February the fifteenth is a very special day for me. It is the day I gave birth to my first child. It is also the day my husband left me...I can only assume the two events weren't entirely unrelated.Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband ...
a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to their first baby, James informs her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a postpartum body that she can hardly bear to look at.
She decides to go home to Dublin. And there, sheltered by the love of a quirky family, she gets better. So much so, in fact, that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.
her first novel? not too bad. Claire's character doesn't come across very clearly and when she is later described in the other Walsh books as 'feisty', i was quite surprised. i find the Walsh series less engaging than the books about a couple ofher first novel? not too bad. Claire's character doesn't come across very clearly and when she is later described in the other Walsh books as 'feisty', i was quite surprised.
i find the Walsh series less engaging than the books about a couple of friends/ individuals.
"I had been to enough students' apartments to expect the worst.You know,[...]A kitchen that looked like if it were struck by a bolt of lightning, the process of evolution would begin all over again..."
So true: students' apartment kitchens are this way. As is my kitchen in the morning after a saturday dinner party, when you woke up and pray, pray, pray for the "clean-the-mess" fairy's overnight visit!