The Keeper of Lost Things – Ruth Hogan

Another one I’d had my eye on! Laura works as a housekeeper and personal assistant to author Anthony in a charming house that she loves. When he dies he leaves it to her as well as an instruction to finish the job he started. Consumed with guilt over losing an important trinket that belonged to his fiancee who died many years ago Anthony has been trying to atone by collecting lost things in the hope he can reunite them with their owners. He leaves his house to Laura with the instruction that she try to reunite the many objects he has collected over the years. The book follows Laura as she tries to do this and subsequently finds purpose for her own life. Punctuated with the stories of some of the objects this is a delight to read. It’s uplifting, sweet and although possibly slightly contrived overall it’s a feel good, happy, perfect holiday read!

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