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***This relaunched on February 4th, 2019! It's freshly edited and revised for your reading pleasure. There is a bonus chapter in Nathan's POV. And there's a brand new book cover!***


When you are faced with challenges, what matters most is
how you choose to deal with them. That determines your fate

Her life seemed perfect. Her childhood best friend Christina was like a sister
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Published (first published October 15th 2014)
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Vic Booksgalore
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure what to expect since this is the author's debut book but I have to admit I absolutely loved this book!
There was a great blend of romance, friendship, suspense, mystery and an unpredictable story. And to me that was satisfying!
I'm so over the stories that are so predictable from the start. This one kept me guessing in a good way.
Daniela has been through so much but still tries to live her life with going to school and working. She hasn't dated much since a couple of terrible
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Heather Bass
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from this author and she blew me away. I love a good suspense romance but this book exceeded all my expectations. You cant help but to fall in love with these characters. I was hooked on this book right from the beginning. These characters drew me so much I read this book in no time. It only took me a few hours to devour this incredible book.

Daniela Franco had the perfect childhood. She and her best friend Christina did everything together. Daniela was so
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Tracy Wilkin
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What She Lost and Found is a story of a young woman who has lost and wants to live life to the fullest once again. It is written by M. L. Garcia. It was a beautiful and emotional story that was enthralling and remarkable.


Daniela suffers a loss that seems like there is no coming back from. Her best friend was more like a sister and her loss set on an unexpected and unwanted path. Her innocence is gone and she is left utterly broken. This tale outlines a person's struggle to continue after great
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Star rating for What She Lost and Found: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The story has a great mix of romance, heartbreak,
suspense, mystery and likable characters.
This is a guest review and based on the latest
edited version of the ARC for this novel given by
the author.

Full length review coming closer to release date (Oct.15th)

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Star rating for "What She Lost and Found" is 4.5 out of 5.
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Brigitte
I obtained this book via NetGalley and the Author in exchange for an honest review. This is the first novel written by this author.

Daniela went through ordeal at college in her hometown, which made her very cautious of getting close to members of the opposite sex. To make matters worse, her best friend was raped and murdered around the same time.

She moved away from her hometown to continue her studies and to escape the bad experiences and memories. She now dressed down and wore very little
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wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
* * * obsessed by books arc given for an honest review * * *

This book is about love and loss.

Daniela has suffered a tremendous amount of hurt, physical and emotional. Daniela was drugged at a party and raped, when runs to get help she runs into her best friends boyfriend Nick, then just two days after that she loses her best to murder. she tries to console Nick, but decides she moving to try to start over. She keeps in contact with Nick , cause she feels he saved her that night.

Daniela doesn't
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Kristi
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this story from NetGalley.
I really did enjoy this story. It was pretty predictable. But overall it was a very good story. The writing style is easy to read.
It talks alot about friendship, which even friends can turn on you. Best friends, you think you know a person and you never know what can happen. I like knowing some people are trustworthy. You go through childhood with somebody and you think you know them. Lots of romance and sex, although I dont mind it some people do. It wasnt
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Francis
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
What She Lost and Found by M.L. Garcia is an emotional story about a young woman, Daniela, whose life has been torn apart by rape and murder. Trying to build a new life in a new city, she finds her past holding her back from getting close to anyone, particularly men. As the story progresses, she realises she has a lot more to go through before she will fully be safe.
I really like the characters in this. Bridget, Danielas former roommate and closest friend at uni, is full of energy and love for
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Jana
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
What She Lost and Found is M.L. Garcias debut novel and what a debut it is! It is a combination of romance, mystery, suspense, heartbreaking tragedy and healing We meet Daniela who lost her innocence in an extremely horrible way and it all got compounded by even more horrible event just two days later. These events have changed her life for ever We also meet Nathan who needs to find his way into Danielas heart this journey is long and painful and when you join them on that journey you need ...more
Laura Furuta
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What She Lost and Found
By: M.L. Garcia
5 out of 5 stars

The story What She Lost and Found by M.L. Garcia is a wonderful book that I loved reading. It is a story that hooked me in from the beginning and didnt let go until the ending page. It is an emotional journey that I found both heartbreaking and heartwarming. I loved reading about the character of Daniela Franco. She is someone who because of the past doesnt trust easily and is careful who she lets into her life. Her journey has her taking
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Michelle Austin
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What She Lost and Found was a great 5 star read.

Daniela had everything going for her, she and her best friend were in college having a great time. Until a couple of tragic nights happen that send everything spiraling out of control for Daniela.

We jump ahead to Dani at a different college. She is struggling with trusting others, especially men. She has a set schedule for work and school that she follows exactly. When a hot guy comes into the coffee shop where she works, he causes her to feel
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Lisa Fallon
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tear-jerkers
well where do I start??
this book is more than a story it's the journey of a young girl who's innocence and best friend were stolen from her in a weekend.
once Daniela starts telling her story you can't help but be caught up in it I couldn't put it down, I felt so sorry for Daniela and at the beginning you understand while she was just going through the motions of life until Nathan.
I loved Nathan from the minute he is introduced and I was really really routing for him and Daniela to get together
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Jenni Bishop
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
What She Lost and Found by M.L. Garcia is an emotional journey that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. It is a story where my emotions were all over the place as I meandered along this journey. There are many characters and a lot going on with this story but it is easy to follow along and the story is well written. There are a lot of twist and turns and a lot of mystery as to what is really going on in the lives of these young people. I did find myself frustrated a lot of times with the ...more
For the Love of Books
This is certainly one of those books that once you start it you can hardly put it down until it is finished! (By the way I happen to love books like that!) What She Lost And Found covers some very real and very difficult situations, but M.L Garcia writes with realism and compassion. Daniela, the main female character, has more traumatic events happen to her and those she loves than any one person deserves. However, she deals with these events with strength and courage making her a female ...more
Katie
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
What She Lost and Found
By M. L. Garcia
4 stars

What She Lost and Found was a wonderful read and a great debut novel for this author. I found I was hooked into the story easy, it had a pretty good pace and flow (in most parts) to it which made it a pleasure to read.
Danielas character was really well written and I could tell the author had really thought about her. I could feel all of the emotions that she did and my heart broke for her a few times. I really did find myself rooting for her the
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She Hearts Books
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daniela lost everything in one weekend including her innocence and best friend. It was heart wrenching to read. Since then she is just coasting through her life. She moves away to put all of that behind her and hides herself behind drab clothes and no makeup. She throws herself into her school work. She meets Nathan and becomes friends with him opening her heart to him and sharing her past. He is so sweet to her. She meets and starts dating Alex. I really wanted her to date Nathan instead. ...more
Angela
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

What She Lost and Found by M.L Garcia is story with a bit of a love triangle. It twisted and turned, and kept me reading the whole way through. The tension was really well done and had me on the edge of my seat. There was plenty of love, loss, grief, pain, mature content, great characters, interesting and surprising developments, and more. There is even a stalker element- which added an extra element of intensity, mystery, and suspense.
The story definitely had a lot going on in it, and a
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Casey
Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A copy was provided by Netgalley for an honest review.

What She Lost and Found deals with emotional after effects of sexual abuse, so if this is a no go topic for you, be cautioned. I started out thinking I was going to like this emotional read with difficult topics. However, I think I can only read so many situations about one character being assaulted in a single book before I start yelling at my Kindle oh, come on. I cant believe any one person would have so many sexual assaults/attempts in
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Angelina Frazzini
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What She Lost and Found by M.L. Garcia is a very emotional story. Daniela has had her life torn apart and now she has to try to fight through it.

Daniela has experienced trauma that no one should ever have to deal with. She thinks that starting over in a new city and getting a fresh start may help. However, she realizes her past is holding her back. She doesnt get close to people, she doesnt trust anyone, especially men, and she doesnt feel safe.

Due to some scenes being depicted fairly
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Paula Harp
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as an arc for a honest review. Daniela was assaulted her first year of college and then her best friend Christina was raped and murdered two days later. Dani changed colleges and became a loner after that, to survive she goes to school and work and has only a few friends. Then she meets Nathan who wants more from her but settles on being her best guy friend until she meets Alex and starts dating him. She feels too much for Nathan to give him a chance because she never wants ...more
Michelle Mulvey
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What She Lost And Found by M. L. Garcia was my first read by this author. I enjoyed reading this book and it captured my attention from the very beginning. Everyone has a past. Everyone has a choice to either move on and be stronger because of it or live in fear. Daniela Franco has been through a lot a few years ago. Not only did she lose her best friend tragically but she was also assaulted.
Daniela finally becomes great friends with Nathan. Hes the only male she trusts aside from her dad. She
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Robin Rankin
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
What She Lost and Found by M.L Garcia was a story that was hard to read at times only due to the subject matter. Ms. Garcia did a good job writing about a horrible and traumatic subject. This is one of the things about the book that actually left me without words. There is just no way to describe the agony Daniela dealt with for those years.

Daniela, a Senior at The University of Texas at Austin (Hook'em) hasn't really lived her life until now. She slowly comes out of her shell and acts like
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Julie
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
What She Lost and Found by M. L. Garcia is a four star novel. I really enjoyed digging into the life of Daniela. At first, it is a big secret about what happened to Daniela before she started college. Some of the information that comes out and in the amount of detail it is in could be triggering for some readers. Please be advised of this. When the situations surrounding Danielas trauma emerges, we begin to understand why she acts the way she does and surrounds herself with very few people. She ...more
Maura
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
WHAT SHE LOST AND FOUND by M.L. Garcia is a book I went into blind. I didn't look at the cover or know what the story was about.

From the very beginning of the story, I was invested in the female protagonist and her journey. What a journey it is.

The story is told mainly in present time in a single POV. There is quite a lot going on and at times it was so over the top that I rolled my eyes.

I did enjoy the friendships that developed throughout the story. The honesty of several of the characters
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Kaitlynn Taylor
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
What She Lost & Found by M.L. Garcia

4-stars

What She Lost & Found by M.L. Garcia is a great suspenseful romance read! Its intriguing, captivating, mysterious, unpredictable and romantic. The storyline hooked me right from the get-go, I couldnt wait to find out all about Daniela and her past, and I really was not disappointed. I absolutely loved the timelines and the past and present moments. Danielas story had me feeling all kinds of emotions, which made it a very entertaining read.

This
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Book Fancy
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

This book definitely took me on a ride! My emotions were all over the place and What She Lost and Found is full of love, friendship, lost, heartbreak, and anger. Daniela Franco is a young woman who has experienced so much in her life. My heart really hurts for her and all she has to endure. She meets Nathan and Alex, who are two completely different types of people, however they both have feelings for her. Will Daniela be able to choose between
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Mia
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes! This was a tad different than what I was expecting. It was More than I expected!
My emotions and feels were all over the place. I'd get to my happy place and
then here comes the heartbreak. The main characters Daniela, Nathan and Alex were
fabulous. Their imperfections were captivating and made them feel real. The
love stories in this book were beautiful. Daniela goes through hell and it seems like
the demons from that hell still haunt her as she tries to move on with her life.
She is a strong
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Kerry  carr
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This story is amazing. It send you on such a rollercoaster of emotions.

Daniela is a young woman with a troubled past. Its her story about how her past impacts her present and the twists and turns she takes.

While reading this book i have laughed, I have sobbed and i have felt such happiness it was as if it was happening to me.

The writing is amazing at building the story and making you feel the emotions of the characters. The books also takes some extremely delicate subjects and presents them in a
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Gail Guerrero
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
WHAT SHE LOST AND FOUND by M.L. Garcia

Four Stars

Ok I have many good and bad thoughts about this story. First off too many bad things happen to Daniela. Like the girl doesnt get a break from the crazy. Then there is the choice in partners major negative. No matter how much of a good person he is. The author had a few bumps with the flow of the story but it wasnt terrible. I will say that I liked the message. Life is a big mess and it could tear you down. The key is to never give up and keep
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Sharon
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
There is a lot of mystery and suspense in this story, the lead character goes through quite a lot and is on an emotional rollercoaster. She has a choice, to let life beat her down or to become stronger and refuse to cower or remain stagnant. The characters are realistic as is their dialogue. The book moves along at a steady pace whilst it kept me engaged throughout. A well written, interesting and intriguing story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a ...more
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