How would you help an elderly man find the long-lost love of his life? That’s the premise of Freya Sampson‘s beautiful second novel, The Lost Ticket, out today. When Libby arrives in London, she’s heartbroken and her life is in ruins. But she gets the chance to help another lovelorn soul, an old man named Frank, who has been searching for a redheaded woman since he last saw her in 1962. Libby embarks on a mission to reunite long-parted lovers, but she through helping them, she may also be opening up her own heart to love again.
The Lost Ticket looks like a sweet and heartwarming story about love, hope, and inter-generational friendship. Like the author’s first book, The Last Chance Library, this looks like a wonderful read.
Find out more about it below, and let me know if you’re planning to pick up The Lost Ticket. If you’ve already read it, let me know how you liked it in the comments! I’m hoping to read it soon, so stay tuned for my review.
Strangers on a London bus unite to help an elderly man find his missed love connection in the heartwarming new novel from the acclaimed author of The Last Chance Library.
When Libby Nicholls arrives in London, brokenhearted and with her life in tatters, the first person she meets on the bus is elderly Frank. He tells her about the time in 1962 that he met a girl on the number 88 bus with beautiful red hair just like hers. They made plans for a date at the National Gallery art museum, but Frank lost the bus ticket with her number on it. For the past sixty years, he’s ridden the same bus trying to find her, but with no luck.
Libby is inspired to action and, with the help of an unlikely companion, she papers the bus route with posters advertising their search. Libby begins to open her guarded heart to new friendships and a budding romance, as her tightly controlled world expands. But with Frank’s dementia progressing quickly, their chance of finding the girl on the 88 bus is slipping away.
More than anything, Libby wants Frank to see his lost love one more time. But their quest also shows Libby just how important it is to embrace her own chances for happiness—before it’s too late—in a beautifully uplifting novel about how a shared common experience among strangers can transform lives in the most marvelous ways.
Get the Book
You can buy The Lost Ticket here – it’s available as a hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook.
|The Lost Ticket by Freya Sampson|
|Genre||Contemporary Fiction; Women’s Fiction; Romance|
|Number of Pages||336|
|Original Publication Date||August 30, 2022|
About the Author
Freya Sampson is the author of two novels, The Last Chance Library and The Lost Ticket/The Girl on the 88 Bus. She worked in TV as an executive producer and her credits include two documentary series for the BBC about the British Royal Family, and a number of factual and entertainment series.
She studied History at Cambridge University and in 2018 was shortlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize.
She lives in London with her husband, two young children and an antisocial cat.