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 wasEmma 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.
Forgotten 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
Three stars enjoyable read.Despite the feeling that the author has no clue about Africa, like in never visited the place clueless, this was a really entertaining read as it was meant to be For one, earth quakes are not occurring in the fictitious region she chose as background There is no country like Tswanaland But there are Tswanas living in that area She got that right But why spoil a feel good story with facts, right Nevertheless, this young lawyer had a challenge on hand when her mother pas [...]
I will start off by saying that I LOVED this book I was hooked from the very first chapter.The premise behind the book is not unique Many stories have catalysts that force the protagonist to confront the things that are not working in their lives and make changes What kicked off this set of events WAS pretty unique, however What if you found yourself in a situation where everything in your life was gone and everyone thought you had died Would you use it as a clean slate and a way to start over W [...]
Opening Line My mother s funeral was a small affair on a hot Tuesday Emma Tupper never imagined herself going to Africa that was always her mother s dream All she s ever wanted was to be a lawyer and through eighty hour work weeks to make partner at the firm So when her mother falls ill and dies, leaving Emma a ticket to the made up country of Tswanaland, it might be grief forcing her decisions or an anguished sense of wanting to connect with her mother but Emma suddenly finds herself taking an [...]
If anyone has been glancing at my reviews since September, they would perhaps surmise that I am engulfed in a massive reading drought that has caused my reviews to be rather, lackluster But Catherine McKenzie was the cure for my woes Forgotten is a page turner with a cast of compelling characters and a nice mixture of romance and mystery.
Emma Tupper s mother had a lifelong love of anything African, though she never had a chance to go there herself After her mother s death, Emma discovers that she spent her last money on a plane ticket for Emma to go to Tswanaland in Africa for a month Emma is on the fast track at her big corporate law firm and looking at making partner soon, but the last thing she said to her mother was to promise she would go to Africa, and when the estate lawyer at her firm, who also handled her mother s will, [...]
This one surprised me, I thought the premise was intriguing Emma reluctantly goes on a trip due to a death bed promise to her mother, then all hell breaks loose and she isn t able to come back to her high powered lawyer life for 6 months and is surprised to learn that everyone thought she was dead Where do you go from there, how do you go back to your life, and was what was important before still important Those are the questions that Emma faces I can t imagine being in this situation and get ho [...]
Plot, pacing and dialogue strain credibilty, and the characters are one dimensional My head hurts from all the eyeball rolling I did while reading this Wouldn t have given it two stars except my gold standard for a one star rating is 50 Shades of Grey and there are very few books that are THAT bad.
Gostei deste romance o segundo livro que leio da autora Romances que se l em r pido e n s deixam com sorrisos nos l bios
3,5 um livro que apesar de n o ter uma grande est ria se tornou de leitura compulsiva levando me a pensar como pequenas coisas da nossa vida como um n mero de telefone podem ter um t o grande significado e import ncia Foi uma leitura agrad vel.
I love Catherine McKenzie s books and writing style I find her incredibly talented and well rounded This is the third book by her I have read Once again, she has surprised me with her knowledge base as this time around the protagonist is an attorney who, before leaving for Africa, is up for partner She has sacrificed and put in her time, sweat, tears and given up everything else except her lawyer boyfriend and one good friend when her mother succumbs to cancer and she is handed an inheritance th [...]
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 of a chick lit read with an adorable romance and unique storyline The first thing I noticed was that Em [...]
O livro tem um come o muito triste, Emma, acaba de perder a sua m e e encontra se sozinha no mundo Tem consigo as lembran as da sua m e e recorda es da sua obsess o por frica Quando o advogado lhe conta que a m e lhe deixou como ltima vontade, uma viagem a frica ela n o tem como recusar e a come a a sua aventura O que ela n o esperava era ficar doente e que um terramoto de grande escala destru sse toda e qualquer possibilidade de comunica o com os seus amigos durante 6 meses Neste tempo Emma viv [...]
S de ler pela sinopse tinha me seduzido, mas ao ler, nota se que cada vez mais previs vel, e achei o fim um pouco fraco Estava espera de mais deste livro Foi um dissabor A hist ria em si gira, mas o romance entre ela e o Dominic topa se bem que iria acontecer e depois a indecis o dele entre ficar com a Emma e a sua ex noiva acho que mata um pouco a hist ria.aviciadadoslivros
The Good Stuff Simply put, I just adore anything that McKenzie writes, and this is no exception She is just the perfect storyteller She hooks you in with great characters that you can relate to and puts them into intriguing tales with plenty of twists and turns The perfect book for just losing yourself into toonothing cliche or predictable thank you now lets make this into a movie kay cuz we need some romantic movies that are not cliche and predictable this is a smart romance people us girls lik [...]
Once in a while I love to take a mental break and read something light and refreshing, a women s fiction chic lit seems to do the trick although it is always preferable to suspend a certain degree of disbelief to enjoy the experience If you had the chance to start over, would you Or would you just try to pick up the pieces of your life and move on What a dilemma This enjoyable story has Emma, the protagonist facing this challenge after she went missing in Africa and declared dead Returning home [...]
I would class this as women s fiction The audiobook was based on a very interesting concept Emma, the heroine went on a trip to Africa and because of a natural disaster, everyone presumes she s dead When she returns to pick her life back up, she can t I thoroughly enjoyed the intrigue in the early parts of the book but equally liked reading life beginning to return to some normality The relationships in this book are hugely complex and betrayal is on the menu from multiple angles Emma herself wa [...]
I hate to call a book Chick lit it conjures up cartoon images of sparkly high heels and champagne glasses There must be a better term to describe books about the misadventures of young women who are still finding themselves in life, work and love In many ways, FORGOTTEN fits this description Emma, an ambitious young lawyer, takes a trip to Africa to fulfill her late mother s bequest and life long ambition Things happen, Emma is thought dead, and six months later, comes back to find that her old [...]
I didn t think it was possible to like Forgotten than I liked Arranged but I did This book was awesome Awesomer Awesome sauce I loved it a lot I really cared for the characters, Emma and Dominic, and wanted to hug Emma so much after she lost her mother Also, I love a book where I not only like the major characters but want to hang out with them and their friends I think I d really hit it off with Emma and Stephanie I might be a bit older than them but still, we d be buds I can just tell.Anyway, [...]
Depois de ter andado a ler uns livros menos bons este livro soube me mesmo bem.De leitura compulsiva, vi me arrastada para a est ria de Emma, que depois de ter sobrevivido a um terramoto em frica e depois de regresso a casa, se v catapultada para uma realidade muito diferente da que ela tinha deixado quando iniciou a viagem.Com uma narrativa muito envolvente n o se torna nunca enfadonha apesar de ter algumas descri es e ficarmos a conhecer bem os personagens.No fundo, e apesar do drama pessoal d [...]
I always feel like I m gushing when I review Catherine McKenzie s books but screw it yes, consider me gushing There s just something about the way she draws you immediately in to this main character and her plight I didn t have that chapter or two where I had to learn to care about her the way I do when I read other books And the peripheral characters are fantastic too the Initial Brigade made me laugh And I knew I wasn t going to put this book down from almost the minute I picked it up tonight [...]
A great story 4.5 stars It was different to what I was expecting I thought it would be a deeper story than the slightly fluffy chick lit it was, but certainly entertaining just the same.And, it s different to your usual chick lit story at that after all, how often does one go away for a month only to return SIX months later to the shock that almost everyone believes you are dead The characters are compelling, the story is unique and the ending satisfying It s a story of discovery and meaning to [...]
Over the course of her three novels Catherine McKenzie has completely won me over and I m proud to say I have become quite the fan I don t know if this is the best of her three books but it is the one I liked the most with components that appealed to me quite a bit An art heist, a dating type service to match people with the books of their dreams, a safari in Africa I love it all And a good old fashioned love story thrown in I look forward to books from this author.
Loved this book, I think it is my favorite that I ve read in a while Great story and writing that made me not want to put it down In fact, I couldn t and read it in just a few hours Highly recommend
Review Posted on Reading Lark 3 17 13 readinglark 2013 I received this novel prior to its release, but things have been so hectic that I was just able to work it into my reading schedule This was the perfect read for me I was getting a little burnt out on YA fiction Catherine McKenzie delivers another immensely entertaining story with characters that are so real they could be sitting next to you at your local Starbucks Forgotten is the story of Emma Tupper, a brilliant lawyer who is driven be he [...]
Most people would jump at the chance for a fresh start, a chance to use the lessons learned from previous actions and build a new life with that hard won wisdom What makes Forgotten so interesting is the fact that when given the chance, Emma does not want to take it While she recognizes certain aspects of her pre earthquake life were not healthy, she was satisfied enough with who she was and what she had accomplished to want to rebuild it the same way again, much to the chagrin of everyone who k [...]
Forgotten is quick paced and witty I d classify it as intelligent chick lit or just a fun contemporary fiction novel What I appreciated most about Forgotten was the way the main character, Emma, was not the typical chick lit heroine I find most chick lit novels feature main characters who are clumsy, awkward, bumbling and sometimes ditsy Another cliche is for the main character to have a bad relationship with a parent Thankfully, this book didn t have any chick lit cliches That s what I loved an [...]
Emma Tupper never imagined when her mother passed away leaving her a ticket to Africa that her life would take unexpected turns she never imagined As a dedicated lawyer just on the brink of making partner, she faces a choice If she takes the trip to Africa, she forfeits her partnership with the law firm of Thompson, Price Clearwater, and has to apply for it next year or she can turn down the trip which is what the lawfirm hopes she will opt for since she is one of their top litigators She decide [...]
Emma Tupper has a promising future as an attorney, but when her mother passes away and leaves Emma with a plane ticket to Africa, she feels obligated to honor her mother s wishes Shortly after arriving in Africa, Emma suffers a devastating illness and survives an earthquake, which ultimately cuts her off from work, her friends, and her boyfriend back home.When Emma finally returns home six months later, it s to find that her life is over on paper, as everyone assumed she had died in Africa Emma [...]
Originally published on Cozy Up With A Good ReadI really loved the premise of this novel, what would you do if everyone in your life thought you were dead The synopsis is very intriguing making you think about would you start your life over after something like this The thing that really caught my attention with this book is that something like this could happen to anyone With all these natural disasters, many people end up missing without a way to contact family friends.This book was surprising [...]
This was one of those books which started well, which I kept on reading really quickly hoping it was going somewhere and which well, it sort of didn t I really liked the premise The main character is a high flying lawyer whose mother dies, and leaves her a trip to Africa She doesn t want to go, Africa was her mother s thing, but she goes anyway, gets ill, gets caught up in an earthquake and is then presumed dead Finally, she goes home and tries to carry on with her life So, this is a novel You e [...]