Bobbie’s children never listen to a word she says. Even worse, her mother has a new boyfriend: the notorious child expert Dr Know, who dishes out hard-line advice to the nation. Could parenting classes control her kids – and save her marriage? Andy’s wife is due to run a Perfect Parents course at the local school. But when she scarpers, he’s left to look after their two teenage daughters – and face his own childhood demons. Vanessa has found love, second-time round. But one night, six-year-old Sunshine is deposited on her doorstep with a message from Vanessa’s estranged daughter, ‘Please look after her’. This time she’s determined to get it right. Can Bobbie, Andy and Vanessa really learn the secret of raising a happy family?
Published by: Arrow, March 2013
Reviewed by: Cheryl Machen