Friday, September 19, 2014

"When We Fall"

Emily Liebert is an award-​winning author, New York Times bestselling editor, and TV personality. Her books Facebook Fairytales and You Knew Me When are available across the globe. Liebert is a graduate of Smith College and lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two sons.

She applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, When We Fall, and reported the following:
Wow! Fortunately, Page 69 of When We Fall is a pretty good one. Before checking it out, I was dubious, since it’s so close to the beginning and things typically tend to heat up toward the end of books…but, alas, there’s a lot on this page. Page 69 is at the end of Chapter 5. It’s a scene at Allison, the main character’s, home. She’s chatting with Charlie, her dead husband’s best friend from summer camp where they all met. She’s recently moved back to the town where she grew up, over a decade after losing her husband in a tragic bus accident. On the first day of her son’s school, Allison meets another mom named Charlotte who promptly introduces her to her husband…Charlie. Page 69 shows Allison and Charlie talking about Jack—Allison’s dead husband and reminiscing about their time at summer camp together. It gives you a glimpse into their rekindled friendship, which will cause problems later in the book. And it gives you a sense of who Allison is, where she’s come from, and the kind of guy Jack was. No big plot twists here, but I think (hope!) that a reader would be intrigued enough by who this Charlie character is and how he’s connected to Jack and Allison—beyond their time spent at summer camp—to want to read on!
Learn more about the book and author at Emily Liebert's website.

--Marshal Zeringue