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Review of Lost and Found by Julia Blake

The Blackwood Family Series Book 1

Genre: Romance/Suspense/Thriller

Is it a Series? Yes, at the end of the book it says there is going to be a series featuring the Blackwood men.

Is it easy to Read?


Karen’s Review

This author only recently came on to my Facebook radar when I saw an update saying she had published her book today. She seemed genuinely surprised when so many people congratulated her. She was touched by the interest people had shown and hadn’t even mentioned the name of the book. Only when I asked did she post a link.

I went straight onto Amazon to have a look and was met with the description above. I couldn’t resist downloading it, as it sounded very much like the stories I enjoy reading.

There was a beautiful heroine, a handsome hero and some great supporting characters. The story line was intriguing and as the hero, Luke, ran an agency for rescuing abducted children. Although I knew where the story would go, I wanted to goon the journey. It is the getting there that’s important. Was the ride be worthwhile?

By heck yes! The author writes so well, I loved. I enjoyed the viewpoints of main characters and Luke Blackwood is certainly a great book boyfriend. At times I became Arianna as her eyes travelled the length of him and only stopping at points of interest. A strong masculine lead is enough to get hearts beating, and mine certainly did.

As the book drew to an enjoyable, if not predictable conclusion, I wondered why my Kindle said there was more to read. Afterall, the hero had come to the rescue, lovers were reunited and all that. What more was there to say? Well, I’m not telling you as that would be a spoiler! I didn’t expect my heart to be in my mouth at that point. It made me groan out loud,  nooooo……

I was totally lost and engrossed in this story. Wow oh wow.

I was also sure there was something more about Isabella, the sister in law, and I could only make a guess. The last few pages, I didn’t get the significance of. Had I had missed something? I re-read it but still didn’t pick it up.  It was only at that point, i realised this was going to be a series. Those answers would probably come later. A bit like a carrot on a stick, really.

I shall look forward to the next one and even though I am not a lover of series, certain ones, you really have no choice, do you?

Amazon –


Sometimes, you have to lose everything to find what’s important

Arianna Santorini has had a hard life.

Abandoned by her criminal husband and left alone to raise their child for six long years, she has learnt to make the best of things. Then she meets Luke Blackwood and initially he seems perfect. Strong, kind, understanding and loving, he’s everything she could possibly want.

But Luke has a secret. He’s rich, very rich, and Arianna has a deep-seated prejudice against wealthy men believing it turns them into men like her husband – manipulative, arrogant bullies. When she discovers the truth about Luke, her first response is to send him away and harden her heart to what might have been.

Then the worst thing that can happen to a parent, happens to Arianna, and the only person who can help her is the one she’s vowed to never see again.

This is Luke Blackwood’s story. A strong and confident man, he never realised his life was incomplete until he meets the fiercely proud and independent Arianna and her young daughter Lucia.

Lost & Found is book one of the fabulously exciting Blackwood Family Saga – which tells the individual stories of the strong men, and even stronger women, who make up this eclectic and eccentric clan, and their bumpy road to finding true love.




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