Blog Tour: Torn Together by Emlyn Chand

Torn Together
written by Emlyn Chand         
published by Evolved Publishing

find it here: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Goodreads

Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by CLP Blog Tours(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had and finished it rather quickly. The end had me glued to my Kindle and staring at it in disbelief.

Daly is a twenty year old young woman trying to make it as an artist. She has a distant relationship with her mother, whom she calls Laine. This confused me because I originally thought that Laine was her stepmother, not her mother. The things that Laine did following Daly’s father’s death were, in some way, unforgivable yet understandable later in the book. I felt for Daly in the beginning. In the middle, when she met Kashi, I was afraid this was an insta-love storyline that just wasn’t resonating for me. However, the story took a few turns and I loved it. 

Laine, Kashi, and Meghann were great characters that added to Daly’s story. Meghann was a sweet girl in a difficult situation. However, her presence was a godsend in so many ways at different times. Kashi was sweet. At first, I thought he wasn’t going to be a good guy…in fact, I thought he was an older man and kind of creepy. He really had me feeling different things…he was a creep, a mama’s boy, a sweetheart, and a muse. Laine was difficult. I really didn’t like her but then I did but I still don’t thinking about her later. Complex in some ways. Typical in other ways. 

Some scenes were laugh-out-loud funny. I really enjoyed the scene in the pharmacy between Daly and Kashi. Other scenes made me angry, particularly one in India. And other moments had me reaching for the Kleenex box. The ending was not predictable at all! And, I was happy about that. So many books have a predictable ending…this was different and truly fit the book.

Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. I may even recommend it to my book group.

Will I read it again: I will not. 

About the book – from Goodreads: 
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?

Learn more about Torn Together or read the entire first chapter here.

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. 

Find Ms. Chand here: webFacebook,  

Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!


  1. Really enjoyed this one 🙂

  2. I’m glad you enjoy this too! 🙂

  3. Thank you for the wonderful, heartfelt review, Chrissy! I’m so glad you enjoyed Daly’s journey even if the other characters had you a bit hot and cold. Kashi is based on a real person, and I definitely share your feelings on him!

    Em <3