Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Accidental Mother by Rowan Coleman

A perfect life is what she has. At least that's how Sophie views her life at the beginning of The Accidental Mother by Rowan Coleman. She's on top of her career, one step away from the top of her company. She's got lots of friends - unfortunately she's too busy with work to see them much but she knows they are there. But then a social worker shows up at her office - her best friend growing up, the one she hasn't talked to in 3 years even though she always meant to, has been dead for 6 months. And they just found her will that says Sophie should be given custody of the two girls. She agrees, out of guilt, on a temporary basis, until their father can be found. The story tells of how Sophie handles the change in her life, a 3 year old wildly creative fairy, a 6 year old tightly wound girl and their father.

This book almost immediately reminded me of a movie. Not that I've seen this movie. Maybe it would just be a good movie. It was a cute story - about finding yourself when you didn't really know you were lost. It would make a good book club book as there are lots of different aspects of the characters that are flawed and bear discussion. I found it very believable and interesting throughout. Good chick lit!

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