When a tragic accident tore his life apart, Nick Deegan left his beautiful wife Kate and their two young children - always thinking that someday he would return to them.
Now, two years later, Kate has passed away after an illness and Nick moves back home to raise Emma and little Liam without her.
On the day of Kate's funeral, Nick discovers a book she left for him containing things she wanted him to know. But alongside the dos and don'ts of raising their children are details of five dates, with five very different women, Kate has arranged for Nick in the months ahead.
As Nick navigates his way through the book and tries to cope with everyday life in Kate's absence, he slowly realises that it's not romance Kate wanted him to find, but something far more important. Will Nick find the courage to take a second chance?
Martina Reilly, formerly known as the author Tina Reilly, lives in County Kildare with her husband and two children. Catch up with Martina on her website www.tinareilly.info, on Facebook or on Twitter @MartinaReilly
Reilly's life-affirming and evocative novel transcends 'chick-lit' ... grippingly good
Warm, very moving and completely absorbing
A powerful story that had me laughing and crying