The Library of Lost Things

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Harlequin, Oct 8, 2019 - Young Adult Fiction - 304 pages
From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.
 

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So many YA romances these days involve heroines with a power -- looks that literally kill, the ability to save a planet, a society, or the leadership to lead an oppressed army to ultimate freedom ... Read full review

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For years, 17-year-old Darcy, who seems to be white, has hidden her single mother’s shopping and hoarding addictions from everyone except her Cuban/Mexican best friend, Marisol, and Marisol’s brother ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter TwentyThree
Chapter TwentyFive
Chapter TwentySeven
Chapter TwentyNine
Chapter ThirtyTwo
Acknowledgments

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About the author (2019)

Laura Taylor Namey is a Cuban-American Californian who can usuallybe found haunting her favorite coffee shops, drooling over leather jackets andwishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband,two superstar children and her beloved miniature schnauzer/muse. The Library of Lost Things is her firstnovel.