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Mini-skirted Pamela collapses in an alley. But she’s not the usual doped up teen. She wakes with no memories, an angry voice jabbering in her head, and a vague sense she's on a mission.

It's 1969, and London's in full swing with no time for earnest, kind and profoundly square Pam. Lost and lonely, she must navigate sniping housemates, her flighty ambisexual husband, and hi
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Published February 24th 2020 by Imagine Imprints
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Peter Martuneac
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
“We rush to expose demons but are slow to recognize angels. I’ve always wondered why.”

I’m not often blown away by a line, but this one got an audible reaction out of me while reading.

I ended up really enjoying this one, against all odds. It starts off really slow and (for me) hard to get invested in. Honestly I didn’t start to really get sucked in until about halfway through the book when Pam encounters Mr. Buffon. The story really picks up from there and the pages flew by!

The characters are sup
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Steven Simpson
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Harmony Lost is the story of Pam, a twenty-something who “wakes up” in a body that is not her own. She appears to be from a different time, so she has almost zero cultural knowledge of 1960s England where she’s landed. The old occupant of the body was married to a struggling, troubled, and sexuality-fluid musician (Martin) and she treated him horribly.
Not only is Pam guilty about what has happened, she has someone in the body with her! She shares it with a spiteful, violent personality who is ne
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James George
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Uniquely Wonderful

"Harmony Lost" is the debut work from Australian novelist Stella Jorette. It's truly something different, uniquely wonderful in its atypical, genre-busting theme. It left me with mixed feelings; on one hand I was truly impressed by the accomplishment, and on the other hand, there were aspects of the book that I didn't care for.

This is a very strong debut work. A young lady in the UK has completely lost her mental faculties. She feels like an alien from a distant galaxy as even
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Martin Talks
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Harmony Lost has a great concept at its core of a person’s personality suddenly being replaced by another one, although not entirely. This situation is confusing both for the character herself, Pam, but also for those around her and in particular her aspiring rockstar boyfriend, Martin. The story builds tension and intrigue and is well written, holding the mystery to the end.

The story is a slow builder, but stick with it as it builds and the action livens up as the aspiring rock band is steered
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Robert III
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rock n’ roll back in time! At it’s heart, Harmony Lost Is a mystery, and it drew me in until the very end. Pam wakes with no memory in a world she does not intricately understand. We are soon brought into the world of the early 70s rock scene and follow As a fan of music I very much enjoyed being immersed in the era and seeing it from the view point of musicians trying to succeed. The way the book is written also gives a glimpse of how society has changed through time. There is a beautiful empha ...more
Joshua Grant
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stella Jorette gives us a strange and entertaining mash up of a psychological thriller and a fun 1969 music exploration in Harmony Lost! After an accident, Pam is left with a mysterious voice talking in her head. Now she must manage her husband’s band, all while keeping the voice’s urges in check. It’s an odd set up, but Jorette tells this compelling story so well, with equal parts fun, humor, and suspenseful mystery! Jorette’s descriptive writing is also gorgeous, really bringing the music side ...more
Janet
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A really fun read

I'm looking forward to seeing what's next for Pam, Martin and the band. Not to mention where Pam actually came from.
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Dirk Walvoord
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ms Jorette captures forces at work in a budding, on-the-cusp rock ‘n roll band like a person who has been there, done that. Pam, the story’s central character, incorporates the yin and yang of that “band dynamic.” Incorporates because she is, within one “corpus” a cool, methodical, compassionate and socially adept soul, who finds herself uneasily cohabiting with a raging, explosive, sometimes destructive personality. Ego versus id. Great fun!

And all the while, the read tempts you deep into the e
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Joy Tremblay
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can’t quite remember where I came across this book, whether in a promo or in one of those Amazon ‘if you liked that, you might like this’ things while I was looking for a book to read. Anyway, I think it was the cover that caught my attention with its Almost Famous echo, so I read the blurb. And it intrigued me, since having grown up in the ‘70’s I super enjoyed the music and the fashions (which were subsequently replaced by the very ugly ‘80s – but I digress) and I loved Almost Famous, Spinal ...more
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