BOOKS: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.
BOOKS: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Harlequin

BOOK REVIEW: Before We Were Yours

BEFORE We Were Yours is a compelling, harrowing and utterly redemptive novel that reveals a family torn apart by a shocking betrayal.

Based on real-life events of kidnap, illegal adoption and a corrupt orphanage, the fictional narrative brings alive deeply researched real-life events in the manner of Jodi Picoult and Caroline Overington.

Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford appears to have it all.

A loving daughter to her father, a US senator, with her own ambitious career as a lawyer and a handsome fiance waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived a charmed life.

But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Bonher, an elderly woman she's never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken.

Avery's decision to learn more about May's life will take her on a journey through her family's long-hidden history, illuminating the heart of Avery's story.

About the author

Selected among Booklist's Top 10 lists for two consecutive years, where she was called "quite simply, a master storyteller", Lisa Wingate is known for weaving lyrical writing and unforgettable settings with elements of traditional storytelling, history and mystery.

Lisa Wingate creates novels that Publisher's Weekly calls "masterful" and Library Journal refers to as "a good option for fans of Nicholas Sparks".

Published by Harlequin, Before We Were Yours is available in June. RRP $29.99.

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