When the Boys are Away by Sarah Webb
When Meg returns to Dublin after three years trailing Simon around the globe with their toddler, Lily, and Dan, her 11 year old son from a previous relationship in tow, she realises that all her friends have moved on. And now she only has her kooky family, her sex-obsessed sister, Hattie, and Dan's flaky but dangerously gorgeous father, Sid, to rely on for help and support.
Her new neighbour, Tina is in the same boat. Tina's a work widow - her workaholic husband, Oliver, works in London from Monday to Friday, leaving Tina with only her perma-stressed sister, Gerry, for company during the week.
Meg is worried - without Simon's job to define her, she doesn't know who she is anymore. But just when she finds a new job and starts to get back on her feet, Simon throws her another curve ball. And Meg finds that having a man around all the time isn't all it's cracked up to be.
And that sometimes living apart is easier than living together. Because when the boys are away . . . the girls can play!
Selected Reviews for Sarah Webb:
`A wonderfully enjoyable read - no wonder Irish eyes are smiling' Heat
`Chicklit at its best . . . this is one to savour' Irish Independent