The Accidental Mother, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Sophie Mills has worked her Manolo Blahniks off to reach the near-top of her profession. And she's very happy with her priorities in life - her job, her neurotic cat Artemis and her passion for shoes.

After all, relationships only get in the way. And as for children? She hasn't even begun to think about them yet.Until one day an unexpected visitor brings news of a strange inheritance and Sophie is suddenly, out of the blue, in sole charge of two children under the age of six.

But motherhood can't be all that hard, can it? Within twenty-four hours, her make-up is smeared all over the bathroom, Artemis has taken up residence on top of her wardrobe, and Sophie is in despair. And all her unconventional mother can suggest is Dr Roberts' Complete Dog Training and Care Manual.

Determined to rise to the challenge, Sophie soon realises that she'll need more than a business plan to cope with all this ...




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A funny/sad warm story. Made me laugh, cry and cheer!

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I have to say the story had started off slowly...Sophie finds out her friend has died and she was named in the will as her friends "just in case" person. Not really knowing her godchildren, aged 3 and 6, Sophie is a little nonplussed as to how to deal with this speed bump in her life. With such a tragic event, you would think the story would have been more developed in the beginning, but as I am finding out, the author knew best. I'm a 3rd of the way through the book now, and its picked up speed, and I appreciate the build up of the story, because it allowed me to see Sophie more clearly. Let you know more later, but it seems like the book is going to be one of those great suprises.The book was good, it just ended so damn neatly for me. Not that thats a bad thing, it just felt a little too "Hallmark" for me, compared to the rest of the book.

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This book was an emotional rollercoaster, and I was so sorry that it had to end. Funny, sad and poignant.