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Most readers adore books about bookstores and or libraries And why not, they are buildings filled with what we love books The Lost and Found Bookshop, however, opens with a funeral not gradually in Chapter one, but upfront in the Prologue It s like a hand popping up and smacking you in the face as soon as you open the book Now do not run away, this book is about the bookshop and how Natalie Harper, Blythe Harper s daughter and only child, has to use both her intelligence and creativity, Most readers adore books about bookstores and or libraries And why not, they are buildings filled with what we love books The Lost and Found Bookshop, however, opens with a funeral not gradually in Chapter one, but upfront in the Prologue It s like a hand popping up and smacking you in the face as soon as you open the book Now do not run away, this book is about the bookshop and how Natalie Harper, Blythe Harper s daughter and only child, has to use both her intelligence and creativity, to save this bookshop from going under Blythe Harper was, beautiful and inspiring, brilliant, but often foolish quirky and infuriating, complicated and beloved Natalie inherited some of these traits too, but in a muchorganized way She cannot believe her mother let the debt get so high or the building fall into such disrepair Grrrr, Natalie felt love, frustration and grief all at the same time Well, at least she had, Grandy, Blythe s father and her grandfather, who she loved dearly They would have to try and save this bookshop together.This story is the, Great Adventure and discoveries of historic significance, surrounding the one hundred year old Sun Rise Building in San Francisco, that survived the 1906 big earthquake The building was many things before it finally held the current bookshop, including a famed bar and upstairs brothel but Grandy s family were the owners at the time of the earthquake You are going to have to wait until nearly the end to find out how that all came about, but you ll be so pleased you did.While most of the story is about all the ways Natalie tries to earn money to pay off the debt so she can keep the bookshop and building, we all know it s about the people she meets that will try to help her do just that Most of the key characters are strong and wonderful individuals, from the staff, to the customers, and a particular handyman named, Peach and his seven year old daughter, Dorothy As Peach makes repairs to the old building, he discovers a few hidden artifacts, some even valuable And who knows, maybe they will find the buried treasure that Grandy insists is in the building somewhere, andabout Grandy s father and his grandparents.You will be immersed in this fantastic adventure so much you will not want to leave it.Thank you Netgalley, HarperCollins Publishers, and Susan Wiggs FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JULY 7.Who wouldn t want to own a bookshop That is a dream job.THE LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOP is a sweet read focusing on family, life choices, and choosing what makes you happy.If you need a feel good read, be sure to add this book to your must read list for the summer.THE LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOP has it all love, books, and anything sweet and heartwarming that you can think of.ENJOY when you read it 5 5This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchang FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JULY 7.Who wouldn t want to own a bookshop That is a dream job.THE LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOP is a sweet read focusing on family, life choices, and choosing what makes you happy.If you need a feel good read, be sure to add this book to your must read list for the summer.THE LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOP has it all love, books, and anything sweet and heartwarming that you can think of.ENJOY when you read it 5 5This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review free review copy Oh, how I loved this whimsical bookshop story It s hands down my favorite Susan Wiggs story yet and JUST what I needed to read right now A mix of family history mystery, San Francisco history, so much bookstore goodness and some grief and romance thrown in there I just inhaled the story and highly recommend it to anyone who likes books about books Just a really perfect read for book lovers Since I am new to this author, I had no expectations of style, depth, characterization, or grace I found them all, in abundance Why did I request the ARC from NetGalley Because I am a total sucker for fiction about books, book stores, and book sellers I was not disappointed.Remember The Little Paris Bookshop Blythe Harper, the recently deceased owner of The Lost and Found Bookshop in San Francisco, was also a bibliotherapist who know how to match a book to a reader, no matter the age of eit Since I am new to this author, I had no expectations of style, depth, characterization, or grace I found them all, in abundance Why did I request the ARC from NetGalley Because I am a total sucker for fiction about books, book stores, and book sellers I was not disappointed.Remember The Little Paris Bookshop Blythe Harper, the recently deceased owner of The Lost and Found Bookshop in San Francisco, was also a bibliotherapist who know how to match a book to a reader, no matter the age of either What she could not do was to keep her little indie shop solvent, the building maintained, and her daughter involved in the business.Natalie Harper, who had long decided against bookselling in favor of an unfulfilling but steady career, and a good enough boyfriend instead of a true love, finds herself thrown back to it when a plane crash kills both mother and lover Returning to San Francisco, she tries to rescue the shop financially, and retains her mother s handyman, the delectable Peach, whose pigtailed daugher Dorothy reminds Natalie of herself as a child Dorothy s favorite series of children s books, featuring familiar tales told from two points of view both hero and villain provides the theme and harmonies for the stories of all of this book s characters.The man Natalie loves most is Grandy, her ailing grandfather Andrew, who lives in the bookstore, and whose story is both clarified and obscured by the onset of dementia We read, through his point of view, about his family history, which include the earthquake of 1906, the historical damage of the Great War, how Buffalo Soldiers were recruited and treated, and the treasure that he is certain is hidden in the walls of the building somewhere Is his narrative unreliable, or do some memories remain true We also struggle along with his inability to focus on the present, as he confuses Natalie with her mother, and becomes increasingly feeble.As he works, Peach finds objects in the old walls that may corroborate some of Grandy s memories Natalie, attracted to Peach even before she learns about his history and true passion, refuses to act on the attraction out of guilt over her boyfriend s death Peach, attracted to Natalie, holds back as he sees new people come into her life and recognizes her emotional fragility A book signing by Dorothy s rich and suave favorite author, a mysterious DNA report found amongst Blythe s paperwork, and the lure of security can true love find a way Let s say that the reader will be intrigued by the characters, how history informs and repeats, and the company of fellow book lovers Is this book perfect No I removed one star because of a few too many coincidences, and a few too perfect characters However, I hope Susan Wiggs will revisit them I ll gladly go along, teacup in hand.Four stars Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC This romance novel set in San Francisco demandscredulity than I could muster, especially when the characters find street parking right in frontthan once The book hits a handful of tourist spots and digs into local history, but the setting feels like a hastily sketched pastiche of the city by the bay that I know and love Nevertheless, the story lines tackles several contemporary themes of interest, including biracial love, children of divorce, addiction, and aging in place with a This romance novel set in San Francisco demandscredulity than I could muster, especially when the characters find street parking right in frontthan once The book hits a handful of tourist spots and digs into local history, but the setting feels like a hastily sketched pastiche of the city by the bay that I know and love Nevertheless, the story lines tackles several contemporary themes of interest, including biracial love, children of divorce, addiction, and aging in place with a sensitivity and sense of humor that elevates the book beyond straight up romance It s no home run, but If you enjoy romance and bookstores, this story of loss and love will get you to second base Acknowledgement Thank you to NetGalley for a free copy of this book, in return for an honest and objective review After an accident that uproots her world, Natalie returns to her childhood home to care for her ailing Grandfather and run her mothers bookshop This was an absolutely lovely story that all bookworms will love A family run bookshop in a historic building and an abundance of references to beloved books add to this book lovers dream read This was a truly heartwarming, charming story with a cast of likable characters The setting is fabulous and readers will fall in love with Grandy, her ailing g After an accident that uproots her world, Natalie returns to her childhood home to care for her ailing Grandfather and run her mothers bookshop This was an absolutely lovely story that all bookworms will love A family run bookshop in a historic building and an abundance of references to beloved books add to this book lovers dream read This was a truly heartwarming, charming story with a cast of likable characters The setting is fabulous and readers will fall in love with Grandy, her ailing grandfather I adored this story and was wholly invested in the characters This story of family, love, loss, history, and romance stole my heart and I found myself completely immersed in the book I just adore books about books and The Lost and Found Bookshop was no exception 4 My thanks to the publisher for the advance reader in exchange for my honest review This review is based upon an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother s charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco She also becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather, Andrew, her only living relative not counting her rarely seen father But the gruff, deeply kind Andrew has begun displaying signs of decline Natalie thinks it is best to move him to an assisted living facility to ensure he get This review is based upon an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother s charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco She also becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather, Andrew, her only living relative not counting her rarely seen father But the gruff, deeply kind Andrew has begun displaying signs of decline Natalie thinks it is best to move him to an assisted living facility to ensure he get the appropriate care To pay for it, she plans to close the bookstore and sell the derelict but valuable building on historic Perdita Street There is only one problem with Natalie s careful plan Grandpa Andrew Grandy owns the building and refuses to sell Moving to plan B, Natalie quits her well paying, secure and boring job and moves to the apartment above the shop where she was raised with the goal of caring for Grandy and turning the bookstore into a profitable business As much as she misses the steady income and security her old job provided, Natalie falls in love again with the bookstore her mother and Grandy created And she goes ahead with repairs to the building using the contractor Peach Gallagher, who her mother contacted prior to her death Peach s charming daughter Dorothy is an avid reader and frequent visitor to the shop Over time Natalie finds her sorrow shifting from one of intense loss to one filled with the fond memories of her mother and her mother s wisdom, gleaned from the many books she read Unexpected discoveries during the work being done on the building and the discovery of her great, great, grandmother s journals, found tucked away in her mother s closet, help Natalie discoverabout her family s story This story is perfect for those who enjoy books with a little bit romance, a little bit mystery, and little bit history and a whole lot of real life The tragedies, challenges and emotions experienced by the characters are realistic and shape a lovely story I enjoyed it very much and thank NetGalley and harpercollinspublishers for the opportunity to review this book I ve given this book 4 stars but in reality it s really only 3.5 stars I wish it were a 4 star read for me but it just wasn t It just missed for me I love this type of book about bookshops and the lives of those who own and work there but this one just never grabbed me and drew me in and that makes me sad.The characters were well drawn and rather interesting and I liked the storyline but it took 3 4s of book before I felt really interested in what was happening.There were bits of information I ve given this book 4 stars but in reality it s really only 3.5 stars I wish it were a 4 star read for me but it just wasn t It just missed for me I love this type of book about bookshops and the lives of those who own and work there but this one just never grabbed me and drew me in and that makes me sad.The characters were well drawn and rather interesting and I liked the storyline but it took 3 4s of book before I felt really interested in what was happening.There were bits of information about peripheral characters that I simply found distracting with too many desertions and divorces and fatherless and motherless children that just seemed a bit much If the author had just not brought all that up, except for the main characters, I think I might have actually enjoyed the storyline as it was.I know most readers will disagree with me and yes, I do know Susan Wiggs is a very popular author and this book has a 4.15 rating on GoodReads but as I ve said to many other readers who just didn t like a book I loved, not all books are for all readers I may give Susan Wiggs another try since I didn t hate the book but just didn t fall in love with it.Thank you to The Book Club Girls, NetGalley, HarperCollins and Susan Wiggs for kindly supplying me with an Advance Reader Ebook copy (READ KINDLE) Ý The Lost and Found Bookshop Ê In This Thought Provoking, Wise And Emotionally Rich Novel, New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs Explores The Meaning Of Happiness, Trust, And Faith In Oneself As She Asks The Question,If You Had To Start Over, What Would You Do And Who Would You BeThere Is A Book For Everything Somewhere In The Vast Library Of The Universe, As Natalie Thought Of It, There Was A Book That Embodied Exactly The Things She Was Worrying AboutIn The Wake Of A Shocking Tragedy, Natalie Harper Inherits Her Mother S Charming But Financially Strapped Bookshop In San Francisco She Also Becomes Caretaker For Her Ailing Grandfather Andrew, Her Only Living Relative Not Counting Her Scoundrel FatherBut The Gruff, Deeply Kind Andrew Has Begun Displaying Signs Of Decline Natalie Thinks It S Best To Move Him To An Assisted Living Facility To Ensure The Care He Needs To Pay For It, She Plans To Close The Bookstore And Sell The Derelict But Valuable Building On Historic Perdita Street, Which Is In Need Of Constant Fixing There S Only One Problem Grandpa Andrew Owns The Building And Refuses To Sell Natalie Adores Her Grandfather She Ll Do Whatever It Takes To Make His Final Years Happy Besides, She Loves The Store And Its Books Provide Welcome Solace For Her Overwhelming GriefAfter She Moves Into The Small Studio Apartment Above The Shop, Natalie Carries Out Her Grandfather S Request And Hires Contractor Peach Gallagher To Do The Necessary And Ongoing Repairs His Young Daughter, Dorothy, Also Becomes A Regular At The Store, And She And Natalie Begin Reading Together While Peach WorksTo Natalie S Surprise, Her Sorrow Begins To Dissipate As Her Life Becomes An Unexpected Journey Of New Connections, Discoveries And Revelations, From Unearthing Artifacts Hidden In The Bookshop S Walls, To Discovering The Truth About Her Family, Her Future, And Her Own Heart I m in love with this book Peach I ve never read this author now need every book by her This book was perfect a relaxing virus read I love that it takes place in California, makes me want to go up to San Fran browse all the gorgeous book stores maybe open my own I knew nothing about this book going in so I was very pleasantly surprised at every turn It has a bit of almost everything I even added sometitles to my ever growing tbr list lol I m in love with this book Peach I ve never read this author now need every book by her This book was perfect a relaxing virus read I love that it takes place in California, makes me want to go up to San Fran browse all the gorgeous book stores maybe open my own I knew nothing about this book going in so I was very pleasantly surprised at every turn It has a bit of almost everything I even added sometitles to my ever growing tbr list lol