Familiar Ties

Familiar Ties

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Max West is a widower raising Phoebe, his four-year-old daughter. Phoebe has to live with the fact that the day she was born is also the day of her mother's death. As her fifth year without her mother approaches, Phoebe finds solace in her godmother, Amy Riley, and her daughter, Grace Crawford, another single parent family. Amy Riley is a successful fashion designer who spends most of her days raising her four-year-old daughter, Grace, while her wayward boyfriend is travelling the world making the next best film. As the fifth year without her best friend looms she finds comfort in her ex-boyfriend, Max, and his daughter, Phoebe. These two "broken" families have a tough week to face as the dreaded day approaches. However through their past, present and debatable future will their choices affect the outcome both parents clearly want and are simply denying? Or will Phoebe and Grace lose the only "whole" family they have ever known?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 126 x 202 x 20mm | 299.37g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0985011556
  • 9780985011550
  • 1,622,047

Rating details

71 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 44% (31)
4 30% (21)
3 15% (11)
2 8% (6)
1 3% (2)

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I could desribe this book so easy In one word - heartwarming. It's the only thing I felt during reading it. I don't care how weird or lame it sounds. I'm not a big fan of romances.... I don't like them, but Familiar Ties catched my attention. At first with amazing cover of course - you just have to love it! It's just seven days, maybe not so ordinary but mostly normal. How much can change in just a week? The story is about two friends, ex lovers - Amy and Max. They aren't together, but they act like a family. Amy officially is not alone, but she is a single parent - it's more complicated. Why don't they just be together? I loved little flashbacks to the past in this book which explained the story - at first I was a little confused with the situation but it was being explained part by part which kept me wanting to read more and more! I think this book gave me some clues about love and family. What is a real family? When do you know that you love someone? Does love destroy friendship? Also, there was a lot of kids' thought about it. Phoebe and Grace were so lovely and smart that I couldn't help but smile while reading. In sum, it's a wonderful story about love, family, friendship and more!show more
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