Little Girl Lost by Janet Gover
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: CHOC LIT
Well, I was disappointed when I read this book. Why? Because I found out it was book four in a series and I had missed out on the other three!
Tia is starting a new life in Coorah Creek in the outback after running from a bad situation in Brisbane. She intends to keep to herself, earn her living, and hopes to live like normal people do. Max is an honest cop, which is how he ended up in Coorah Creek. One doesn’t pull over the Minister of Police for a DUI and then refuse to expunge the citation. Sarah is returning home after university, not expecting to discover that her father is desperately ill and might not survive. Pete, several years older than Sarah and a truck driver, has always been Sarah’s knight-in-shining-armor. These four lives come together when a little girl gets lost in the outback and the entire town of Coorah Creek rallies to help with the search.
I really enjoyed reading Little Girl Lost. I loved the town of Coorah Creek and how the community pulls together. It reminded me of old books and movies in which people are generally good. The kind of town that Frank Capra might have imagined if he were doing movies in the Australian Outback.
As with most of the other CHOC LIT novels that I have been fortunate enough to read lately, there is a lot of story to go along with the romance and you really won’t find yourself bored. As the search for the missing little girl was going on, I was literally flicking page after page.
The characters are well done, with none ringing a false note. While I liked that both Max and Pete were the type of men to always do the right thing, even when it might have been the wrong thing, Pete’s situation struck me as a tad martyrish and I mentally applauded Sarah when she called him on it. (Hmmm….how is that for offering commentary without spoilers?)
If you like heartwarming and engrossing romances about good people, Little Girl Lost is a good bet.
Now I have to read the other books in the series. Oh, yes, this can be read as a standalone book, but if you fall in love with Coorah Creek, you probably want to read all of them.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and ChocLit in exchange for an honest review.
From Amazon: Little Girl Lost
rating: (4 butterflies and a ladybug)