Some Kind of Wonderful

Sarah Webb

18 March 2011
512 pages


Rosie's life has become one long string of exhausting worries and stresses, getting her four-year-old daughter Cass to school, getting to work on time, conjuring up 'clever' and 'original' ideas for marketing campaigns. She's only 28, for heaven's sake, so why does she feel 101? And her husband, Darren, is no help, always working late and at weekends.

When Darren announces out of the blue that actually he's been having an affair, Rosie goes into shock. But then she takes a deep breath and decides he's not the only one who can make life-changing decisions. Opting out of Dublin's rat race, Rosie sets up a small gallery in Redwood, a stately home in Wicklow that boasts its own wildlife park. Run by enigmatic entrepreneur, Conor Dunlop and his good-looking son, Rory, every day at Redwood is full of surprises - and some new friends.