Friday, July 29, 2022

Blog Tour Review: The Lost and Found Girl by Maisey Yates


The Lost and Found Girl by Maisey Yates
Publication Date: July 26th 2022 by HQN Books
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher 
Rating: ½

My Thoughts:
The McKee sisters are marked by finding baby Ruby on the bridge twenty-two years ago. Now in the present all four McKee women face challenges and a secret that needs to come out. This is part women’s fiction, part mystery and part romance, and wow! Didn’t see that twist coming at all!

Ruby McKee is the “miracle” baby of Pear Blossom, Oregon. A baby found bundled up on a cold December evening twenty-two years ago, a year after another girl went missing, casting a shadow on the idyllic town. Her rescue brought light and hope back to their little town and made her their symbol for all that’s good.

Ruby’s back home after going to school abroad taking a dream job as an archivist. Ready to do something good for the town. Because it was a miracle she was found that night and so she must be destined to have survived for something great, right? Those are some big shoes to fill, and finally Ruby is coming to the realization it’s not fair to put that on her.

Then there’s:
Marianne: The oldest McKee sister, with a seemingly perfect family, home, and business, and yet has visions of it all crashing down. She’s at odds with her fifteen-year-old daughter, and the perfect marriage she thought she had may not be so perfect.

Lydia: The second to the oldest, who just lost her husband, and is dealing with his best friend, Chase insisting to help on the farm. She’s grieving, but not in the way most assume.

Dahlia: The closest in age to Ruby, just four when they found her. Dahlia was the baby of the family until Ruby. She’s always been a bit of an outsider, the edgy girl dressed in black, always speaking her mind. She’s now writing on the town paper and discovering old secrets that may throw a wrench into what everyone thought was truth.
The Lost and Found Girl focused on all four women. Their loves, losses, and troubles, and it all felt real-to-life and relatable.  Then there’s mystery of the missing girl, Caitlin and of Ruby’s abandonment. The story was so good, and riveting and oh my, that ending! I didn’t see it coming! Such a great twist and I love how everything came together!

 4.5 Stars

Book Description:

The small Oregon town of Pear Blossom welcomes the return of its prodigal daughter Ruby McKee. Found abandoned as a baby by the McKee family, Ruby is the unofficial town mascot, but when she and her adoptive sisters start investigating the true circumstances around her discovery, it soon becomes clear that this small town is hiding the biggest, and darkest, of secrets. A raw, powerful exploration of the lengths people go to protect their loved ones, for fans of Lori Wilde and Carolyn Brown.

Ruby McKee is a miracle.

It’s a miracle she survived, abandoned as a newborn baby. A miracle that she was found by the McKee sisters. Her discovery allowed the community of Pear Blossom, Oregon, broken by a devastating crime, to heal. Since then, Ruby has lived a charmed life. But she can’t let go of the need to know why she was abandoned, and she’s tired of not having answers.

Dahlia McKee knows it’s not right to resent Ruby for being special. But uncovering the truth about sister Ruby’s origins could allow Dahlia to carve her own place in Pear Blossom history… if she’s brave enough to follow her heart.

Widowed sister Lydia McKee doesn’t have time for Ruby’s what if’s – when Lydia’s right now is so, so hard. Her husband’s best friend Chase might be offering to share some of the load, but can Lydia ever trust her instincts around him?

Marianne Martin is glad that her youngest sister is back in town, but balancing Ruby’s crusade with the way her own life is imploding is turning into a bigger chore than she imagined. Especially when Ruby starts overturning secrets about the past that Marianne has spent a lifetime trying to pretend don’t exist.

And when the truth about Ruby’s miraculous origins, and the crime from long ago, turn out to be connected in ways no one could have expected, will the McKee sisters band together, or fall apart?

About the author:

Maisey Yates is a New York Times bestselling author of over one hundred romance novels. Whether she's writing strong, hard working cowboys, dissolute princes or multigenerational family stories, she loves getting lost in fictional worlds. An avid knitter with a dangerous yarn addiction and an aversion to housework, Maisey lives with her husband and three kids in rural Oregon. Check out her website, or find her on Facebook.

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  1. Wonderful review, Rachel. I have this one to read and am looking forward to it more now. This story sounds great and I do love a good family story.

  2. What a terrific review, Rachel. I haven't read a Maisy Yates book in a while but I used to enjoy her books.

  3. What a hook - found on a bridge. I am already invested. Sounds wonderful to me.

  4. I recognize this author and think cowboys but I checked my tbr and I have nothing. If you think it's good I'll have to check her out sometime.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  5. This one sounds like it tugs at your heart! :)

  6. I haven't read this author but this book sounds good.

  7. I love books about sisters so this one really appeals to me.

  8. Thanks.

  9. Great review! This one sounds like a real winner!

  10. That cover looks so lovely and just summer you know