Today I’m delighted to be hosting then HQStories blog tour for 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 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 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 heart-warming reminder that even the quietest life has the potential to be extraordinary.
For anyone who read and love The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, you’ll know exactly how wonderful Phaedra’s novels are. You won’t be disappointed with The Library of Lost and Found. For those who have yet to discover Phaedra, don’t wait another minute. I loved Arthur, and now Martha has found her way into my heart. Lovely Martha who would always help anyone but eventually found the courage to finally utter that one word that can be the hardest of all. ‘No’. And finally begin to put herself first.
The first thing that grabbed me about this was the title. The word Library always does it for me. It promises adventure, stories, enchanting characters, new lives sought and found, and old demons conquered. And there it is all wrapped up within the pages of this enchanting novel. Martha is so ordinary and yet extraordinary. She is remarkable in her own special way and her tale was equally joyous and heartbreaking. I absolutely adored this novel. It left me feeling uplifted and full of hope. Just wonderful. Time with this author is well spent indeed!
The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick was published on the 27th June and is available in paperback, eBook and on Audiobook.
Thank you so much to the lovely team at HQ Stories for inviting me to take part in this blog tour and for my review copy. It was a joy to read.