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Returning [Read] ➲ Returning By Francesca Suters – Polishdarling.co.uk Rita is , married to her soul mate and a mother to two adorable young daughters She has always thought of a new year as a clean slate, but one New Year s Day is a clean slate like no other, when Rita Rita is , married to her soul mate and a mother to two adorable young daughters She has always thought of a new year as a clean slate, but one New Year s Day is a clean slate like no other, when Rita wakes up as heryear old self, living heryear old life Piero is a loner The only recent exception to his solitude had been his close friendship with Rita s sister until her sudden death Now he finds himself instrumental in helping Rita make sense of the new direction her life has takenA thought provoking story, Returning seamlessly invites the reader into both adult and teenage mindsets and tackles the what ifs What if you were able to live your teenage years with the wisdom of your adult mind What if you met your partner at a different time What if your regrets could be re written.


10 thoughts on “Returning

  1. Francesca Suters Francesca Suters says:

    I wrote it and I think it s great Overall, I m so pleased with how the story flowed and how it read as a book I am a little annoyed with myself, as there are some typos my oversight in hasty editing in my excitement to have it published , but this is the self published, raw me I choose to embrace it


  2. Simone Simone says:

    Almost every human being at some point has pondered the question what would they change about their adult life if they had the chance to go back and re live a portion of their younger years again This is the situation in which Rita finds herself at the age of 29 Going to bed as usual on New Years Eve in 2009 she awakes to find herself back in her teenage bedroom on the dawn of New Years Day 1997 Rather than being a happily married mother of two, she is sixteen once again with all the trials a Almost every human being at some point has pondered the question what would they change about their adult life if they had the chance to go back and re live a portion of their younger years again This is the situation in which Rita finds herself at the age of 29 Going to bed as usual on New Years Eve in 2009 she awakes to find herself back in her teenage bedroom on the dawn of New Years Day 1997 Rather than being a happily married mother of two, she is sixteen once again with all the trials and tribulations that brings.Without revealing too much of the storyline, Rita s time travel is not just a random event Francesca Suters explores many quite complex topics of time and space, spirituality and religion as well as fate and destiny This can be a little bit out of the box sometimes, but is ultimately well expressed and realistically woven into the storyline.Amidst all that there is the reality of a 29 year old woman having to revisit her teenage self with the wisdom her real age brings Having to negotiate school days and the drama of teenage friendships as well as the practicalities of pretending not being able to drive or mistakenly blurting out that Patrick Swayze has died Understandably Rita finds this both amusing and frustrating, while all the while she aches for the husband and daughters she knows await her in the future.While there are some elements of the movie Back To The Future in Returning, it is, overall a deeper andthought provoking exploration of time travel and how past events impact future and how choices made at one age can create a myriad of possible realities What I did find a little unbelievable was some of the things that Rita had supposedly forgotten I know I certainly remember my parents attitude to drinking and things that happened at school at that age even after two decades But that is just a minor quibble.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


  3. Bernadette O& Bernadette O& says:

    I loved the story, with just enough not knowing and twists to keep you turning the page and wantingLooking forward to the sequel.


  4. Charming Language Charming Language says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What a delightful debut from this talented author, who s already made a name for herself as an engaging blogger and avid contributor to social media I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was left with that feeling that you ve said goodbye to a friend or two when you finally close it I know I ll find myself wondering what the protagonists are up to beyond the end of Suters story This is a tricky one to review without spoilers, but, in short, 29 year old Rita married, two kids, sensible life fi What a delightful debut from this talented author, who s already made a name for herself as an engaging blogger and avid contributor to social media I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was left with that feeling that you ve said goodbye to a friend or two when you finally close it I know I ll find myself wondering what the protagonists are up to beyond the end of Suters story This is a tricky one to review without spoilers, but, in short, 29 year old Rita married, two kids, sensible life finds herself propelled back in time one New Year s Day and must learn to live again as her 16 year old self The premise sounds a bit like a 1980s body swap comedy and there are elements of that, such as how one negotiates family relationships, or pretends not to know how to drive a car but the comedy relief is overlaid with a far deeper spiritual message What WOULD you change if you had your time over again And, just while we re asking the lightweight questions, how exactly do dreams, and God, and genealogy, and astral travelling, and souls, and soul mates, and deja vu, fit together Suters tackles the big issues of the human experience using Rita s world as a microcosm It is a little confusing in some places, but only in the same way that a good episode of Dr Who makes you bend your mind to the possibility of non linear time This is a self published book, but quite honestly 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


  5. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Actual rating 3.5Australian author Francesca Suters debut novel not only offers an interesting premise, but the story itself goes a lot deeper than the back cover suggests A story of a 29 year old woman who finds herself returning to her life as a 16 year old asks a number of deeper questions about spirituality and second chances.Although I found the prose a little slow in places, this one was an enjoyable read and the narrative voice has a quiet wisdom about it My only regret was that it sta Actual rating 3.5Australian author Francesca Suters debut novel not only offers an interesting premise, but the story itself goes a lot deeper than the back cover suggests A story of a 29 year old woman who finds herself returning to her life as a 16 year old asks a number of deeper questions about spirituality and second chances.Although I found the prose a little slow in places, this one was an enjoyable read and the narrative voice has a quiet wisdom about it My only regret was that it stayed on my to read pile for so long before I picked it up Finally, a big shout out to the author and the goodreads first reads programme for my complimentary copy


  6. Michelle Michelle says:

    When I started reading this book I was expected a easy modern read, and it was, but as I read the book it felt like Francesca Suters had gone beyond telling the story with sentences to telling the story with each word I also really enjoyed the plot especially the way it ended, I haven t found that type of ending very common in this genre.


  7. Mary O& Mary O& says:

    Loved this


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10 thoughts on “Returning

  1. Francesca Suters Francesca Suters says:

    I wrote it and I think it s great Overall, I m so pleased with how the story flowed and how it read as a book I am a little annoyed with myself, as there are some typos my oversight in hasty editing in my excitement to have it published , but this is the self published, raw me I choose to embrace it


  2. Simone Simone says:

    Almost every human being at some point has pondered the question what would they change about their adult life if they had the chance to go back and re live a portion of their younger years again This is the situation in which Rita finds herself at the age of 29 Going to bed as usual on New Years Eve in 2009 she awakes to find herself back in her teenage bedroom on the dawn of New Years Day 1997 Rather than being a happily married mother of two, she is sixteen once again with all the trials a Almost every human being at some point has pondered the question what would they change about their adult life if they had the chance to go back and re live a portion of their younger years again This is the situation in which Rita finds herself at the age of 29 Going to bed as usual on New Years Eve in 2009 she awakes to find herself back in her teenage bedroom on the dawn of New Years Day 1997 Rather than being a happily married mother of two, she is sixteen once again with all the trials and tribulations that brings.Without revealing too much of the storyline, Rita s time travel is not just a random event Francesca Suters explores many quite complex topics of time and space, spirituality and religion as well as fate and destiny This can be a little bit out of the box sometimes, but is ultimately well expressed and realistically woven into the storyline.Amidst all that there is the reality of a 29 year old woman having to revisit her teenage self with the wisdom her real age brings Having to negotiate school days and the drama of teenage friendships as well as the practicalities of pretending not being able to drive or mistakenly blurting out that Patrick Swayze has died Understandably Rita finds this both amusing and frustrating, while all the while she aches for the husband and daughters she knows await her in the future.While there are some elements of the movie Back To The Future in Returning, it is, overall a deeper andthought provoking exploration of time travel and how past events impact future and how choices made at one age can create a myriad of possible realities What I did find a little unbelievable was some of the things that Rita had supposedly forgotten I know I certainly remember my parents attitude to drinking and things that happened at school at that age even after two decades But that is just a minor quibble.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


  3. Bernadette O& Bernadette O& says:

    I loved the story, with just enough not knowing and twists to keep you turning the page and wantingLooking forward to the sequel.


  4. Charming Language Charming Language says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What a delightful debut from this talented author, who s already made a name for herself as an engaging blogger and avid contributor to social media I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was left with that feeling that you ve said goodbye to a friend or two when you finally close it I know I ll find myself wondering what the protagonists are up to beyond the end of Suters story This is a tricky one to review without spoilers, but, in short, 29 year old Rita married, two kids, sensible life fi What a delightful debut from this talented author, who s already made a name for herself as an engaging blogger and avid contributor to social media I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was left with that feeling that you ve said goodbye to a friend or two when you finally close it I know I ll find myself wondering what the protagonists are up to beyond the end of Suters story This is a tricky one to review without spoilers, but, in short, 29 year old Rita married, two kids, sensible life finds herself propelled back in time one New Year s Day and must learn to live again as her 16 year old self The premise sounds a bit like a 1980s body swap comedy and there are elements of that, such as how one negotiates family relationships, or pretends not to know how to drive a car but the comedy relief is overlaid with a far deeper spiritual message What WOULD you change if you had your time over again And, just while we re asking the lightweight questions, how exactly do dreams, and God, and genealogy, and astral travelling, and souls, and soul mates, and deja vu, fit together Suters tackles the big issues of the human experience using Rita s world as a microcosm It is a little confusing in some places, but only in the same way that a good episode of Dr Who makes you bend your mind to the possibility of non linear time This is a self published book, but quite honestly 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


  5. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Actual rating 3.5Australian author Francesca Suters debut novel not only offers an interesting premise, but the story itself goes a lot deeper than the back cover suggests A story of a 29 year old woman who finds herself returning to her life as a 16 year old asks a number of deeper questions about spirituality and second chances.Although I found the prose a little slow in places, this one was an enjoyable read and the narrative voice has a quiet wisdom about it My only regret was that it sta Actual rating 3.5Australian author Francesca Suters debut novel not only offers an interesting premise, but the story itself goes a lot deeper than the back cover suggests A story of a 29 year old woman who finds herself returning to her life as a 16 year old asks a number of deeper questions about spirituality and second chances.Although I found the prose a little slow in places, this one was an enjoyable read and the narrative voice has a quiet wisdom about it My only regret was that it stayed on my to read pile for so long before I picked it up Finally, a big shout out to the author and the goodreads first reads programme for my complimentary copy


  6. Michelle Michelle says:

    When I started reading this book I was expected a easy modern read, and it was, but as I read the book it felt like Francesca Suters had gone beyond telling the story with sentences to telling the story with each word I also really enjoyed the plot especially the way it ended, I haven t found that type of ending very common in this genre.


  7. Mary O& Mary O& says:

    Loved this


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