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.”
Meanwhile, 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.
Can 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?
"Torn Together," Emlyn Chand’s first sojourn into Literary/Women's Fiction, illustrates how our similarities often drive us apart.
From Torn Together
Emlyn will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC and autographed copy of Torn Together to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
A Reader's Opinion
This isn't my usual read, but I like stepping outside preferred genres once in a while to possibly discover new authors. This is the first book I've read by this author, and I did find parts of it enjoyable. I applaud the author for weaving so many elements into the storyline, but it did feel a little crowded at times. I didn't really connect with the characters, but that could have been more because of the age group.
The author does a great job of sending the reader on a wild roller-coaster of emotions, and though it didn't last long, it was a great twist and kept the book interesting. Some may have a difficult time with the ups and downs, but they didn't really bother me--I prefer bits of surprise in this type of book. The international elements also added some nice flair to the story.
I've noticed more swearing and sex in some young adult genre books than I have recently in adult books, which personally I find strange and unnecessary, but that's strictly a personal opinion. The language isn't excessive, but it's noticeable and I would say the book is geared more towards the college group.
I didn't click with the writing style, but overall the author penned an interesting book.
Meet 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!