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The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
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it was amazing
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Wow!  This book was an absolutely fantastic 5 star read!

Traveling Sisters Read with Norma & Lindsay

CHILD FINDER by RENE DENFELD is a disturbing, haunting, unique, captivating, and an absolutely exceptional novel that had us totally engaged, entertained, and intrigued throughout this whole book. This book was so magically well-written with such beautiful prose that had us savouring every single word while we were reading it. We really wanted to take our time and enjoy the writing style instead of rushing right through it to get to the end.  Even after finishing it we are still finding that we can’t stop thinking about this book.

RENE DENFELD delivers a vivid and beautifully written story here with absolutely fantastic character development, wonderful narrative, and an extremely enthralling storyline. We both really enjoyed the magical realism aspect within the storyline and thought it was an absolute perfect mix of fiction and fantastical elements.

The story is uniquely told from multiple points of view and incorporated into the storyline from Madison’s point of view are fantastical elements which really added to the storyline which was extremely unique and compelling to show us how she coped with being held captive for so many years. Through the strong female character of Naomi’s perspective and The Child Finder we delved into her hidden past and her story and character kept us intrigued and captivated right to the very end.

To sum it all up it was an interesting, engrossing, unforgettable, emotional, and an enjoyable read that left us both feeling totally satisfied with the extremely touching ending.  It just left us wanting a little bit more from our main character Naomi as we still have a few questions about her past as we would love to learn more about her and would absolutely love it if perhaps there might be a sequel in the future!  We would absolutely love that!  Would highly recommend! This book quickly went into our favourites read shelf for 2017!

We are definitely going to be reading Denfeld’s previous novel, The Enchanted!  We both can’t wait to read that!

Cautionary warning - There is an element of child abuse, but it is nothing too graphic and in our opinion it was handled extremely well and with care.

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Reading Progress

September 4, 2017 – Shelved
September 15, 2017 – Started Reading
September 18, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Deanna I'm happy to see those 5 stars :) Looking forward to your review :)


Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews What a fantastic book to read together Norma!! Love love loved this one! Always fun reading with you!


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Julie YAY! Five stars!! Awesome review, Norma! Hopefully, I can get a copy soon!


Norma Deanna wrote: "I'm happy to see those 5 stars :) Looking forward to your review :)"

Thanks Deanna! I am so far behind in my reviews. lol


Norma Lindsay wrote: "What a fantastic book to read together Norma!! Love love loved this one! Always fun reading with you!"

I loved reading this one with you too Lindsay! I agree always fun! :-)


Norma Julie wrote: "YAY! Five stars!! Awesome review, Norma! Hopefully, I can get a copy soon!"

Thanks so much, Julie! I hope that you get it soon too! It was a fantastic book! :-)


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j e w e l s looking forward to your review, Norma! I just now see this is set in Oregon? definitely want to read now!


Norma j e w e l s wrote: "looking forward to your review, Norma! I just now see this is set in Oregon? definitely want to read now!"

Thank you, Jewels! Hopefully we will get to our review soon. So behind.....lol
The setting of this book was so good and I loved it! I hope that you enjoy it too!


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Jen Yay!! Glad to see your 5 stars


Norma Jen wrote: "Yay!! Glad to see your 5 stars"

It was a fantastic book, Jen! I hope that you love it too! :-)


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Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Glad you enjoyed it Norma 📚👍📚


Norma Miriam wrote: "Glad you enjoyed it Norma 📚👍📚"

Thank you, Miriam! It was so good! :-)


Cheri Yes! So glad you loved this, Norma!


Norma Thank you, Cheri! It was a fantastic book!


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Sarah Joint Beautiful review, Norma!


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Candace Terrific review, Norma!


Jaline Great review, Norma! I enjoyed The Enchanted but had seen some mixed reviews of this one so I wasn't sure. It's back on my wishlist now! :)


Norma Sarah wrote: "Beautiful review, Norma!"

Thank you so much, Sarah! :-)


Norma Kayla wrote: "FANTABULOUS review Norma"

Thank you so much, Kayla! :-)


Norma Candace wrote: "Terrific review, Norma!"

Thank you so much, Candace! :-)


Mary Beth Fantastic Review Norma! This just came in on Overdrive. I will be reading this very soon. Love all the stars!


Norma Jaline wrote: "Great review, Norma! I enjoyed The Enchanted but had seen some mixed reviews of this one so I wasn't sure. It's back on my wishlist now! :)"

Thank you so much, Jaline! Oh, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed The Enchanted. I hope to read it sometime in the future.....lol
Glad to hear it is back on your wish list! We loved this book! I hope that you enjoy it too! :-)


JanB Wow, this sounds great! Your enthusiasm for this book makes me excited to read it!


Kaceey Fantastic review Norma:-) so glad you both loved this one! I can’t wait to read it!


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Kendall Fantastic review Norma!!! I'm looking forward to reading this eventually! Lol


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Vanessa EXCELLENT review Norma!! Glad it was a 5/5


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Debbie After that great review I will definitely add this one to my tbr list!


Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February) Glad you loved it, Norma. I can't wait to read The Enchanted. Great review!


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Jan Wow! What a wonderful review, Norma!! This book sounds great! I will have to bump this one to the top of my TBR!!


Norma Thank you so much, Mary Beth! Oh I am so happy that you will be reading this book soon!! It was absolutely fantastic and I am hoping that you find it a great read too! Enjoy! 😊


Norma It was such an awesome book Jan and I hope that you love it too! I get so excited after finishing a great book and I am glad I have gotten you a little excited to read it too! 😊


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Dana Love seeing all the enthusiasm and great review! I have this book to look forward to soon! 😊


Norma Thank you so much, Kaceey! I think you will absolutely love this one too!


Norma Thank you so much, Kendall! So many books lol


Norma Thank you so much, Vanessa!


Norma Thank you so much, Debbie! So glad you are adding to your list! Happy reading!


Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Excellent review, Norma! I am glad you and Lindsay enjoyed this one. I am looking forward to reading it


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Holly  B Wow...sounds excellent Norma! Love the review!!


Norma Meredith wrote: "Glad you loved it, Norma. I can't wait to read The Enchanted. Great review!"

Thank you so much, Meredith! I am quite excited to read The Enchanted now too!


Norma Jan wrote: "Wow! What a wonderful review, Norma!! This book sounds great! I will have to bump this one to the top of my TBR!!"

Thank you so much, Jan! We thought it was pretty fantastic and didn't want it to end. I am so hoping that there will be a sequel it was that good. lol
I hope that you love this book too! Happy reading!


Norma Dana wrote: "Love seeing all the enthusiasm and great review! I have this book to look forward to soon! 😊"

Thank you so much and wonderful Dana! I sure hope that you enjoy it too! It was pretty awesome!


Norma Brenda wrote: "Excellent review, Norma! I am glad you and Lindsay enjoyed this one. I am looking forward to reading it"

Thank you so much, Brenda! You will have to definitely fit it in!


Norma Holly wrote: "Wow...sounds excellent Norma! Love the review!!"

Thank you so much, Holly! It was an extremely enjoyable and fantastic book!


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Fantastic 5 star review, Norma 💕😊


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this is in my collection. i need to find time for this child. another gem in yr jewelry store of reviews.


Norma Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ wrote: "Fantastic 5 star review, Norma 💕😊"

Thank you so much, Melissa! :-)


Norma paulie wrote: "this is in my collection. i need to find time for this child. another gem in yr jewelry store of reviews."

Awesome, Paulie and thanks again for your great comment! They always make me smile! :-)


Diane S ☔ Wonderful review, Norma.


Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Yay! Outstanding review, Norma! I love it when the book is as good as its cover!


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Tom Swift Wow, great review, looks great.


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