The Lost Girl

What if you were trapped between two cultures?

 

 

Life is tough in 1870s Wyoming. But it’s tougher still when you’re a girl who looks Chinese but speaks like an American.

 

Orphaned as a baby and taken in by an American family, Charity Walker knows this only too well. The mounting tensions between the new Chinese immigrants and the locals in the mining town of Carter see her shunned by both communities.

 

When Charity’s one friend, Joe, leaves town, she finds herself isolated. However, in his absence, a new friendship with the only other Chinese girl in Carter makes her feel like she finally belongs somewhere.

 

But, for a lost girl like Charity, finding a place to call home was never going to be that easy …

 

 

Genre: Historical Romantic Fiction

Heart of the West: Book 3

Release Date: 8th August 2016

Publisher: Choc Lit

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About Liz Harris

Liz Harris lives south of Oxford. Her debut novel was THE ROAD BACK (US Coffee Time & Romance Book of 2012), followed by A BARGAIN STRUCK (shortlisted for the RoNA Historical 2013), EVIE UNDERCOVER, THE ART OF DECEPTION and A WESTERN HEART. All of her novels, which are published by Choc Lit, have been shortlisted in their categories in the Festival of Romantic Fiction. In addition, Liz has had several short stories published in anthologies. Her interests are theatre, travelling, reading, cinema and cryptic crosswords.

 

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My Review

If you want to be carried away to the wide, sweeping plains of Wyoming during the gold rush then this book will take you there. Liz Harris manages to capture what life must have been like at the time through the eyes of Charity, a Chinese girl who is brought up as an American and Joe's family who work in the mine. When tensions rise between the two communities, Charity is caught in the middle. She tries to assimilate into the Chinese community but feels she doesn't belong there yet she cannot follow her heart either. I really felt as if I had been transported back in time; wonderful descriptions of the scenery, fantastic characters and a romance with real obstacles to overcome.

 

5/5

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Today | 10:35

Thank you so much for kicking off my blog tour, Julie. What a lovely review.
Elaine xxx

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I really did - lovely read

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Many, many thanks for your fabulous review of Summer Sundaes, I'm thrilled you enjoyed reading it. xxx

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10.05 | 20:40

Mary reading this is fabulous and it will also give help to other people trying to write I love your books roll on 18th may can't wait you are an inspiration x

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