All the Lost Places

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Daniel Goodman and Sebastien Trovato, separated by decades, are both lost men. In Daniel’s case, he was lost due to his own actions; for Sebastien, it is through no fault of his own. Both men are hungry to find themselves, or to find some purpose for their lives, and both will find themselves seeking it in Venice. Both, too, will find themselves connected to The Book of Waters, an unfinished story full of wonder and secrets.

All the Lost Places is beautifully written, bringing to life Venice of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is as easy to follow as any fairy tale (and often feels like one) but has such depth of feeling and rich detail that it’s easy to be swept away into the story. I loved every page and the vivacity of the characters enchanted me. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and wants a respite from books that orbit around war, and especially to anyone who feels lost in their own life. With two protagonists who also do, any reader is sure to feel welcome in these pages.

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Author Amanda Dykes
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Bethany House Publishers
Publish Date 13-Dec-2022
ISBN 9780764239502 Buy this Book
Issue December 2022
Category Historical Fiction