Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Lost and Found by Jennifer Carr Blog Tour Book Review

About the Book

Book: The Lost and Found

Author: Jennifer Carr

Genre: Christian Suspense

Release Date: June 1, 2023

In the small quiet town of Owenston, Kentucky, former FBI agent Mark Collins has found a new purpose as the county Sheriff. Married and enjoying the prospect of becoming a father for a second time, Mark’s life seems picture-perfect. But when a series of petty thefts turns into a murder investigation, Mark’s peaceful life takes an unexpected turn.

With his steadfast resolve and unwavering faith, Mark embarks on a race against time to catch a killer, but as he digs deeper, he realizes that the case is more complex than he ever imagined, and danger hits closer to home than he could have anticipated.

The Lost and Found is a Christian suspense novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat, blending thrilling intrigue with heartwarming moments. Mark’s unwavering commitment to justice, his ever-expanding family, and his unwavering faith in God make for a gripping tale of redemption, hope, and love. Can Mark untangle the web of secrets and find a way to heal the wounds of the past? Discover the truth in this captivating story of courage, compassion, and the power of love.

Click here to get your copy!

My Review

This is another touching novel by Carr. She knows how to tug at our heart strings and here she does so through exploring what family means. We readers find ourselves in a very supportive community where people are quick to help each other and consider newcomers as part of an extended family. An exploration of the foster system is part of the strong message of the meaning of family, that it is not necessarily blood relation.

The focus of the novel centers on the characters while the mystery takes a back seat. Jess is an interesting person in that she is very sensitive and can detect information from a person's subconscious micro-expressions and body language. My favorite characters were the young boys, especially the nonstop talking Colton.

The novel is written in alternating first person narratives, from Jess' and Mark's viewpoints. The chapters are clearly identified but one can be temporarily confused if reading is interrupted mid-chapter. It is not my favorite writing style.

I liked this touching novel of relationships and family. It is the second in a series but reads well on its own. I would recommend reading the first book, No Matter What, to fully enjoy this one. (You can read my review of it here.) We are definitely set up at the end of this book for a sequel and I will be watching for it.

My rating: 4/5 stars.


About the Author

A wife, mom, author, marriage and family counselor, a former AP Psychology teacher, and a podcaster, Jennifer draws from her life experiences and imagination to connect with her readers and listeners through the written and spoken word.

Married to her childhood best friend and the mom of a creative daughter, Jennifer enjoys a quiet life on their farm in Alabama.
When she’s not wearing one of her many hats, you’ll find her tucked away with a book and what’s likely her third coffee of the day.


More from Jennifer

The Lost and Found is the second book of the No Matter What series but can be read as a standalone. I needed to make sure my characters were happy and healthy after their adventures in the book one so the day I sent No Matter What to my editor, I started writing The Lost and Found.

I love to bake and when I was pregnant with our daughter, I craved all things sweet. One of the characters in the book has a similar craving so I created a recipe for her to enjoy. I’d love to share it with you.


Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, April 16

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 17

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, April 18 (Author Interview)

Pause for Tales, April 18

Texas Book-aholic, April 19

Lakesidelivingsite, April 20

Artistic Nobody, April 21 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 23

Cover Lover Book Review, April 24

Beauty in the Binding, April 25 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 26

Blogging With Carol, April 27

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, April 28 (Author Interview)

Exploring the Written Word, April 28

For Him and My Family, April 29


To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a Six Month Subscription to Kindle Unlimited ($60 value) and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)


Amelia said...

Thanks for sharing!

Randi S said...

Beautiful review!

Julie Sund said...

Great review!!

DreaDrake1 said...

This sounds like a great book! Very interesting!

Michael Law said...

This should be a great thriller. Thanks for sharing.