"There are moments in life that define you - moments from which entire futures are carved out, where you can practically see the universe split into two."
Becoming a grandmother at thirty-eight may not be ideal, but Stella Hill can cope - just about - because in two weeks' time she's getting married to the love of her life. She's waited over twenty years to finally get her man; Paul Smart is her destiny, her soul mate.
But when Stella finds out she's pregnant - a pregnancy that's unplanned and unexpected, not to mention inconvenient - she takes it in her stride. Marriage, baby, new adventures on the horizon. It's not a problem. At least, not for her.
Just how do you break the news of a baby on the eve of your wedding? And what can you do if your plans turn out to be wildly different from the plans of the one you love? As Stella's dream wedding turns into a nightmare, she learns that sometimes the people we love don't react the way we thought they would. And maybe sometimes love means letting go.
Stella is about to see great changes in her life. She is to become a young grandma at 38 and is about to marry her partner, Paul. The future looks all mapped out with a new addition to the family, a wedding and a move to a new life with Paul. That is until Stella discovers she is pregnant.
This is a down to earth story of a modern family with a familiar step family structure. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and their family setup. Stella has a little difficulty finding herself in this set up. She is a mother, whose daughter is about to become a mother, but she is also about to become a mother again after a 17 year gap.
Well written, engaging and very real, I really got carried away with the story. My only little niggle was that I felt that after missing the chance to explain herself on the eve of the wedding, Stella missed the opporunity again when it was sprung upon her. I felt this extended the story a little more than it needed to be.
This is a stand alone follow up to Can't Live Without You.
I am now going to read the prequel to this one, as I want to know more about Stella and her family
4 out of 5 for me! I really enjoyed it. :)
Thank you to the author for a review copy. This did not influence my review in any way.
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