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The library has always been one of my most favourite places to visit. Growing up, we had a nice-sized library in our house, so there often was no need to borrow books. This might have been the cause of my excessive excitement that accompanied every visit of a library or a bookstore. Knowing this, you can imagine how thrilled I was to review a book that takes place in the library. Intrigued? You should be! Grab a hot beverage (a cup of tea if you want to be like me — I mean, who doesn’t?) and read on.
Before I dive into the review, I’d like to take a moment and express my gratitude to Park Row Books, an imprint of Harlequin, for gifting me a free copy of the book. As always, all opinions are mine. P
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 superhero-themed 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 heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending.
As already mentioned, I love books about books. Let’s be honest — is there anything better than family drama combined with a literary mystery? From the very beginning, I found myself rooting for Martha. Hating the way people treated her, I wanted to step into the book and give her a hug.
Similarly to Fixie from I Owe You One, Martha has a hard time saying no. She lets people take advantage of her and measures her worth by the number of things she can do for other people. Quite depressing, isn’t it? Thankfully, everything changes when she comes across a book supposedly written by her grandmother — with the publication date three years after she passed away.
If you’re looking for a cosy reading material with a touch of mystery, give this book a try!
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