The Lovely and the Lost, Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Lovely and the Lost, Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes sounds like an interesting survival story with some family drama. 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!

The Lovely and the Lost, Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Lovely and the LostTitle: The Lovely and the Lost
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 7, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 family business: search-and-rescue. Along with Cady’s son, Jude, and their neighbor, Free, Kira works alongside Cady to train the world’s most elite search-and-rescue dogs. Someday, all three teenagers hope to put their skills to use, finding the lost and bringing them home.

But when Cady’s estranged father, the enigmatic Bales Bennett, tracks his daughter down and asks for her help in locating a missing child—one of several visitors who has disappeared in the Sierra Glades National Park in the past twelve months—the teens find themselves on the frontlines sooner than they could have ever expected. As the search through 750,000 acres of unbridled wilderness intensifies, Kira becomes obsessed with finding the missing child. She knows all too well what it’s like to be lost in the wilderness, fighting for survival, alone.

But this case isn’t simple. There is more afoot than a single, missing girl, and Kira’s memories threaten to overwhelm her at every turn. As the danger mounts and long-held family secrets come to light, Kira is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her adopted family, her true nature, and her past.


Book Quotes: The Lovely and the Lost

The things that haunt us, they make us human.

It’s not the things you can’t find that haunt you. It’s when you choose not to look.

About Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She's been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a "practice book" and which none of you will ever see) when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen.

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33 thoughts on “The Lovely and the Lost, Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    Cry, cry and cry some more! But I actually really love the concept of this novel. The ‘ is life really worth living or is it better to just move on” I am definitely curious about this one without a doubt.

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