Six year old Bella looked at Sophie, her dry eyes burning.
There had to be a moment like this, Sophie thought, in everyone's life, when the very next thing you say might change you and the world as you knew it forever. She felt her stomach dip and churn as if she had just run headlong at a cliff edge and brought herself to stop at its very brink.
Then we'll work out what's best, she answered feeling like a coward.
This was the first of Coleman's books I had read, and what started out to be a light read quickly got deeper and much more touching. Sophie and Carrie are best friends all through school, but lose touch with each other. It had been three years since Sophie had heard from Carrie when a social worker comes to see her. Carrie had died in an accident and Sophie was left as the guardian for her 3 and 6 year old daughters. Sophie who had never wanted children learns an awful lot about life and love as the three of them struggle to figure out what is best.
Coleman's sequel to the Accidental Mother comes out September 29th 2009.