’A gem of a book. I loved it.’ Sarah Morgan, The Summer Seekers
‘A charming story of self-discovery.’ Hello!
‘Wonderful… the perfect summer read.’ Woman
A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the 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 notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she’s invisible.
All of that changes when a mysterious book arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by 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 heart-warming reminder that even the quietest life has the potential to be extraordinary.
Perfect for fans of 59 Memory Lane, The Keeper of Lost Things and Something to Live For.
*Phaedra’s emotional and uplifting new novel, The Secrets of Sunshine, is available for pre-order now!*
Readers love Phaedra Patrick:
‘You will laugh and quite possibly cry…I certainly did!’
'Brought a smile to my face and more than one tear was shed. A lovely read'
‘A charming family drama’
‘Fascinating and thought-provoking’
‘ A poignant, warm-hearted story’
‘The most beautiful book I’ve ever read’
‘A delightful novel about finding meaning in your life.’
‘A very uplifting and heart-warming book. You will love all the characters!’
Praise for Phaedra Patrick:
‘A charming story with thought-provoking themes.’
‘A feel-good story with oodles of charm that had me rooting for Arthur all the way.’
The Daily Mail
‘Charming by name, charming by nature, this book is a balm for the soul and the heart.’
‘A gorgeous journey told through charms.’
‘Eccentric, charming and wise, this will illuminate your heart.’
Nina George, author of The Little Paris Bookshop
‘A charming, unforgettable story.’
‘With many poignant as well as laugh-out-loud moments, in the vein of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, this is a lovely feel-good read.’
‘As charming and witty as the title suggest.’
‘We love this sweet story about self-discovery.’
Take A Break
An introverted librarian opens a book into a fantasy world that also reveals secrets from her grandmother's past in this pleasing novel from Patrick (Rise and Shine). In addition to volunteering at the library, Martha Storm also helps the people in her small, unnamed seaside village with small tasks. With her parents long dead, she lives in her childhood home, surrounded by her neighbor's stuff that she has promised to mend and store. One evening, after returning from the library, she finds a small package at her door containing a book of fantastical short stories. Inside is a handwritten inscription from her grandmother Zelda, who died under mysterious circumstances years before the date of the inscription. Martha sets off to discover where the mysterious book came from and what happened to her grandmother, the one person who ever encouraged her to explore her creativity. Along with a handful of quirky supporting characters including divorc e Brenda, bookseller and fellow book lover Owen, and lovesick Suki Martha breaks out of her shell as she starts to piece together her grandmother's life in the small village. With a happy ending that is hinted from the beginning, Patrick's novel is just the kind of charming story Martha loves to read.
Not to be missed.
An amazing book,I was totally engrossed after the first page,beautifully written and so easy to read ,thoroughly enchanting.