Why does growing up have to be so difficult?
Daly English is having a harder time than most. Her future as an artist is unclear, her relationship with her mother is damaged beyond repair, and–to top it all off–her long-term boyfriend is having an affair. When Daly befriends two unlikely individuals–first a pregnant teen, and then a light-hearted charmer from India–her cynicism begins to melt away.
Meghann provides insight into Daly’s life and an endless stream of good advice, comforting Daly despite her own less fortunate position.
Kashi proves he cares too much about Daly 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.”
Will these friendships be enough to turn around Daly’s directionless life? Will she move past the hurt and learn to trust again? Or will her mother, once again, ruin everything she’s worked so hard to achieve?
Torn Together, Emlyn Chand’s first sojourn into Literary New Adult Fiction, weaves a tale of friendship, dreams, and a lingering loss, while illustrating how our similarities often drive us apart.
~*~*~*~*~ The REVIEW ~*~*~*~
Seldom can I say while reading a book that I liked everyone in the book regardless of their disposition. But I can say that about Torn Together. Emlyn Chand takes ordinary people in fairly ordinary circumstances and makes them likable, sympathetic, and larger than life. From Meghann who is struggling to stay on her feet to Kashi’s grandmother who just wants what’s right for her family, everyone’s motivations and desires are abundantly clear. And I *loved* that about this book.
Torn Together shows how our pasts can form our future and stall our present depending on how we choose to accept it. Emyln Chand does a remarkable job with the many elements of the story–teen pregnancy, death and grief, and the blending of two cultures.
There was a point in the story where I didn’t want to continue because I knew what was coming next, and yet I read through all the discussion questions because I wanted more from the characters that I had grown to love so much. I’ll definitely be checking out more of Emlyn Chand’s books…and you should too!
~*~*~*~ Author Bio ~*~*~*~
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 dabble 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, or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or GoodReads. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!
~*~*~*~ Buy the Book ~*~*~*~
Get Torn Together on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes&Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, or iTunes.
***It hasn’t yet posted to iTunes despite having released in August. We hope it will be there soon!***
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~*~*~*~ Emlyn Chand on Tour ~*~*~*~