The Keeper Of Lost Things
By Ruth Hogan
Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life lovingly collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before.
Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners.
But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters…
With an unforgettable cast of characters that includes young girls with special powers, handsome gardeners, irritable ghosts and an array of irresistible four-legged friends, The Keeper of Lost Things is a debut novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries.
I found this book on iBooks the other day and wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not. I settled in to read feeling a little unsure about it. There were many times where i wanted to put the book down and start something else, yet I didn’t. I felt drawn in to the book by the back stories which were flawlessly woven into the main story. This surprised me a little, which is also why i continued reading.
It’s a charming story, one that I think is suitable for any age. It’s a feel good story with many happy moments through out.
As a person with a disability I loved Sunshine’s character and thought that Ruth did a fantastic job portraying a character with Down Syndrome.
If your after a short, feel good read, I highly recommend this book.
This book deserves all the stars, therefore receiving a five star rating from me.