Wynn in Doubt
Ever get a case of the BLAHS? You know that feeling of just...just..blah. You're not really bored. Not really depressed. Just blah. Everyone gets that every once in a while. You just need to spice things up. Get out of the rut. Mix it up. Make life say "Whaaaat?"
Wynn has been in living in that Blah Funk for years. She just can't seem to kick start her life. She has been in the same Take Care of Everyone Except Yourself Rut since high school. She had so much potential. Isn't that ...more
"What?!" "No way!" "Stop!" "Nuh uh!"
There are a lot of these moments, but there are also a lot of laugh out loud lines and emotional passages. By far, the most interesting aspect was the family mystery and the characters in the past.
Definitely above average chic ...more
**Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
I'm sitting her with tears streaming down my face after finishing Wynn for the third time in a little over a week. I thought that the more I read this story the less it would affect me, but I was so very mistaken. The profound effect Hemmer's words, both Lola and Wynn's stories have had on me I struggle to even put into words. This is in my mind, Hemmer's best work to date, while I adored her previous books, Wynn transported me to a time and pl ...more
So thank you, Emily Hemmer. Thank you for writing such an incredible book and thank you for reminding me that 'life is what we make of it, and our greatest responsibility in not to waste ours'
WYNN IN DOUBT
The memory of a stolen kiss ten years ago stirs up an adventure eighty years in the making. Wynn Jeffries has wanderlust. Unfortunately, her life stalled somewhere between graduating college and slinging drinks at the local dive bar. Stuck in a one-room apartment with no career, no boyfriend, no…life, she dreams of something more. Something amazing. Something like Oliver Reeve’s, her high school crush, whose back in town and reminding Wynn of the way ...more
The dialogue felt genuine throughout the story, like I was eavesdropping on real conversations taking place.
I really liked the chemistry that was building between Wynn and her high school crush, Oliver. I could really see why she ...more
Author: Emily Hemmer
The memory of a stolen kiss ten years ago stirs up an adventure eighty years in the making.
Wynn Jeffries has wanderlust. Unfortunately, her life stalled somewhere between graduating college and slinging drinks at the local dive bar. Stuck in a one-room apartment with no career, no boyfriend, no…life, she dreams of something more. Something amazing. Something like Oliver Reeve’s, her high school crush, whose back in town and reminding Wynn of the way she us ...more
I never could have imagined the affect this story would have on me. Even putting it into words now is difficult. I'm sure that not everyone will have the same reaction that I did, but I really felt as though the story spoke to me on a personal level.
Wynn Jeffries' life hasn't exactly gone that way she'd imagined. The girl "most likely to succeed" wasn't exactly a success story. She hadn't done any of the things she wanted. She ...more
Emily Hemmer delivers a poignant novel WYNN IN DOUBT, inspired by Lena, and the women in her own family who inherited her legacy. It is all about Go. Dream as Big as You Can. Have the Life You Want. Do Not Settle for Less! An emotional journey of self-discovery with wit, mystery, and intrigue.
WYNN IN DOUBT grabs you at “hello”, the preface, by the author. Emily’s great-great-grandmother’s n ...more
Full review to come but before that I have to process and put into words how this book made me feel. Until then just know I found it breathtaking and for some I hope and think it will be life altering!!
As I sit here and try to record my thoughts on this book I wonder how I'm ever going to put them into words... The way this book made me feel the way it made me remember and the way it kind of made me long again for something that I had forgotten about...
Below is my attempt to articu ...more
This book was not for me. I have no understanding or compassion for people who whine through life, and that describes Wynn to a T. The other main character, Wynn's great grandmother, who we read about through a diary and letters, is no more likeable.
But my bigger problem is the theme of this book. "I can only be happy if I'm doing what I want to do." Wynn actually berates her grandmother for having a "small life" loving and caring for her family. Then decides her great-grandmoth ...more
"I think what I fear most is the unknown,when what I should be afraid of is the undone."
Wynn in doubt is a beautiful journey,narrated in a very pleasant way where past and present are perfectly intertwined.
I could easily identify with our heroine Wynn,she is stuck in a life she doesn't enjoy,sacrificing her dreams in order to help and to not disappoint her family.
When she finds an old newspaper article she decides to leave on a weekend trip with her high school crush,Oliver,a well known m
Initially this cover didn't pique my interest that much. But I am very happy that I read this book! This book grabbed my attention from the first page on. I really loved it. Oliver is just such a great book boyfriend, he supported and opened Wynn's eyes to a new world. If it wasn't for him I KNOW Wynn wouldn't take the step to do something adventurous. I really liked the whole mystery behind Wynn's grandmother, I would love to read a book focusing on her. I loved how Wynn and Oliver went on a sm ...more
I'd rate this 3.5 stars if I could. Wynn is a discontented 20-something who has spend her life wishing for things but never following through. Although I felt bad for her, I was also frustrated. She allowed her family members to bully her into putting her dreams aside. But it seems that her family are all homebodies and simply couldn't understand her need to wander and have adventures. So they were really acting ou ...more
It's a story of adventure and history, mystery and suspense, romance and dreams. There is so much to take away from a story like this: They whimsy of falling in love and following your heart. ...more
Rock Star (and Wynn's high school crush) Oliver Reeves has just returned to Downer's Grove on hiatus from his band and takes a job at the same bar. Wynn & Oliver have history together - they shared one kiss together over ten years ago that still has Wynn tied in knots.
While helping to pack her re ...more