1 week ago
January 11, 2011
"The Accidental Mother" by Rowan Coleman
Coleman makes her U.S. debut with a disarmingly sweet tale of motherhood and reluctant love. London party planner Sophie Mills becomes the improbable guardian of sisters 6-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Izzy after their single mom, Sophie's childhood best friend Carrie Stiles, dies in a car accident. Life suddenly gets very complicated and dirty for the hyper-organized career chick, and a panicked Sophie figures she'd better launch a search for the girls' long-missing dad before maternal mayhem wreaks havoc on her busy life. But once found, mysterious charity worker Louis Gregory triggers Sophie's own overwhelming sense of loss for her late dad and dead pal Carrie. And for the first time in her life, Sophie is forced to jump into the middle of life instead of planning it from a safe distance. Love isn't the instant fix for Sophie's fragile makeshift family, but Coleman shows how it can kick-start a lonely heart.
This book was "eeehh". I liked it enough to finish it (which honestly isn't really saying much cause I have a real hard time quitting a book once I start it). It was read-worthy to see Sophie go through the changes she went through while taking care of Izzy and Bella. There is a sequel to this book "The Accidental Family" and I will NOT be reading that book. If that says anything..