He was a man who didn’t deserve a second chance... but he needed one. Emily and her husband, Sandy Portman, seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.
Suddenly, Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was... all the while feeling that somehow he isn't really gone. And what if he isn't?
Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein. But is Einstein's seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past? Can he help her find a future - even after she meets a new man?
©2011 Linda Francis Lee (P)2011 Tantor
I recommend this book highly to anyone who has had a loss in their life. It is the perfect book about love, betrayal, hope, and closure. It keeps you guessing all the way through to the end. It will completely touch you heart.
I always think of city life as cold and cheerless, but this story was sweet. The narration was comfortable and enjoyable. This was the perfect book to enjoy while fighting a bad cold.
part time gourmet, full time nerd
The performance was decent, but there were several times when the reader didn't like the way she delivered the line and read it again. Clearly there was no editing done, or not enough and it really threw me off the story. *Attempting to not leak spoilers* The antagonist was so frustrating, I really hoped he wouldn't find redemption.
Love to read. So much in fact that I've become a writer. I have fifteen published Christian romances.
In her story Linda Francis Lee has taken fiction to an entirely different realm. I look forward to reading more.
I absolutely LOVED this book. Charming, delightful---and most definitely not my usual genre. But because it was a Daily Deal, I checked out the storyline and reviews and thought, what the heck. I'm so glad I did! I will definitely be recommending this one to my friends and looking at this author's other books.
The narrators were fantastic, but i did not like the story as much. The main characters were not as warm and likable as I prefer. I did not find myself really caring what happened at the end, which makes it hard to stick with. The ending was actually pretty good, but the whole story was just kind of "blah" for me. I am looking forward to listening to these narrators again though.
This is one where you need to seriously suspend disbelief--and the story could have gotten beyond ridiculous. But: the characters are so richly drawn and the writing is so good that you happily accept the man in a dog's body and can't wait to see how the plot develops. Yes, it's chick-lit, but with strong, smart women you can root for and men who are more than cardboard cut outs. Recommend!
Emily is a sweetheart, happy and waiting for her husband, Sandy Portman to arrive after work. He made a point to tell her he would be home after work so she happily prepared his favorite meal in anticipation. Unfortunately, on his way home to meet Emily, Sandy was struck and killed in a tragic accident. Before the funeral was even over she received the shocking news that her in-laws were making plans to evict her from her Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But nothing was more devastating than slowly uncovering the truth that she never knew Sandy at all, that her entire marriage with him was made up of lies.
*** I originally picked up this audiobook at the suggestion and praise of a friend, who being a dog person like myself, thought I would find it a wonderful audiobook. Naturally, the dog on the cover also helped me to make the selection.
I didn’t know quite what I was expecting, but it was quite a journey that Emily took in discovering a lot about herself and the man she had been in love with. Suffice it to say that I found myself not liking Sandy Portman very much at first, although he did begin to grow on me after he began to understand himself after he was given a second chance at life.
During her grieving, Emily found some comfort in the adoption of Einstein, a rather scruffy looking dog at the pound which Emily had been volunteering at. Through the caring of Einstein, Emily could sob all her heartache out, and it almost seemed as if Einstein understood all that she was going through. As it turned out, by taking Einstein out to the doggy park Emily meets a very handsome and gorgeous young man. A young man Emily tried her best to smother her budding interest in only to find that they were actually neighbors in the Dakota.
Bottom line: EMILY & EINSTEIN was a delightful story both emotional and touching, with several laugh out loud moments coming from Einstein. Fun and very entertaining.
Marilyn Rondeau, for www.ck2skwipsandkritiques.com
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