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You Found Me

New beginnings, second chances, one gripping family drama

By Virginia Macgregor

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An emotional love story and powerful family drama from Virginia Macgregor, bestselling author of What Milo Saw and The Astonishing Return of Norah Wells

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'Loved this - a compassionate and very timely book about how we treat each other.'
Eva Woods, BESTSELLING author of How to be Happy

'Touching and poignant, I really enjoyed this and found it hard to put down.'
Cathy Hopkins, BESTSELLING author of The Kicking the Bucket List

'Original, poignant and heart-warming'
Sadie Pearse, author of This Child of Ours

Perfect for fans of Julie Cohen, Harriet Evans and Rowan Coleman.
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Life is all about new beginnings

Early one summer morning Isabel and her eleven-year-old daughter River walk across Regent's Park. They come across a rain-soaked man sitting alone on a bench and ask him if he's okay. But he doesn't know. In fact he doesn't know the answer to any of their questions - not even his own name.

Urged on by her daughter Isabel takes the man to the hospital she works at, hoping that will be the end of it. But when the tests show there's nothing physically wrong with him, and yet he still can't remember who he is, she realises she can't walk away.

Isabel made a promise to River that they would help this man, but with no way to identify him Isabel begins to worry about what he past secrets his memory loss might be hiding.
Can they trust him?

Why do readers LOVE Virginia Macgregor?

'I defy you not to fall in love . . . a future classic' Clare Mackintosh
'Will delight you but break your heart several times over' Sun
'I couldn't put this insightful, compelling novel down' Woman & Home
'Might restore your faith in human nature' Bella
'Deeply satisfying' Sarra Manning, Red
'Sharp, funny and hugely moving . . . a must read' Fabulous
'Warm, wise and insightful' Good Housekeeping
'Beautifully written and thought-provoking, this is a brilliant read' Sun
'This wonderful story will tear at your heart.' My Weekly
'Brilliant!' Heat
'A poignant and very clever read' Company
'A truly heart-warming story of family, love and loyalty' Daily Express
'An astonishingly brilliant novel' Australian Women's Weekly
'A touching look at the meaning of motherhood' Good Housekeeping
'A challenging and moving story about the power of love' Image
'Absolutely delightful . . . Everyone should read this book!' Novelicious
'Written with plenty of heart' Sunday Mirror
'An emotional and powerful family drama' Heat
'So engaging and powerful' Press Association
'Layered and lyrical' Irish Independent

Biographical Notes

Virginia Macgregor is the author of What Milo Saw, The Return of Norah Wells, Before I Was Yours and, most recently, 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.

Virginia now writes full time. 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 in St. Paul's with their two daughters, Tennessee Skye and Somerset Wilder.



Keep in touch with Virginia on Twitter (@virginiawrites), Instagram (virginiamacgregor), Facebook (virginiamacgregorwrites) or via her website www.virginiamacgregor.com.

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  • ISBN: 9780751565232
  • Publication date: 09 Aug 2018
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Loved this - a compassionate and very timely book about how we treat each other. — Eva Woods, author of How to be Happy
An original, poignant and heartwarming novel about urban connections and hidden histories. I loved the freshness of the writing and characterisation - eleven-year-old River, restless and vibrant, will really stay with me. — Sadie Pearse
I defy you not to fall in love . . . a future classic — Clare Mackintosh, on WHAT MILO SAW
Will delight you but break your heart several times over — Sun, on BEFORE I WAS YOURS
I couldn't put this insightful, compelling novel down — Woman & Home, on THE ASTONISHING RETURN OF NORAH WELLS
Might restore your faith in human nature — Bella, on WHAT MILO SAW
Deeply satisfying — Sarra Manning, Red, on THE ASTONISHING RETURN OF NORAH WELLS
This wonderful story will tear at your heart — My Weekly, on BEFORE I WAS YOURS
Touching and poignant. Really enjoyed this and found it hard to put down. — Cathy Hopkins
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