Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope?
Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood – a much better place to work on his parenting skills – and he and Molly become neighbours. There’s an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter’s going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people’s secrets…and about himself.
This is the first Jill Mansell book that I have read before. I have seen very positive review of her previous books, but never quite got round to reading one myself… so many books, so little time! I am so glad that I did read this as it was a brilliantly written, easy and a very enjoyable read.
Set in a little village in the Cotsworlds and with all the benefits (and twitching curtains) that it contains. You meet a large selection of character which in their own way are very endearing and people who you want to know more about. I loved the way that everything and everyone interconnected and situations that you never saw coming sends you off course. Molly, Frankie and Lois were my favourites, Elements of humour, sorrow and twists all packed into the 400 pages. Throw in a attractive, ex City type single man trying to raise a baby on his own, you know you are onto a winner!
This really a fab read and something I sat and devoured in a day as I just didn’t want to wait to see what came next! That is why I have given it my highest award of Louise loved .. highly recommended!