Virtual Book Tour: Torn Together by Emlyn Chand

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Emlyn will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC and autographed copy of Torn Together to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the banner to see the other stops on her tour.

From her cheating boyfriend to her dead father and cold, judgmental mother, Daly knows she can’t trust others to be there when it counts. This cynicism begins to melt away when she meets Kashi, a light-hearted charmer from India, who decides he cares too much 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.”

Meanwhile, Laine struggles to cope with the pain of early widowhood, fleeing into the pages of her well-worn library and emerging only to perform her duties as a social worker at the crisis pregnancy center. Although her daughter wants nothing more than to work as an artist, Laine doesn’t know how to redirect Daly to a more suitable profession without further damaging their tenuous relationship.

Can Laine look past her pain to learn from an unlikely mentor? Has Daly finally found someone whom she can trust? Will the women recognize their common bonds before the relationship is broken beyond repair?

"Torn Together," Emlyn Chand’s first sojourn into Literary/Women's Fiction, illustrates how our similarities often drive us apart.
At the beginning of this book, Emlyn Chand gives us two women who were living in the same house, but who were definitely not living together. A mother and daughter each locked in their own pain. Two new characters are added to the mix: an Indian man who believes in fate and a pregnant teen who believes in God's plan.

Torn Together is a mixture of romance, healing, travel, and family issues. It's a story of a family who has to be torn apart in order to be put back together. It's touching and heartfelt, with elements that every mother and daughter will recognize.

Don't pick this book up if you want a quick, light, fun read. However, if you are in the mood for a book that will make you think after you put it down--give Torn Together a try.

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 dapple 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. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!


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Karen H in NC said…
Thanks for your informative review of this book. Gives more reason to read it for myself.

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Ingeborg said…
Great post, thank you.

Emlyn Chand said…
Thank you for the wonderful review, Judy. I'm so glad you enjoyed Torn Together! If you have a moment to cross-post your review to Amazon and GoodReads, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you again :-D

Shannon Ro said…
Thanks for the review. I was interested to see the author was from Ann Arbor since I love reading local authors

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Catherine Lee said…
I think I'd enjoy the travel portion of this book. It's takes us to India, doesn't it?
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Anonymous said…
Thank you for the honest review!

Mary Preston said…
I enjoy a book that lingers long after I have read it. Those are the kinds of books I discuss with friends & family.

pc said…
Grat review...thanks for introducing/sharing this book! Looks like a must read!
Shannon Ro said…
I am intersted to know whether mother and daughter can finally come together and find a way to connect to each other. Thanks for sharing

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Christine D. said…
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I would love to read this books after reading all these great reviews.
umashankar said…
You have put forth a package that sounds intriguing. May pick up the book after all.