The Return of Norah Wells, Virginia Macgregor

The Return of Norah Wells,  Virginia Macgregor

The Astonishing Return of Norah Wells by [Macgregor, Virginia]

Genre:  general Fiction

An amazing story full of the most wonderful and captivating characters, not just the immediate family, but Ella’s boyfriend Sai and his mum, The Mr Manns, the incredible twin sisters Miss Rose and Liss Lily Pegg, and their love of all things purple and their three Chihuahuas, lovely, slobbery, affectionate Louis and of course Mrs Fox. Its one of those stories where every page has something to take your attention.

Its a great premise, mother walks out leaving two small kids with deadbeat, drunken dad. The  kids godmother, the capable Fay, Norah’s long time best friend, steps in. She takes leave from her work as a surgeon, sorts the family out, and they all become a new family.
She and Adam fall in love, Willa who was less than a year old when Norah left calls her mummy and doesn’t remember Norah, Ella though, she’s always seen her as an interloper and has a twitter campaign going to find her mum. She’s convinced she’s been kidnapped and is just waiting for her to escape and return.

The day Norah does come back though things are very very different to how they all imagined. What happens next? Well, its an amazing few days with some huge changes in store, facing them to look at what they have, what they lose, what could be lost now if they don’t get it right.

It could be a very grey, gloomy, sad story but its lightened by the wonderful Willa, 6 going on 60 in many ways, she’s so open and friendly, so accepting of everything and everyone, that somehow what seems impossible at the start of the story happens, these characters find a way through the morass of issues weighing them down and come out better, more rounded people, a united family, instead of the scarcely holding together one the were.

I thought I’d hate Norah, what she did seems so cruel, so cold and though I never got as far as liking her I did understand her more by the end. Fay I just loved, one of those rare people who always want to do what’s right for others regardless of the potential for her own heartbreak. I so wanted everything to end well for her.

An amazing story to get lost into.

Stars: Five, a lovely read

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher

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