[ [READ] Lost Found ] AUTHOR Jacqueline Sheehan – doctorio.us
Read Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jacqueline SheehanF It didn t make me weepy or a sobbing mess but I did read
It With A Constant Painwith a constant pain my chest almost the entire time First it was for Rocky and then it was for Lloyd and later it was for the both of them I wasn t ite expecting to have this reaction but dog books can do that to meThings start out on a sad note when the author throws you headfirst into the life and grief of Rocky who has recently lost her husband to a heart attack far too early It s sad and her recollections of her beloved Bob are often ite funny which makes the grief hit you all that much harder Unable to stick around in the house where she and Bob shared a life she decides to leave her career and her life completely behind and hops a ferry in Portland Maine and heads to Peaks Island to mourn She reinvents herself on the island and impulsively becomes the new Animal Control Warden I ve been to Peaks and it is a little slice of yesterday and I enjoyed reading about life on the island and the descriptions almost make you feel like you
there The rest of book follows Rocky through her grieving process as she meets new people and becomes invested in the life of an injured stray dog with sad eyes she names Lloyd You can guess what happens between Rocky and Lloyd right But all doesn t go smoothly nor does it go sweetly Lloyd has a history that Rocky is soon sorry she s delved into There s a little mystery and a lot of irky character building It s a little slow here and there and took me longer to finish than it should have but I m not sorry I read it If you re a dog lover you might want to put this on your list He is dog His life is ocean stick ball sand grass ride in the truck sleep by the bed look deep into the eyes of humans lure "them outdoors greet them with a burst of joy when they come home love them Fill this brief life " outdoors greet them with a burst of joy when they come home love them Fill this brief life Opening Line Bob had left the food carton on the counter the night before and it now smelled of grease and fishAs a dog lover I was enchanted by LOST AND FOUND but just about anyone will be able to find something to like within this engaging story Filled with love loss adventure and even a little mystery this is a story about the ability of the human and dog spirit to carry on and just what grief can reduce Christmas With A Hero us to Full of very real and charming characters a surprising whodunit storyline and a suspense filled yetltimately plifting ending As we begin the main character Rocky discovers her husband lying lifeless on the bathroom floor She tries sing CPR to revive him but for Bob it s just too late This forever sets into motion the abrupt transformation of Rocky s world Unable to continue with her job as a psychologist can she really help anyone while she s insane with grief Rocky cuts off the hair that Bob loved takes a leave of absence and moves to a small island off the coast of Maine There she takes a job as Animal Control Warden A job of which she knows nothing about but one that s thankfully a million miles from her old life Not having told anyone about her past Rocky is able to settle into a rather anonymous form of island life free from the I m so sorrys and concerned looks of friends But the grieving process is proving harder than she thought and its not ntil she discovers a black lab with a arrow sticking out of his shoulder that the healing truly begins Once Lloyd enters the scene he fast becomes the focal point of the story pulling in a host of great secondary characters like her crotchety but compassionate boss a pained teenager suffering with anorexia or the delightful old woman with sythesia Rocky then begins a search for the truth behind the arrow in Lloyds shoulder Inadvertently taking p archery in the process and getting pulled into a mystery that will endanger both her and her new canine best friend I read this today expe. T 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 irky and fallible character discovers the healing process to be agonizingly slowBut then she meets LloydA large black Labrador retriever Lloyd enters Rocky's world wit. I m only 100 pages into this book and I m already completely annoyed To begin with we meet the main character when she s angry at her husband because she has to order socks Then she s plunged into grief without ever having established a relationship with her husband other than being angry with him not a spoiler if you read the first sentence of the synopsis And we haven t gotten to know her well enough to feel any sympathy for this irrationally in my opinion angry womanSecondly the author hasn t told s what she looks like except for the length of her hair Is she short tall fat or thin What color are her eyes Is she pretty or plain It s very hard to picture a character without some sort of descriptive narrativeThirdly the author introduces Mortal Sin us to the character named Tess Then a chapter or so later describes her age and what she looks like naked A chapter or so after that a character describes Tess as the old woman with the hair What hair What the hell is she even referring to since there is no mention of hair color length or anything else that wouldalify a person as being described that wayFinally for now there is a character called Melissa She is named Melissa and referred to as Melissa How to Win an Argument... Even When You Lose until out of the blue she is referred to as Lissawithout introduction to the name and not called that by any other character Completely out of the blueThere are many continuity errors and gaping holes in the character development and plot But the ones here are sufficient enough to get my point across without spoiling the plot I m sure I ll finish this book if for no other reason than to find out what happens to the dog I don t think the characters are very richly drawn but the story is mildly compelling I just wish that an actual professional editor had gotten their hands on this before it went to publication A wonderful read for dog lovers There were definitely a few scenes where I held my breath and was very anxious but not a tear jerker because when the book ends Cooper the dog is still there not really a spoiler because if you lookp this book you will see there is a seuel called Picture This A Novel that talks about Rocky and her loyal black lab Cooper I will definitely be reading the seuel because I want to continue with the lives of Rocky Cooper Tess Hill Melissa and her mom Really great characters that I was happy I got to knowIn the book s opening pages we learn that Rocky s husband a veterinarian dies from a heart attack and Rocky not only lives with the grief of his death but also with the guilt that she was nable to save him Fast forward to Rocky relocating for a year to an island off the Maine coast where she can have a fresh start And this is really the heart and soul of the book new beginnings for the wounded the disappointed the hurt and the confused What I got from this book maybe you or me can make a difference to someone maybe someone can make a difference for you and medogs and cats included here After all if I m ever feeling a little blue a trip to my volunteer rescue always makes me feel betterThis is a book that you can get through ickly and one that should warm your heart This is not to say that there aren t serious issues that are covered here because there are But friendships are formed guards are let down and somehow it all comes together What the fuck did I just readDid she really just do thatI cant evenDone that was fucking beyond nastyview spoilerShe just dumped her husbands ashes in a restaurants fryer Now that the last of Bob was deep fried and salty she didn t want Johnny to #change oil right away Customers who came for the solace of hot #oil right away Customers who came for the solace of hot food would taste the fooking almighty sweetness of BobExcuse me while I go to the bathroom and vomit Aquinass Way to God up my lunch hide spoiler This book was dripping in sadness and grie. A poignant andnforgettable tale of love loss and moving on with the help of one not so little dogRocky'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 itting 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 coas. CtingAre There The Rest Of
To Like It I Meanlike it I mean s a cute dog for crying out loudThe story is of a woman whose
Husband Has Died Who Findshas died who finds dog whose owner has died The dog had been shot with an arrow which drives the woman to find out what happensAfter the books I ve read over the last couple of days on topics I didn t expect to like such as German war criminals and Jewish assassins and horse racing I found this was the only one I really didn t like it It s also become the first book this year that I ve given one star to The story is boring and pointless what s with the random sections told in first person from the dog s perspective and I m sorry I wasted my time on itEven if you love animals I don t think you d find much to enjoy in this book This book turned out to be so much than I was expecting For some reason I thought it was going to be a light fluffy chick lit read which I love but it proved to be much darker in a good way I loved the parts about synesthesia which I find fascinating and I thought the author did a really good job depicting the stages of grieving including the occasional irrationality of a person and an animal facing a loss so deep they re not sure they ll ever return from it Highly recommended Given that this story includes a dog Note A dog is on the cover so I had to buy it a woman in early mid life and archery all things I can relate to I thought the book was sure to be a winner for me But I was disappointed The characters didn t come across as fully fleshed out human beings but as ideas for characters The writing style was too simplistic for me a bit like the reading primers of my childhood See Dick See Jane See them chase Spot and perhaps because of this I didn t feel any tension or excitement during the climactic scene In fact I was interrupted by an nexpected visitor w I always have a hard time writing reviews especially with books I rate less than four stars But I feel it s even important to offer a review when it s low stars SoThis was an easy read and I think the author has than a few good stories to share But the writing is not good and is the reason I could not give this book three stars And that is saying something because I am rarely bothered by these things The main character and a lot of her actions and responses is not really believable in my opinion I know I know she s grieving However she is a psychologist so she is presumably a perceptive methodical and intelligent person yet does a lot of really dumb rash weird and rude stuffAlso the perspective was choppy and the dialogue was confusing at times I even noticed a pretty bad error the mother of the girl was named Elaine but was later referred to as Eileen I did enjoy the dog s role in the story and it didn t take long to get through the book so it wasn t a waste I m just not sure I would recommend it without a warning about some of the technical problems This book was kind of weird I think the author had a pretty good idea for the main plot of the story a widow who is grieving for her husband rescues a dog who is grieving for his owner However it seemed like she was trying too hard to make the main characters seem realistic by giving them faults and making them The Hokku or Epigram Versus of Basho uirky and instead she succeeded in making them come across as somewhat mentallynbalanced I had a really hard time connecting with any of them Ultimately the story that should have been touching what with the relationship between the woman and the dog and their saving each other ended Prison Ramen up being a little disjointed and even disturbing at times I still can tite get my mind past what she did with her dead husband s ashes In my opinion the only character that had any redeeming alities was Cooper the black labrador retriever and I did appreciate the fact that a couple of the chapters were from his point of view. H 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 nraveling 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 Fearful Symmetry unexpected plac.