Right Here Waiting For You by Rebecca Pugh #Review @RebeccaPAuthor @HQDigitalUK
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…
The beginning of the book is definitely going to get your attention it was a great way of introducing Magda and seeing how her life has turned out. There is also a great introduction to Sophia and her life now, I had to smile at Sophia as she tried to get her daughter ready in the morning. I have definitely been there with the dancing clothes trying to get my children ready!
The friendship between Magda and Sophia is well written and I really enjoyed the flashbacks to before they fell out. It was a great idea to have the story from both points of view I definitely felt more of a connection with the characters because of this. As I discovered the truth about what happened I assumed that Magda would be a horrible person but to be honest that isn't necessarily the case. Yes she isn't completely likeable and she did a terrible thing. However people make mistakes granted some bigger than others but she genuinely regrets the mistake. The question is can they ever be friends again after everything that happened? The saddest part for me is that the two friends had a beautiful friendship that suddenly ended and both characters lives changed because of this. I think it's safe to say that there are quite a few people myself included who had that one special friend who meant the world to them. Then something happens and you fall out or even just drift away. Can all be forgotten and forgiven and the past erased? Well I guess the honest answer for me is no, not entirely. I suppose it does depend on the situation, what the person did and how hurt you are. Forgiveness is a major point in this book not only forgiving other people but actually forgiving yourself and moving forward the best you can.
I loved how this book shows us a lost friendship and how it impacts on our lives in the future. I couldn't put this book down there was something about the story that grabbed hold of me. It's a book that is perfect to curl up with and just lose yourself in.
With themes of love, romance and friendship it's a hit with me!
Thank you to HQ Digital & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.