24 October 2012

Forgotten: A Novel by Catherine McKenzie (Giveaway)

Forgotten: A Novel by Catherine McKenzie.
Audience/Genre : Women/Romance, Chick Lit.
Publication : October 16th 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks.
Emma Tupper is a dedicated lawyer with a bright future. But when she takes a month-long leave of absence to go on an African vacation, she ends up facing unexpected consequences. After she falls ill and spends six months trapped in a remote village thanks to a devastating earthquake, Emma returns home to discover that her friends, boyfriend, and colleagues thought she was dead—and that her life has moved on without her.

As she struggles to re-create her old life, throwing herself into solving a big case for a client and trying to reclaim her beloved apartment from the handsome photographer who assumed her lease, everyone around her thinks she should take the opportunity to change. But is she willing to sacrifice her job, her relationships, and everything else she worked so hard to build?

In Forgotten, Catherine McKenzie tweaks a classic tale of discovering who we really are when everything that brings meaning to our lives is lost.

Most of my readers know that I love Catherine Mckenzie. I love everything about her books from the stories to the writing and characters. Although all her books fall under the chick lit/women's fiction genre, they usually have a deep element and I expected something similar with Forgotten.

However, this book was a different read from the rest and not in a bad way. Despite the blurb, Forgotten was more of a chick-lit read with an adorable romance and unique storyline. The first thing I noticed was that Emma was a much stronger protagonist than the ones Catherine usually goes for. She was smart, accomplished, sassy and confident and I loved that about her!
Emma's relationship with Dominique was great and they had great chemistry together but I felt that they grew close too quickly and I didn't feel the depth of their romance the way I did in Spin and Arranged. If their relationship progressed slower and didn't have the issue of it being possible rebound hanging over them, Forgotten would've appealed to me much more.

Having said that, everything else about Forgotten was perfect! Catherine McKenzie stayed true to her writing style with fun characters and a unique storyline! A quick, happy and sweet read, I recommend this to anyone who likes a good romance novel!

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  • Giveaway ends November 3rd, 2012.
  • Winner has 36 hours to respond or a new one will be picked.

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  1. Delhi since it's a pretty safe place to be.

  2. St. Thomas...the hubby and I took a cruise in 2010 and I thought it was a beautiful place!


  3. Moldova is a place I've always wanted to go.

  4. on a remote caribbean island. all i need is water, sun and sand - then i'm a pretty happy camper. lol thanks for the giveaway.


  5. Wow, great question.....a Greek Island! Thanks for the great giveaway. I have heard great things about Forgotten!

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    Jill at Seaside Book Nook

  6. Turks & Caicos all the way. The water is BEAUTIFUL and warm and the people were very nice. Granted I stayed at an all-inclusive but still I think that's where I'd want to be stranded!!

  7. Greece - everyone there is reported to be so friendly and outgoing, what a beautiful place to meet new friends! <3
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

  8. Hmm, it would have to be a place with electricity or some sort of lighting. I'm deathly afraid of the dark. lol I'll pick NYC.

  9. Maybe Ireland, Scotland. As long as it isn't somewhere riddle with sickness and I don't have to be in a swim suit I think I am good.

  10. Hawaii! It's warm and beautiful, the people speak english and it isn't a scary place :)

  11. You could leave me stranded on the Virgin Islands and I'd be happy enjoying the warm weather and beaches for quite a while.

  12. Somewhere in the south u.s. where everyone is hospitable.