New to me author Rebecca Pugh is on the blog today with her latest release that will reunite old friends and reopen old wounds in
Right Here Waiting for You
Magda and Sophia were inseparable for years, sharing dreams, secrets and making a pact to always be friends. But, times change, dreams realign, and often those people who once were as necessary to your life as breathing are no longer near. Over the years, Magda moved on to marry with all of the ‘I made it” moments (money, vacations, stunning house) after school while Sophia never left: now a single mum and still in the same place, she’d not really given her what-ifs a thought until the invitation.
School reunion time will place both women in the same place for the first time in years – a chance to explore their rift and rekindle their friendship – or time spent ignoring and avoiding one another, putting on the best face, and forgetting the encounter as soon as possible after. These are choices that both face….
Most surprising to this story was Pugh’s ability to give us two characters who were equally sympathetic, fairly open, and reasonably aware of the steps they each took in the dissolution of the once-close friendship. Both share their backstory and memories of their younger selves, dreams, spats, trials and tribulations, and dig to find the reason for their split, in the hopes that some resolution and perhaps a new friendship can be brought from the lessons learned. With plenty of twists in the revelations, the correlations to moments we all have experienced in some way or another is striking, bringing the story a poignancy and familiarity to many readers. Full of self-discovery, reflection and second chances, the story is a wonderful getaway that is deceptive in its simplicity, leaving readers with a full story and plenty to remember from their own lives.
Title: Right Here Waiting for You
Author: Rebecca Pugh
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Setting: Britain
Published by: HQ Digital
Published on: 31 May, 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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We used to be best friends…
Magda used to be the girl everyone wanted to be – most likely to achieve her every wish. That is until suddenly her perfect life seems to be anything but!
Sophia has never regretted her life, sure it isn’t perfect, but being a single mum to a daughter she loves is pretty great. Perhaps she never moved away from home, or got to live out her dreams, but what she has right now isn’t so bad.
That is until an invitation to their school reunion arrives, throwing both their lives into a spin – because these two used to be friends and it might finally be time to face up to that one big mistake that happened all those years ago…
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.