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Everything Is Beautiful

(2021)
(The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton)
A novel by

 
 
For fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Evvie Drake Starts Over comes a “heartwarming and tender…good-humored and uplifting” (BookPage) debut about a reclusive artist whose collection has gotten out of control—but whose unexpected friendship with her new neighbors might be just what she needs to start over.

Amy Ashton once dreamed of becoming an artist and creating beautiful objects. But now she simply collects them. Aquamarine bottles, bright yellow crockery, deep Tuscan red pots (and the odd slow-cooker) take up every available inch of space in her house. Having suffered a terrible tragedy—one she staunchly refuses to let herself think about, thank you very much—she’s decided that it’s easier to love things instead of people.

But when a new family moves in next door with two young boys, one of whom has a collection of his own, Amy’s carefully managed life starts to unravel, prompting her to question why she began to close herself off in the first place. As Amy embarks on a journey back into her past, she has to contend with nosy neighbors, a meddlesome government worker, the inept police, and a little boy whose love of bulldozers might just let Amy open up her heart—and her home—again.

Quirky and charming, big-hearted and moving, The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton proves that it’s never too late to let go of the things that don’t matter...and welcome the people who do.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"I loved every bit of it. I think the term in book reviewer lingo is 'utterly captivated' - and I was, as it was not only so beautifully written but the story was brilliant, too." - Fliss Chester

"Eleanor Ray has perfectly captured how it feels to not quite fit in." - M W Craven

"A charming debut that glints in the sunshine just waiting to be found and cherished. A mystery that keeps you guessing until the end, a chocolate box of supporting characters, and a leading lady who you're rooting for with every page. A joy to read, and very beautiful indeed." - Lisa Dickenson

"Beautifully written and thought-provoking." - Katie Fforde

"A brilliantly original protagonist and an intriguing mystery - this book brings a tear to the eye and uplifts the spirit." - Jackie Kabler

"A tonic for the soul." - Lesley Kara

"A truly remarkable book that had me hooked from the start and racing to the end. Beautifully written." - Jenni Keer

"A gently absorbing entry into the mystery-uplit canon." - Vaseem Khan

"Heart-warming and thought-provoking, a mystery with a difference. It's beautifully constructed around the everyday items its central character hoards, as she slowly uncovers the secrets of her past. I loved it." - Andrea Mara

"A total treat of a read - warm, enchanting and intriguing, with an unforgettable protagonist at its heart." - Holly Miller

"Charming, endearing . . . will melt even the hardest of hearts." - Joanna Nell

"My book of the year! An absolute must read. EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL is everything you'll want in a book. I was pulled into this story from the very first page and didn't want it to end." - Lauren North

"This book took hold of me and wouldn't let me go until I turned the final page." - Beth O'Leary

"I relished it from start to finish. A beautiful book. Thought-provoking. Evocative. A treat to read." - Amanda Robson

"Amy's vulnerability and loneliness reminded me of one of my all time favourite characters - Eleanor Oliphant. A wonderful celebration of the power of kindness." - Hannah Tovey


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Hardback Editions

June 2021 : Hardback
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 1-982163-52-6 / 978-1-982163-52-5
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: the most uplifting, heartwarming read of 2021
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 0-349-42743-7 / 978-0-349-42743-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2022 : Paperback
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 1-982163-53-4 / 978-1-982163-53-2
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: the most uplifting, heartwarming read of 2021
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 0-349-42741-0 / 978-0-349-42741-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2021 : Paperback
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 1-982180-74-9 / 978-1-982180-74-4
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: an uplifting, heartwarming novel about finding joy in little things
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 0-349-42742-9 / 978-0-349-42742-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 1-79712-414-5 / 978-1-79712-414-8
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: an uplifting, heartwarming novel about finding joy in little things
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


February 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: an uplifting, heartwarming novel about finding joy in little things
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: an uplifting, heartwarming novel about finding joy in little things
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: an uplifting, heartwarming novel about finding joy in little things
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU