Waiting on Wednesday: The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel by Ruth Hogan

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel by Ruth Hogan

the keeperA 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 accidently 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 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.

Due Feb 2017 – a step out of the ordinary for me with this one but I like the sound of this one.


12 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel by Ruth Hogan”

  1. Diana

    Sounds good. I hope that you will enjoy it even if its a different kind of read for you.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I just really like the sound of this one – it sounds whimsical.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    This does sound good, not something I would normally pick up, but it sounds like it might have a hint of Magic realism. Thanks for sharing:-D

    • @lynnsbooks

      I wondered if it might have a whimsical feel – maybe like Hoffman. Time will tell.
      Lynn 😀

  3. cali

    I hope you enjoy it! It sounds intriguing—I might just have to add it to my TBR, and watch for your reaction around the release date.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m hoping it’s going to have one of those whimsical – not quite fantasy or is it – type of feels.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This sounds interesting, though it would probably be a step out of the ordinary for me too. I love the cover though, it’s gorgeous.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is lovely. I’m almost hoping for a Hoffman type whimsical feel but we’ll see.
      Lynn 😀

  5. tenaciousread

    Haven’t heard of this one. It sounds interesting, but is one I think I’d have to be in the perfect kind of mood for.

  6. lipsyy

    Oooh very different for you! Sounds good, though.

    My pick is here: https://lipsyy.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/this-week-in-books-21-09-16-twib-currentlyreading/

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m hoping it will be good – i like to mix it up every now and again.
      Lynn 😀

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