Book Review: Lost and Found + Giveaway



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Book Details:
 
Book Title:  Lost and Found by Ronald L. Ruiz
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 292 pages
Genre:  Literary
Publisher:  Embajadoras Press
Release date:  June 2021
Content Rating:  R - Includes f-words and profanities throughout, one sex scene
 
 
Book Description: 
 
When community leaders began to doubt Abel Mendoza, the law practice he had spent years building began to crumble. It was the 1960s and there was but a handful of Mexican lawyers in California. Abel had worked tirelessly to earn respect in the courts, avoiding any semblance of a personal life to achieve his goals. Now, his personal and professional lives had collided and he found himself being rejected by the community that had previously supported and admired him. His fears of inadequacy kindled, Abel began to question who he really was, what he did, and where he belonged. A desire to avoid these questions and the people who had provoked them sent this small-town lawyer on a trip to escape not only his community but his own self-doubts, and into a relationship that changed his life completely.


My Review

I have read several books by Mr. Ruiz. All of them I really enjoyed. Thus when I got the chance to read this newest offering, I jumped at the chance. I have to say that my feelings towards this book actually left me surprised. This is the first book where I actually struggled to find my footing with it and the characters. 

This story and Abel is full of richness and I can acknowledge that having read many other books from this author. However, as much as I wanted to love this book, I could not. Although, Abel is the "little guy" that you do find yourself cheering for to win. 

Because, I found myself struggling with this book, it seemed to move at a very slow pace throughout the whole story. This book may have missed the mark with me this time but I will still read more books by Mr. Ruiz. 


 
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Meet the Author:

​Ronald L. Ruiz is the author of a memoir and six previous novels. His novel Giuseppe Rocco (1998) received the national literary prize, 1998 Premio Aztlán Award, and his novel Life Long (2017) was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017. His work has been compared to Richard Wright’s Native Son (Publisher’s Weekly, featured review) and his writing described as “frighteningly real” (New York Newsday). Ron was born and raised in Fresno, California, and educated at St. Mary’s College, University of California, Berkeley Law, and University of San Francisco School of Law. Ron practiced law for over 30 years in California, as a Deputy District Attorney, criminal defense attorney, and Deputy Public Defender. He was appointed to the California Agriculture Labor Relations Board by Governor Jerry Brown in 1974, and later served as the District Attorney of Santa Cruz County, California. Ron retired from criminal law and continues to write every day.

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Tour Schedule:

Sep 20 –
Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Sep 20 - Gold Dust Editing & Book Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 21 - Working Mommy Journal - book review / giveaway
Sep 21 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 21 - Splashes of Joy - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 22 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Sep 23 – Sadie's Spotlight -book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 27 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Sep 28 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 28 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 29 – Kam's Place – book spotlight / author interview
Sep 30 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 1 – Just Another Reader – book review
Oct 5 – wottaread – book spotlight / author interview
Oct 6 – Books for Books – book review
Oct 6 - @twilight_reader - book review
Oct 7 – Review Thick & Thin – book review / author interview
Oct 7 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 8 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway

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Comments

Unknown said…
Cheryl: I'm sorry I disappointed you, but thank you for your continued support.
Ron Ruiz

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