Teaser Tuesday – 30th May, 2017

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is my choice of the day:

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
69%  Both Freddy and Sunshine seemed to accept Therese with an equanimity that Laura found infuriating. The troublesome presence of someone who was definitely dead and scattered in the garden should surely cause some consternation?

BLURB: 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…

I have got a fair way into this charming, fey read with two plotlines running side by side. How they finally meet up will determine the success of this book. In the meantime I am really enjoying the characters and story progression – along with the dry humour.

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24 responses »

    • It’s one of those quirky, off the wall books that is difficult to categorise – but definitely worth reading. I finished it last night and it’s lovely.

  1. I was about to say the same thing as Mogsy. This book isn’t one I’d heard of before, and both the blurb and your excerpt caught my attention. It also sounds like it combines a few different genres…?

    • Yes… it is more mainstream, but there is a very slight paranormal feel to elements of the story. But it is a lovely, heart-warming tale without being remotely sentimental.

    • Oh yes, I can recommend it – I’ve now finished reading it. I held off waxing too enthusiastic until I’d got to the end as I was hoping it wouldn’t go all treacly and sentimental on me… And it didn’t:). I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of River of Teeth as I’ve got it lined up to read very soon. I hope you enjoy it!

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