Thirty-one-year-old Cornelia Brown adores classic romantic films. Anything starring Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant will do nicely, especially The Philadelphia Story.Unapologetically idealistic about love, Cornelia appears to catch the break of a lifetime when the dashing Martin Grace, her own personal Cary Grant, comes strolling into her life. But Cormelia’s life truly changes on snowy day when she looks up to find troubled 11-year-old Clare Hobbes standing before her.Source: Back of audio book
She is a little surprised (but not really) when Martin turns out to have a daughter. But the next few weeks has the potential to change Cornelia’s life. Clare is very troubled, very hurt and does not easily trust the people around her. With the help of one of her best friends Teo, Cornelia make it her responsibility to find out what has happened, and also to take care of Clare. It isn’t long before Cornelia is ready to drop her easy life as coffee house manager to become the mother that Clare so desperately needs.
Beautifully written. I loved the characters and the story line. It was heart-throbbingly enjoyable, despite it’s predictability. The only complaint I have about it was in audio version – I was constantly getting Cornelia and Clare’s narrators mixed up. Cornelia’s narrator sounded younger to me, making me want to fit the voice to Clare.