Thursday, March 7, 2013

On Tour: Torn Together by Emlyn Chand

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. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts about Torn Together ~~

Exactly. Why DOES growing up have to be so difficult? Daly misses her dad so much. She doesn't get along with her mom... at all. And she just found out that her boyfriend is cheating on her. Daly just wants to be happy and have friends. And figure out why her mom treats a stranger, Meghann, better than she treats her own flesh and blood. And then there is this other stranger, Kashi, who enters her life, maybe by fate, but becomes a very important person in her life.

Torn Together examines all of these relationships of Daly's life and helps her learn about herself and what she can do to make her life better. She starts to hang out with Meghann and learns from her what she can do to get her mother back on her side. Kashi takes her to his home country, India, to meet his family, where she truly learns a lot about herself and what she wants out of life. I really did enjoy that part of the book. I love the idea of traveling to India and immersing myself in that culture.

The relationship with Meghann is something I can understand but I did have a little trouble believing how quickly the relationship with Kashi developed. I guess I am not a believer of 'love at first sight' but it appears that this is what happens between Daly and Kashi and I say ~ more power to them!

I thoroughly enjoyed Torn Together, with all the wonderful characters, watching Daly grow and figure it all out. I am excited to read some of Emlyn's other books now.

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**Everyone who leaves a comment on the tour page (click here) will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Torn Together before March 15 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

About the author

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 Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or GoodReads. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

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  1. thanks for being in the tour!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review, Susan. I'm so glad you enjoyed watching Daly grow. Meghann was hands down my favorite character to write and the one I related to most--even though much of Kashi and Daly's relationship (and travels) is based on experiences from my real life!

    Em :-D


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