Emily and Einstein
Emily and her husband Sandy Portman seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted...more
I FINISHED IT!! Had to lock myself in the bathroom for the last 2 ...more
Sandy, who is killed in an accident while on the way to tell his wife that he wants a divorce, is given the chance to make things right. The catch is, he is allowed to do so in the form of an ugly dog named Einstein. I liked that he was an unlikeable character - Lee didn't have him und ...more
Interesting premise, mediocre execution. Much of the drama was over-the-top ridiculous, including the tortured memories and soul-searching. On the plus side, it was an entertaining and quick read. I was captu ...more
I've found some of the plot synopses online to be lacking and deceptively vague ...more
Linda Francis Lee
St. Martin’s Press
Emily Barlow lived in the shadow of her feminist mother and against her mother’s beliefs gave love a try. She met and fell in love with handsome Sandy Portman who came complete with wealth and pedigree, then a tragic accident makes her life spiral toward devastation and pretty soon she’s questioning the choices she’s made.
Sandy Portman had it all, a wife who adored him a posh Central Park apartment, a job with his family’s firm, a fam ...more
Sandy didn't even realize this about himself... until he was dead. Upon his death, Sandy strikes a deal with the "grim reaper" of sorts. The deal is: he gets a second chance, but under the Grim Reaper's terms. The grim reaper's terms: Sandy must fix thin ...more
I'm a little scared for the rating for this book. I think sometimes people have trouble keeping certain parts and feelings about a book or its characters separate.
Sandy is a characters that's beyond easy to hate. And I mean passionately. That fact is going to color this book for a lot of people even though it maybe shouldn't.
I can hate a character and not hate a story. Actually, in some ways, in some books, it makes it better. It makes you think, ...more
The story is about Sandy, a man who is killed on his way to tell his wife Emily that he wants a divorce. Sandy is an arrogant, selfish man who unsurprisingly couldn't stay faithful to his wife after he charmed her into marriage. But instead of dying away, he is turned into Einstein, a little ragged dog, that has been given the mission of helping his wife get her life back on track.
I felt the main character was very believable and endearing. I had a love/hate relationship with the snooty little Einstein. In the end I came to like him. I admired Emily's strength and vulnerability. I thought the other characters were well presented and developed and added a ...more
The story is told in alternating chapters between Emily and her dog, Einstein (who is really her dead husband, Sandy). The author does a great job of creating memorable characters. Sandy, who is killed in the first chapter comes back as Einstein, the dog. It is his job to help his wife Emily. But Sandy was not always a nice man in life and therefore is not always nice as a dog. I thought he would automa ...more
The storyline is about Emily and Sandy Portman. Sandy, a rich but shallow man is bored with his 4-year marriage to Emily. On the way to tell her that he wants a divorce, he is accidentally killed. When Sandy finds out that he is dead, he begs for mercy and a second chance. He gets it, in the form of an old dog, Einstein...
Naturally, Emily adopts Einstein and then the s ...more
I will not relate a synopsis of this tale of a scruffy protagonist named Einstein and his mistress Emily. It might diminish your enjoyment. Suffice to say that this story is sometimes amusing and often poignant. Author Linda Francis Lee has managed to strike ...more
Alexander "Sandy" Portman is not a nice man when he was alive but when he is given a second chance in the form of a dog, he develops some redeeming qualities. Emily Portman comes across as someone I would not want to have l ...more
It's about a very sweet [sometimes too sweet] woman who is madly in love with her husband, a multi-millionaire, [I'm trying to find the word here] PIG. Sorry, have to resort to gutter words.Her life is spiraling out of control after his sudden death. She revives ...more
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