Fabulous Won – FORGOTTEN by Catherine McKenzie {REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!}

FORGOTTEN by Catherine McKenzie {REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!}

Jamie October 25, 2012 31
FORGOTTEN by Catherine McKenzie {REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!}
If you aren’t familiar with Catherine McKenzie, you need to check out her previous books SPIN and ARRANGED. I’ve done reviews of both of these books in the past few years and to this day, SPIN is one of my all-time-favorite books. Catherine is really an amazing writer that can captivate you from the first chapter and keep you wanting more when you finish that last page. I really enjoy how she makes you feel like you know each character, whether you can relate to them or not. While every book I’ve read from McKenzie has been completely different, each book dives into relationships and how they can work both for and against you. Catherine McKenzie’s latest novel, FORGOTTEN is not an exception either.


When everyone thinks you’re dead, how do you start your life over again?

Emma Tupper, a young lawyer with a bright future, sets out on a journey after her mother’s death: to Africa, a place her mother always wanted to visit. But her mother’s dying gift has unexpected consequences. Emma falls ill during the trip and is just recovering when a massive earthquake hits, turning her one-month vacation into a six-month ordeal.

When Emma returns home, she’s shocked to find that her friends and colleagues believed she was dead, that her apartment has been rented to a stranger and that her life has gone on without her. Can Emma pick up where she left off? Should she? As Emma struggles to recreate her old life, everyone around her thinks she should change: her job, her relationships, and even herself. But does she really want to sacrifice everything she’s working so hard to gain?

When I first picked up my copy of FORGOTTEN, I read the back and thought that it might not be a book that will keep me excited to keep reading it. I only thought this because of the deep and serious subject of this book. Being missing and coming back to your life that moved on without you seems pretty depressing! Don’t judge a book by its cover though (like I almost did!) because this book isn’t just about the heartache of being presumed “dead”. It dives into who your true friends are and will be for you through thick and thin. I really enjoyed reading this book, by the end I wanted to know more about Emma Tupper and her life after missing. I think this book was such a great read, because as I would finish a chapter, it made me think about what I do now in my life and need to do to make the most out of it.

Catherine McKenzie is giving away a copy of FORGOTTEN to one lucky reader!



Details: There will be ONE winner. You must fill out the Rafflecopter below by signing in via Facebook or using your first name and email (it’s safe..it only has eyes for me). Contest is NOT affiliated with Facebook and Facebook is not responsible for the prize. This contest ends 11/8/12 at 11:59pm est. Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter random draw and has 48hrs to claim prize. In the event the winner does not respond a new winner will be drawn at random. No purchase necessary to win. US only entries only, must be 18 years or older to enter. I did not receive compensation for this post, however I did receive free product for my honest review. Prizes can take 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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  1. Small Footprints October 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm -

    This looks like a fabulous read … the story line is intriguing. I’d love to be included in this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

  2. chantal cooper October 26, 2012 at 7:07 am -

    I usually try to read a book within 2 weeks. i read about 30 or so minutes each night.

  3. nicole October 26, 2012 at 7:16 am -

    i try for 2 hours

  4. nannypanpan October 26, 2012 at 11:45 am -

    2 hrs a week

  5. deb c October 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm -

    I’m in 2 book clubs so I read at least an hour or two a day.

  6. Kim Reid October 27, 2012 at 12:40 am -

    I read each night before going to sleep for an hour or two – Thanks!

  7. Jenny Stanek October 28, 2012 at 8:57 am -

    A few minutes a day. I desperately want more but with 3 little ones, I struggle to find moments of quiet!

  8. Kimberly October 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm -

    About an hour at a time.

  9. Anita Yancey November 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm -

    I usually allow two hours at a time. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  10. Ellie W November 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm -

    About 2-3 hours a day.

  11. Renee G November 6, 2012 at 10:42 pm -

    I usually read for about 1/2 hour a day while I eat breakfast.

  12. Karen Gonyea November 7, 2012 at 6:47 am -

    An hour a day – 1/2 hour for a trade publication and 1/2 hour for an enjoying fun read :)

  13. Stephanie Larison November 7, 2012 at 9:12 am -

    Well with a toddler I don’t get as much time as I’d like to. I try to read for at least a half hour every night before bed.

  14. Jenny November 7, 2012 at 9:52 am -

    I always read for at least 30 minutes a day.

  15. Melanie Montgomery November 7, 2012 at 11:11 am -

    I read at work in between customers.
    So about 2 hours a day

  16. Charlotte Padgett November 7, 2012 at 11:28 am -

    I read two hours or more each night.

  17. Tarah November 7, 2012 at 11:40 am -

    I try to read before bed…with two young kids, it’s the only “me” time I have right now!

  18. LOIS PAYTON November 7, 2012 at 11:42 am -

    I read 2 or 3 hours a day , I love a good blook, GOD BLESS YA

  19. kelly g November 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm -

    not as much as I’d like

  20. laura ranck November 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm -

    i always take a day to relax and read a few chapters. my mom loves to read as well!

  21. felecia November 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm -

    About 30 minutes a day.

  22. susan smoaks November 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm -

    i set aside 10-15 minutes a day so it takes me a while to get through a book!

  23. Jamie Martin November 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm -

    Not nearly enough.

  24. Sarah November 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm -

    I read every night before bed. Every once in a while I will spend an entire weekend reading.

  25. Brenda Elsner November 7, 2012 at 7:33 pm -

    I set aside a few minutes everyday. I do most of my reading on the weekends.

  26. Lynde F. November 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm -

    I have about 2 out of 6 days at work that allow me to read for hours-what a perk!:)

  27. shirley zolenski November 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm -

    A few hours a week

  28. lknott November 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm -

    I usually read a book within a week. If it takes longer then that I have other priorities at the time or it isn’t quite my kind of book!!

  29. Cheryl Reinhardt November 7, 2012 at 10:09 pm -

    I set aside about 4 hours a week……

  30. Daniel M November 7, 2012 at 10:59 pm -

    whatever i can squeeze in before sleeping

  31. Lisa November 7, 2012 at 11:06 pm -

    30 mins a day usually

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