Finding Katie

Finding Katie

by John Smith
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Finding Katie by John Smith

In this romantic comedy, the wealthy and sheltered Preston Meadows lives his life safe and secure until someone kidnaps his sister, Katie.

When he ventures out to find her, he discovers a zany world that he never knew existed, and a criminal world fraught with dishonesty and danger. Coming to terms with his new reality, he stumbles onto the love he thought he'd never find.

Eventually, he discovers a side of himself he never knew existed, especially after the Drug Lord kidnaps his girlfriend.

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"The author weaves together humor, engaging characters, as well as a bit of mystery, romance with a paranormal twist to make this story one not to be missed!" ~ Brenda Casto

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461167891
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/08/2011
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

John J. Smith is a prolific Fiction writer, who lives in Dallas, TX. He has won several awards for his novels and screenplays.

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Finding Katie 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
donnas1 More than 1 year ago
I wasnt entirely sure what type of book I was going to be reading when I started. It sounded like a mystery with humor element from what I had read before. And it definitely had the humor element, and a touch of mystery. But really it was about Preston and what its like for him to live in his sheltered family life and how he really grows and learns what is important and what life in about while on a search for his missing sister. Preston is an incredibly smart man who still lives in his parent basement and works for his father helping him to make millions. The closest person to him is his sister Katie who goes missing one day while trying to help someone out in a dangerous part of town. Preston is not able to stand back while the police and private investigators try to find Katie and insists on looking for her himself. This is a huge step outside of his comfort zone and he is not at all prepared to face life and survive in the real world. Luckily he does have his fathers credit card, this does help him adjust into a different lifestyle even though he cant admit he is the one purchasing the items he buys to help out his new found acquaintances. Throughout the book you really get to see Preston grow and find out who he is and it makes you glad that his sister went missing, because without it he never would have become the person he is meant to be. While I did like the story there were a couple flaws. One is that the story is about finding Katie. But its really finding Preston. Katie goes missing at the beginning. But it seems like once Preston leaves home he concentrates more on the new people he meets and finding Katie becomes more of a background quest. He doesnt forget it, it just seems like he doesnt make it such a priority. The other things that I noticed is that while the writing is good and the story flows great. It could use another pass by a good editor, then it would be a much better work. I would read another book by this writer. His main characters were well developed and you could really see the progression. And the story flowed smoothly which made it much easier and more pleasant to read.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Book Synopsis The very wealthy and very sheltered Preston Meadows lives his life protected from even the hint of harm. His world is safe and secure until someone kidnaps his sister, Katie. Against his parents’ wishes, Preston sets out on his own to find her. Preston works hard to blend in with the “regular” people roaming the streets of Dallas – but the real world is zany, insane, full of danger and ruthless criminals. Preston soon begins to learn more about himself and finds he has a knack for foiling certain crimes. In his adventures, during his search for his sister, he makes friends with some of the strangest people he could ever imagine. Along the way, Preston falls in love, comes face-to-face with a self-described Drug Lord, and discovers a side of himself he never knew existed, especially after the Drug Lord kidnaps his girlfriend. My Thoughts The synopsis for the story in no way prepares one for the rich reading experience that is between the pages of this book. A story that is the sum total of its parts but whose main attraction is young Preston Meadows, a rich sheltered spoiled brat at the beginning who comes into his own hard won persona by the end of the book. A man any parent could be proud to call their son! Never have I come across a character like Preston Meadows, both smart and naive, savvy yet unaware, enthusiastic and totally unpredictable this young man will win your heart and mind just like he did mine! Sheltered since birth by his wealthy parents Preston has only one real friend, his older sister Katie. When he finds out that she has been kidnapped he makes up his mind to find her and bring her home. Armed with only a no-limit charge card, a few articles of clothing, a stun gun and no knowledge of what he faces Preston leaves home vowing not to come back without Katie. Turns out that finding his sister involves becoming an "ordinary" citizen, blending in and acting just like the myriad others who inhabit the downtrodden neighborhood where it is reputed that Katie can be found. Preston soon discovers that his existence before has in no way prepared him for a life on the street but at the same time he also finds a well of strength and inner courage that he never knew he had. This is a book that took me by surprise with it's eccentric characters, the eclectic range of emotions that the reader experiences along with Preston and most of all the insight into human nature that the author showcases as the story progresses. The different sides of Preston Meadows come to light as he grows and changes as the story progresses. This book tells a story that is very unique, one that is hard to put into words without spoiling it for others but once you meet Preston you will understand what I mean. Preston's story is about a young man who sets out to rescue his sister and along the way saves himself in the process. A joy to read from beginning to end, I highly recommend picking up a copy of "Finding Katie" because it is a read that has appeal to both men and women of all ages and backgrounds! [Ecopy of the book provided in exchange for an honest review.]