by Emily Carmichael

October 2004
ISBN: 0-553-58634-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback

If you had life to live over again without any memories of whom or what you were up to that point, would you embrace the opportunity or would you be thrown into a full blown depression? Mckenna Wright is faced with this choice, but not because of a choice sheís made, but by a cruel twist of fate. She has driven off a cliff, and survived, but without any memories of who or what she is.

When Mckenna wakes in the hospital following her accident she thinks sheís having a major hallucination, because her beloved cat known as Titi is speaking in such a way that Mckenna can understand. Should she tell the others in the room, or hold her peace? This is for a moment a tough question for Mckenna, but as she fights to regain her memory, and possibly salvage her career, this is just one of the many questions she will face.

Along the way to regaining her good health and her knowledge of law, Mckenna finds out that she has good friends in Jane, Nell, and Tom. Jane and Nell are her best girlfriends, and part of a pet therapy group to which she and Titi also belong. Tom is an adversary whom she comes to trust and canít believe that she once wanted to do no more than wipe the courtroom floor with him.

The Catís Meow is basically a light-hearted romantic comedy, but it does have a few moments of suspense thrown in for good measure. The case that Mckenna was defending when her accident occurred is soon coming to trial. As more bad luck follows Mckenna Tom becomes suspicious. Are the trial and Mckennaís streak of bad luck related? Well, to find out youíll have to read The Catís Meow.

This was my first read by Emily Carmichael. It most certainly will not be my last. I felt that all the characters were well-written, and likable. I especially found myself smiling at the scenes between Mckenna and her cat. Those scenes left me wondering what my dog might actually be saying to me with every woof and tail wag!

Put the stresses of the holidays aside and enjoy The Catís Meow. I donít think youíll be disappointed.

Reviewed in November 2004 by Sandi.

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