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Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon
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really liked it
bookshelves: historical, most-anticipated

4.5 STARS

Amy Harmon at her best! This is my 4th book by this author and I am sure of one thing after reading it - Amy Harmon can really write. Her prose is beautiful, flow of this story is well-paced and her characters are real-like and fleshed out.

Moreover, with this novel, she proves that she is great author of historical fiction. Firstly What the Wind Knows and now Where the Lost Wander. It was clear that Amy Harmon did her research well and provided detailed depiction of given historical period (she didn't shy away from any drastic parts that were common for crossing Oregon Trail in 19th century) and brought it alive for me. It's the ability that I really treasure in authors of this genre and with this novel, Amy Harmon secured firm place among authors that I read automatically when they release new book. At the end of the book, she even states which characters were real historical figures and what writing libirties she did or did not take to write their story. I loved that!

"The pain. It's worth it. The more you love, the more it hurts. But it's worth it. It's the only thing that is."

Now to the story. I have always had this fascination with stories/movies featuring Native Americans so Amy Harmon hit the mark with this novel for me. Thanks to lush writing style and captivating storytelling, Where the Lost Wander turned out ot be very powerful historical novel with strong romantic element. Romance wasn't the sole focus of this story which I was grateful for because I tend to get bored when book is focused only on romance. There were so many other things going on and important topics being discussed, so no, I would not call this historical romance in its traditional meaning.

But even though romance wasn't the most important part of this book, it was still very potent and realistic. Chemistry between John and Naomi was very strong and believable, I truly rooted for them to be together from the very beginning till the end of the book. Author didn't go easy on them (at all !!!) so there was not a single boring moment throughout the whole book when it comes to romance.

I enjoyed this novel thoroughly and cannot wait for more historical fiction by Amy Harmon!

*ARC provided by publisher as an exchange for honest review*
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Reading Progress

December 3, 2019 – Shelved
December 3, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
December 3, 2019 – Shelved as: historical
December 14, 2019 – Shelved as: most-anticipated
January 14, 2020 – Started Reading
January 15, 2020 –
2.0% "What a prologue!!! I'm kind of scared to keep reading now, this is going to be super emotional. What did I get myself into?"
January 19, 2020 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Kat (new)

Kat Valentine Fabulous review Lucia!!😉💞💋👍


message 2: by Karla (new)

Karla Fantastic review, Lucia! Glad to see those stars. xx


Lucia Kat wrote: "Fabulous review Lucia!!😉💞💋👍"

Karla wrote: "Fantastic review, Lucia! Glad to see those stars. xx"

Thank you both! :)


Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell I love Amy Harmon! Her books are such gentle reads.


Lucia Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ wrote: "I love Amy Harmon! Her books are such gentle reads."
This one is probably the least gentle with all the harsh stuff that happened to main characters but I know what you mean, her writing is gentle and beautiful!


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