What might have been? That tantalizing question propels a woman on a cross-country adventure to reunite with the men she loved and let go, in Danielle Steel’s exhilarating new novel.

It all starts with a fall from a ladder, in a firehouse in New York City. The firehouse has been converted into a unique Manhattan home and studio where renowned photographer Madison Allen works and lives after raising three children on her own. But the accident, which happens while Maddie is sorting through long-forgotten personal mementos and photos, results in more than a broken ankle. It changes her life.

Spurred by old memories, the forced pause in her demanding schedule, and an argument with her daughter that leads to a rare crisis of confidence, Maddie embarks on a road trip. She hopes to answer questions about the men she loved and might have married—but didn’t—in the years after she was left alone with three young children. Wearing a cast and driving a rented SUV, she sets off to reconnect with three very different men—one in Boston, one in Chicago, and another in Wyoming—to know once and for all if the decisions she made long ago were the right ones. Before moving forward into the future, she is compelled to confront the past.

As the miles and days pass, and with each new encounter, Maddie’s life comes into clearer focus and a new future takes shape. A deeply felt story about love, motherhood, family, and fate, Lost and Found is an irresistible new novel from America’s most dynamic storyteller. 


It’s been awhile since I read a Danielle Steel book and I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed LOST AND FOUND. Maddie is a world famous photographer. She has three grown children and has been divorced for many many years. She lives in a refurbished firehouse in New York City. She falls off a ladder and injures her ankle. Her oldest daughter reads her the riot act and pushes her mother to the brink. Maddie decides to go on a cross country trip to visit her past relationships. She wants to make sure she made the right choices. I thought the characters Maddie and William were unique in their presentation. Both damaged, but taking things slowly but keeping an open mind.

Wow! I honestly wasn’t expecting to love LOST AND FOUND as much as I did. I honestly thought it was just going to be one of those books that people hyped up too much but now I see why. This made me feel all the feels. I laughed. I cried tears of sorrow and tears of joy. This was an emotional rollercoaster and I can’t wait to read more of Danielle Steel’s other books. I planned to finish LOST AND FOUND in a few days. Who knew that I would finish it in a day! Another great story from Danielle Steel. I cried from the start till the end at various parts of the journey. Well… stories about broken families always touch me deeply. You all really have to read this one.

LOST AND FOUND took on a true to life form. Things that happen to everyday people. It is very easy for anyone to relate to. The sorrow, grief, mistakes, forgiveness and ways to overcome them. Also the joy and happiness of breaking away from the past. Danielle Steel writes many books and they’re good stories. They all serve a purpose. They help me escape my boring days and take me to places I will most likely never get to. Literary reads are great of course, and so are books like this! They’ve all got their place and I have many of them on my shelf.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. 

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  1. I had not read a Danielle Steel book for years, until I read The Butler and enjoyed it. Now I am getting them from the library and will put this on my list. Wonderful review and I am glad her style has changed. I stopped reading her books because all her books seemed the same, but this sounds wonderfully different. 😁📚💞

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    1. I hadn’t read one in years either Carla and this one was so awesome. Makes me want to read all the ones I missed! Luckily my library has a huge selection and they are large print too!😂❤

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