Losing Francesca

Losing Francesca

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WARNING: This book contains no smut. It's not smexy or hot. It's sweet and filled with a longing so deep, your heart will ache and maybe even break. This book is about bare feet on the beach, the sound of crashing waves, first kisses, losing your faith and then, against all odds, finding it again. This book is about bad things that change people's lives, a father's love for his daughter, a brother's love for his sister, a bad boy who finally figures out why he's so broken, and a girl who grows up. Francesca Sabatini came to America to take in the sights, celebrate her high school graduation, and have fun wasting time before college starts in the fall. That's not what happens. Fresh off the plane and barely on American soil more than a handful of minutes, Francesca's face is recognized by TSA scanners to be a match for a child who was kidnapped twelve years ago. Brody Mason remembers the day Fiona Sullivan went missing during a family vacation in Italy and it's haunted him his whole life. So when Francesca shows up at the Sullivan farm down the road, he's compelled to figure out if this girl really is his long-lost friend. But Francesca knows she's not Fiona Sullivan. She knows exactly who she is. At least she thinks she knows - until Brody Mason relentlessly pursues her and she begins to have feelings for him. Maybe being Fiona isn't so bad? Reality becomes blurred, secrets are revealed, and life will never be the same when the final questions are answered: Is she Francesca or Fiona? And where does she really belong?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 18mm | 363g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 193641323X
  • 9781936413232
  • 1,505,674

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582 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (219)
3 20% (118)
2 6% (34)
1 2% (9)

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We are The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club, to know more about this book, go to the post in our website: http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com/2013/07/losing-francesca-by-j-huss.html If you are interested, you can visit our website: http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club's Review: About The Book: Francesca Sabatini went to America to celebrate her high school graduation and was taken in the LA airport by the police saying she was a girl who was kidnapped long ago in Italy. She had explained every time that she's not Fiona Sullivan, the girl that went missing along with her mother, that she has a father and he'll miss her as much as Fiona's father misses her daughter. But the recognition scanners don't lie and the police make her stay in with the Sullivan until she's eighteen, in a few months. What Francesca was not expecting was Brody Mason, the boy who was in love with Fiona Sullivan and waited for her to come back, the one that searched her in the woods when Fiona went missing although they took her in Italy, the boy that wanted to say to Fiona that he was in love with her and somebody took that chance away when he/she kidnapped Fiona. Imagine Brody's surprise when somebody tells him that they have found Fiona only she doesn't seem to remember to be herself. He's willing to do anything to get to know this new Fiona and to make hr remember and stay with him. And Francesca is starting to doubt everything, all because of Brody. What if she was truly Fiona Sullivan? At least, right now, she wouldn't mind be that missing girl. Review: J. A. Huss has written a wonderful story. A kidnapped girl that is recognized by TSA scanners in the airport and they say is a missing child that was kidnapped twelve years ago, it's not an easy topic to write about. However Ms. Huss has written a beautiful story about her, about Francesca and Fiona and their different lives. It's true that at first you feel kind of confused, because you feel the desperation in Francesca, trying to make the police see that she's not the girl that they wanted her to be or the fact that she's hurting Mr. Sullivan by saying she's not his daughter. Then it gets to the point where you think about the main character as a brat. You're in a situation where you have been recognized as a missing girl, a girl that was kidnapped twelve years ago, and the police says it's you. Your face, your everything! It's okay you don't believe it, or that the situation it's something anyone would want to experience, but at least try not to be rude. You see that you're hurting the family that wishes that you're their daughter, so at least try to be kind with them. Despite this, Francesca just wanted to go home and she didn't want that the Sullivan family had high hopes on her being her daughter and that they family found her, when she was sure she was not Fiona Sullivan. When you try to picture yourself in that situation you wouldn't judge the main character. It's a violent situation either you want it or not. Even if you don't mean to hurt other people, you end up doing it, that's why I didn't judge Francesca so much. Instead, I kept asking myself, what would you do in her situation? On the other hand, we've have heroic and handsome Brody. He's sweet and amazing. He's a boy that takes care of his brothers and has been waiting for the girl of his childhood to come back to him. You can see in the book the point of view of this character as well and you get to know him, read what he's been through and how he felt when he found out that Fiona was missing and that he may not see her ever again. So if you were looking for an unconditional love reading, Brody is your perfect character and we love him because of that and because he never gave up neither with Fiona nor with Francesca. I think that what makes the book so interesting and captivating is the fact that not a thing fits at the beginning. You don't know everything and to find out what is really going on you need to keep reading until the end when all the pieces fit together and you go like crazy knowing everything. Without losing the young adult taste, but entering in the New Adult genre, J. A. Huss has created a fantastic story full of suspense, drama, love, heroines and unexpected twists in the story that make you want to know more about Francesca's life and what happened to Fiona Sullivan and her mother. You even start to create some crazy ideas about what happened while you read the book and I think that's what a great story can make you do: be part of it, until you start to create your own theories about what really happened there. That's why I'm giving Losing Francesca four gorjuss dolls in our Unofficial Ranking. Book Addicts, don't miss the chance to read Losing Francesca because it's a great, fascinating and wonderful story!show more
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