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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review and Giveaway: Cold Feet by Amy FitzHenry

Title: Cold Feet
Author: FitzHenry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Berkley
Publish Date: September 1, 2015
Source: I received a copy from the publisher; however, this did not affect my review.



What's the Story?:

From Goodreads.com: "Emma Moon's mother thinks it's acceptable to miss her only daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner for a work obligation. Her father left when she was six months old. Emma hasn't exactly been raised to be a happily-ever-after kind of girl.

So when her anxieties get out of hand, Emma and her best friend, Liv, decide to take a road trip to San Francisco, find her long-lost father, and put her family issues to rest.

But her quest for the truth stirs up events and emotions she didn’t expect. The urge to run away may just be a part of Emma’s genetic makeup, because she’s growing more and more tempted to do just that…"


My Two Cents:

In "Cold Feet," our protagonist, Emma, is the result of a not very good relationship. Her mother is a super career woman and an absent mother. Her father has never been a part of her life. Emma loves her fiance but her chaotic family life makes her wonder if marriage is everything that she thinks it is. With her best friend, she'll embark on a journey to explore love and family.

The thing that really stood out to me in this book is that Emma's voice feels so authentic to me. There were a lot of places where I felt like Emma was talking to me as a friend. The author really brought me into the story with Emma's voice. Using the first person point of view worked so well for this one since Emma's inner thoughts and insecurities are so important to what happens in the book.

This weekend is my 5 year anniversary with my husband and I really thought the author did a great job of capturing what it's like to have all of these very intense thoughts prior to getting married. Smart people don't jump into things without carefully considering what they are doing. We get to see Emma confront things that so many others confront in real life!

This is a really smart look at self-discovery and love. The writing is sparkling and definitely kept me entertained. I read this book very quickly and wanted more. I will be awaiting other things that come out from this author.





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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for this captivating giveaway and your wonderful feature and great review. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Sounds interesting. I just added it to my 'to read' list

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  3. I like the sounds of this book and will but it on my must read list. Thanks for the comments.

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  4. You did a great job on the review. I like that you said it was like Emma talking directly to you. Happy 5th anniversary.

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  5. Loved your review. It certainly made me want to read the book.

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  6. Happy 5th anniversary! This book sounds great and definitely like something I would want to read.

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  7. "Sparkling"...never heard writing described this way. Makes me really curious about this one, thanks.

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  8. I've now ordered this one from the library. Great to learn about new authors (to me anyway). Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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