~Written by Marcia Ferguson
Bronwyn McCall, an elite portrait photographer, is critically wounded while rescuing the sons of the Israeli prime minister. As she recovers, former MI6 agent Ernest Rose enters her life and becomes her Jeeves, both faithful sidekick and father figure. With gratitude, the prime minister’s family gives Bronwyn their coastal Maine estate and the abandoned Bayside Blanket and Toboggan Factory, but it takes a massive fortune, acquired in the most bizarre manner, to launch second chances and the dream homes of her imagination. (Amazon.com)
North of Supposed to Be is a vividly detailed novel about the unpredictable life of a young woman named Bronwyn McCall and her desperate struggle to overcome the loneliness that plagues her.
As a young child, Bronwyn losses both of her parents and younger sister in a tragic plane crash. The accident leaves Brownwyn all alone in the world and although she is cared for she never experiences the happiness a loving family brings. Bronwyn surrounds herself with many friends from all over the world, but she never seems to fully trust others and fears the closeness committed relationships offer. She often finds imperfections in others and manages to sabotage her chances for joy.
The story takes place in several cities across the United States as well as around the world. The author goes into great detail describing people and places which effectively allows readers to experience the story as it unfolds before them. Many scenes have the array of characters enjoying delectable entrees and desserts and the author's vast knowledge of other cultures and customs is evident .
North of Supposed to Be is a mix of mystery, romance, and aha moments which create a fascinating novel that I found difficult to put down. I recommend picking up a copy. Available at Amazon.com.