The Library of Lost and Found By Phaedra Patrick

Today’s post is part of The Library of Lost and Found blog tour. I was very kindly sent a copy of the book to read and review.  

Being a huge book lover, reading a book about a book, is definitely my kind of book! It was one of the things I really loved about the Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke. I feel that I can relate to the characters so much more, and it brings out the magic of books.

I remember seeing The Library of Lost and Found advertise a while back and immediately the title caught my attention! I am very honoured to be taking part in the blog tour for this book. (I’ve attached the banner at the bottom of this post so you can check out all of the amazing bloggers who are taking part). 

The Library of Lost and Found is by Phaedra Patrick, author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, which has sold a quarter of a million copies.

Clem Loves The Library of Lost and Found

The Library of Lost and Found

“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 mysterious book arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by 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.”

Clem Loves The Library of Lost and Found

It’s Valentine’s Day, and although Matha usually tends to avoid this particular day, she makes her way to the library to attend the event that she has been working on and organising.  As Martha arrives, someone is waiting outside, and as Martha tells them that they are early, all of a sudden they hurry off. As Martha sees the poster on the door, the word cancelled is written across it. 

As Martha is about to make her way home, a clear plastic box falls out from Martha’s trolley, which contains the biscuits she had made for the event, as Martha goes to pick it up, she sees a brown paper parcel at the bottom of the door with her name written on it. As Martha picks the parcel up, it’s obvious that inside is a book, which she automatically thinks that it must be a book that someone is returning back late to the library. 

Martha pops the parcel on her trolley and heads back to her cottage. As she gets settled in her chair by the window, martha opens the parcel and inside is a book with no cover or title page, but inside the book contains a life-changing message.  

Clem Loves The Library of Lost and Found
Clem Loves The Library of Lost and Found

From the very beginning of the book, I felt really connected to Martha. Growing up Martha loved to create and write her own stories, stories which she shared with her mother and grandmother. Reading about this made me remember how much I used to love writing stories when I was a lot younger too. I loved folding pieces of paper together to make my very own book to write my short stories in!  

The Library of Lost and Found is a wonderfully heart-warming and charming novel, a real joy to read and beautifully written. A story that had me engrossed word after word and page after page, an unforgettable story, a story about self-discovery and mystery, a story that will definitely stay with me always.

What books are you currently reading and cosying up to?

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