Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DOUBLE REVIEW: LOST & FOUND and PICTURE THIS by Jacqueline Sheehan

Lost & Found


REVIEW:

From page one I feel in love with this novel.  Heartbreak, soul searching, danger, love and a dog who makes moving forward worth it are elements that make up this amazing novel.  You will get drawn into this novel and the characters that take over the page.  I rate it 4 stars.


Book Description

April 24, 2007
A poignant and unforgettable tale of love, loss, and moving on . . . with the help of one not-so-little dog Rocky's husband Bob was just forty-two when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor . . . and Rocky's world changed forever. Quitting her job, chopping off all her hair, she leaves Massachusetts—reinventing her past and taking a job as Animal Control Warden on Peak's Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Maine and a million miles away from everything she's lost. She leaves her career as a psychologist behind, only to find friendship with a woman whose brain misfires in the most wonderful way and a young girl who is trying to disappear. Rocky, a quirky and fallible character, discovers the healing process to be agonizingly slow.

But then she meets Lloyd.

A large black Labrador retriever, Lloyd enters Rocky's world with a primitive arrow sticking out of his shoulder. And so begins a remarkable friendship between a wounded woman and a wounded, lovable beast. As the unraveling mystery of Lloyd's accident and missing owner leads Rocky to an archery instructor who draws her in even as she finds every reason to mistrust him, she discovers the life-altering revelation that grief can be transformed . . . and joy does exist in unexpected places.




Picture This: A Novel



REVIEW:

Better than the first novel in the series, Picture This takes over where Lost & Found left off.  I was instantly drawn into the story line of this novel and found it hard to put down.  Sheenhan has the same great foundation in this novel as she did in the first but I felt the pace was much quicker and the story much more rich.  I love that there is a great story, but a sense of suspense as well.  I highly recommend this novel and the previous novel, especially to those who have a love and appreciation for the relationship between a pet and its owner!  A 4.5 star read!   


Book Description

May 22, 2012
The poignant and unforgettable sequel to the beloved bestseller Lost & Found; a marvelous tale of life-altering surprises and unanticipated guests Peaks Island, Maine, vibrates with its own special magic, a unique flow to life that knits together the small community that calls it home. The people, the animals, and even the houses have a charm and personality all their own. Just ask Rocky Pelligrino. Devastated by her husband Bob's sudden death, she found hope thanks to a relentlessly loyal black Lab named Cooper. Warm friends and a new job—as the island's animal control warden—have helped Rocky chart a course toward a promising future. She's even ready to try love again with Hill, the gentle and patient archery instructor. And there is an old house haunted by lost love and forgotten secrets that speaks to her soul.
But a phone call from a troubled young woman looking for her biological father shakes Rocky's newfound joy. Could this young girl hold a tendril of the man who was the love of her life? Or could the girl's appearance throw Rocky's world into chaos . . . and shatter her heart again?


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