#BookReview: Have You Met Nora by Nicole Blades

have you met noraAbout the Book

She’s blossomed from a wealthy surgeon’s beautiful daughter to elegant socialite to being the top fashion stylist in the country. And Nora Mackenzie is only days away from marrying into one of New York’s richest, most powerful families. But her fairy tale rise is rooted in an incredible deception—one scandal away from turning her perfect world to ashes . . .

What no one knows is that Nora is the biracial daughter of a Caribbean woman and a long-gone white father. Adopted—and abused—by her mother’s employer, then sent to an exclusive boarding school to buy her silence, Nora found that “passing” as a white woman could give her everything she never had.

Now, an ex-classmate who Nora betrayed many years ago has returned to her life to even the score. Her machinations are turning Nora’s privilege into one gilded trap after another. Running out of choices, Nora must decide how far she will go to protect a lie or give up and finally face the truth. Praise for Have You Met Nora?

My Review

I had a bit of a difficult time with this book. It started out okay for me, but the middle really lagged. I think it took me a little too long to figure Nora out. Once I did, I found the scenes explaining how she became who she is in the present to be interesting, but it was almost a little too late for me. It read almost literary at times and a few scenes got a little long, but the ending was not what I expected and left the book on a thought-provoking note. Not a favorite, but interesting enough if you’re willing to read through the slower scenes.

3 stars

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