EMILY AND EINSTEIN by Linda Francis Lee is a modern fairy tale of what ifs in a marriage. What if you never made it to a conversation with your spouse? What if you never knew your spouse was cheating? What if your spouse was about to come back from the dead? What if you could not take back the mistakes you made in your marriage?
Emily was on her way to meet her husband for dinner. Little did she know her husband had a different agenda then just dinner. But Emily would never have that dinner because fate had a different plan for her husband Sandy Portman.
Enter Einstein, a little stray dog that is persistent and soon becomes integrated into Emily’s world. Einstein is a smart dog and soon Emily learns he is trying to guide her, but that is crazy right?
Emily struggles to survive and sort our her life but of course Lee plunks down some other characters along the way. Emily has to deal with a mean, vindictive mother in law; her sister that always seems to be in crisis and an unexpected neighbor that is wanting to give her something she is not sure she is ready for.
EMILY AND EINSTEIN is a light read that still manages to pack a number of emotional pops. The paperback edition is out early next year so think about putting this one on your book club list for 2012.