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Monday, October 22, 2012


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 decides to take the trip to Africa as a dying promise to her mother vowing she will return in a month. Her boyfriend/coworker, Craig offers to go with her on the trip, but Emma tells him she has to do this by herself and to provide time to think through where her life is headed.

When she returns from the trip six months later, she learns that everyone assumed she was dead. In a twisted set of circumstances in her trip to Africa, she gets ill and has to be transported to a NGO medical center for care. While recovering there, a massive earthquake hits the country leaving them without communication and transportation for months. Since Emma's illness wasn't reported to her tour guide company, her last known location was in the city of the earthquakes epicenter and she was presumed dead.

Emma doesn't realize the complications of her six-month absence until she returns back to the United States and can't locate her car in the airport parking lot. Assuming nothing out of the ordinary, she takes a cab home and when she attempts to try her key in her apartment, it won't work. As a blizzard sets in that night in New York City, she is out on the street, all the numbers of her contacts are disconnected or she can only leave messages and just spent the last of her cash on the cab fare. Even the ATM machine declines her card. She is about to learn just how much the trip to Africa has changed the life she knew it and will force her to make some hard decisions about what to do next.

I received Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie compliments of William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest review. I can't imagine how so many people would assume the worst about Emma and how quickly most of her friends have moved on with their new lives. I really like how Dominic, the man now living in her apartment comes to her aid as the most unlikely of heroes and helps her find her way back to life. Perhaps starting over isn't as bad as she had thought. I rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars and it does contain some profanity which might offend some readers but the premise behind the story is amazing. If you had a chance to start over, would you take it?

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