The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay is an absorbing novel about a young woman named Rosemary who moves from Australia to New York after her mother dies. With nothing left of her old life, Rosemary decides to travel to a new city and finds herself working at an extraordinary bookstore called the Arcade. Soon, she finds herself at home among the books and eccentric staff that make the Arcade so rare and special. Unfortunately, Rosemary’s small town innocence and beauty get her caught up in a race to find a lost manuscript that could break the Arcade apart.
I found this story quite beautiful. In fact, I envied Rosemary’s character quite a bit, not only because she had a lovely job, but also her bravery to go to a whole new country and start a new life astounds me. As I read the book I felt full, as if I had just finished a warm meal followed by coffee and pie. Rosemary’s character grows and changes so naturally that I felt as if I was growing and changing along with her. Such a great book!
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