The Lovely and the Lost

The Lovely and the Lost

Kira Bennett?s earliest memories are of living alone and wild in the woods. She has no idea how long she was on her own or what she had to do to survive, but she remembers the moment that Cady Bennett and one of her search-and-rescue dogs found her perfectly. Adopted into the Bennett family, Kira still struggles with human interaction years later, but she excels at the fam Kira Bennett?s earliest memories are of living alone and wild in the woods. She has no idea how long she was on her o...

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Title:The Lovely and the Lost
Author:Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Lost Causes
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:328 pages pages

The Lovely and the Lost Reviews

  • Allison Brennan
    Dec 11, 2018
    The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a fantastic YA thriller that will appeal to anyone of any age. I?m a long, long way out of my YA years, but I enjoyed this story of a girl and her dog and the search for a missing girl in the Colorado wilderness. It?s no surpris...
  • Lori
    Apr 16, 2019
    Guys. I couldn't put this one down. I didn't know what to expect going in, I hadn't read the synopsis, but I've loved JLB's books before so I just went for it. And I was hooked! It's not perfect but the story and the characters and the intensity and emotions kept me glued to the pages....
  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 25, 2019
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Kira has a tenuous existence with Cady and Jude, her foster mother and brother. The family trains service dogs, as does Kira's friend, Free, and Kira finds it easier to deal with the dogs than with other people. Kira was lost in the woods when she was very yo...
  • Shelley
    Apr 18, 2019
    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Thriller *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The story follows the Bennett family Cadence (Cady), one of the best search and rescue dog trainers in the country, her son Jude, her adopted daughter Kira, who she found in the woods 11 years ago, and Pho...
  • P.M.
    May 27, 2019
    I have read several other books by this author. Some I have liked - others not so much. I did like this story of a feral child learning to be a part of civilization and the abused husky that she is training as a search and rescue dog. The best part of the story was her foster brother J...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Mar 09, 2019
    I love Jennifer Lynn Barnes' writing simple because not only is she an amazing author but she always writes stories that are captivating and unlike most stories in their genre. It doesn't matter what genre, the woman can write it and write it well. And while this maybe wasn't a fav...
  • Bea  Charmed
    May 11, 2019
    Sometimes dark, and full of coincidences, but engrossing. Full review to come. ...
  • Sofija
    May 26, 2019
    Well, it's official - I would read anything Jennifer Lynn Barnes would write! This book was soooo good! "The Lovely and the Lost" reminded me a little of my of my most favorite book On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Both books have three generation family drama and a lot ...
  • Christy
    Jun 01, 2019
    Oh my heart. I fell in love with the characters and the amazing search and rescue dogs ? Oh my heart. I fell in love with the characters and the amazing search and rescue dogs ?? ...more ...
  • Kate McMurry
    Jun 05, 2019
    Review of audiobook version of gripping, young-adult thriller with amazing dogs! Kira Bennett was only 5 years old when she was rescued over 11 years ago by Cady Bennett, one of the foremost search and rescue (SAR) handlers in the country. Kira was found abandoned and seriously inju...
  • Alexa
    May 20, 2019
    I've never read a Jennifer Lynn Barnes book until now, and must immediately rectify this! The Lovely and the Lost was a compelling read with a sub-culture I readily fell into and characters I cared for. I could tell I was in the hands of a skilled writer from the first chapter. Prob...
  • Lindsay
    Mar 06, 2019
    Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my favorite writers. She?s talented and her stories keep you on the edge of your seat. But The Lovely and the Lost was an anomaly. The writing differed from her other books to the point where it seemed like she passed along this idea to someone who wrot...
  • Melanie
    Jun 30, 2019
    The Lovely and the Lost was a good read, but not a favorite of mine from Barnes. I enjoyed the characters and the mystery of who did it, but at times the story was a bit dull and confusing... The ending was very good and makes me curious to know what happens next. I don't know if th...
  • Erin Arkin
    Apr 14, 2019
    The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the second book I?ve read by her and I have to say, I enjoyed the story and based on both books I will definitely be checking out more! I wasn?t really sure where this story was going to go based on the summary, but I don?t mi...
  • Judy
    Apr 15, 2019
    A captivating novel about the child, Kira, who was rescued and adopted by Cady Bennett. When rescued Kira was just a little girl and was living alone and wild in the woods. Once rescued she didn't talk for about a year. Cady Bennett trains search and rescue dogs and has taught Kira, he...
  • Stacee
    Apr 17, 2019
    I?ve enjoyed all of the books from Jennifer that I?ve read and was fairly excited to get to this one. I liked Kira well enough. The dogs were legit the best part and they might have been tied with Jude. I feel like we didn?t really get to know anyone in this group of characte...
  • mith
    Mar 16, 2016
    this has been moved to summer 2019! --- rescue dogs + jennifer lynn barnes = perfection ...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    May 11, 2019
    4.5 STARS 5 STARS if this is part one of a series 4 STARS if not Kira, once found in a forest living among the animals, now trains rescue dogs with her adoptive mother Cady and brother Jude. When a call to help find a missing young girl brings them back to Cady?s hometown and ...
  •  ༄LEAH༄
    Apr 03, 2019
    2.5 STARS Rounded Up to 3 STARS...because she is one of my Favorite Authors ? Highlights ? YA Contemporary Rescue Dogs Family Drama Mystery ? My Thoughts ? I love The Naturals Series and The Fixer Duology by JLB, I love how smart her writing is and how be...
  • Lori
    Mar 30, 2019
    The Lovely and the Lost is the first book by Jennifer Lynn Barnes that I have read and it was pure joy. I love her writing style, and her character development is well done. The plot is fast paced, with plenty of twists and turns, secrets and deception all of which makes this book hard...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Jan 16, 2019
    I have wanted to read one of Jennifer Lynn Barnes? novels for quite some time now. I always find the concepts to be really interesting. The Lovely and the Lost seems as though it is going to tug at my heart strings while I am on the edge of my seat! ...
  • Holly
    Jun 01, 2019
    i just. I need a fucking minute to settle down and just breathe. this book, guys. THIS FUCKING BOOK. it's so good and I love it so much, I love this family, I love Kira and Free and Jude and Cady and Mac and all the dogs, those good dogs who just love their humans with all their hearts...
  • Hollis
    May 12, 2019
    I'm a little conflicted about THE LOVELY AND THE LOST. This book centers on Kira who, as a young girl, was found in the woods after surviving weeks on her own. She's later adopted by one of the people who made up the Search and Rescue team and, now sixteen, Kira helps her foster mot...
  • Samantha
    Jun 10, 2019
    3.5 stars. Conceptually, this was an excellent story. The execution, however, really needed some cleanup. I enjoyed the basic premise of the book immensely, but the pacing was really uneven. The first half of the book drags badly. It?s difficult to engage with and is jammed wi...
  • rin 눈_눈 WATCH GOOD OMENS
    Nov 21, 2016
    im going to read everything by JLB idec what it is about ...
  •  Amelia
    Jun 14, 2019
    EVERYTHING THIS WOMAN WRITES IS PURE GENIUS *U* This book has it all: an original concept, kick ass MC, loving families and sibling moments, amazing friends, good mystery, brilliant plot twists and of course, a LOT of dogs who are adorable but also smart and do their jobs wonderful...
  • megs_bookrack
    Mar 11, 2019
    Cady Bennett found Kira in the forest when she was just a girl. That's what Cady does. As a Search and Rescue (SAR) professional she has found countless lost peoples. When she came across Kira, it was clear she had been on her own in the woods for weeks. Dirty, scared and practical...
  • Sarah
    Feb 17, 2019
    Another five star read from Jennifer Lynn Barnes! I literally need the next book RIGHT NOW. ...
  • Sharon
    Mar 21, 2019
    Gripping, intense, and utterly captivating! A little girl lost in the forest brings a family together on a search and rescue mission. For Kira, the search brings back chilling memories before her foster mother Cady found her in the woods as a child -- dirty, feral and unable to speak. ...
  • Vicki
    May 02, 2019
    I was completely engrossed in this book from beginning to end. I loved every single one of the characters. (OMG, Jude, I loved him so much - we all need a Jude in our lives!) I loved how all of these characters interacted with each other and I was totally invested in their relationship...