Wynn In Doubt by Emily Hemmer
Genre: New adult / contemporary romance
Wynn Jeffries has wanderlust. Unfortunately, her life stalled somewhere between graduating from 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 Reeves, her high school crush, who’s back in town and reminding Wynn of the way she used to be.
When a forgotten news clipping falls out of a book belonging to Wynn’s grandmother, a well-kept family secret is finally revealed. Is Wynn’s gypsy spirit the result of an overactive imagination, or did she inherit it from a woman so determined to live a big life, she gave up everything to have it?
Together, Wynn and Oliver attempt to put together the missing pieces of her family’s past and unravel the mystery behind her great-grandmother’s disappearance. But after so much time succumbing to fear and regret, can Wynn ditch her safe, routine life for the chance at an extraordinary future?
I love a book that takes the character on a discovery. Wynn learns many life lessons from a woman she’s never met. A discovery of information and of self. This is that book. Wynn’s life is at a standstill, much to the convenience and choice for herself but for her family. It’s when she moves out of her comfort zone that she starts to live.
The wheels start turning when her grandmother undermines and plants the seed of doubt in Wynn’s mind about travelling. Faced with the boy (but now a man) that crushed her heart after taking her first kiss, life seems to be making a bit of a mockery of her.
With the sad passing of her grandmother, Wynn goes in search of finding out more about her great grandmother and with the help of Oliver, she discovers so much about herself and the family that wanted to keep those secrets locked away.
Lola’s story is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. Hemmer does a wonderful job of transporting me to another time through Lola’s story. There are some laugh out loud moments. To me, the ending seemed a bit rushed and unrealistic to the sisters that seemed to rival Cinderella’s step-sisters all the way through the story to then just go ‘oh okay’.
This author certainly is talented and I am keen to read more.
I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion.