Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Emily & Einstein by Linda Francis Lee

Emily & Einstein by Linda Francis Lee

Goodreads blurb

Emily Portman is an up-and-coming New York City editor whose life is everything she imagined it would be. She has a job she loves and a beautiful Upper West Side apartment with her husband, Sandy. But everything changes in one night when Sandy dies in a tragic accident, and soon Emily is stunned to discover that her marriage was made up of lies. Haunted by distorting memories of the man she lost, Emily’s only comfort is a mysterious, scruffy dog named Einstein, who comes into her life at just the right moment—and stands by her side as she confronts her own past, and embarks on finding new and true love.

After losing her husband, NYC editor Emily Portman loses herself.  She tries to bury herself in her work, but finds herself behind on deadlines and at a loss for new ideas.  The accidental discovery that her life with her husband, Sandy, was a lie causes Emily to turn to her newly adopted pet for comfort and strength.

Increasing calls from her in-laws lawyer, the threat of losing of her apartment, and a surprise visit from her irresponsible little sister further complicate Emily's days, and the ruggedly handsome new neighbor muddies her thoughts.  And while Emily can't quite put her finger on it, there is definitely something weird going on with her dog, Einstein.

This book was nothing like what I was expecting, and I'm glad.  This was a fresh take on learning to love and trust and I'm glad I took the risk.

5 out of 5 stars.

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