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BUDDY READ: Adult Fiction > The Keeper of Lost Things By Ruth Hogan - Starting July 23rd 2017

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A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us.

Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles—Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September.

Bone china cup and saucer-Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October.

Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects—the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidentally left behind—and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.

Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony’s lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor’s quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony’s last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners.

Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious—a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made.

As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice’s redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest?

Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is a heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook.

✨Skye✨ | 2223 comments Going to have to start this a day late I think but working to start asap!

Natalie | 3132 comments I'm hopefully starting this soon, but I'm a lot little behind in my BRs right now so it might take a day or two 8'D

✨Skye✨ | 2223 comments Starting now :)

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✨Skye✨ | 2223 comments Finished :) 4 stars really liked it

Natalie | 3132 comments Glad it was good c: I still haven't had a chance to start it myself. Oops? ._.

Natalie | 3132 comments Ch1-10
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Not really sure whether I like this so far o.O

Natalie | 3132 comments Ch11-20
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Natalie | 3132 comments 31-47
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Natalie | 3132 comments Ch48-Fin
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I actually really enjoyed that novel in the end. Glad I stuck with it!

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