Competitions

Competition 5th September 2017 – NOW CLOSED

From the author of WHAT MILO SAW and THE RETURN OF NORAH WELLS, comes this multiple-perspective family drama that isn’t afraid to ask the difficult question: how far would you go for a child who isn’t yours?

To celebrate the publication of Virginia Macgregor’s new book BEFORE I WAS YOURS, Compulsive Readers together with Little, Brown Book Group are offering 5 lucky followers SIGNED copies!

Book Description: 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?

Paperback original and eBook price £8.99

For The Return of Nora Wells

‘I couldn’t put this insightful, compelling novel down’  Woman & Home

‘An emotional family story . . . written with plenty of heart’  Sunday Mirror

Virginia Macgregor had a nomadic early childhood, moving between Germany, America, Corsica and Oxford, where she finally settled at the age of four. It was here that she wrote her first words and fell in love with the English language.  After graduating with First Class honours from Oxford, Virginia started writing regularly while working as an English teacher and housemistress. Virginia currently lives in New Hampshire, USA, with her husband, Hugh and their daughter.

COMPETITION RULES:

To win a copy you must have a UK postal address and comment below telling us WHY you want to read this book.  This competition closes on Friday 8th September – GOOD LUCK!

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  • The Quiet Knitter
    September 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love Virginia’s books! What Milo Saw was the first book I reviewed, and I definitely have to add this new book to my list to read.

  • Mo paterson
    September 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Oh wow this book appeals to me on so many levels . Being an adopted child and having to deal with the feelings that have surrounded this all my life this book sounds amazing . To read from parents of an adopted child and their feelings towards their child is a book I want to read

    • Tracy Fenton
      September 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Congratulations MO – You are one of my lucky winners. Please message me with your home address asap.

  • Ursula Rutherford
    September 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    I haven’t heard of a story along these lines before. Sounds intriguing. Family dynamics are always fascinating but may be more convoluted when the family has a chosen child.

  • Heather Copping
    September 5, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I would like to read this book as it’s a new author to me and your recommendation for it sounds very good.

  • Sylvia Cobersy
    September 5, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I would love to receive this book because the story is unlike anything I have read before and also I would love a signed book, have never had one before.

  • Angie Rhodes
    September 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I would love to read this, as I am stuck in the house with a chest infection. X

    • Tracy Fenton
      September 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Congratulations ANGIE – You are one of my lucky winners. Please message me with your home address asap.

  • Jodi Lancaster
    September 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I’ve never read any of Virginia’s books and this sounds a fab please to start ! Fingers crossed

  • Lisa Broad
    September 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    My husband and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary (paper) at the end of the month and only yesterday booked a holiday to celebrate. I was wondering what books to take…. this would be perfect. Luckily, I have just the right amount of space in my case for it…. between the inflatable flamingo and bikini

    • Tracy Fenton
      September 8, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Congratulations LISA – You are one of my lucky winners. Please message me with your home address asap.

  • Virginia Macgregor
    September 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Good luck everyone – can’t wait to see who wins and how you find the story!

  • Helen Walker
    September 5, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I would love to win this book to pop in my case for my holiday read.

  • Parvina
    September 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I would love to read this book for when I have my next hospital appointment for my iv fusion. It will give me a chance to explore a new author xx

    • Tracy Fenton
      September 8, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Congratulations PARVINA – You are one of my lucky winners. Please message me with your home address asap.

  • Dana Farren
    September 5, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I have not read anything by this author before but this book sounds fascinating – could be a real tear jerker

  • Julie Smith
    September 5, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I have never heard of this author before, let alone read any books she has written, but would love to try a new (to me) author. It sounds great

  • Amber E M Grenville-Smith
    September 6, 2017 at 12:38 am

    I’d love to win a copy of this book as I’m going through a really hard time with depression, chronic kidney pain and CFS and reading is my only escape and the book sounds really good.

    • Tracy Fenton
      September 8, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Congratulations AMBER – You are one of my lucky winners. Please message me with your home address asap.

  • Bernice Berrisford
    September 6, 2017 at 6:16 am

    This author is new to me and this sounds like a good book to start with.

  • Kathy Collie
    September 6, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Never read this author before but sounds as if I have missed out, this review makes me want to read her books. Would love to win a copy☺️

  • Sue Price
    September 6, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I absolutely LOVED The astonishing return of Norah Wells & What Milo Saw Both such engaging books! So going on past record, I just know this book is going to be awesome!! Would love to read it!!

  • Donna
    September 6, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I would be over the moon to win one of these as I loved both What Milo Saw and The Astonishing Return of Norah Wells. Both were an absolute breath of fresh air.

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