Long Lost Girl
There isn’t a day I don’t think of you, my poor lost girl. I remember the sweet, milky smell of your skin, the shape of your lips. You were perfect, lying there in my arms, as tiny as a bird and just as weightless. Oh, my love, come back to me. Find me… before it’s too late.
When sweet, giggly three-year-old Sara disappeared from our lives one afternoon it tore my family apart. We have never been the same again. Years later, my gran still startles at every knock, convinced it’s Sara at the door. But the only trace of the cherished little girl is a fading photo in the hall, a single white knitted baby shoe tucked behind the frame.
Then, one day, as Gran and I are in a crowded local café, a beautiful girl approaches, claiming to be Sara. With her wide green eyes and smooth, straight hair, could she really be our long-lost girl? But where has she been all this time, and was somebody stopping her from coming home?
Soon, Sara is turning up for Sunday lunch, and then moving her things into the snug bedroom upstairs. But as Sara makes herself at home, not everyone is happy that she’s back in our lives once more. Long-held secrets are threatening to surface, and someone in our tight-knit family doesn’t want them to be told. It seems Sara isn’t the only one who could be hiding who she really is…
A gripping page-turner about three generations of family secrets. Fans of Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer and Kerry Fisher won’t be able to put this book down.
What readers are saying about Long Lost Girl:
‘Emotional… A roller-coaster of a novel… I was deeply engrossed in the story from page one and the final chapters were so touching I didn’t want it to end. I’ve loved reading this delightful and heart-warming story that has a gripping and unmissable plot and is well worth its five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Oh my gosh. This book had me in tears. It is so tender and beautiful and yes, sad. This is one that will stay in my heart.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved this book, I had to reach for the tissues many times… This is the second book I have read by Jill Childs and I have loved them both. Jill Childs writes beautiful books that tug at your heart.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow I am absolutely speechless… Emotional and brilliant… Jill Childs has been one of my favourite authors since her very first book and I have read every one, I think this is her best one yet. I loved every page from the very beginning… Such a brilliant end to a fantastic book, all loose ends tied up.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow!!!!! Tissues are a must for this one. In fact, you might as well keep a whole box next to you for the entire read. This was such an emotional roller coaster ride… I definitely felt every emotion from every character… I was blown away.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Beautiful and emotional… I found it very hard to put down because I was very intrigued… I loved this book.’ B for Bookreview, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I could not stop reading this book!… Heartbreaking, intense suspense story with some huge secrets that everyone will love.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐