Sunday, March 3, 2013

ARC Giveaway: Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie

I finally got a finished copy of this fabulous book by Catherine McKenzie so I am letting go of the ARC copy I have. Read a little about the book, my thoughts, and about Catherine then enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom for a chance to win this book from me.

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 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. ~~ synopsis from Amazon

My thoughts about Forgotten ~~ originally posted on October 23, 2012

Catherine McKenzie has done it again! I read her first novel, Spin, in January of this year and loved it. You can read my thoughts about Spin HERE. I loved the writing and loved the characters and was excited to see what was next from this awesome author. When I was asked to read and review her third novel, Forgotten, I was ecstatic! I also have her second book, Arranged, sitting on my bookshelf and I really need to get it down and get it read. So far, I have loved everything she has written and her books just keep getting better and better.

Emma Tupper is a successful lawyer who finds herself taking a one month trip to Africa after making a promise to her dying mother. Well, due to circumstances beyond her control, the one month turns into 6 months. When she finally makes it back to her life, where everyone assumed she had died, she has a hard time deciding if she wants to keep that life, and the people in it, or if it's time to make some changes.

'I've been thinking about it a lot lately, ever since, well, you know. And the thing that keeps occurring to me, the only positive thing, is that I can start over. How many people have a chance to change something major in their lives without having to suffer the consequences?'

I love that the themes of Catherine's books seem to be about looking at ourselves and our lives and deciding if this is where we really want to be. Her characters go through a lot of growing up and self-reflection about what makes them happy, something we should all try to do, right?

Like I said, this is the second book of Catherine's that I have read and she has now become a 'must-read' author for me. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for her books as they are published and I will be putting them at the top of my TBR list.


Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. A graduate of McGill University and McGill Law School, Catherine practices law in Montreal. Her novels SPIN and ARRANGED are International Bestsellers. They, along with her third novel, FORGOTTEN, will all be published in the US by William Morrow in 2012. SPIN has also been published in French (Ivresse) and German (Sternhagelverliebt), and ARRANGED will be published in French in June, 2012.


Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of this wonderful book!


  1. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Not an author I'm familiar with but definitely looking forward to reading some of her books.

  3. after reading the synopsis, i think this sounds like a book worth looking into! :)

  4. WOW! The book is an international bestseller. Who wouldn't want to read that?
    I love the idea of the book and it sounds awesome
    adding it to my TBR
    GREAT review!
    Your reader,

  5. Sounds like a good read. How terrible to have everyone think your dead when your not. I would love to read it to see how the rest of the story goes. Thanks for this chance to win it.


  6. This book sounds right up my alley. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  7. This sounds like a great read, thanks so much for the giveaway!

  8. Thanks to all of you who stopped by and left a comment. I'll be drawing a winner tomorrow! Good luck to everyone!


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