FORGETTING THE LOST
Prequel to the Daughters series
by J. Martain
Or ruin it.
Set in coastal North Carolina in the 1940s, this powerful novella can be read as a standalone, or as a prequel to the paranormal/sci-fi novel "Daughters of Men."
Part Southern gothic, part supernatural suspense, this literary work has a bittersweet ending that will haunt you long after finishing.
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Reviewers are giving this 4 & 5 stars!
Courtnee Turner Howe, Author
J. Martain knows how to weave a Southern gothic, supernatural story!
Readers must piece information together based on the perspective of a six-year-old girl with abilities that are both a blessing and a curse, and many circumstances become clearer as Madeline's awareness grows... The story flows well, and you don't realize how much you've read until something in your environment startles you from its hold. Forgetting the Lost is a great selection for readers who enjoy supernatural Southern fiction with no bounds.
Goodreads - Jeanne S.
This was definitely a thought-provoking read. I keep thinking about it even though I’ve finished another book since reading it. It was sad, mysterious, and haunting. It was a novella but so much happened in it. I will probably re-read it as we got more information as Madeline got older.
Annalisa Crawford, Author
This is a novella to savour, beautifully and poignantly written, with characters that pop from the page...
J. Martain’s prose weaves naturally and her description is delicious, drawing the reader into Madeline’s world while keeping Lucy, the stranger she thinks of as an angel, just slightly out of reach – much as he is for Madeline herself.
For a surreal, supernatural read, this novella is ideal.
Barnes & Noble - Lida-Ludmila
Touching and Tense
Very interesting deeply psychological sci-fi with metaphysical elements. I was hooked from the first page. The real life tragedy, prejudice and bigotry hit me hard and pulled me fast into the story, revealing the turmoil of the life of Lilith's grandmother. What a story of the human struggle, sorrow, injustice and hope. Author does amazing job of creating compelling characters and drama. I found myself crying and cursing while reading way past my bedtime.
The story continues two generations later...
Daughters of Men introduces Madeline's granddaughter and great-granddaughter.
And a certain mysterious man who no longer identifies as a fallen angel.