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Found: A Novel
     

Found: A Novel

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by Emily Brett
 

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Twenty-seven-year-old ICU nurse Natalie Ulster has a desire to see the world, in case she dies young like her mother, and a need to heal, which is compensation for her own damaged heart. Armed with an independence and self-reliance that stems from her father’s emotional abandonment—and wanting to separate herself from a deranged nurse whose husband just

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Twenty-seven-year-old ICU nurse Natalie Ulster has a desire to see the world, in case she dies young like her mother, and a need to heal, which is compensation for her own damaged heart. Armed with an independence and self-reliance that stems from her father’s emotional abandonment—and wanting to separate herself from a deranged nurse whose husband just died under suspicious circumstances on Natalie’s watch—Natalie grabs life by the globe and accepts successive assignments in Belize, Australia, and Arizona.

When Natalie meets Dr. Joel Lansfield, a physician who is also familiar with grief, she finds that Joel sees her for the strong woman she is, and loves her for all she has yet to figure out—but she’s not sure she’s ready to make room in her heart for love.

Desperate to maintain her emotional distance with Joel, she continues to travel. In each country, however, she finds herself confronted with near-death accidents, from a poisoned drink to a severe food allergy to being thrown overboard in the Great Barrier Reef. Too many coincidences force her to ask herself a frightening question: Is someone trying to kill her?

Editorial Reviews

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2016 USA Best Book Awards: Best New Fiction, Finalist

"Brett’s nursing background imbues her writing with authentic details of the physical and emotional challenges of patient care."
Kirkus Reviews

"5 Books For the Wanderlust Reader"
—Buzzfeed

“Top 10 Books That Let You Take A Trip Without Leaving Your Couch"
Culturalist

"Found portrays a multi-faceted heroine who fights to keep her nursing patients alive, yet is afraid to live fully. Through her travels across the globe, Natalie learns to stop running from her demons, both imagined and very real, and allow love to catch her."
—Elizabeth Hein, author of How To Climb The Eiffel Tower

"Found is an enrapturing story intertwining self-discovery with romance, adventure, and mystery. Not only will the descriptions of multiple countries make you want to travel and explore, but this novel will especially resonate with those who work in the medical field—in so many ways, it is their story."
—Diane Gage Lofgren, MS, Chief Marketing Officer of a major health care organization, and the author of Women I Want To Grow Old With and Get Published: Top Editors Tell You How

"Full of adventures to exciting and exotic places with colorful characters and sexy men, Found is a fast-paced debut novel with unexpected twists and turns.”
—Elena Mikalsen, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist, member of Women’s Fiction Writers Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940716800
Publisher:
SparkPress
Publication date:
10/18/2016
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
260,860
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Emily Brett received her first bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in Kinesiology, after which she went on to Arizona State University to receive a bachelor’s degree in nursing. While working as an ICU nurse, she earned a master’s degree in nursing at Arizona State. She is board-certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and has been in the nursing profession for over ten years. Presently she serves on the Advanced Practice Committee with the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and shares a medical practice with her husband, a physician. She has been published in a number of medical journals, including The Journal for Nurse Practitioners and the Online Journal of Nursing Scholarship. She is also a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

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Found: A Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Holly 6 months ago
Found is the story of a traveling nurse coming to terms with her past while dealing with someone trying to kill her. Natalie Ulster is a 27 year old ICU nurse who is dealing with the loss of her mother and trying to heal her damaged heart. With a distant Father and with a fellow nurse going deranged after her husband dies under Natalie's care, the need to escape comes in the form of being a traveling nurse. While she goes to Belize, Arizona and Australia, she feels that is just one step away from danger after certain things happen that Natalie thinks it was meant for her. As she meets a doctor by the name of Joel who will play a big part in her healing her damaged heart after a chain of events will force her to see who is good in her life. All it takes is one moment when everything will make sense to Natalie for her to see what she has been missing while dealing with the loss of her mother that will leave her with her happy ending at last! I'm so torn about this book about totally loving it to just feeling okay about it. The whole concept of this book was amazing but I felt that Natalie was a little whiny at times for what was going on during the story and if Natalie's character would have been better done, this would have been a 5 star read for me! Overall, this was a good read if you can get past the way Natalie acted sometimes and you can easily spend a couple of hours reading it while trying to figure out how this was all gonna end! Thank You to Emily Brett for writing a good debut novel that makes me curious to see what is to come from you next! I received this book from BookSparks : Fall Reading Challenge 2016 in exchange for a honest review.