One of my new favorite authors is having her 3rd book released in the USA tomorrow, so to celebrate I thought I would tell you all about this wonderful novel.
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?
Catherine McKenzie’s books take on a similar What If? situation that Jodi Piccoults books do, but they tend to take on a more light hearted approach. Her ideas are fresh and never explored, so its easy to want to read her books from cover to cover. Forgotten did not dissapoint. The characters are real without being really frustrating and the entire book was a pleasure to read. I can’t recommend this book enough. Forgotten and Arranged will be on my gift list this year for my reading (and not language sensitive) friends!
If you liked this book, you would like Arranged by Catherine McKenzie