Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer

Wynn in Doubt

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 ...

Details Wynn in Doubt

TitleWynn in Doubt
Release DateOct 6th, 2015
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery

Reviews Wynn in Doubt

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    I can't make up my mind what to think of this book. Wynn in Doubt has this fairy tale quality that will rub some readers wrong (read: it is anything but subtle). I like fairy tales as much as the next person, but I couldn't buy how neat Wynn's story was. I usually don't have any problems when it comes to suspending my disbelief, but a famous rock star crush being that perfect was just too much for me. I couldn't see why he wants Wynn, what's so s...
  • Beth
    5 Adventure StarsEver 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 ...
  • Melisa
    I used to be such a good suspender of disbelief. I actually used to pride myself on how much disbelief I could suspend. Alas, I have become cynical in my old age, and while reading this book, I often found myself yelling out things like:"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 cha...
  • Jade Eby
    As a fan of Emily's work, I knew Wynn In Doubt would be good -- I just didn't realize how much I'd fall in love with the book when I started it. See, the characters in this novel are so much more than characters -- they are you and me and everyone who has ever dreamed to say, "what about me?" Because that's the thing, right? In this society, we're so focused on keeping our dreams and passions silent if they seem even a little bit silly or out the...
  • Holly
    Sometimes a book just "speaks" to you. This is that one for me. I have so much to say and yet I can't find the words that would convey what I actually feel. It was a beautifully written story that left me crying.**Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Liz
    Absolutely Remarkable.
  • Kristine GPI Bookblog
    I was given an arc on 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 pr...
  • Megan
    This book that makes me want to go back to every book I've rated 5 stars and lower them. Because Wynn in Doubt far surpasses any book I've ever read. Because this book changed my view on life. I was sucked in just by reading the Forward and, from there, I hung on every word. 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 ...
  • Hearts on Sleeves Book Blog
    by Emily Hemmer WYNN IN DOUBTSYNOPSISThe 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, w...
  • Melissa
    One of my favorite things about Wynn in Doubt is how Emily Hemmer forms a connection between the past and present. She chose the 1920s as the historical backdrop and talked about the effects of prohibition. I especially loved reading Wynn's grandmother's diary entries. 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 hig...
  • Ketty
    This may be my favorite book of the year. I tend to read more romance than Chick-lit, but I could identify with the female characters. Wynn finally is challenged to put her needs and wants first and researches the history of her great grandmother that disappeared during prohibition. Wynn in Doubt shares the stories of two women's similar personal challenges almost a century apart. If anything read this story to remind yourself that your goals and...
  • Book Reading Gals
    Title: Wynn In DoubtAuthor: Emily HemmerThe 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, w...
  • Raquel Auriemma
    I received an ARC of Wynn in Doubt in exchange for an honest review. 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. ...
  • Audrey Carlan
    So many thoughts and feelings are pouring through me as I read the last words of Wynn in Doubt. Most of those thoughts swirl and take shape into the words: Hope, Fear, Love, Loss, Doubt, Family, Obligation, Freedom, Adventure. All of these things were so clear and developed into an artful masterpiece that is Ms. Hemmer’s novel. Not only will this novel speak to you, it will resonate with your soul. Every woman everywhere has experienced feeling...
  • Denise
    A little extra i have wanted to experience the "El Camino de Santiago " after seeing that great movie "the way" this book confirmed it. Especially since I visited Ireland first country outside of my sheltered life in the US. So can you pick up & actually live your life instead of existing?
  • Judy Collins
    A special thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 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 prefa...
  • Jeananna
    4/26/14Full 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!!5/4/14As 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 ha...
  • Kristine GPI Bookblog
    I first picked up Wynn In Doubt back in 2014, I was instantly transfixed with the story, one of Wynn and her insatiable thirst for more, for adventure, for love, for life, but what truly swept me away was Lola, this incredible woman who lived a life of both sorrow and guilt and also great love and adventure, when Wynn In Doubt was revised and traditionally published I had every intention of writing a new review, but I can’t because I still don...
  • puppitypup
    Chick-Lit Really?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 carin...
  • Whitney Anderton
    This book deserves 4.5 stars! I'm not much of a chick lit type of person but I came across this one and was pretty intrigued. And then I read what inspired the author to write the story and I had to continue on. Now, don't get me wrong it was a rocky start for me because i couldn't connect to Wynn much at all. For her to be in her late 20's she behaved like a pre-teen or young teenager and it made me cringe to see how she was going to mess someth...
  • Stephanie
    I think many women could relate to a time in their life when they are at a crossroads, and aren't sure whether they're ready to jump in and pick their path, so they sit stagnant for a while, which sometimes turns into too long....which is what I felt happened to Wynn. I couldn't help but to cheer for her as she decided to follow her heart and interest, despite her families opposition. I could relate to her curiosity about her ancestors, especiall...
  • ItaPixie
    "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 w...
  • Betul
    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 focusin...
  • Kathleen Crowell
    LOVED this book!!!! Really nice story with some good twists and lots of depth. highly recommend!!!
  • Connie N.
    Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.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 ...
  • Debra Jackson
    When I first started reading this I thought it was mostly about Wynn and her high school crush Oliver, on a journey to find out what happen to her great-grandmother. But what it really is about is Wynn on a journey to find herself. Hearing the story of what happen to her great-grandmother was intriguing. Just added so much to the story and of course made the story. A great read and was hard for me to put it down.
  • Megan
    This is the first book I have read by this author and it definitely won't be the last. Emily Hemmer has just scored herself a fan in me. I absolutely adored this incredible tale. It was kind of two stories in one, both Wynn's and Lola's, her great-grandmother. I love the concept, it was a unique experience.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 wh...
  • Daniell
    Wynn Jeffries is lost. She is a college graduate slinging drinks at a dive bar in her home town of Downer's Grove, IL. She has no direction, no passion, and no idea what she really wants out of life.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 W...
  • Misty
    Oh, where to begin? First of all let me say that I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I happened upon Emily through a blog takeover on Facebook and we hit it off with our love of nerdy stuff. I purchased this book the next morning and couldn't wait to get started. Although I waited a couple of days to dive in, once I did I couldn't put it down. I loved Wynn's character so much. I think she easily represents a small if not big part of all of us. The p...
  • Hollie
    This was a unique read which is something I very much appreciate. This was really a sweet book. Here's my breakdown:The pros:* The writing style was phenomenal* Each and every character had so much depth to them * I enjoyed having how the story went back in time to Lolas diary. You not only connected to her character, but when it went back to the current time frame it was a smooth transition.* Offered as a kindleunlimited * A creative and origina...