The new Amanda Brookfield paperback takes a subject - single fathers - that will move her sales onto a higher level
Matt Webster finds his world shattered when his wife walks out, leaving him with their four-year-old son. Grief and shock are compounded by the challenge of having to cope as a working single parent, juggling childcare and the considerable demands of his job. Having been something of a hands-off parent prior to his wife's departure, he is thrown in at the deep end. And, forced to cope as a single father, Matt learns for the first time the true heartbreak and joy of unconditional love.
The novel walks a line between comedy and wrenching sadness. It is fluently written and its depiction of domestic chaos and a man's bewilderment when unexpectedly faced with a young son's needs is all too recognisable - Elizabeth Buchan, The Sunday Times
Charming and enjoyable - Best
Amanda Brookfield gained a First Class Honours Degree from Oxford before working at an advertising agency for several years. She wrote her first novel while living in Buenos Aires with her diplomat husband, and her second while in Washington, D.C. She has two young sons and now lives in London and divides her time between writing fiction and looking after her family.