When Monica is offered a three-month placement in LA, she knows that for the sake of her career she must accept it – even though it means leaving behind nine-year-old Ruby, toddler Luca and her husband Daniel.
She hires Ursula as a housekeeper and nanny during her absence, although the older woman is oddly reluctant to agree to a childcare position. What is the dark secret in Ursula’s past, which has left her so closed-off and reserved? Will her growing attachment to Ruby bring it to the surface? And will Monica regret leaving the children in her care?
Thank you to Bookbridgr for my copy .
I love the cover and was intrigued to read this having never read any of this authors books.
I was captured instantly with this book reading how Monica a career driven mum of 2 had a huge decision to make .We are introduced to Urslula who we know has a secret to hide and was prepared for a huge revelation to disrupt this familys life .
However for me this didn’t meet my expectations,it had potential .I found it dragged at certain points and would have liked to have read more of monicas story ,how she felt being away from her family ?
However it was a sensitive book telling the impact and aftermath of domestic abuse and this did explain Ursulas reluctance to engage with the children. It was a sweet and positive ending in how there was hope for Ursula and a brighter future and putting her past behind her .