Emily and Einstein

Emily and Einstein

by Linda Francis Lee
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Emily and Einstein 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 162 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Kate: For some reason, I have been putting off reviewing this book that I have given 5 stars! I actually would love to be able to sit down and read it again, it was so good, with a good message, too (see favorite quotes below). However, writing a review for this story would give it away, I think. If you have read any of the other reviews, you will know what happens (but I won't be the one to tell you!). I loved Linda Francis Lee's Devil in the Junior League and found it hilarious! This story, however, is a little bit different. It is more poignant, a little sadder, but with a happy ending. Emily is widowed only after four years of marriage. She is devastated, as she thought she had the perfect marriage. However, it turned out the night that her husband was killed in a freak accident on the streets of New York, that he was on his way to divorce her. Emily had no idea that the situation was at this point.the separation. In her grief, she rescues a dog whom she calls Einstein. There are some very funny antics with Einstein (like the box of Lucky Charms), plus Einstein has issues of his own. He is trying to make sure that Emily moves on in her life, but it is rather difficult for him to do as he is in a dog's body. Emily works in publishing and has an immediate supervisor who is out only for herself, to include taking credit for Emily's latest find in the book world. Throw on top of this Emily's younger, and flighty, sister who comes to stay with Emily after her husband dies. Her sister needs money, so she tries to convince Emily to buy her book that she is writing on their 'famous' mother, Lillian Barlow, a feminist. Emily is doing all she can to hold her life together. She is trying not to get sacked at work when they bring in a new president who is known for turning failing businesses around. She is trying to keep her apartment that her husband promised her, but has to fit his mother and lawyer to try to keep it. Emily is also trying to figure out what to do with her younger sister, who seems to want to do anything but write the book she proposed in the first place. Did I mention the hot Navy SEAL who lives upstairs? This is a story of loss, finding oneself, helping others, a snobbish dog with weird tastes in music, and running a marathon. It was very well written and beautifully paced. There are several twists to the story, as it is written alternately from Emily's and Einstein's view point. Read it, before it's too late! Read it, and learn their story! Quote: "It is regret that kills, the 'if onlys' that leave the mortal wounds. In order to live a life truly worth living you had to have strength in the face of adversity, patience when confronted with challenge, and bravery in the face of fear."
raschmidt42 More than 1 year ago
Dog books automatically start with 3 stars for me!  Having said that, this book was different from others I have read that included chapters written by "the dog".   It is a story of courage, family, tenacity, faith in oneself as well as others, facing your demons, forgiveness and understanding that "it is regret that kills, the 'if onlys' that leave the mortal wounds'.  I loved the premise of this book, the style in which it was written - chapters from a deceased husband,  his young widow, and the dog.  In the end, I added two stars to my rating because this book touched me in many ways, making me laugh, nod with understanding and cry like a child with both pain and joy.  This is the first book I have read by this author but am for sure going to check out others. 
JudeEwill More than 1 year ago
Quirky little book. I enjoyed it very much. Enjoyable light read. I recommend it!
Ayane More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to expect when I bought this book. What I found was a good story about the need for redemption and second chances. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and all of their flaws. The story itself requires a little leap of faith, but it's one you're willing to make to see how the characters evolve. This is an enjoyable read that I would recommend to any book lovers looking to get lost in a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book. It was cute! Quick read and I love how the author tells the story from both Emily and einsteins side in different sections. Adorable! And a true story about second chances. I was crying at the end. Maybe because i can relate to the loss of a lover and pet. Highly recommended.
Aradanryl More than 1 year ago
Cute cover, heartwarming story. Wasn't sure what to expect but I really enjoyed it. A relaxing read that kept me interested with unexpected twists and turns. Recommend for book clubs, there are plenty of issues that could be discussed. Be sure to have a tissue handy for the ending. For sensitive readers: the gratuitous sex marred this a little for me. Note: This book was provided through the GoodReads First Read program with the expectation of an honest review. My opinions are my own.
Tanya2011 More than 1 year ago
This one definitely deserves 4.5 stars. I received an arc of 'Emily and Einstein' from Librarything. This is a wonderful novel of second chances. The main characters are Emily, her husband Sandy and Einstein. I love dog stories and Einstein is one special dog. The book is released on 3/1 and I highly recommend reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a day. It was such a cute story and I had to find out what happened. It was such an easy book to read and get lost in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book begins like so many others, man and woman in love, with some kind of unknown undercurrent. Ho-hum. But then, first plot twist, man is killed in terrible accident. How he finds himself in the body of scruffy dog named Einstein, loving cared for by his widow is a page turner for those who enjoy being able to suspend reality and savor a bit of romance. This book was chosen by our book club and was considered a winner by all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an amazing read. It captivated me more and more with each page! It had me laughing at Einstein's baser doggie instincts and crying with heartbreak for Emily in her rougher moments. I 100% recommend this book for anyone who wants a good read to curl up on the couch with or anywhere for that matter. It's a story of heartbreak, new love, realizing and living your dreams, and strength through gritty rough times. Definitely read this book. You will not be sorry. Unless you don't read it in which case your missing out big time!
Emily DeArdo More than 1 year ago
A touching story about second chances, family, &discovering who we really are & what we cherish. Wonderfully written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. I would recommend this to anyone who like an easy read that is entertaining. Wonderful message to think about.
ChrisSNJ More than 1 year ago
Emily And Einstein is a powerfully moving and emotional journey into self-awareness, new found love and second chances. I was captivated at the prologue and could not put the book down. I applaud Linda Francis Lee. Emily and Einstein a brilliantly written and unique story like no other with many unexpected surprises... I found myself moved to tears in one moment and laughing in next. This is one book that will touch your heart and stay with you long after finishing it. I highly recommend it as a must read.
GreytDay2Read More than 1 year ago
This is a smart, funny, and wise book. My words will only sell it short. For mothers, daughters, lovers and friends to read and share. If you have ever shared your life with a dog, you may begin to wonder about their keen insights into you. The characters are real, flawed and relative. This story is so personal you may forget it is fiction. You will want to hold those you love, including your pets, a little closer. Prepare to be inspired!
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Great, loved it. Kept me interested. Took a day and a half to read. Would love to find more like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just don't like the style of alternating chapters between the two main characters, but will look for more of Ms Lee's books.  The story line was intriguing, just don't like the style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I loved the dog's point of view. First time reading this author.
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Bought it on the nook daily find! OMG buy it, it was awesome book. I will look at this author to see what she has written but i don't know if anything can top this book!
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I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting. I am sitting here with tears still rolling down my face. Such a great book. You will not go wrong purchasing this book. It will take you on an emotional roller coaster.
sunsetGR More than 1 year ago
I don't write many reviews, but this was a good book that had me reading till I got to the end of the story.