Lost & Found

Lost & Found

by Jacqueline Sheehan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061128646
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/2007
Series: Peaks Island , #1
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 154,112
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jacqueline Sheehan, Ph.D., is a fiction writer and essayist, the bestselling author of the novels Lost & Found and Now & Then. Currently on the faculty of Writers in Progress and Grub Street in Massachusetts, she also offers international workshops on the combination of yoga and writing. She writes travel articles about lesser-known destinations and lives in Massachusetts.

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Lost & Found 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 272 reviews.
lhutch More than 1 year ago
I have to be honest and admit that I love dogs and picked up this book, prompted by the cover. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. I've never read anything by this author, but the writing is so smooth and effortless to read, enhanced by touching characters, human as well as animal. The story leads up to an exciting ending, while giving you plenty of time to connect with the characters. All in all, I would highly recommend this book and am in the process of looking for other books by this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much that I stopped working for an hour to finish reading it--thankfully, I work from home sometimes. I loved the variety of characters and the various story lines. Not only was it a wonderful story about the human-animal bond, but it also was a good mystery. I also really liked the switch up with a chapter in the voice of the dog--for anyone that lives with and loves a dog, you absolutely know that they think about more things than just the next treat. This is one of the books that I will keep and not permanently give away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as The Art of Racing In The Rain, but still a good read if you are a dog lover. There is enough mystery to keep you giessing to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Surprising story about a woman and a dog,and how caring for an animal can bring someone back to loving again after a tragic loss. Not run of the mill characters or plot, a most engaging story with a few twists and turns that are quite unexpected.
Lyn52 More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I couldn't get into this book. I read the first 86 pages and still didn't feel that anything about the book or it's characters was interesting enough to finish it. I rarely do that with a book, but this just wasn't good enough to spend the time reading it. Books are so personal, and this is only one review. Obviously, many others liked it.
Tanya2011 More than 1 year ago
I won a copy of the sequel to this book and decided to read the first one so I would know the characters. I enjoyed both books. I love books about animals and their human companions. Picture This comes out soon so don't miss out on Rocky and Cooper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an effortless read. The whole story is revolved around a woman learning to move on after the unexpected death of her husband. The little details are what make this book so great. It shows that an animals' love can heal the most broken of hearts and show you how life keeps going. It also has a classic mystery that evolves around the dog and tugs at your heart strings. I would of given it a full five stars but some parts dragged out for me. Still a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book turned out to be much more than I anticipated it would be from reading the synopsis and glancing through the reviws. There were several sub-plots...Rocky's grief, Melissa's issues, Liz and her death, the mystery surrounding Lloyd's injury... all of which brought to life a delightful cast of characters and a story I didn't want to end! I will definately read the next book about Rocky and Lloyd once it is released. Well worth the read!
Jill Neider More than 1 year ago
I was so caught up in this story I couldn't put it down or stop thinking of each and every character feeling so connected to them. The details and depth of feelings, emotions are wonderfully portryed and blended. I laughed, cried and hoped, thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down. Excellent read
lismar23 More than 1 year ago
As a dog lover, needless to say, I was drawn in by the cover. But what I found inside was an incredible story about a woman who struggles with a recent loss of a loved one and finds herself in a new vocation she couldn't have predicted, spending time with people whom she'd not thought would become some of her closest friends. There is also an interesting twist at the end that made it all the more enjoyable as it was somewhat unexpected. I was touched by this book and it's a fast read. Highly recommended.
Readinista More than 1 year ago
A family member shared Lost & Found with me and upon first glance, I didn¿t have very high expectations. I thought it was going to be a fluffy beach read about a cute dog. In reality, this book is far from fluffy (well, except for maybe the black Labrador Retriever). Instead of fluff, Lost & Found featured characters working through real life issues ranging from grieving with the death of a loved one to anorexia to marital separation. All the while, a lovable lost dog weaves the characters¿ lives together in an unexpected way and helps each one find themselves again. Rocky is a psychologist and happily married to her husband Bob, until he passes away suddenly at the age of 42. Shocked by his abrupt death, Rocky is engulfed by grief and finds herself lost in her life without him. After a few months living as a shadow of her real self, Rocky leaves her job for a year and moves to an island off the coast of Maine. There, she feels safe from those who know her and far away from all the things that can remind her of her husband. On this island, she finds a new job, new friends, and a dog that helps her put her life back together again. Lost and Found slowly worked it¿s way into my heart. Although it took a few chapters to really hook me in, it soon took off and it was hard to put it down. The dog was my favorite character and I liked how he occasionally got to tell the story from his perspective. My only compliant about the book is that Rocky would sometimes act very odd and make strange decisions. She was often irrationally emotional, which seemed odd to me since she was a psychologist. In some cases, I wasn¿t sure how her actions helped the story develop and in my opinion would have made the book better if they were left out. I also longed for the tiny romance in the story to be a little more developed, sigh. However, I understand that the romance wasn¿t the focal point of the story. Overall, Lost and Found was a sweet story that showed how our relationships to dogs help us find love and friendship and discover ourselves all over again. Despite this familiar theme, it was a distinctly unique story with characters unlike any I¿ve encountered before. I highly recommend Lost and Found if you are looking for a beach or travel read.
mfelts More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It is honestly one of those novels that makes you take a step back and look at life in a whole new prospective. I must of cried at least three times and then my heart was filled with joy at all of the characters developments. It's a must read, especially if you love dogs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for teenagers, it also would help with anorexia pacients. the story ended up well. I thought that COOPER would find his way home after Liz's parents took him home but was happy that they finally brought him back!!
blondielaw More than 1 year ago
I have to first say I am a sucker for a dog in a story...this one was ok - not the best, not the worst. Keeps your interest but not a page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was well-written with nicely layered characters. One of those books you don't want to finish and whose characters stay with you. Good, intelligent plot with just enough mystery to it. Peppered with insight, information and food for thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick, easy read. I love animal stories but lost my beloved dog and can't read anything sad happening to any animal anymore. This was perfect!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't go wrong with a story about islands, beaches & Labs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and was almost unable to put it down.  My first book by this author but not my last.  She has a way with words that really draws the reader in.  I highly recommend it.
Minnesota_knitter More than 1 year ago
This is my first read by Jacqueline Sheehan - and it took a couple of chapters to get used to her style, but I love it! I'm a dog fan but this book is so much more. This is not just another "dog story". It is a combination of many genres of writing. Try it - you just may like it!!
tipstopten More than 1 year ago
Nothing spectacular but I especially enjoyed the dog parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a sucker for dogs and their humans stories, this is the one. Nicely written and I stayed up late reading it. I liked it very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A moving story about a woman who lost her husband suddenly and had to find her way to who she was and could she start over. Taking on a job as Animal Warden on an out of the way island, she finds purpose through a dog she fights for comes to love. There is mystery and it keeps you reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy books where the dog has a voice. The book is about loss (both for owner and dog) and how they form their own pack.
rovemet More than 1 year ago
A truly enjoyable exploit into grief and finding new joy in life.