One morning Tabitha's husband, Andy, doesn't wake up. Amid her grief she has regrets about their last conversation and is avoiding her best friend.
Three years later, Tabitha has settled into a property she renovated with the sole aim of fostering children. Teenage twins Syd and Max are placed in her care and soon prove to be a handful. But perhaps her family is not yet complete.
Flipping between then and now, this is an endearing and emotive story about a woman having to learn about being a parent all of a sudden. Syd and Max make for an interesting duo and you can’t help but feel for them as they act out after the pain of being dumped by their previous carers. It's the sort of book that will pull on your heartstrings. The only downside: the plot thread about why Tabitha fell out with her best friend was a tad underwhelming.