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Camp Lost and Found

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I always love Georgia Beers stories because the characters she writes are always written in depth and are relatable right off the bat.
Frankie and Cassidy are no exception to this. Frankie, who is hiding from herself, and Cassidy, who trying to find herself, both find themselves pushed together in an old camp in a small town.
Both past traumas bring them together in understanding and need for companionship.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves to read in depth characters, understands PTSD responses, and just lesbian romances stories.
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Chockful of tropes, but in a good way. Very enjoyable, with a sweet romance and well rounded characters that make sense.
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Cassidy contacts the owner of her now-closed childhood summer camp to stay for awhile.  She wants to find herself and scatter her best friend's ashes at the place they both loved so much when they were kids.  
What Cassidy doesn't know is there is a someone else at the summer camp's main house who is also trying to find herself.
Can the women help each other with what they are looking for?
This story is true Georgia Beers.  There are some odd expressions in the book, but all in all, if you are a Beers fan, this will be to your liking.
I would recommend.
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Great story between two women who yearn to find peace surrounded by woods and a fair amount of isolation from family and people in general. Both women need to heal for very different reasons and being unexpectedly forced into each other’s company irritates one and baffles the other. Eventually their healing paths not only cross but complement each other perfectly to find exactly what they needed not only in finding peace but also finding a happily ever after. Thank you to the author, BSB publisher, and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review;
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This is the story of two people alone on a mountain looking for something. Both paralyzed with grief and guilt. Frankie is doing the upkeep of a run down  Camp Lost and Found and has been keeping to herself for months. She ends up getting a guest as fragile as she is. Cassie lost her best friend at the camp and blames herself, so she goes to the camp to find the perfect spot to bury Mason’s ashes. At first they tolerate each other. Then they become friends and onto lovers. Each giving the other exactly what she needs to make them both whole. I loved this book.
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This was such an excellent read. I loved how the two main characters grew with one another and learned how to deal with their grief and guilt. Although the book is set within a short space of time, their friendship felt like it developed naturally. The writing was engaging and the remote winter cabin setting had a life of its own. Definitely one worth reading for slow burn lovers.
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3 stars. Cassidy Clarke wants to spread her friend, Mason's ashes. She knows she wants to scatter them at the place they both loved the most, the camp they went to as teenagers. She goes to the camp but does not expect a camp manager, Francesca Sisto, who is grumpy and does not want anything to do with her. Frankie is running from her own problems and hiding out at an old camp. They both need to confront their issues and move on. 

This was not my favorite Georgia Beers book. I have read most of her books, and this is not one I would re-read again. I thought the characters were okay, and i felt like their relationship went awfully quickly from barely knowing each other to more. I didn't really feel the tension and like friendship between the two of them build. I was not sure even with the storyline, I felt like the book dragged a lot and it didn't have enough going for it. I wanted to like this book, but I am not sure about it. It was not a bad read, but it is not when I would recommend and one I will not back and read.
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Emotional grief/guilt is the foundation of this read. Well, how to deal with grief/guilt. Cassidy Clark, successful business owner, needs to self-reflect and find herself. Francesca Sisto, talented chef, wants to hide herself and not deal with anyone. The two women come together and find that leaning on someone is not such a bad idea. I appreciated each character and felt how difficult it was to just let go of the past. The character self struggle was well written and I rode the ups and downs with each of them. I also wanted to hug Francesca's mother. What a pillar of strength. She was not going to be there for her daughter.
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I was quite intrigued by the premise of ‘Camp Lost and Found’ because it centres around a very minimal cast of characters in an abandoned campground. Cassidy and Frankie have their own reasons for being there but both women believe that isolation can heal them of their trauma. Admittedly it doesn’t present as the most romantic of situations but I was surprised by the way Beers allowed each of them to slowly break down one another’s barricades of guilt and grief. This sapphic romance isn't about an instant and explosive attraction instead the beauty lies within Cassidy and Frankie giving each other the opportunity to acknowledge their pain and choose to grow from it. They give one another the ability to accept the things they can’t change but also the permission to choose what path they take next.
This is my first novel by Beers and I was struck by the beautiful storytelling and a intense slow burn that was tender and kept me turning the pages for Cassidy and Frankie. I appreciated the secondary characters in this limited cast because they all held a purpose and added poignancy to the storyline. It really was a gorgeous read and I really fell for the entire narrative focus of finding what you least expect but need most, in the unlikeliest of places.
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I absolutely love Georgia Beers books and this one didn't fall short. The book was well written, and the characters fully developed.   The Main characters were loveable., They had great chemistry and just were fun. The dialogue between them was amazing. The secondary characters were also nice. I definitely recommend. Well done!

Thank you, Bold Strokes Books, and NetGalley.
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Cassidy and Frankie meet unexpectedly at a closed summer camp around Christmas. Cassidy was coming to spread the ashes of a friend and Frankie was running away from guilt from an accident. Cassidy is a CEO of her own company and Frankie was a chef. The characters are very different but also looking for something missing from their lives.. I liked the plot that revolves around their lives and how they became close during the snowy Nrw York winter, I recommend this book for all romance readers.  . .
I received this book as an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
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Without a doubt, camp lost and found is my favourite and final book of 2022!

I've struggled for many years with my own trauma and guilt. This book touched my heart and made me sit back and think about my own issues. 

The book, for me, has a powerful storyline, and beautiful characters, and I instantly fell in love with the location the book was set.

If only we all had our own camp lost and found....

5 out of 5.
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I really enjoyed this book and read it really quickly because I didn’t want to put it down.  I really liked both Cassidy and Frankie and could feel the pain they were in. The supporting characters were great too but I loved how the story focused on the world they had created for themselves. They were kind and supportive of each other which makes a lovely change! And I loved what they did with the camp - I’d love to do something like that too!!
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Camp Lost and Found was a quick read.  I enjoyed reading about an area of the country I am not familiar with and enjoyed reading about how foster kids might bond so quickly in that envirnment.  The main charachters were likable and I enjoyed reading about the connection.
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Such a wonderful writer, she tells a cracking story with interesting characters, plot lines and attention to detail. Frankie is taking care of a ramshackle camp in upstate New York when Cassidy comes to stay to remember her friend and scatter their ashes. They are both processing loss, guilt and their desire to hide away from the world. The countryside is beautiful, with proper snow that also brings challenges. A thoughtful read you can relax and enjoy this knowing you're safe in the hand of an experienced writer. 

With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Cassidy and Frankie both end up in Camp Lost and Found under different circumstances but one thing they both have in common is guilt. It's infecting them so hard they lost themselves so hard and it's making them question everything.

I felt the pain oozing off the pages. It took some time to find out what exactly happened to both of them but the pacing was just right for me. I didn't want it rushed as it was a lot to deal with.

Despite the hardship, there was also the romance and the beautiful environment. I felt myself sitting by the fire in the cabin in the woods while reading which was really cozy.

An ARC was provided via Netgalley in return for an honest review.
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Frankie and Cassidy are each reeling from a personal tragedy. Both are dealing with grief and guilt and decide to take some time off in isolation to deal with it. Unfortunately for them, their destination happens to be the same spot. 

So, I’m going to be in the minority it seems with “Camp Lost and Found” by Georgia Beers. I’ve not read many, if any, reviews but I’ve seen the overall ratings and they all seem higher compared to mine. 

While there is nothing wrong with the book, it lacked an emotional depth that I assumed you would get with this storyline. I liked both characters and enjoyed what we have with them. However, to me, it felt like the relationship was just taking off when we get to the end of the book. 

It was just very hard for me to wrap my head around what we get. These two women who are feeling so out of sorts that they have to get away from their real lives suddenly, within two weeks of meeting, start a relationship? While I could believe they may be attracted to one another I didn’t feel like they really knew one another enough to be declaring their love for each other. I also know people deal with their grief in different ways but once again, this doesn’t seem like it would be the beginning of a long-lasting love. They hardly know each other and they’re certainly not up to their normal selves for the time we see them together. Frankie and Cassidy do talk to an extent it just wasn’t enough to convince me in the end.

I think if you’re a Beers fan, the chances are you’re going to like this one as most have. Like I said before, this is a nice enough romance. It just lacks the depth I was expecting. 

I received an ARC from Bold Strokes Books via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.
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This was a very hard book for me to read.
In general, whenever I see the name "Georgia Beers", I already know the book is going to be good, the writing is going to be beautiful and I won't be able to put the book down once the first page is read, however, this one was a bit difficult for me to read, as the beginning was not as exciting as I would have hope it would be.
Do not get me wrong, the writing is beautiful and Georgia is an amazing writer, but for me the pace was a bit slow and the romance took longer than I would have liked.
Maybe I just wasn't feeling the chemistry, had a hard time relating to the main characters and found the story a bit dull.
This is not to say I will give up on the author, far from it.
It just means that maybe not every hit is a home run, which is understandable and expected.
Would not recommend this one, but she has a large catalogue to chose from.
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I love Ms. Beers' writing and she can spin a story that draws you in and keeps you there till the end.  This book is no different, I read it in one sitting.  The Mcs, Frankie and Cassidy, are the type that you just want to learn more about right from the start.  They both are coming from different places but the loving care Ms. Beers gives to both characters, the reader is able to really feel their emotions and struggles, as well as the growing love.

I loved that the character's story was around this camp they both find themselves at (for different reasons), I personally feel like the camp was almost like a character itself-Ms. Beers truly brings the surroundings into the spotlight as well, not many authors can do that and make the reader feel like they are there (Ms. Vali is one when it comes to loving New Orleans). 

I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a warm, loving story to enjoy on a winters night.  I would be remissed if I didn't mention there are some phrases some might be uneasy with-I am not all that religious, a very lapsed Catholic to be honest, but the use of Mother Mary in some of the phrases didn't make much sense to me and could have been passed on....but that is just a personal thing for me and didn't stop me from enjoying the story telling of Ms. Beers.

ARC through Netgally/Bold Stroke Books-thank you for giving me the opportunity to read.
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This was an emotional rollercoaster of a romance. Frankie and Cassidy are two lost souls trying to find themselves in the midst of a brutal winter storm. While snowed in they find themselves drawn to each other. I felt the character of Francesca to be very outgoing on the outside, but so insecure about her place in life. She's very.successful and driven to succeed especially because she grew up in foster care. Cassidy is the more broken of the two and at times she seemed so fragile even though she's the stronger of the two, but I felt she'd was more mentally fragile because of what she went through in her past.this was a really good story and I wound definitely recommend this book to my friends and family and I look forward to what's coming next from this author.
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