Thursday, June 8, 2017

Book Review - The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

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Review by Suze
 
Anthony keeps every lost thing he finds, no matter how small. The things he's looking after mean something to someone. He knows he doesn't have much time left and when he dies he leaves his assistant Laura his house with all the lost items. He wants her to take care of them and he hopes she'll be able to find the owners of the treasures he's lovingly kept for them. Will she be able to fulfill his last wish?
 
Laura needs a second chance. After a bad marriage she's ready for happiness in her life. It's something she's almost forgotten about and Anthony's legacy brings her exactly what she'd been missing for a very long time. The company of Freddy, the gardener, and Sunshine, a girl from the neighborhood, is doing her good. Will Laura be able, with some help from her wonderful new friends, to return Anthony's lost things to their owners?
 
The Keeper of Lost Things is a beautiful story. Ruth Hogan describes Laura's new task and the changes she's going through in a great vivid way. She also tells the possible stories behind the things Anthony has collected over the years. There are several items and histories that are somehow connected and their main purpose becomes clear at the ending of the book, which is something I absolutely loved. Ruth Hogan combines gorgeous words with cherished memories. I especially loved that she shows her readers that something that might seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things can mean the world to someone.
 
Ruth Hogan has written a fantastic creative novel. I was impressed from the first sentence and liked every chapter. Some stories made me smile and others made me tear up. Every single one of them is valuable and precious. The Keeper of Lost Things is a special story. It's original, compelling and entertaining. It made me curious and it sparked my imagination. I really enjoyed reading this amazing book.
 
Advice
 
If you love reading original stories about special people The Keeper of Lost Things would be an excellent choice.

13 comments:

  1. This sounds very interesting and different than many books out now. I'm going to have to check it out.

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  2. I'm reading something similar to this and loving it. To be honest, you had me with that title and cover first!

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  3. The Keeper of Lost Things was my pick for the February New Release Giveaway Hop. I though it sounded like a charming, whimsical novel about holding on to what is precious. I loved it from start to finish. It was so heartwarming. Ruth Hogan's second novel, The Particular Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, is available for pre-order and I'm really looking forward to it.

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  4. The cover is really lovely and sounds interesting, I've seen this book a lot lately and hope I will read in near future :)

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  5. This sounds like an interesting read.

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  6. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!

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  7. Thank you for the advice. I'm looking forward to be reading it.

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  8. this sure sound like a pearl, wonderful
    thank you for your review

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  9. Oh this sounds very good. I like that it evokes a range of emotions

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  10. It sounds like a very emotional story.I love it!

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  11. This sounds lovely!

    --Trix

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  12. It is the little things that mean the most, isn't it?

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  13. So... Laura becomes the keeper of lost things, after Anthony passes. I wonder, What lost things of her own might Laura be holding? (Thought of this after reading the bit about her 'bad marriage'...)
    --Ann

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