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Before I Was Yours – Virginia Macgregor

“A beautiful, powerful and emotional story of 1 little boy and his 2 mothers.  Prepare to be fully swept up in the world of Jonah and feel your heartstrings get pulled in every direction hoping for a “happy ending” for everyone involved. “

An emotional family drama that asks the question: how far would you go for a child who isn’t yours? 

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?

My Review:  Before I Was Yours is a wonderful book covering the subjects of adoption and motherhood and told through the main 4 characters: Jonah – a 7 year old boy from Kenya who finds himself abandoned in London; Rosie – a married midwife whose dream to have children of her own has been crushed and is desperate to adopt, Sam – Rosie’s husband who will do anything to make Rosie happy even putting her needs before his and Trudi – the social worker responsible for Jonah and determined to find him a loving family.

Little Jonah literally melted my heart – he is the sweetest, most-polite young “True English Gentleman” and his loyalty, belief and love towards his birth mother is so moving and heartbreaking. This emotional story explains all the complications and complexities of adopting a young child and is sympathetically and believably told through all the main characters.

A beautiful, powerful and emotional story of 1 little boy and his 2 mothers.  Prepare to be fully swept up in the world of Jonah and feel your heartstrings get pulled in every direction hoping for a “happy ending” for everyone involved.

About the Author: 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), or via her website www.virginiamacgregor.com.

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    The Quiet Knitter
    September 13, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Looking forward to reading this book

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