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The Library of Lost and Found

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What to expect

’A gem of a book. I loved it.’ Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestseller
‘A charming story of self-discovery.’

‘Wonderful… the perfect summer read.’


A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the 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 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.

Filled with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heart-warming reminder that even the quietest life has the potential to be extraordinary.

Perfect for fans of 59 Memory Lane, The Keeper of Lost Things and Something to Live For.


*Phaedra’s emotional and uplifting new novel, The Secrets of Sunshine, is available for pre-order now!*


Readers love Phaedra Patrick:

‘You will laugh and quite possibly cry…I certainly did!’

Brought a smile to my face and more than one tear was shed. A lovely read

‘A charming family drama

Fascinating and thought-provoking

‘ A poignant, warm-hearted story

‘The most beautiful book I’ve ever read

‘A delightful novel about finding meaning in your life.’

‘A very uplifting and heart-warming book. You will love all the characters!’

Critics Review

  • Praise for Phaedra Patrick:

    ‘A charming story with thought-provoking themes.’

    ‘A feel-good story with oodles of charm that had me rooting for Arthur all the way.’
    The Daily Mail

    ‘Charming by name, charming by nature, this book is a balm for the soul and the heart.’
    The Sun

    ‘A gorgeous journey told through charms.’

    ‘Eccentric, charming and wise, this will illuminate your heart.’
    Nina George, author of The Little Paris Bookshop

    ‘A charming, unforgettable story.’
    Harper’s Bazaar

    ‘With many poignant as well as laugh-out-loud moments, in the vein of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, this is a lovely feel-good read.’

    ‘As charming and witty as the title suggest.’
    My Weekly

    ‘We love this sweet story about self-discovery.’

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