Will Ella ever survive the move to Seattle ... in the rain, with her so hippie parents, no friends, belongings, nada, zip?
Ella Jensen is an old soul stuck in a teenager's body, and she doesn't make friends easily. In her senior year of high school, her family moves across the country to Seattle, turning her already-small world upside down. She feels alone and lost… But then she finds a box of decades-old love letters between Martha and Frederick; she becomes best friends with her new tiny neighbor, Miss T; and she gets her first kiss from Hans, a very symmetric German exchange student.
But summer ends abruptly when she is forced to make a decision that will change her life. Forever.
A warmhearted and humorous coming of age story, Lost in Seattle, is a celebration of family, love, friendship, and that special bond between daughters, mothers, and women across generations.
“If you love a fast-paced story, with snappy dialogue and lots of humor and heart, this is the book for you.”
"Charlotte Roth caught my attention with the snappy chapter titles. She kept it with snappy dialogue, which I adore, unique characters, which I fell in love with, and a story filled with heartbreaking, humorous, and heartwarming moments.
It hasn't been easy for Eleanor, living with her tree hugging, 'hippie-like' parents. She's not happy when they move her from the east coast all the way to Washington state. After an exhausting cross-country drive with her parents in a U-Haul truck, they finally reach their destination, only to find the truck is filled with another family's belongings. After five days of being stranded with nothing of their own and limited funds, they finally decide to get some use out of the unclaimed contents of the truck. When they find an iron mailbox full of letters from 30 years ago, the two women in the family decide to read them. The tales of a young couple's struggles three decades earlier weave a complex and interesting pattern into this already interesting web of entertaining story line.
This first story of Ms. Roth reads like it's her tenth, with crisp, clean writing. I'm looking forward to reading more from her.
I give it 5 stars and high recommendations!"
Lori Leger, Author of Fictional Romance with a Cajun flair. Owner/Editor at Cajunflair Publishing