By Tish Cohen
Rachel Berman desires every little thing to be ideal. An overprotective unmarried mom of 2, she is conscious about the statistical risks lurking round each corner—which makes her snap choice to help a stranded motorist absolutely uncharacteristic. Len Bean is caught at the shoulder with Olivia, his relentlessly curious, studying disabled ten-year-old daughter. To the chagrin of Rachel's teenagers, who're approximately to be associated with the most-mocked lady at school, Rachel and Len start courting. And whilst Len gets bad information, little Olivia wishes a hero greater than ever. however the global refuses to be predictable. whilst own concern profoundly alters Rachel's courting with a wild, very targeted little lady, this perfectionist mom reveals herself drawn right into a secret from her earlier and towards a brand new appreciation for her personal kid's imperfect lives.
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And from the way her dad was squinting at the tire jack, one thing was clear—the man had never changed a tire in his life. Rachel averted her eyes, pretending she didn’t see them. Wasn’t that one of the cardinal rules of the road? If someone needed help and you weren’t prepared to offer any, glance away and feign ignorance. She couldn’t resist looking back. While she wasn’t exactly an expert on changing tires, she knew enough to see he was setting the jack wrong side up. The girl was now tossing her Barbie in the air and darting around at the road’s edge.
It’s not our niche. Life is crazy enough with average kids. ” Frowning, Linda peered at Rachel over the top of her glasses. ” By the time Rachel ﬁled out of the secret room with the others, Len was gone. She headed toward her ofﬁce, unable to account for the heaviness in her mood. It certainly couldn’t be the results of the focus group, which, in Rachel’s mind, had been a big waste of $50 bills. As she pulled on her coat, it hit her. Barring any further roadside rescues or upcoming focus groups, she had no chance of ever bumping into Len again.
To Piper—born Peggy Bates—becoming an accidental parent at nineteen and a grandmother in her late thirties forever smudged her with the mark of the lower class. At a time when her old high school friends were packed tightly into college dorm rooms, Peggy was juggling her third waitressing job, Rachel’s incessant infant colic, and two parents on welfare. Without so much as one spare night a week for night school, Peggy Bates’s life was headed in much the same direction as her parents’. A rainy afternoon changed her life.