The Library of Lost and Found
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 more tha ...more
Martha 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 fun...like reading books. I see now that is why she becomes a librarian.
Martha is working on day and a package arrives for her...she opens it up and it is a damaged book..the front c ...more
Full disclosure- I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you NetGalley.
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. ...more
I received an ARC from NetGalley.
Martha 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 ...more
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 Pepper
Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people—though not for lack ...more
This book was enchanting and heartbreaking at the same time. It is a story about life, loss, secrets, discovery, and forgiveness, and I enjoyed every minute of Martha's adventure, even as my heart broke for her.
At times I was infuriated while I was reading, by the way that Martha allowed people to treat her. (I LOVED Suki and her encouragement and support of Martha.) I had a ver ...more
At first I had a hard time connecting with Martha Storm, who, despite her last name, is a timid doormat. She lets everyone, including her sister and library patrons, step all over her. She mends people's clothes, vases, does their laundry, keep their goldfish alive. She has no life of her own, too busy trying to please everyone. I felt extremely frustrated with her. But then I came upon this passage early on and realized she's good people:
"When Martha stepped inside the library, she ...more
Her parents passed away five years ago and Martha fills her time with random favors for friends. She likes to feel useful.
Her life growing up wasn’t easy. Her dad wasn’t very kind to her. She adored her grandmother but she passed away when Martha was youn ...more
Every Librarian should have this book not only in their library collections but on their coffee table. Books like these warm the hearts of Librarians to know that they are still appreciated and also how to NEVER underestimate the power of books and the imagination. In every way I can relate to Martha and her struggles with not only being a li ...more
I'm in love with Phaedra Patrick. Completely, utterly in love. This was my introduction to Ms Patrick, and halfway through I ran out and purchased two of her previous novels.
This is the story of Martha, a quiet woman who works part time at the library, lives alone and devotes her time to helping others. It's how she defines herself, and she's done it most of her adult life. The appearance of a strange book changes t ...more
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 ...more