#Bookreview for Lost and Found by Alistair Dunlop #adoption #truestory

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is closely based on a true story and I think it is the fact that the author has captured this aspect so well that gives the story authenticity. Understandably personal details, names and locations have been changed but the central character, Marjory, has given her blessing to her tale being told and has clearly worked with the author to ensure the events are correct.

This novel tells the life story of Marjory right from when she was adopted as a baby. Adoption is dealt with in different ways. Some parents keep this information from the child until they feel they are old enough to understand it and some choose to allow the child to grow up fully aware of their history. In Marjory’s case she grew up in full knowledge that she was adopted and was perfectly happy with her place in the family.

However, as time moved on and the family changed, for various reasons, Marjory set out to find her biological parents. And it is at this point that you can particularly tell it is a personal story as unlike what can appear in fiction this tells the tale of the struggle to find out information, the disappointments and the fact that there is not always a happy ever after…at least in some respects. I shall leave the details at that point as I don’t want to give anything away.

This is a well written, gently paced and thoughtfully told story although occasionally with a bit more detail than necessary. Despite this it manages to draw you on as you want to discover the outcome. Those seeking their own biological parents would do well to read it because being based on reality it sheds some light on the process, as well as the patience, and strength, needed to follow it.

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I reviewed The Cost of Kindness by Alistair Dunlop here.

About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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