BOOK REVIEW: Where the Lost Wander
WHERE THE LOST WANDER by Amy Harmon conveys the pioneer spirit in an engaging story I enjoyed immensely. The caliber of the storytelling held me captive, and this author continues to intrigue. An engaging recommended read!
I read this book last October (2020) when our home was in the middle of a major remodel due to water damage. Several rooms were boxed and stored while we lived in our camper. It was the closest thing to moving I had experienced in over twenty years. Needless to say, it’s a miracle I found this review I wrote but failed to upload. My apologies to the author and publisher.
I love a wagon train story. WHERE THE LOST WANDER is full of interesting characters, including children, who move the novel forward. It was so easy to love the main characters for their tenacity and heart.
The romance is a slow build, but it has great emotional depth. I enjoyed the style of including each chapter within the heroine or hero’s point-of-view, even though it took some time to adapt my brain to it. This allows a greater intimacy with both characters, creating a bond of support from the reader for not only their survival, but their happiness as a couple.
After I got used to the point-of-view switches, I couldn’t read this fast enough. The Native American detail is exquisite. All I could say as I turned the last page, was Wow. This book convinced me I need to order Amy Harmon’s backlist. What an engaging storyteller!
Usually I describe a novel in more detail, but I don’t want to tell you too much because this story is deep and well-connected throughout. I can say that there are harsh moments that may make some readers uncomfortable. There are valid reasons for those moments and it adds to the wow-factor at the end. This time of history can be a cruel place, but it’s not without healing.
I loved the trail detail, including the hero’s talent for breeding and selling/trading his mules. It brought an authenticity to this story that I haven’t experienced in all the pioneer stories I’ve read. They’re a favorite theme in my historical fiction reading, and I consider this book one of the best frontier theme portrayals I’ve experienced.
Also, another favorite theme, the heroine is an artist. Her abilities to capture the human element play an important role in this story. I found her artistic talent intriguing in the way it enhanced the plot.
If you connect with the frontier spirit, I highly recommend Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon. I loved it!
Review by Dorine, courtesy of TheZestQuest.com. A digital copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review. Thanks in advance for following links and sharing this review on social media. #RomBkBlog
Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon
Category: U.S. Western Historical Romance
Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (April 28, 2020)
ISBN-13 : 978-1542017961
Rated 5 out of 5 Stars, Recommended Read!