The Accidental Family
By Rowan Coleman
Genre: Chick lit, Women’s fiction
4 out of 5 stars! I really enjoyed being back in Sophie Mill’s world! It’s been about a year and a half since I read the first book in this series, The Accidental Mother, all in one day when I was home sick. You can read that review here. The first book is summed up nicely enough in the beginning so don’t worry if it’s been a while since you’ve read the first or even if you haven’t read the first one. Book one ended with Sophie giving up her life in London and telling Louis she was in love with him. She now lives near the girls and Louis in a bed and breakfast and spends nearly all day with them. Life is peaceful and happy. When Louis proposes, Sophie isn’t quite sure that she’s ready for it. After all, it hasn’t even been a year since the girls’ mother died. She accepts, but goes back and forth between whether they should marry or not. At this point, Sophie was a little annoying with her indecision, but at the same time, I understood it because I’ve been going through a situation lately where I’m constantly changing my mind about what to do. The book did start off a little slow but at about a third of the way through it, all sorts of drama starts happening and I stayed up late just to finish it!
I can’t say too much about the drama because I don’t want to give anything away, but Louis started to become the annoying one! He was truly being an idiot at times and I felt bad for Sophie. I do think that the author could have made Louis a little more like-able overall. I couldn’t always see what Sophie saw in him. He could be very immature and irresponsible. Regardless, I did enjoy the way that the story ended. One of the twists I didn’t see coming, but the others were foreshadowed. I like that we get to visit some old characters, but also meet some new ones. This is a sweet book for readers who are looking for something mainly light and breezy, but with some drama and romance thrown in.