by Catherine McKenzie
Pub. Date: October 16, 2012
Book received from: Publisher
Genre: Adult Contemporary Fiction/ Women’s Fiction
Cover: So-so. Nothing special, but not bad.
Characters: Quirky and likable
Tagline: If you had a chance to start over, would you take it?
Quote: “It seemed like almost nothing had happened, but that ‘almost nothing’ changed everything for me.”
For Fans Of: Ally McBeal, Barbara Kingsolver, smart & quirky chick-lit
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Worth the read? Yes- but McKenzie’s other books are higher up on the list
The Short & Sweet of It: When Emma Tupper’s mother leaves a trip to Africa as part of her will, Emma feels a responsibility to go and explore the land of which her mother had always dreamed. However, she did not expect an earthquake to strand her there for half a year, leaving the life awaiting her back home in shambles. When she finally is able to leave Africa, she comes home to find herself with no place to live, no job, no money, no boyfriend, and everyone thinking she is dead. She must decide if she wishes to pick up the pieces of her old life and fight for what she once had worked so hard to build, or to start anew and become someone else entirely.
McKenzie has a way of taking an absurd scenario and making it seem as though it could happen to anyone. In her third book, she still manages to keep me turning the pages wandering what witty thing the leading lady will say or do next. Although Forgotten fell just a bit short for me in comparison to Spin and Arranged, mostly due to a bit more sadness of the story line itself, it still kept me entertained until the end. I will definitely be picking up the next book by McKenzie, who has quickly become one of my new favorite authors.
My review of Spin
My review of Arranged
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