Can’t Wait Wednesday #56: The Lost Ticket by Freya Sampson

Posted August 3, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme / 22 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Lost Ticket by Freya Sampson
Publication Date: August 30, 2022
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction


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.

Why I Can’t Wait!

I have not read a book by Freya Sampson, but I’ve heard she’s very good, and the blurb seems like something I’d like.

What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!

22 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #56: The Lost Ticket by Freya Sampson

  1. Jenny+McClinton

    This one does look good although it has a different title in the UK, I wonder why they decide to do that 😂

  2. This sounds like a great story, Wendy. I have read a book by Freya Sampson and I liked it. Off to NG to see if I can get this one.

  3. This sounds like a very good story. The idea that his time is running out because of dementia is so sad though. I guess it is a good reminder to all of us to enjoy the present because we don’t know what our future (on earth) holds.