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Once Was Lost [Kindle Edition]

Rosemarie Naramore
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Holly Dunn is starting life anew after her divorce is finally final. Life is tough, but thankfully, her ex father-in-law (formerly the town sheriff) remains her staunchest supporter, always lending a hand to assure Holly and her children have what they need.

When handsome new undersheriff, Matt Sanders, moves to town, she is embarrassed that their initial meeting happens on the roadway, when he pulls her over for speeding. He’s stern-faced and all-business, but Holly discovers there’s a heart of gold behind the badge.

Thanks to her former father-in-law, who has known Matt’s family for years, the undersheriff becomes a fixture in the family’s lives. Holly finds herself relying on him more and more, but soon decides it’s unfair to cast him in the role of “knight in shining armor.” She is determined to stand on her own two feet and ultimately pushes him away.

Matt wants a future with Holly, but wonders, can he convince her he’s ready to commit? And if he does, will she ever be able to fully trust again?

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Product Details

  • File Size: 311 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Rosemarie Naramore (March 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007H0KFDI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,882 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story about an unconventional family March 10, 2012
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My favorite aspect of this book is the unconventional family dynamic. It gives the story line an unusual and pleasant change of pace. This is a very sweet story of love, loyalty and understanding and I really enjoyed it.

Overall I liked the authors writing style. I did find that the story would shift abruptly from one character's perspective to anothers and sometimes it was difficult to keep up with whose line of thinking was going on in the story. Also near the end of the book I noticed there seemed to be more grammatical errors and the heroine is mistakenly referred to as Jenna several times which was throwing me off. While the book would definitely benefit from better editing it was still an enjoyable, relaxing evening read.

Fix the major grammatical errors and it could definitely rank at least 4 stars with me!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relax, not wrestle March 13, 2012
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I don't know about you, but I work hard. When I choose to read a book, I want to relax with a good book, not wrestle with it. Some books have such complicated plots and numerous characters, it's seems like work to keep up with them. Once was Lost is an incredibly easy read. No hard work there, just relax and enjoy as the pages keep turning. I'd like to see more from this author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once Was Lost March 12, 2012
By SSLow
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This author really made me feel for the characters in this book. Holly is who the book mainly focuses on, but I really like how the entire book shows different aspects of the family life and focuses on other characters from time to time, and how everyone is adjusting to divorce. Holly is left trying to get her life back on track after everything seems to be falling down around her. Matt becomes Holly's new interest in the book, and from the get go, Holly isn't quite sure about it. She did resist him quite more than I thought was appropriate, but the author still made it enjoyable. I found myself getting frustrated with Holly when she didn't want to allow Matt to help the family out in any way. It was a good frustration though. It made me want to continue to read to see if she ever would let Matt into her heart.

All in all, this was a crisp read and I enjoyed it very much.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Once Was Lost should have stayed lost September 9, 2012
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Between the grammatical errors and unbelievable dialogue, I was grateful the book was free. I`m sure the author was trying to make the heroine a sympathetic figure, but she comes across as a whiny worry-wort, manipulated by a 7 year old.

And for a romance book, the author has no imagination. The only kiss between the h/h is at the very end, and even that is chaste. Then an epilogue that wraps up 2 weddings, a custody battle, and a rehabilitated, drunk absent father in the space of three pages. I expect more depth and development from the books I read. Don`t bother with this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Once Was Lost April 17, 2012
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A light hearted, quick read that keeps your attention. Definitely a "chick-read".
This book would be appropriate for all ages--even your teenaged daughter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute read August 24, 2013
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Nice little book. My only problem was with the formatting. I was not able to read it on my kindle the font was huge even after adjusting the settings to the smallest font. This is the first book in kindle fire that has done that. It used to happen with my older kindle all the time. I ended up reading it on my tablet with the kindle app.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars soul searching December 2, 2012
By J. King
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Nice to find a book that doesn't delve deep into characters, but instead gives perspective allowing you to imagine them as if you were in their footsteps. Touches on sensitive personal feelings of vulnerability and although somewhat predictable, it is an enjoyable read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice & easy October 7, 2012
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A nice read with characters you can root for. Holly was annoying occasionally but you still wanted everything to be okay in the end. A very sweet romance.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Once was kost
my new favorite author. can not wait to read another one of her books. it is nice to read a good clean book.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
it took me a bit to get into this book, boy when I did, I wanted to finish in a hurry.
Published 3 months ago by Sandy L
5.0 out of 5 stars I love good clean books.
I want to thank Ms. Naramore for writing books I can really enjoy! No curse words, no profanity at all, just good writing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Patti Voss
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Fast paced and characters that came alive with each turn if the page. I recommend this to anyone who has loved and lost and finds that losing was the better deal.
Published 7 months ago by Anunnaki Princess
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
Easy reading and entertainment for a few days. I enjoyed escaping the everyday world and slipping into the story of this book.
Published 17 months ago by cat woman
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
This book was a great read.     Kept my attention from beginning to end . A very sweet love story. I will be looking for more books by her.
Published 23 months ago by g.trosper
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable!
Holly was left by her husband leaving her with their daughter Brianne, but taking their nephew
Reid, who is like a son to Holly since his parents died when he was a baby. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Kat
2.0 out of 5 stars Left a lot to be desired
The book in all was good, an easy read, but it left me wanting to know the characters. It's like the author tried to build depth of the main characters but didnt have me attached... Read more
Published on August 5, 2012 by christineg
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story but poor editing
I liked the story overall, it was an easy breezy kind of reading, where the pages just kept turning. Read more
Published on August 3, 2012 by Oana Georgescu
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More About the Author

Rosemarie Naramore's fondest desire has always been to write fiction. She was delighted when her first romance novel, "Just in Time," was published by Avalon Books. She went on to write three other lighthearted romances for Avalon--"Armed and Disarming," "The Detour," and "Lacey's Homecoming," as well as a mystery entitled "The Listing Agent." When Amazon acquired Avalon in 2012, her second mystery/police procedural, "Deputy Down," was published under the Thomas & Mercer imprint. She is pleased that her romance novels have been released by Amazon under their Montlake imprint.


Rosemarie has self-published a varied selection of e-books available exclusively from Amazon. From middle grade horror to young adult fantasy, from romance to mystery, Rosemarie has tried it all. She enjoys writing in the aforementioned genres and may even explore others.


Award-winning author Rosemarie Naramore lives and writes in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is married to a deputy sheriff. Her readers have no doubt discovered that law enforcement officers are often featured prominently in her books. She hopes you'll find her heroes and heroines 'arresting' and that her books provide an entertaining respite from the demands of busy lives.




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