When the Boys are Away

Sarah Webb

3.3 based on 120 ratings & 9 reviews on Goodreads.com
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03 December 2010
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When Meg returns to Dublin after three years trailing Simon around the globe with their toddler, Lily, and Dan, her 11 year old son from a previous relationship in tow, she realises that all her friends have moved on. And now she only has her kooky family, her sex-obsessed sister, Hattie, and Dan’s flaky but dangerously gorgeous father, Sid, to rely on for help and support.

Her new neighbour, Tina is in the same boat. Tina’s a work widow - her workaholic husband, Oliver, works in London from Monday to Friday, leaving Tina with only her perma-stressed sister, Gerry, for company during the week.

Meg is worried - without Simon’s job to define her, she doesn’t know who she is anymore. But just when she finds a new job and starts to get back on her feet, Simon throws her another curve ball. And Meg finds that having a man around all the time isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

And that sometimes living apart is easier than living together. Because when the boys are away . . . the girls can play!

Selected Reviews for Sarah Webb:

‘A wonderfully enjoyable read - no wonder Irish eyes are smiling’ Heat

‘Chicklit at its best . . . this is one to savour’ Irish Independent