STORY: Once a week, Rosie Tipcott counts her blessings.
She goes to sit on her favourite bench on the north Devon cliffs, and thanks her lucky stars for her wonderful husband, her mischievous young daughters, and her neat little house by the sea. She vows to dedicate every waking hour to making her family happy.
But then her husband unexpectedly leaves her for another woman and takes the children. Now she must ask the question: what is left in her life? Can Rosie find the strength to rebuild herself? More importantly, does she even want to?
REVIEW: Rosie Tipcott has lived her entire life the North Devon seaside town of Wollacombe. She is married to Phil and has two young daughters, Naomi, age 7, and Leona, age 5. Rosie would love to have a third child, hopefully a son, but no but luck there. Her husband, Phil, says he would like to have another child but that money is too tight.
Rosie never knew her mother because the woman disappeared right after Rosie was born leaving her to be raised by her Dad. Rosie is very satisfied with her life. She has good friends and the love and support of her in-laws. When her Dad informs her that her mother has passed away, she is angry that the woman chose to never be with her. But worse than that is what is waiting for her at home.
Phil, with his bags packed, informs Rosie that he is leaving her for another woman. The woman is Geraldine Farmer, a super rich woman who is building a big home nearby that Phil and his family’s firm have been working on. Rosie is totally devastated at his betrayal of her and their daughters and has a hard time believing it.
The story follows Rosie as she tries to accept Phil’s desertion, do all she can to keep the girls happy, and work as many hours as she can to make enough money to support them.
Phil’s brother has always been Rosie’s best friend since they were kids. He travels a lot so the family rarely sees him. But his support is there for Rosie.
Geraldine Farmer is the woman who has stolen Phil and as she worms herself into his family, she now wants the girls too. But a devastating accident changes things in Rosie’s life.
I loved this book plus the emotions that Rosie went through and the changes in the attitude of her friends and family toward her as she becomes the “extra person.” This is what can happen in life and that makes it so real.
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher
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