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Kyle Reed stands on the verge of his lifelong dream of artistic immortality when a call from his past brings everything to a halt.
When his estranged older brother Stuart calls to tell him their father is dying, Kyle faces the impossible decision to go back “home” and attempt to undo the many painful choices he made that severed his ties with his family and the woman he onc
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Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published February 18th 2011 by Conchworks
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Zoe
This is the story of Kyle Reed his story begins with him returning home to his parents house after a long absence. His father is dying and we see him struggling with his emotions surrounding this and his reasons for being absent for so long. Something big and bad has happened in Kyle's past, something his family haven't quite forgiven him for, something he hasn't forgiven himself for. Through a series of flashbacks dating back to childhood and through his college years and adulthood we find out ...more
Brandi Morrison
Undrawn, is an incredible story with a terrific author behind it. The author’s depiction of this privileged Reed family was brilliant. The reader can identify with the tragedy that occurs when family ties are broken and the attempts to try and mend them. One could almost see the stain on the polished political carpet that was seen as the rebellious middle child known as Kyle Reed. In a family with three distinct sons, there had to be one who left the pack to do his own thing, and so Kyle did. Fr ...more
Monika
Conchie Fernandez does a great job in giving us a window into an artist's tortured soul. I fell in love with Kyle, the main character, his struggles and the obstacles he has to overcome just makes the reader push for his success on every step of his emotional journey. He is flawed in so many ways, as we all are, but his only ambition is to be his own person and follow his own destiny instead of the path his family had chosen for him. This is a compelling and thought provoking story that is also ...more
Allison
On a whim, I decided to enter to win this book, and I won a free copy. And I am really glad I won. Once I started reading this book, it was seriously hard to put it down. The story was just told so well and organized in a way that keeps the reader guessing what's going to come next. This book was one of those page-turning books that actually had depth and an interesting story line.

A+ to Conchie Fernandez on her first novel!
Darlene
Feb 21, 2014 Darlene rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Realists
Recommended to Darlene by: Conchie Fernandez
Disclosure: I received this Kindle version book on an author giveaway day.

Honestly, have you every let something sit on the shelf too long? That is what happened here. I wish I would have read it right away. I usually have an email back up to let me know how I received a book. This time, I only had the tags (shelves on GoodReads) that I set up when I got it. So this review isn't timely. Sorry.

I have a problem reading contemporary books. They are too real. I like to read to escape everyday situat
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Dierdra Byrd
Let me start of this review with a warning. If you don't like a LOT of cussing in books do not pick this up. The overuse of the F word and GD got really old, really fast. The fact that GD was used 5 times in a few sentences once almost made me just put the whole book down but I was almost finished so I stuck with it. I know some people don't like either of those words at all in a book so fair warning.
Okay so this was about an artist from a rich family who "gets away" I guess and goes back home w
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RW Bennett
Debut novelist Conchie Fernandez has shown in her recent novel Undrawn that she is a voice deserving to be heard, and heard widely. Undrawn chronicles the present day story of the powerful Reed family. The central character is Kyle Reed, whose gifts and talents are unfathomable to his US Senator father Brandon Reed and his domineering older brother Stuart Reed (who also becomes a US Senator from Massachusetts). Even his gay younger brother Troy is more accepted in the family as Troy at least fol ...more
Jack Urquhart
Conchie Fernandez's novel, Undrawn, offers that Indy-e-Pub rarity, a well-written, expertly edited, bona fide page-turner. Readers who appreciate getting lost in a Dominic Dunne-esque gilded universe populated by the uber-rich and politically powerful--and who relish witnessing its hidden, corrosive underside--will take to Fernandez's convincingly rendered drama of the dynastic Reed family. Boston Brahmans and American oligarchs, Reed family connections, we soon learn (thanks to the author's tal ...more
Arian Nilluka
Jul 30, 2012 Arian Nilluka rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Art Students, Artists, Art-lovers
I really enjoyed this book. In the beginning I was apprehensive, but the character is well done and the way his story presents itself to the reader is well-thought and captivating. Conchie Fernandez uses a lot of crude language in this book. I am someone who uses crude language frequently and it is not something that would normally bother me, but it becomes unnecessary throughout the book. Dialogue suffers because of it, because nearly every single character is cursing (well, except for Kyle's s ...more
Victoria Taveras
I loved this book. I picked it up this morning and just finished reading it after only stopping for food. I don’t think it’s necessary to re write what the book is about, you can read that in the description. This book is about love, unfulfilled expectations, resentment, self-worth, anger and ultimately redemption. I cried a lot while reading this, but then again I am a crier. The main character was not someone I liked much at the beginning but he is compelling enough to draw you into his story ...more
Mike
This father-dominated family and Kyle reminded me of the Joseph Kennedy tribe and JFK. Here Kyle manages to break away from his father's career plans but suffers for it nevertheless. This is a well-told tale, on the depressive side, but believable. The choice of artist for the Kyle character was necessary since there was a great deal of internal angst, guilt, soul-searching, self-questioning and so forth that would have been 'over-the-top' for a normally grounded person. Money, success and artis ...more
Bendy
This is about family turmoil and misunderstandings. I found the story to be very very sad. It took me longer than usual to read the entire book.
AbbieJ
Built up to be a good story, but fell flat at the end.
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Conchie Fernandez was born in the Dominican Republic. She was an editor for "Touring", a tourism newspaper printed in English and Spanish, for several years. She later translated and edited the panels for the Altos de Chavon Museum of Archaeology and taught Creative Writing at Casa Chavon, an affiliate of the Altos de Chavon School of Design and the Parsons School of Design.

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