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The Lost Girl

Published Date: October 16, 2015

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What if you were trapped between two cultures?

Life is tough in 1870s Wyoming. But it’s tougher still when you’re a girl who looks Chinese but speaks like an American. Orphaned as a baby and taken in by an American family, Charity Walker knows this only too well. The mounting tensions between the new Chinese immigrants and the locals in the mining town of Carter see her shunned by both communities.

When Charity’s one friend, Joe, leaves town, she finds herself isolated. However, in his absence, a new friendship with the only other Chinese girl in Carter makes her feel like she finally belongs somewhere.

But, for a lost girl like Charity, finding a place to call home was never going to be that easy …

Available as a Kindle eBook. In paperback and all eBook platforms August 2016.

Liz Harris

Liz HarrisLiz was born in London and now lives in South Oxfordshire with her husband. After graduating from university with a Law degree, she moved to California where she led a varied life, trying her hand at everything from cocktail waitressing on Sunset Strip to working as secretary to the CEO of a large Japanese trading company, not to mention a stint as ‘resident starlet’ at MGM. On returning to England, Liz completed a degree in English and taught for a number of years before developing her writing career.

Liz’s debut novel, The Road Back, won a Book of the Year Award from Coffee Time Romance in the USA and her second novel A Bargain Struck was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

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Customer Reviews


  1. Isabelle
    Isabelle at

    Note: As a member of the Tasting Panel, I got to read this novel several months ago. I’m now very happy to read it again (thanks for the copy with my name in the acknowledgements! :]) and share my thoughts about it. I’ll post this on Amazon too as soon as possible.

    I really liked this novel a lot (in fact, it’s still my favourite of the 20+ novels I’ve read and reviewed as a member of the Tasting Panel so far). I suppose some readers might find it a little slow at the start, as the first half is about the heroes’ childhood (and teenage years), so the actual romance is only in the second half, but it’s not at all the kind of “slow building” that I would find boring. Quite the contrary – I think it works perfectly to make the reader get attached to the heroes quickly.
    I knew very soon that I was going to like (and probably even love) that story, which I can’t say for every novel I’ve read that was one of my favourites in the end. I might be slightly biased because I particularly like historical novels in general, but not that much since it’s not set in one of the places and times I’ve most read about.
    In any case, it sounds well documented, it presents the tension between white miners and Chinese immigrants in the late 19th century American West simply (no schoolbook-like explanation, just the characters talking about it in a natural-sounding way) without taking a side, and I found the female hero’s situation (a Chinese girl raised by a white family) very interesting.
    Asked for a suggestion that could make the novel even better, all I could think of was that I would like it even more as the first book in a series. 😉

  2. Rosemary
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    A fascinating and saddening story of the lives of immigrants in the 19th century American West.

    Reviewed by Rosemary at For the Love of Books Blogspot

    Full review here …

  3. Emma
    Emma at

    ….This is the second book by Liz Harris that I have read (the first being “A Bargain Struck”), and again with this book you feel that you are there observing the action from just outside an open window. Through the writing you can visualise the town and the homes, and the everyday lives of folk, and it is this attention to historical detail that makes her novels come alive for me.

    Reviewed by Emma at Emma’s Book Blog/Reviews

    Read the full review here …

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