Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer caught my eye just when I needed a pick-me-up. It’s a quick read about a girl, Wynn, who decides to investigate the life of her great-grandmother who left her family behind. Wynn’s investigation leads her on a journey of self discovery.
I fell in love with Wynn. I could see a bit of myself in her as I seem to be the one dancing to the beat of my own drummer in my family. Sometimes that is tough and at the same time it can be rewarding. When Wynn utters the words, “—I want to be someone who is not afraid.”, I instantly knew that this girl and her infatuation with Oliver were going to keep me turning the pages.
Beyond Wynn’s struggle to find her true calling in life, there is plenty of humor and romance. Oliver and Wynn have a chemistry that can’t be ignored. This creates some racy bits and some deep conversations. This puts a bit of polish on the characters and gives them a greater depth.
“…Technology give us the illusion of being connected. You can’t connect with someone by poking them on Facebook. That’s not friendship. That’s staving off boredom.”
“So if I hop on my timeline later to check in, I shouldn’t poke you?”
A whisper of a dimple appears on his left cheek. “You can poke me anytime you want.”
Wynn in Doubt doesn’t exactly end the way you think it will based on the romance/chick lit genre some might classify it as. Wynn is a deeply thoughtful character and her journey takes her down a different road than one might expect. Because of the depth of her journey, the family mystery, the racy bits and the humor, I give Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer a thumbs up!