Russell rises swiftly into a high-powered job until it all comes crashing round him and he now has to spend time at home so there is a slight role reversal while he looks after their 5-year old daughter and his wife rises in her job. He starts his own business and juggles it and child-care very successfully. Then the inevitable occurs. This author once again takes on the gritty side of relationships, here dealing with divorce and all the arising consequences. The five year old daughter initially becomes Russell’s responsibility as the mother flits off. Dad’s new business grows and he has to deal with a terminally ill sister too as the callous mother makes huge demands. This is a tough, yet sensitive, look at the break-up of a marriage and the dangers inherent when a parent becomes selfish and unfeeling, a brave story well told in the author’s familiar fashion.
A heartwarming, powerful novel about a single father who must discover the true nature of unconditional love after his world is turned upside down--from the world's most beloved author of love stories. At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding--one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.When a chance encounter with an old flame tempts him to take a chance on love again, he will navigate this new opportunity with trepidation and wonder. But with the loyal support of his parents and his wise older sister Marge, and in the hard-won lessons of fatherhood, Russ will finally come to understand the true nature of unconditional love--that it is a treasure to be bestowed, never earned.
|Publication date:||4th October 2016|
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing Grand Central Publishing|
|Primary Genre||Family Drama|
Closing date: 10/12/2021