Camp Lost and Found by Georgia Beers is a beautiful love story that will grab your heart in the first chapter and refuse to let go. This story has a gentle sweetness that drew me into the tale immediately. It also has a touch of sadness that comes from the characters’ pasts. Add these together, and you have the perfect novel to read on a cold wintery night (or any other time) with a cup of hot chocolate by your side.
The characters really make this novel. Both Cassidy Clarke and Francesca (Frankie) Sisto have come to stay at Camp Lustenfeld, also called Camp Lost and Found by its former campers for different, yet similar reasons. Frankie takes a job as the caretaker for the closed and rather ramshackle camp to lose herself in her guilt over a tragedy in her recent past. Cassidy has come to the camp to grieve a loss and find herself again in a place she loved as a teenager. Both women come to the area to be alone, but end up living in the same building surrounded by forest and wild animals.
The setting of this book is equally important to the narrative, and is well described by the author. The campground is in a remote area in the mountains of northern New York and the story takes place around Thanksgiving, just as winter sets in. The icy winds, blustery snowfalls and the wintery darkness make a wonderful backdrop to this story. The tale has a gentle contemplative feel to it with a touch of angst, and a lot of love.
I’m very glad I had the chance to read this book. I think you’ll love it too. Get your copy at Bold Strokes Books today!
I received an ARC for an honest review.