serving others, from caring for her aging parents to helping the other members of her small town Unfortunately, she does all these things at the expense of her own desires When Martha receives a small book at the local library where she volunteers, she discovers that it contains familiar stories from her childhood, Martha s story is told with a combination of current day events and the fairy tales within the mysterious book She embarks on a journey that uncovers families secrets and, eventually, the way forward The Library of Lost and Found is cleverly written, poignant, and lovely, flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Janis Skoczylas rated it really liked it This book was a lovely little surprise It was a sweet and charming story of a quirky volunteer librarian who has a difficult time saying no to the many favors that people ask of her from laundry, to mending clothes, to taking care of their fish Martha is a proverbial doormat, but a mysterious book changes the course of her life This book does a great job showing how a character can grow and change in the course of a novel Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy of thi This book was a lovely little surprise It was a sweet and charming story of a quirky volunteer librarian who has a difficult time saying no to the many favors that people ask of her from laundry, to mending clothes, to taking care of their fish Martha is a proverbial doormat, but a mysterious book changes the course of her life This book does a great job showing how a character can grow and change in the course of a novel Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 03, 2018 Pm Royds rated it it was amazing I really enjoyed this book I could relate to the characters and I found that the story line was very engaging I could not work out what would happen next I have read the book twice and enjoyed it the second time I have read another book by the same author but this one is my favourite flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Sandra Hall rated it it was amazing I really enjoyed this book The cup of tea and books on the cover give it a cozy feel but I found the story to be much deeper It had a family mystery and fall outs, the start of a new romance, fairy stories, drama and twists I felt sorry for put upon librarian Martha Storm at first but when she discovers an old book she begins to take charge of her life, and makes real change A treasure of a book flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Minx The Genre Minx Book Reviews marked it as to read review of another edition I received a digital ARC of this novel courtesy of NetGalley and Park Row in exchange for an honest and voluntary review Will post full review closer to publication date of March 26, 2019 flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 01, 2018 Mark P rated it it was amazing A great read Surprisingly touching flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 07, 2018 Kimberly Mussell rated it really liked it review of another edition What a sweet read This one really tugs at your heartstrings I loved Martha, and could relate to her character Always saying yes and never taking time for yourself the old me I thought Zelda was AH Mazing The ending was perfect If you are looking for a light, sentimental story full of heart, I would recommend this one Thank you NetGalley flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Carol rated it it was amazing Please see my review on com under C Wong Thank you flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 24, 2018 Susan W rated it really liked it Family secrets and lies flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 19, 2018 The Bookish Hooker rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, netgalley, fiction, want to own When Martha Storm receives a mysterious book, left for her at the library she works at, her life will be forever changed Written inside the cover is a curious inscription from her grandmother who passed away three decades before On the hunt for answers, Martha uncovers family secrets long buried and rediscovers herself along the way.The Library of Lost and Found is a definite warm fuzzies kind of read without being too syrupy sweet It s an emotional roller coaster with a big feel good payoff When Martha Storm receives a mysterious book, left for her at the library she works at, her life will be forever changed Written inside the cover is a curious inscription from her grandmother who passed away three decades before On the hunt for answers, Martha uncovers family secrets long buried and rediscovers herself along the way.The Library of Lost and Found is a definite warm fuzzies kind of read without being too syrupy sweet It s an emotional roller coaster with a big feel good payoff For anyone who s ever felt alone or just didn t fit in, you ll feel an instant connection to Martha Being a little bit of an introvert myself, I can relate to her choosing a life of books over friends I enjoyed the mystery of her grandmother and their family secrets, even if at times it was easy to guess the outcome A spectacular read Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin for the advanced copy of the book given in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 24, 2018 Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley, historical fiction, parallel narratives The characters in this book are so well formed Martha feels like someone I know At times I was so exacerbated by her that I wanted to shake her, but I m glad I went on this journey of self discovery with her.I received an ARC from NetGalley flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 14, 2018 Carol Scheherazade rated it really liked it My 100th book Sweeeeet story flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Karen rated it really liked it Can a book be charming, and discuss serious topics at the same time Yes This book, which packs a lot of plot into a 350 pages, has fully fleshed out characters, and some situations that are a little quirky but always believable.Thanks to NetGalley for this advance copy NetGalley TheLibraryofLostandFound flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Louize rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019, arc A most delightful way to start 2019 reading this book twice.Full review to follow flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Pamela Stennett rated it liked it Shelves 2019, adult contemporary Storm is everyone s go to girl but it s not as glamorous as it sounds In fact, it s not glamorous at all She is the older sister of successful and polished, Lillian, a working and married mother of two who takes life entirely too seriously for Martha s taste.Lillian, along with most of the people who know Martha, takes full advantage of her older sister s kindness, using her as a book procurer, babysitter, and seamstress, with nothing so much as a Storm is everyone s go to girl but it s not as glamorous as it sounds In fact, it s not glamorous at all She is the older sister of successful and polished, Lillian, a working and married mother of two who takes life entirely too seriously for Martha s taste Lillian, along with most of the people who know Martha, takes full advantage of her older sister s kindness, using her as a book procurer, babysitter, and seamstress, with nothing so much as a thank you in return Martha is a dreamer of adventures, rather than a doer but when a mysterious book containing a sliver of her past falls into her lap, everything changes The Library of Lost and Found is a sweet little book, though it has some pretty dark and uncomfortable parts The book is dotted with flashbacks in the point of view of Martha s mom which where the hardest parts to read, for me Her parents marriage, specifically her father s treatment of her mother, was incredibly toxic and emotionally abusive which explained a good deal of why Martha grew up to be the run down people pleaser we met at the start of the book Once I understood the backstory, I enjoyed the book far , though I still found myself getting wildly irritated with how often people pushed Martha around as well as how often she allowed it It s a peaceful little book but do be warned of the rougher emotional parts Thank you to Netgalley and Park Row Harlequin Books for the ARC The book comes out March 26th, 2019 flag Like see review Nov 30, 2018 Janet rated it did not like it Shelves zz 2018ng when i read, kindle, skimmedthru or didn t finish I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.A librarian s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur PepperLibrarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people though not for lack I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.A librarian s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur PepperLibrarian 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.I really wanted to like this book but I didn t I had even started it than once, but I just could not get into it I said that I would be honest, so I am As a librarian, if I do not learn something new or get engaged in the characters I do not finish the book as there are too many good ones out there to read and review flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed 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, U 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 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    1. 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, U 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 To find out , please visit phaedra patrickfacebook phaedrapatrickTwitter phaedrapatrick


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    1. 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 off [...]

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    2. As a child, I used the visit the library each week on Saturday I loved to be surrounded by the books and you had to search for titles using cards in tiny drawers so exciting I used to browse the shelves, select books to read, and also hoped that one day I could write one too Books can help you to escape, they entertain and educate, and libraries are so important, wherever you live in the world I wanted to celebrate them and give them centre stage in The Library of Lost and Found The novel As a c [...]

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    3. I received a complimentary copy of this eBook from the author, publisher, and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Martha Storm works at a local library as a librarian and tends to help others before she can help herself When a mysterious package arrives at her doorstep which turns out to be a book of short stories she had written and recited to her grandmother Zelda, she goes to find out who published the book and why Will this bring back someone from her past who was thought to be gone I [...]

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    4. A new author for me, this is not my usual reading I was not disappointed and will read this author again Martha Storm who puts everyone s interest before her own She keeps a document that lists all she has promised to do, that her house is so of unfinished items it is hard to move around in her home She is unable to say no to anyone so people take advantage of her She volunteers at the library and desperately wants to be hired there but is not hired when there is an opening One day Martha A new [...]

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    5. Fairy tales can come true as Martha has always found it easier to live life through books than people.Of course being a librarian doesn t hurt and yet sometimes she feels invisible.Until a book of fairy tales is found written by her grandmother that changes how she sees life.She thought her grandmother had passed but she may still be alive after uncovering a family secret that may change the course of this story.Destiny is yours if you re willing to take risk and chances.How will this alluring a [...]

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    6. I throughly enjoyed this book, so much so that I read it twice Often funny and at times very moving, it s a magical, mystery story which is beautifully written The coastal setting with the beach, funfair, caves and lighthouse are all painted so vividly as is the eccentric randomness of the toing and froing in the library I think the characters are joyfully quirky just as real people actually are In fact, I think Phaedra Patrick has given Richard Curtis a run for his money with her reading I thro [...]

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    7. Martha Storm has been a giver for as long as she can remember She spent 20 years looking after her parents as they aged, she s a volunteer at her local library, she helps her sister with childcare and household tasks, and she is constantly helping out neighbors with odd jobs and repairs all without pay, and often without thanks Her identity has become helping others, and, because of that, she feels invisible and lost.So when a stranger leaves a beautiful book of stories for her at the librar Mar [...]

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