Monday, March 11, 2013

VBT Review: Torn Together by Emlyn Chand

BLURB: 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.

Review Rating: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review: Healthy relationships are important...but what happens when things tear you apart
and you don't know how to get back? Torn Together is a moving novel about a mother and daughter, learning how to start over in the aftermath of a loss that has affected both of them greatly.  Daly is working to get a degree in a field her mother isn't too fond of, her relationship with her long time boyfriend has just taken a nose dive, and things seem to be deteriorating quickly.  

Daly's mother, Laine has things of her own going on.  This book is filled with engaging characters, emotional depth that really grabbed me in, and a plot so full of surprises I wasn't sure what was coming next. What I do know is that it's a moving book and it makes you think, I mean really think, about what's important in life. I must say, great job to the author for creating a very effective story that certainly held my attention. 

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 for more info, or connect with her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ or GoodReads. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!
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***It hasn't yet posted to iTunes despite having released in August. We hope it will be there soon!***

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Nikki! I'm so glad you enjoyed Torn Together and the lessons within. This was a very emotional book to write, but very worth it in the end <3