Nora Mackenzie seems to have a perfect fairy-tale life: she has a fantastic job as a fashion stylist in New York and is about to marry one of the richest and most sought-after bachelors in Manhattan. But Nora’s secret and scandalous past threatens to ruin everything she has worked for when a former classmate comes back into her life.
Although the writing is clear and precise, I found the plot a bit far-fetched and confusing, and I can’t say I liked any of the characters. With themes of friendship, love, but also abuse and ethnicity, this is an easy read but didn’t exactly captivate me. (NP)
Have You Met Nora?, by Nicole Blades, is about a woman facing up to a lie about her heritage. The summary says: "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." Have You Met Nora? is out in October 2017.