The Lost and Found Bookshop

The Lost and Found Bookshop

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 be?"

There 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 about.

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 scoundrel father.

But 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 grief.

After 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 works.

To 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.

Title:The Lost and Found Bookshop
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062914095
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    The Lost and Found Bookshop Reviews

  • Berit???

    An uplifting story for all book lovers! Susan Wiggs has written a charming story filled with family, hope, heart, and books. Always responsible Natalie is working a job she doesn’t necessarily love,...

  • Mom_Loves_Reading

    I love books about bookshops & libraries, so I knew this book was for me! A charming story about love, loss & family, with some history, mystery & romance woven in. Heartwarming, satisfying & utterly ...

  • Lisa

    [2.7] A bland, utterly predictable novel about a young woman who is overcoming grief, trying to save a failing bookstore and deciding which man to choose. I liked the bookstore....

  • ChristieSHBBblogger

    Title: The Lost and Found BookshopSeries: Bella Vista Chronicles #3Author: Susan WiggsRelease date: July 7, 2020Cliffhanger: noGenre:women's fictionWhat a wonderful treat this story was! I picked it ...

  • Producervan in Cornville, AZ from New Orleans & L.A.

    The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs. William Morrow. Advance Reader’s E-Proof courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers. First Edition. ISBN 978-0-06-291409-5. General Fiction (Adult). Women’s F...

  • Toni

    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 gradu...

  • Tina

    This is a women's fiction/chick-lit. The main character is Natalie Harper, and this book is about her finding out what she really wants out of life. There is a small amount about her finding romance. ...

  • Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)

    There are times when tragedy leads one to evaluate one’s life and recognize that one has been merely existing and not living up to their full potential. It also provides the opportunity to reconnect...

  • Pauline

    Natalie’s life is turned upside down when she loses both her mother and boyfriend. She gives up her well paid job to look after her grandfather and her mothers bookshop.A story about loss and choice...

  • Anna

    I received a copy in a Goodreads giveaway, and was thrilled to have an opportunity to review "The Lost and Found Bookshop" by one of my favorite authors.Natalie Harper has just lost her mother to a tr...