It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past.  Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.

Today’s forgotten book:  Mr. Flood’s Last Resort, by Jess Kidd, which I purchased in August 2018.

Why did I buy it?  I saw it on blogs and enjoyed the blurb.  But then I tucked it away in favor of others.  Sad, but true.

Description:  From the award-winning author of Himself comes a spellbinding and “magically entertaining read” (Good Housekeeping, UK) about a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder with a house full of secrets that “will appeal to fans of Tana French and Sophie Hannah, as it charms and unsettles in equal measure” (BookPage).

Maud Drennan is a dedicated caregiver whose sunny disposition masks a deep sadness. A tragic childhood event left her haunted, in the company of a cast of prattling saints who pop in and out of her life like tourists. Other than visiting her agoraphobic neighbor, Maud keeps to herself, finding solace in her work and in her humble existence—until she meets Mr. Flood.

Cathal Flood is a menace by all accounts. The lone occupant of a Gothic mansion crawling with feral cats, he has been waging war against his son’s attempts to put him into an old-age home and sent his last caretaker running for the madhouse. But Maud is this impossible man’s last chance: if she can help him get the house in order, he just might be able to stay. So the unlikely pair begins to cooperate, bonding over their shared love of Irish folktales and mutual dislike of Mr. Flood’s overbearing son.


As I reread the description, I am now eager to dive into this one!  So glad for this event, which helps us refresh our memories of the books we bought!

What books have you forgotten about…or neglected?



  1. Mr. Flood’s Last Resort sounds like something I would enjoy. I hope you do get to read it soon so I know if I should add it to my TBR shelf. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I vaguely remember seeing this one before and thinking it sounded great. Glad you dug it out and now have a delightful read ahead of you, Laurel Rain.

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