Title: Torn Together
Author - Emlyn Chand
Date Published: 8/15/12
About the Book . . .
From her cheating boyfriend to her dead father and cold, judgmental mother, Daly knows she can’t trust others to be there when it counts. This cynicism begins to melt away when she meets Kashi, a light-hearted charmer from India, who decides he cares too much to let her fade into the background of her own life. After a series of false starts, their quirky romance carries them to India, where Daly must win the approval of Kashi’s family in order to seal their “forever.”
Laine struggles to cope with the pain of early widowhood, fleeing into
the pages of her well-worn library and emerging only to perform her
duties as a social worker at the crisis pregnancy center. Although her
daughter wants nothing more than to work as an artist, Laine doesn’t
know how to redirect Daly to a more suitable profession without further
damaging their tenuous relationship.
Laine look past her pain to learn from an unlikely mentor? Has Daly
finally found someone whom she can trust? Will the women recognize their
common bonds before the relationship is broken beyond repair?
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About the Author . . .
Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit EmlynChand.com for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!
Reader Review . . .
Daly English is a lonely art student when she meets Kashi, a pharmacist from India. Since her father's death ten years earlier, she and her mother have withdrawn into their grief and lost the ability to connect with one another. When Kashi enters her life, he brings the love and understanding Daly has needed for so long. Live, however, does not always turn out the way we think it will.
Torn Together is a wonderful YA novel about relationships, both familial and romantic. For me, the story of Daly and Laine is the more compelling of the two. Mother/daughter relationships are very complex, even at the best of times. Watching them learn to reconnect and support one another is inspiring.
The only negative comment I would make is that a few times the author switched abruptly from the third person narrative to first person. It only happened a few times and only lasted for a sentence or two each time, but it threw off the narrative for me temporarily each time that it happened.
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