Lost & Found - Jacqueline Sheehan

Lost & Found

By Jacqueline Sheehan

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 171 Ratings

Description

A poignant and unforgettable tale of love, loss, and moving on . . . with the help of one not-so-little dog

Rocky's husband Bob was just forty-two when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor . . . and Rocky's world changed forever. Quitting her job, chopping off all her hair, she leaves Massachusetts—reinventing her past and taking a job as Animal Control Warden on Peak's Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Maine and a million miles away from everything she's lost. She leaves her career as a psychologist behind, only to find friendship with a woman whose brain misfires in the most wonderful way and a young girl who is trying to disappear. Rocky, a quirky and fallible character, discovers the healing process to be agonizingly slow.

But then she meets Lloyd.

A large black Labrador retriever, Lloyd enters Rocky's world with a primitive arrow sticking out of his shoulder. And so begins a remarkable friendship between a wounded woman and a wounded, lovable beast. As the unraveling mystery of Lloyd's accident and missing owner leads Rocky to an archery instructor who draws her in even as she finds every reason to mistrust him, she discovers the life-altering revelation that grief can be transformed . . . and joy does exist in unexpected places.

Reviews

  • For dog lovers, and those traveling through the Grief tunnel

    5
    By Redheaded Robin
    I loved this book for many reasons, but first because the dog’s perspective seemed real, plausible and something I have experienced. Rocky, the psychologist who lost her husband suddenly to a heart attach at a young husband, age 40, compounded her grief with the total disappointment in the sometimes lifesaving technique, CPR. I, too, have experienced that. The story line was riveting, and confounding until the end. So great plot, complex characters, and a bit of bizarre behavior made this book a quick and extremely satisfying read!
  • Good book!

    5
    By Dixiejack
    Well written , happy and sad, wrenching and funny. And, (spoiler alert), a happy ending!
  • Lost & Found

    5
    By Cappyjane
    What an inspiring book! If you have a dog, read this book! If you don’t have a dog, read about Cooper and you will want a dog. I have a black Lab named Jack, and he is a beautiful and loving dog. Now I need to read the next book!
  • Lost and Found

    4
    By Tiggy/Cookie
    New author to me. Being a dog lover, that’s what led me to read this book. A different kind of story that held my interest.
  • Lost & Found

    5
    By gina 456
    Wonderful story. Read the whole book in one day. One of my favorites, could not put it down.
  • Lost &found

    4
    By Chi bbee
    Interesting story, especially if you love Dogs, specifically Labs.
  • Loved it

    5
    By pink dreams
    Very rich characters and plot.
  • Amazing from beginning to end

    5
    By cknight2609
    From the very beginning of this book, you feel sympathy for the characters in this novel which continues until the very end. Rocky takes the reader through many emotional roller coasters and Cooper, the amazing black lab captures the reader's heart from the very beginning as well. Excellent writing and a great read.
  • Sweet

    5
    By boysinabooth
    This was a quick and enjoyable read. Great for any dog lover for sure. I recommend this author, her writing style is easy to follow and understand. Will definitely be reading more!
  • LOVE ITTTT

    5
    By Dulieta
    It was truly so hard for me to but this book down its so interesting u never know what's gana happen fantastic just fantastic