By: Ruth Hogan
Location: FIC HOG
Genre: Nice Fiction ( I am sick of dark fiction- this is nice fiction)
in-awhile a book comes along that feels a little lacy, dressy,
decorous, cultivated, rosy, sweet, courteous, cordial, romantic, a
little mysterious, quirky, touching, sad, humorous, warm, cozy, and
loving. AND YOU’RE UP FOR THE TASK! Elyse
Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrews last Stand- "From the
attention-grabbing opening paragraph, to the joyful conclusion, Ruth
Hogan has stirred together a charming fairy tale in which the people may
be more lost than the things; and generosity and compassion may be the
key to finding a way home. Also there are dogs. Delightful"
Fabulous Magazine "This mystical and spiritual tale is a joyous read
that will broaden your imagination and warm your heart * OK!"
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 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.
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
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?