Before I Was Yours

Before I Was Yours : An emotional novel of love and family that will take your breath away

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An emotional family drama that asks the question: how far would you go for a child who isn't yours? What readers are saying about Before I Was Yours:'A very moving book which deals sympathetically with the subject matter''Another cracking book from an author who is now firmly cemented on my watch list''Towards the final few chapters I was in tears . . . such a wonderful story''One of the best books I have read in a long time'Sam and Rosie Keep have always wanted children of their own but life hasn't worked out that way for them. The only option available to them now is adoption: they'll do anything to have a child to love.Seven-year-old Jonah is far away from home and his mama promised he'd be looked after in England. But the man who's meant to be taking care of him has disappeared and now Jonah's all alone.When Sam and Rosie meet Jonah, they're certain they've found their son, and open their home and their hearts to him. Finally, their family is complete.And then the unthinkable happens and life changes for all three members of the Keep family. Suddenly Sam and Rosie must answer an impossible question: how far are they willing to go for a child who isn't really theirs?More praise for Virginia Macgregor'A future classic' Clare Mackintosh, author of I See You'Insightful and compelling' Woman & Home'Deeply satisfying' Red'A touching look at the meaning of motherhood' Good Housekeepingshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 36mm | 306g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751565229
  • 9780751565225
  • 30,974

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A challenging and moving story about the power of love between generations * Image magazine on WHAT MILO SAW * Poignant and very clever * Company on WHAT MILO SAW * An insightful look at modern family life . . . layered and lyrical * Irish Independent on THE RETURN OF NORAH WELLS * An emotional and powerful family drama **** * Heat on THE RETURN OF NORAH WELLS * A touching look at the meaning of motherhood * Good Housekeeping on THE RETURN OF NORAH WELLS * Will delight you but break your heart several times over * Sun * Uplifting * Mature Times * Deeply satisfying * Red magazine on THE RETURN OF NORAH WELLS * I couldn't put this insightful, compelling novel down * Woman & Home on THE RETURN OF NORAH WELLS * This wonderful story will tear at your heart * My Weekly * A modern-day fable and undoubtedly a future classic * Clare Mackintosh, author of I See You, on WHAT MILO SAW *show more

About Virginia Macgregor

Virginia Macgregor was brought up in Germany, France and England by a mother who never stopped telling stories. From the moment she was old enough to hold a pen, Virginia set about writing her own, often late into the night. She was named after two great women, Virginia Wade and Virginia Woolf, in the hope she would be a writer and a tennis star. She never did make it to Wimbledon but her dream of becoming a writer has come true.Virginia has written three novels for adults: What Milo Saw, The Return of Norah Wells and Before I Was Yours. Her fourth novel, Forgetting You, is coming out in spring 2018.Keep in touch with Virginia on Twitter (@virginiawrites), Instagram (virginiamacgregor), Facebook (virginiamacgregorwrites) or via her website more

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A modern-day fable and undoubtedly a future classic Clare Mackintosh, author of I See You, on WHAT MILO SAWshow more

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