4 stars and a great review from book blogger extraordinaire, This Charming Mum (extract):
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was left feeling that I’d said goodbye to a friend or two when I put it down. I still find myself wondering what the protagonists are up to beyond the end of Suters’ story. This is a self-published book, but it’s one of the most polished I’ve seen in awhile. The writing is good and the editing tidy. Most importantly, the story is really fresh and the characters beautifully drawn. I can’t wait to see what Francesca does next."
To read the full review, go to http://thischarmingmum.com/2014/06/12/returning-by-francesca-suters/
I found this book intriguing on many levels. The skill with which we are transported into Rita's 16 year old life made me feel as though I was sitting in her bedroom and brought back memories of my own teenage years. The insecurities, the dreams, the chance to do things differently. It is a book that stays in your thoughts long after the final page is turned. A book that sucked me in and took me on a nostalgic roller coaster ride of emotions. I definitely want to read this book again and look forward to future books from this new Australian author!
- Gina, Australia
Thirty years ago I was a teenager and now I am parenting teenage children. "Returning" really got me thinking about teenage years and how and if we would change things if we could relive them. I couldn't put the book down - a great read. Like the previous reviewer, I too look forward to more books from Francesca Suters.
- Monica, Australia
Francesca Suters' debut novel Returning is a page turner that grabs you straight away ... Returning is a clever book which throws up a lot of big questions about what you would do if you had the chance to start over again. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am certainly hoping to see more from Francesca in the future. Returning is a must read.
- Johanna, Aussie Mum Network
To read the full review, go to www.aussiemumnetwork.com/returning---francesca-suters.html
Returning is a very well written debut novel for Francesca Suters. It has an easygoing style that is very engaging and kept me engrossed from start to finish. It also prompted me to wonder how I might live my teen years again, which was thought provoking in itself. I look forward to the sequel, as this story is by no means finished yet.
- Simone, Great Aussie Reads
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If anyone is looking for a new book to read, I have just finished Returning, by Francesca Suters - Author Page. It was a great read and it kept me going till the end. I just hope that in the next few years Francesca can pen and publish the sequel, because I want to know what happens next!
- Somone, Australia
I thought it was great, you have definitely mastered the art of telling a page-turner (or screen swiper, in my case, since I bought the ebook) story! Congrats on such a big achievement.
- Leanne, Australia
Just finished a great book - it was so nice to escape for a while in some fiction. Thank you Francesca Suters for writing Returning- I just loved it.
- Pauline, Australia
I absolutely loved it.
- Flo, France