Little Girl Lost

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With the smell of burning wood and bricks lingering in the cool morning breeze, Johnnie Wise left New Orleans while her home was still smoldering. She had just been acquitted of murdering Sharon Trudeau, one of her former stocker brokers who had stolen a substantial amount of her nestegg. Broke with nothing but the clothes on her back and the shoes on her feet, Johnnie heads to East St. Louis to live with her father. But as fate would have it, car trouble along the way, forces her to stop in Jackson, Mississippi,...
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With the smell of burning wood and bricks lingering in the cool morning breeze, Johnnie Wise left New Orleans while her home was still smoldering. She had just been acquitted of murdering Sharon Trudeau, one of her former stocker brokers who had stolen a substantial amount of her nestegg. Broke with nothing but the clothes on her back and the shoes on her feet, Johnnie heads to East St. Louis to live with her father. But as fate would have it, car trouble along the way, forces her to stop in Jackson, Mississippi, where she meets handsome Paul Masterson, a roughneck evangelistic preacher who falls for her. Johnnie doesn't know that Earl Shamus is having her followed. Private Detective, Tony Hatcher, is watching her every move and reporting it all back to Earl, who dreams of being a big part of her life again. Will Johnnie give into the trappings of being a kept woman who wants for nothing? Or, will she reject his offer and try to rebuild her fortune the old-fashioned way?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935825005
  • Publisher: Dare To Imagine Books
  • Publication date: 7/7/2010
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 625,104
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    Love it!

    This is #6, so you might as well go ahead and order all of the other books - because you will be hooked from the first chapter! Keith Johnson is a wonderful story-teller. From the first page of the first book I have been mesmerized by the life and times of Johnnie Wise. I am eagerly waiting for more Keith Lee Johnson NOOKbooks!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2010

    Five star book all the way

    I read this book and the other three and I could not put the book down, It made me cry, smile, and get angry as well as happy and mad all in the same book this book brought out so many emotions in me that I really hated for the books to end. This book is truely a five star book to me. I can't wait to read more of Keith Lee Johnson's book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2012

    Ok, contrary to previous reviews, this is Book #4. I read Books

    Ok, contrary to previous reviews, this is Book #4. I read Books 1-3 and was instantly hooked, but didn't realize there were more books until I checked the BN website. I saw (listed as Books 4 & 5) what really was "The Story of Josephine Baptiste, Books 1 & 2). Josephine Baptiste, for all those who have read 1-3, know is Johnnie's deceased grandmother. So I ask around and I'm told that although it's good to read those 2 books, they're not directly related to Johnnie Wise or a continuation of 1-3. I'm told that the next book about Johnnie Wise is "In the Line of Fire," so I rush to order that one. Half way through the book, I find out that this book existed. So I stop reading "In the Line of Fire," ordered this one and read it. This book basically talks about what's going on with Johnnie and Lucas, although they are no longer together. I guess because I was hyped up from "In the Line of Fire," this book didn't seem all that exciting to me, but it was a decent read. So for all those who are just getting into this series, read Books 1-3. Book #4 is "The Return of Johnnie Wise," and Book #5 is "In the Line of Fire."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Great read

    This book is an awesome read!!!!! Definetely a page turner.....must read all parts to get the full story of this young girl.

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  • Posted February 26, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Excellent series!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Best books ever!!!!

    This series is a must read...i havent read 7 yet

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    Not worth it

    Omg i say stop at book 5

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Great read

    Great book series waiting for the next one!

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

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    Simply Awesome!

    All I can say is bring on #7! Great read from start to finish!

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  • Posted October 19, 2010

    wonderful book

    I read this book and the other two and I could not put the book down, It made me cry, smile, get angry and happy and mad all in the same book this book brought out so many emotions in me that I really hated for the books to end.

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  • Posted October 3, 2010

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    Good Book! Not as good as 1-5 though.

    The book is very detailed throughout but it gets very very interesting towards the end. Once you have read this book you definitely will be anticpating the 7th series JW in the line of Fire. It was not as fast paced as the first 3 books but it is a good read if u are a fan of the series. I just can't get enough of Miss johnnie wise. She is something else. After reading so much of her life you just wish everythig would turn out perfect. unfortunately there is so much more turmoil she will have to face. poor johnnie!

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  • Posted September 19, 2010

    Beats Little Black Girl Lost 5, hands down

    This is the book I taught I would read in book four, it's not as good as books 1 - 3, but I like this charater Johnnie wise.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2005

    WONDERFUL

    I LOVED IT. THE WRITER DID A WONDERFUL JOB. THE INSERT WASN¿T NECESSARILY THE BEST FOR THE BOOK. IT KIND OF MADE ME NOT WANT TO READ THE BOOK BUT IM GLAD I DID.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2003

    Outstanding

    Am I the only one that gets emotional over books? I can think of very few books that have evoked the type of emotion that Little Girl Lost has caused in me and I couldn¿t put the book down until I had turned the last page. I was angry throughout the book for the most part and that was a strange emotion for me to while reading. I was angry that the 15 ¿year-old protagonist, Johnnie Wise suffered greatly at the hands of the one person we learn to trust early in our life, our mother. Her mother sold her virginity to the insurance man, Earl Shamus on Christmas Eve in exchange for Christmas presents and Christmas dinner. Propagating the sins her mother grievously committed against her, Johnnie¿s mother was sold off as a young girl as well. It angered me to see that these two women could sit around and discuss prostitution as if this is normal behavior. Johnnie had the ability to make men wish for younger days and fancier ways. Although 15, she was built up like a 30 year old woman and surprisingly had the fit and finish of a much older woman. Well versed in the fact that she was robbed of a childhood, I admired her courage to make lemonade from the lemons. Her many benefactors each granted her something other than money that she could grow from. She learned quickly that she had something worth cherishing and that same something would afford her a better lifestyle. In spite of her situation, Johnnie extruded grace and poise in spite of. She walked an amazing line between adolescence and adulthood, still wanting to pursue relationships more age appropriate while fulfilling her perceived lot in life. Little Girl Lost wasn¿t just about Johnnie, really. It showcased a mindset of the era. Set in New Orleans in the 1950¿s, there are racial overtones throughout that angered me as well. How black people were supposed to act, and the atrocities that happened, even the nuances of, were wonderfully displayed in this book. Mr. Johnson touched on topics that are difficult to discuss, and accept, and his mastery of it makes his writing a high priority on my list. I found that though I was angry, which seems like such a negative emotion, I wasn¿t negative about the book. I found that the writing provided a catalyst of change within me to affirm the fact that we shouldn¿t judge a book by its cover or in this case a person by their profession. Great job Mr. Johnson!

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