Monday, September 20, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Lost and Found by Ronald L Ruiz

Join us for This Tour:  September 20 to October 8
Book Details:
Book Title:  Lost and Found by Ronald L. Ruiz
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 292 pages
Genre:  Literary
Publisher:  Embajadoras Press
Release date:  June 2021
Content Rating:  R - Includes f-words and profanities throughout, one sex scene
Book Description: 
When community leaders began to doubt Abel Mendoza, the law practice he had spent years building began to crumble. It was the 1960s and there was but a handful of Mexican lawyers in California. Abel had worked tirelessly to earn respect in the courts, avoiding any semblance of a personal life to achieve his goals. Now, his personal and professional lives had collided and he found himself being rejected by the community that had previously supported and admired him. His fears of inadequacy kindled, Abel began to question who he really was, what he did, and where he belonged. A desire to avoid these questions and the people who had provoked them sent this small-town lawyer on a trip to escape not only his community but his own self-doubts, and into a relationship that changed his life completely.
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Meet the Author:

​Ronald L. Ruiz is the author of a memoir and six previous novels. His novel Giuseppe Rocco (1998) received the national literary prize, 1998 Premio Aztlán Award, and his novel Life Long (2017) was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017. His work has been compared to Richard Wright’s Native Son (Publisher’s Weekly, featured review) and his writing described as “frighteningly real” (New York Newsday). Ron was born and raised in Fresno, California, and educated at St. Mary’s College, University of California, Berkeley Law, and University of San Francisco School of Law. Ron practiced law for over 30 years in California, as a Deputy District Attorney, criminal defense attorney, and Deputy Public Defender. He was appointed to the California Agriculture Labor Relations Board by Governor Jerry Brown in 1974, and later served as the District Attorney of Santa Cruz County, California. Ron retired from criminal law and continues to write every day.

Connect with the Author:  website ~ facebook ~ goodreads 
Tour Schedule:

Sep 20 –
Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Sep 20 - Gold Dust Editing & Book Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 21 - Working Mommy Journal - book review / giveaway
Sep 21 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 21 - Splashes of Joy - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 22 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Sep 23 – Sadie's Spotlight -book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 27 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Sep 28 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 28 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 29 – Kam's Place – book spotlight / author interview
Sep 30 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 1 – Just Another Reader – book review
Oct 5 – wottaread – book spotlight / author interview
Oct 6 – Books for Books – book review
Oct 6 - @twilight_reader - book review
Oct 7 – Review Thick & Thin – book review / author interview
Oct 7 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 8 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

LOST AND FOUND Book Tour Giveaway


My Review

Lost and Found is my introduction to the talents of writer Ronald L. Ruiz. I thought it was pretty good. At under three hundred pages, it was easy to keep reading late at night to read. Readers are transported back in time to the 1960s California. The character of Abel Mendoza is one that many readers would be able to relate to and connect with.  Just when life was getting really good, it quickly began to fall apart around him. He suddenly began struggling and had to learn who he really was and how to get through this stressed life. It felt like reading a memoir at times. It was emotional at times and I enjoyed taking this journey with him to find out what he finds, how it ends for him, and if he would be able to rebuild what he lost. It was entertaining right from the start and I wanted to keep reading to see how it would all play out. 

I am giving Lost and Found a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading well written and entertaining fiction. I would be interested in reading more by Ronald L. Ruiz in the future. I believe this one is definitely worth a read and should not be missed. 

I received a digital copy of Lost and Found from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


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