The Lost and Found Bookshop
There is a book for everything . . .
Somewhere in the vast Library of the Universe, as Natalie thought of it, the ...more
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It appears to be the trend lately to set a bunch of books in the same general geographic area and call it a series even while labeling each individual book as a standalone novel. It's been my experience that the books in this type of series have only a loose connection to each other--often the location, and maybe a few characters, if that--and really can be read on their own.(less)
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This is a women's fiction/chick-lit. The main character is Natalie Harper, and this book is about her finding out what she really wants out of life. There is a small amount about her finding romance. I would not read this book looking for a romance book because it is more a women's fiction. The book is well written and true to real life. I feel the characters is really well-developed. I think you will like this book if you are looki ...more
It seems that the general consensus of avid readers is that though books about bookshops and libraries are highly attractive additions to the TBR shelf, they disappoint more often than not. For that reason, I have chosen to read next to none of these before now, but I have to say this one suited me just fine.
After having read some emotionally “heavy” books in recent months, this book was exactly what I was looking for. It is a solid ...more
Title: The Lost and Found Bookshop
Series: Bella Vista Chronicles #3
Author: Susan Wiggs
Release date: July 7, 2020
What a wonderful treat this story was! I picked it because of the charming setting in a bookshop, but I wasn't really prepared for how that bookshop would become almost a character of the story in and of itself. This wasn't just a building filled with books, it was Natalie and her mother's home, her grandfather Andrew's, past generations before that ...more
There's a lot going on here - Natalie suffers the dual loss of both her mom and her boyfriend, but then also finds that her mom's bookshop in San Fransisco is almost a complete financial loss and her grandfather is very slowly eroding away as dementia sets in. The handyman her mother hired to do the urgent repairs on the historic building (Peach) turns out to be a competent, (very) attractive, book-reading buy wi ...more
Summary: After a horrible tragedy changes her life, Natalie Harper inherits her mother's bookstore in San Francisco. She leaves her high powered job in Napa and moves to San Francisco only to find that the bookshop is in horrible financial trouble. She also becomes the caretaker for her ailing grandfather with dementia, her only remaining family. She makes some interesting friends and develops relations ...more
Most readers adore books about bookstores and/or libraries. And why not, they are buildings filled with what we love: books! “The Lost and Found Bookshop,” however, opens with a funeral; not gradually in Chapter one, but upfront in the Prologue. It’s like a hand popping up and smacking you in the face as soon as you open the book.
Now do not run away, this book is about the bookshop and how Natalie Harper, Blythe Harper’s daughter and only child, has to use both her intelligence and creativity, ...more
If you get the warm fuzzies when reading about old bookstores in historical buildings, you will enjoy this story of loss, love and second chances.
Though all the characters were well developed, I had an especial fondness for Grandy: impeccable, a pure-hearte ...more
Natalie is living her best life, or so she believes. A lucrative job, with a sure promotion waiting on the wings and a loving boyfriend. Despit ...more
A story about loss and choices.
Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Natalie, Blythe’s mother, did follow her dream, but at times her dream was at the expense of her daughter.
A tragedy left Natalie with her mother gone, her beloved grandfather to care for, and a bookshop that her mother left deep in debt.
Since Natalie grew up with books, she wanted to try something else in her life instead of her successful, tedious job and took over the bookshop that had been in the family for three generations.
Natalie kn ...more
Before Natalie can alter her path, a terrible tragedy leaves her in charge of her mother’s financially struggling bookshop and her ailing grandf ...more
Natalie Harper has just lost her mother to a tragic accident, and in an impulsive moment quits her job. She has inherited her mother's bookshop, which has been a fixture in their San Francisco neighborhood for decades. Her aging grandfather has lived in the historical building all his life, and managed the bookshop in partnership with his daught ...more
Natalie Harper takes a leap of faith and leaves a job she despises to run the failing bookshop and care for her elderly grandfather. The bookshop and family apartment are housed ...more
I also feel like the end was rushed. I don’t understand how 2 characters can dance around something for months, and in a matter of a few pages put a bow on their relationship. All nice, neat, & pretty for sure but I’m left feeling like the meat of the sandwich was left out and I’m still hungry people. Peach asking his question at the end was a little too abrupt for me as well. I like a happy ending as well as the next person ...more
5 stars two times, I HIGHLY recommend this book.
However, where I feel this book fell short was in the characterization. I never got a good sense of Natalie's personality. She is grief stricken, yet instead of using that as a heartfelt way to quit her job she loses it and cuss ...more
In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother’s charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco. She also becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather, Andrew, her only living relative-not counting her rarely seen father.
But the gruff, deeply kind Andrew has begun displaying signs of decline. Natalie thinks it is best to move him to an assisted living facility to ensure he get ...more
I loved the back and forth from past to present to help us understand the current thoughts etc. I enjoyed the relationship between Natalie and Grandy and that she was willing to do whatever she needed to make his life comfortable. Peach is a peach of a character! There is so much to his past th ...more
The narrator, Emily Rankin, did a great job.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an early copy.
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