Virginia Macgregor presents Before I Was Yours

Sunday, April 15th, 2018, 3 p.m.

Virginia Macgregor returns to Gibson's Bookstore to present the American release of her novel, Before I was Yours, 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?

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About the author: Virginia Macgregor is the author of Before I Was Yours, What Milo Saw, The Return of Norah Wells, and the young adult novel Wishbones. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages.  After graduating from Oxford University, she worked as a teacher of English and Housemistress in three major British boarding schools.  She holds an MA in Creative Writing, and was, for several years, Head of Creative Writing at Wellington College.  She is married to Hugh, who is Director of Theatre at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. They moved to New Hampshire from the UK in July 2016 and live at St. Paul’s with their daughters, Tennessee Skye, and Somerset Wilder.

Event date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Before I Was Yours: How far would you go for a child who wasn't yours? Cover Image
ISBN: 9780751565225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sphere - April 3rd, 2018

How far would you go for a child who isn't yours?

Why do readers LOVE Virginia Macgregor?

Wishbones Cover Image
ISBN: 9780008217297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HQ Young Adult - May 18th, 2017

Feather Tucker has two wishes:

1)To get her mum healthy again

2) To win the Junior UK swimming championships

The Return of Norah Wells Cover Image
ISBN: 9780751554236
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sphere - September 5th, 2017

She walked out, but can she walk back in?

Why do readers LOVE Virginia Macgregor?

'I defy you not to fall in love' Clare Mackintosh
'Will delight you' Sun
'Might restore your faith in human nature' Bella