Author: Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: When everyone thinks you’re dead, how do you start your life over again?
Emma Tupper, a young lawyer with a bright future, sets out on a journey after her mother’s death: to Africa, a place her mother always wanted to visit. But her mother’s dying gift has unexpected consequences. Emma falls ill during the trip and is just recovering when a massive earthquake hits, turning her one-month vacation into a six-month ordeal.
When Emma returns home, she’s shocked to find that her friends and colleagues believed she was dead, that her apartment has been rented to a stranger and that her life has gone on without her. Can Emma pick up where she left off? Should she? As Emma struggles to recreate her old life, everyone around her thinks she should change – her job, her relationships, and even herself. But does she really want to sacrifice everything she’s working so hard to gain?
Ope’s Opinion: This book was given to me, from my daughter Kristin of Kritters Ramblings. She loved this book so I went into with a very positive expectation. I think she liked it more then I did, but I did enjoy this read.
If you have read my other posts, you know, I am slow to get into a book. This one was no exception. I enjoyed it from the beginning, but didn’t really get into it until part of the way through it. Don’t get me wrong it was good – it just takes me a while to feel involved.
I can’t imagine coming back to a life that isn’t there anymore. Where do you begin to pick things up? How often do you think – if only I could start over? – Read this book and you may rethink that thought!
Too much foul language.
Rating: 4 – I like the book so much I know several friends to share it with.