The Lost Queen of Crocker County eBook È Lost Queen

The Lost Queen of Crocker County eBook È Lost Queen

The Lost Queen of Crocker County ➵ [Read] ➱ The Lost Queen of Crocker County By Elizabeth Leiknes ➿ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk There’s no place like home—especially when home is Crocker County IowaJane Willow may have moved to Los Angeles to become a famous film critic but when a family tragedy prompts her return to Crock There’s no place like home—especially Queen of PDF/EPUB À when home is Crocker County IowaJane Willow may have moved to Los Angeles to become a famous film critic but when a family tragedy prompts her return to Crocker County Iowa for the first time in eighteen years she is forced to confront everything she left behind—including her local fame for the Corn ueen The Lost PDF \ crowning fiasco Before Jane can escape her past a second time disaster strikes and she will have to find a way to right her mistakes and save herself from her regretsA love letter to the Midwest as well as a celebration of classic musicals this ferociously smart and endearingly emotional novel brings home the saving grace of second chances.


10 thoughts on “The Lost Queen of Crocker County

  1. Arlena Dean Arlena Dean says:

    Title The Lost ueen of CrockerAuthor Elizabeth LeiknesPublisher SOURCEBOOKS Landmark Reviewed By Arlena DeanRating FourReviewThe Lost ueen of Crocker by Elizabeth LeikneMy ThoughtsThis is definitely one of those reads where you will get a little bit of it allfrom 'laughter tears annoyance indignation disbelief second chances mistakes made secrets and in the end happiness' The story is what will happen when Jane Willow who was a film criticCinegirl living her life to its fullest in Los Angeles come back home to Iowa due to her parents tragic death? Upon coming home after eighteen years the reader gets to see how Jane will confront issues of just why she left in the first place personal secrets Will Jane be able to make that incident that had happened right? I liked how this author was able to convey to the readers a story that 'alternated between time periods and how she wive movie references so well throughout the read' I liked how this author was able to bring out this story of just how and what Jane had to contend with and come to terms with after coming home Be ready for some funny scene and some fun characters that will have you laughing out loudThis was definitely a good story as Jane is faced with her past as well as her future as secrets that had been kept for so long are revealed and also to finally make up with her best friend Charlotte who had been ignored for so long In the end the reader will get a powerful fun read shows a 'self forgiveness and the power of a wonderful community' that will keep one turning the pages to the end


  2. Emerald Sue Emerald Sue says:

    We don't have all the time in the world There is darkness There will always be darkness That is to say so much depends on the stars Fade to black


  3. Sue Fernandez Sue Fernandez says:

    Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for an e ARC of this title First I loved the cover It screamed Midwest and you just want to be there I'd never heard of this author and wasn't sure if I'd like the book I loved it I am only not giving it a 5 because I wish the ending had been wrapped up a bit although I see the purpose in leaving it open a bitmight we have a seuel?? The author did a good job in the alternating time periods which kept me reading just one chapter I also loved the way movies were woven into the plot and the Jane's character There are a few phrases used by the author's dad that I loved but they were used just a little too much That said I wonder if they might mean something to the author? Either way I felt like the characters were all so well developedpast and present I will definitely be following the author's future books and I've already downloaded 2 previous Highly recommended PS Actuallyat the last minute I realized how very much I did love the charactersI'm upping my stars to 5


  4. Anna Anna says:

    Janie Willow left Iowa for LA to pursue her dream of being a film critic She has risen to become the acclaimed Cinegirl known for her honest and sometimes caustic reviews But she had left behind her old self the once hopeful Crocker County Corn ueen in her home town True City When the tragic death of her parents forces her to return home another tragedy compels her to stayAs she is welcomed back with Midwestern hospitality and casseroles the memories of her childhood and the reasons she left come flooding back to haunt her She seeks to make amends and reconcile with her once best friend whom she had ignored for years As she settles in to her childhood home she realizes she needs the balm of home to find the forgiveness redemption and the second chance she craved The novel is uirky and told with the backdrop of a movie montage but as I settled into the story I grew to like and support Janie and her Midwestern roots


  5. Jenea Jenea says:

    Jane Willow left home and became a pretty well known movie critic When she gets a devastating phone call it wasn’t a uestion that she needed to go back “home” The place she swore to never step foot in again But when it comes to family it’s what you doI found Jane to be uite refreshing She is blunt feisty and reviews her movies with tenacity and no holding back But going home brings out a different side of her It means she will have to deal with the tragic accident as well as whatever made her leave in the first place What caused her to leave the place she grew up in? What caused her to never look back? Those are the uestions we learn slowly aboutThe setting of the small town True City Iowa where everyone knows one another in some way or another Either family and friends of family and friends of friends I really enjoyed the small town setting it reminded me of the town we live in The townspeople were just amazing especially Charlotte The best friend that Jane left behind all those years agoThe movies being woven in throughout this was a bonus to me I liked seeing her take and how they played a part in her going back home Jane’s story had plenty of sad moments of loss and heart break that brings tears to your eyes I know it did mine But it also some laughable moments as wellThe biggest part of this that I enjoyed so much was that this is a story of self forgiveness and redemption I think fans of contemporaries will enjoy this one


  6. Rebecca Goss Rebecca Goss says:

    I love the title of this book and rather expected a uirky Southern story about a female heroine that was formerly a county fair ueen I was surprised to find that the female lead is living in Los Angeles and works as a movie critic She has avoided going back home to the Midwest not the South because of personal secrets Due to a tragedy she has to return and deal with the demons she has avoided This book has some funny scenes and the characters are fun It is always good to see female leads show strength of character and for them to recognize the support they need and to be strong enough to embrace it


  7. Caroline Angell Caroline Angell says:

    A wonderful book Elizabeth Leiknes writes her heroine with a wistful authority The Lost ueen of Crocker County is a tale of the tenacity it takes to search one’s soul and find forgiveness there – and of the kind of grace that can only be found in your hometown


  8. Chris Conley Chris Conley says:

    This was okay I didn’t love it and I didn’t dislike it Just okay


  9. Barbara Barbara says:

    Almost gave up on this one Took a lot of pages to finally grab my attention but worth the read


  10. Amanda Arant Amanda Arant says:

    Jane Willow breathes movies As a result she’s actually uite a lot of people She’s Bond George Bailey from It’s A Wonderful Life and Groundhog Day’s Phil Connors Mostly I think she’d say she’s Harold Hill from The Music Man In her own way Jane really is a sort of con man who accidentally finds tangible grace in a town full of people she never thought she’d have anything in common with She’s also Clark Kent – and like all superheroes she has an alter ego Cinegirl She’s a straight shooting film critic for the LA Times who spends her days slinging caustic barbs and reviewing indie movies with words like “excrement” Jane is tough accomplished and powerful – but beneath it she’s forgotten why she loved movies so much in the first place Fate takes her back to her little Midwest hometown where the people believe in things and she clashes – heavily Her blunt hardened self blunders around small town Iowa re living the experiences of that un broken girl she used to be In the process her hardened self is melted with the help of all the beautifully odd people around her Jane is frustrating raw and achingly honest – all of which makes her real The story’s themes kind of run the gamut a lot of the story’s symbolism centers around light vs dark and the real vs the unreal which wraps up perfectly in Leiknes’ “All the world’s a stage” concept There’s even a sort of alternate dimension “movie” within the book which shows us the story’s metaphysical underpinnings Overall The Lost ueen of Crocker County is genuinely one of the funniest books I’ve ever read Jane’s butlerish editor reminded me so much of PG Wodehouse’s “Jeeves” and the flamboyant theater director Mr Linart was extremely memorable It’s definitely one of the most touching too I had some John Green level tears All this meshes well with the fact that Jane is a true movie lover she’ll walk you through some of the greatest stories ever told and the experience adds a kind of educational uality to everythingMostly though this is a story about redemption – but it never takes itself too seriously which in my opinion seems to be the hallmark of sincerely redemptive stories I definitely recommend it


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10 thoughts on “The Lost Queen of Crocker County

  1. Arlena Dean Arlena Dean says:

    Title The Lost ueen of CrockerAuthor Elizabeth LeiknesPublisher SOURCEBOOKS Landmark Reviewed By Arlena DeanRating FourReviewThe Lost ueen of Crocker by Elizabeth LeikneMy ThoughtsThis is definitely one of those reads where you will get a little bit of it allfrom 'laughter tears annoyance indignation disbelief second chances mistakes made secrets and in the end happiness' The story is what will happen when Jane Willow who was a film criticCinegirl living her life to its fullest in Los Angeles come back home to Iowa due to her parents tragic death? Upon coming home after eighteen years the reader gets to see how Jane will confront issues of just why she left in the first place personal secrets Will Jane be able to make that incident that had happened right? I liked how this author was able to convey to the readers a story that 'alternated between time periods and how she wive movie references so well throughout the read' I liked how this author was able to bring out this story of just how and what Jane had to contend with and come to terms with after coming home Be ready for some funny scene and some fun characters that will have you laughing out loudThis was definitely a good story as Jane is faced with her past as well as her future as secrets that had been kept for so long are revealed and also to finally make up with her best friend Charlotte who had been ignored for so long In the end the reader will get a powerful fun read shows a 'self forgiveness and the power of a wonderful community' that will keep one turning the pages to the end

  2. Emerald Sue Emerald Sue says:

    We don't have all the time in the world There is darkness There will always be darkness That is to say so much depends on the stars Fade to black

  3. Sue Fernandez Sue Fernandez says:

    Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for an e ARC of this title First I loved the cover It screamed Midwest and you just want to be there I'd never heard of this author and wasn't sure if I'd like the book I loved it I am only not giving it a 5 because I wish the ending had been wrapped up a bit although I see the purpose in leaving it open a bitmight we have a seuel?? The author did a good job in the alternating time periods which kept me reading just one chapter I also loved the way movies were woven into the plot and the Jane's character There are a few phrases used by the author's dad that I loved but they were used just a little too much That said I wonder if they might mean something to the author? Either way I felt like the characters were all so well developedpast and present I will definitely be following the author's future books and I've already downloaded 2 previous Highly recommended PS Actuallyat the last minute I realized how very much I did love the charactersI'm upping my stars to 5

  4. Anna Anna says:

    Janie Willow left Iowa for LA to pursue her dream of being a film critic She has risen to become the acclaimed Cinegirl known for her honest and sometimes caustic reviews But she had left behind her old self the once hopeful Crocker County Corn ueen in her home town True City When the tragic death of her parents forces her to return home another tragedy compels her to stayAs she is welcomed back with Midwestern hospitality and casseroles the memories of her childhood and the reasons she left come flooding back to haunt her She seeks to make amends and reconcile with her once best friend whom she had ignored for years As she settles in to her childhood home she realizes she needs the balm of home to find the forgiveness redemption and the second chance she craved The novel is uirky and told with the backdrop of a movie montage but as I settled into the story I grew to like and support Janie and her Midwestern roots

  5. Jenea Jenea says:

    Jane Willow left home and became a pretty well known movie critic When she gets a devastating phone call it wasn’t a uestion that she needed to go back “home” The place she swore to never step foot in again But when it comes to family it’s what you doI found Jane to be uite refreshing She is blunt feisty and reviews her movies with tenacity and no holding back But going home brings out a different side of her It means she will have to deal with the tragic accident as well as whatever made her leave in the first place What caused her to leave the place she grew up in? What caused her to never look back? Those are the uestions we learn slowly aboutThe setting of the small town True City Iowa where everyone knows one another in some way or another Either family and friends of family and friends of friends I really enjoyed the small town setting it reminded me of the town we live in The townspeople were just amazing especially Charlotte The best friend that Jane left behind all those years agoThe movies being woven in throughout this was a bonus to me I liked seeing her take and how they played a part in her going back home Jane’s story had plenty of sad moments of loss and heart break that brings tears to your eyes I know it did mine But it also some laughable moments as wellThe biggest part of this that I enjoyed so much was that this is a story of self forgiveness and redemption I think fans of contemporaries will enjoy this one

  6. Rebecca Goss Rebecca Goss says:

    I love the title of this book and rather expected a uirky Southern story about a female heroine that was formerly a county fair ueen I was surprised to find that the female lead is living in Los Angeles and works as a movie critic She has avoided going back home to the Midwest not the South because of personal secrets Due to a tragedy she has to return and deal with the demons she has avoided This book has some funny scenes and the characters are fun It is always good to see female leads show strength of character and for them to recognize the support they need and to be strong enough to embrace it

  7. Caroline Angell Caroline Angell says:

    A wonderful book Elizabeth Leiknes writes her heroine with a wistful authority The Lost ueen of Crocker County is a tale of the tenacity it takes to search one’s soul and find forgiveness there – and of the kind of grace that can only be found in your hometown

  8. Chris Conley Chris Conley says:

    This was okay I didn’t love it and I didn’t dislike it Just okay

  9. Barbara Barbara says:

    Almost gave up on this one Took a lot of pages to finally grab my attention but worth the read

  10. Amanda Arant Amanda Arant says:

    Jane Willow breathes movies As a result she’s actually uite a lot of people She’s Bond George Bailey from It’s A Wonderful Life and Groundhog Day’s Phil Connors Mostly I think she’d say she’s Harold Hill from The Music Man In her own way Jane really is a sort of con man who accidentally finds tangible grace in a town full of people she never thought she’d have anything in common with She’s also Clark Kent – and like all superheroes she has an alter ego Cinegirl She’s a straight shooting film critic for the LA Times who spends her days slinging caustic barbs and reviewing indie movies with words like “excrement” Jane is tough accomplished and powerful – but beneath it she’s forgotten why she loved movies so much in the first place Fate takes her back to her little Midwest hometown where the people believe in things and she clashes – heavily Her blunt hardened self blunders around small town Iowa re living the experiences of that un broken girl she used to be In the process her hardened self is melted with the help of all the beautifully odd people around her Jane is frustrating raw and achingly honest – all of which makes her real The story’s themes kind of run the gamut a lot of the story’s symbolism centers around light vs dark and the real vs the unreal which wraps up perfectly in Leiknes’ “All the world’s a stage” concept There’s even a sort of alternate dimension “movie” within the book which shows us the story’s metaphysical underpinnings Overall The Lost ueen of Crocker County is genuinely one of the funniest books I’ve ever read Jane’s butlerish editor reminded me so much of PG Wodehouse’s “Jeeves” and the flamboyant theater director Mr Linart was extremely memorable It’s definitely one of the most touching too I had some John Green level tears All this meshes well with the fact that Jane is a true movie lover she’ll walk you through some of the greatest stories ever told and the experience adds a kind of educational uality to everythingMostly though this is a story about redemption – but it never takes itself too seriously which in my opinion seems to be the hallmark of sincerely redemptive stories I definitely recommend it

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