Friday, June 22, 2012

ESCAPE - Book Club

Today I am linking up to the blog Blonde…Undercover Blonde for Book Club Fridays.  

As soon as I read the back cover of Escape in the bookstore, I purchased it! 

by Barbara Delinksy

 Book Description / Synopsis from –
 Emily Aulenbach is thirty, a lawyer married to a lawyer, working in Manhattan. An idealist, she had once dreamed of representing victims of corporate abuse, but she spends her days in a cubicle talking on the phone with vic­tims of tainted bottled water—and she is on the bottler’s side.

And it isn’t only work. It’s her sister, her friends, even her husband with whom she doesn’t connect the way she used to. She doesn’t connect to much in her life, period, with the exception of three things—her computer, her BlackBerry, and her watch.

Acting on impulse, Emily leaves work early one day, goes home, packs her bag, and takes off. Groping toward the future, uncharacteristically following her gut rather than her mind, she heads north toward a New Hampshire town tucked between mountains. She knows this town. During her college years, she spent a watershed summer here. Painful as it is to return, she knows that if she is to right her life, she has to start here.

Here is my take :

Have you ever had one of those moments where you just want to walk away from everything and disappear? I know I have on multiple occasions. There are several days when I would just love to leave my little cubicle at work and drive for miles with no phone and no email. 

Emily is living a high stress, faced paced life in an overpriced New York apartment. She is having one of those days/weeks/months where everything seems to be happening at once. One day Emily reaches her breaking point and literally ESCAPES from all her work and life problems in New York. Emily goes back to where she met her first love (who by the way, is not her current lawyer husband). One of Emily’s best friends still lives there and just happens to be the sister of Emily’s first love. Emily helps out around town while she tries to decide what to do next in life. I can’t go into too many details without ruining the book, but I can say it’s a great summer read!

 LIKE: Emily does what many of us have wanted to do before. She packs her bags and takes off with no plans.
DISLIKE: I think the author could have left the coyote parts out.  

Escape was the first book I have ever read by Barbara Delinsky. When I searched to see if she had any other books out, I realized she has over twenty bestselling books and I hope to read more of her books soon!!

 For now I’ve given in to the trend. I have to see what Fifty Shades of Grey  is all about…


  1. Sounds like an interesting read, adding it to my reading list! :) Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. You'll probably read it in two days! Let me know if you read it because I want to know what you think!

  2. oh this sounds decent enough :) plus now i want to know what the coyotes are all about!

    cute blog!

    happy friday!

  3. I'll put it on my list too! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I'm going to put this one on my list, sounds like a good book!

  5. Sounds good. I'm also interested to know what the coyotes are about!