"The Keeper of Lost Things" - Ruth Hogan
Initial Response: Charmingly Heartfelt
First Sentence: "Charles Bramwell Brockley was traveling alone and without a ticket on the 14:42 from London Bridge to Brighton." - Ruth Hogan
From the Reader: I adore finding lost things! I knew I had to read this book once I laid eyes on the cover. I am notorious for filling small drawers in my life with trinkets and oddities I find. In my images you see a dime (I find dimes more than any other coin), a small hippo (I don't even remember how long I have had this) and a matchbox (I adore the design of this one). I found myself lost in this novel, its whimsical charm scooped me up into a world of stories where every lost item has a life of its own. It has me pondering what stories my own lost things have in them, just waiting to burst out.
Best With: My new favorite Hibiscus Tea from Caribou and Biscuits or "A Lovely Cup of Tea". - Read the book!
Recommend to: Antique shoppers, story tellers, friends, quite souls, grandmothers, trinket gatherers and the dreamers in your life.
Ideal reading spot: This story is about life, so I went with that in mind. I found a public space such as a library, museum or park worked well. You may just find a lost thing or two.
Category: Chances of Rain. Although I would describe this as a happy book, it also references the hardships life will throw at you.
On the Pages: We follow Anthony Peardew and his home's caretaker Laura in this story, where Laura finds Mr. Peardew has become an avid collector of lost things. During the plot she collects a group of characters attempting to find the homes for all of these items, learning some of their stories in the process. The tale winds through numerous points of view providing a warm novel with the perfect touch of whimsical.
Finale: Be kind to everyone, each one of us has a story with all of its ups and downs. Take time to learn someones tale, if not, be kind to them.