Handsome, 27-year old, Nate Hardman is a frontline reporter with a big problem. Suffering from shell-shock and unable to leave his house, he’s already lost his social life and his girlfriend. Now his career prospects are sinking fast.
9 year-old Adam Boxley who lives alone with his ageing nan, also has big problems. Neglected at home and bullied at school, he’s desperate to reach out to his dad – and that’s when he sends his first letter to Nate. Only Nate’s not who he thinks he is. Will he help? More importantly – can he?
Across town meanwhile, caring but impulsive teacher Jenna Tierney really wants to help Adam – except the feisty redhead has already had enough of teaching. Recently hurt by yet another cheating boyfriend, Jenna’s now set her sights on pursuing a dream career abroad … only she’s about to meet Nate – her dream man who’ll make her re-think everything.
The big question is; can three people desperate to find love, ever find happiness when they’re only connected by one big lie?
This is an ambitious topics or the very best of writers – for instance I could see it easily under the byline of Amanda Prowse as her next bestseller. But that said hybred author Giselle Green carries it off with aplomb.
Normally with books I visualise which movie it reminds me of but Dear Dad is without a home in my film repertoire – but I can see a movie in my head, even who to cast as the lead figures in this innocent ‘Ménage des trois’
Three people scarred by life, by a life not of their own making. A little boy in need – desperate to find his dad.
Jenna, his temporary teacher, distrusting of any male over the age of sixteen and finally Nate the emotionally road crashed reporter who brings them all together by way of a letter.
Not the kind of book one forgets.