Creating a happy family is one thing. Staying that way is an entirely different story.
From the bestselling author of This Thirtysomething Life, Happy Endings and This Family Life, comes a comedy drama about parenthood, marriage, love, life and roast dinners. Perfect for fans of Mike Gayle, Matt Dunn and David Nicholls.
The Wilde family have always had a roast dinner on Sundays. Greg Wilde made sure of it. Him, his wife, Lizzy, and their three children around the table; for years it was the glue that held them together.
But now with the children all grown up and moving out, and Greg and Lizzy’s marriage facing an uncertain future, their lives are becoming increasingly unstuck. Greg soon begins to realise that creating a happy family is one thing, but staying that way is an entirely different story.
Told from each of the family’s perspectives at their monthly Sunday roast dinners, this is a bittersweet comedy about parenthood, marriage, love, life and roast dinners.
What people are saying
‘Jon Rance makes me laugh.’ – Matt Dunn, Author
‘A satisfyingly British sense of humour. Recommended.’ – Nick Spalding, Author
‘Funny and poignant – the perfect combination.’ – Michele Gorman, Author
‘Funny, romantic and real.’ – Star Magazine
‘An endearing, heartwarming and realistic novel and would definitely come under the category of ‘will make you laugh and cry at the same time’.’ – Bookaholic Confessions
‘A very candid, honest, hilarious read.’ – Chicklit Central
‘Fabulously funny diary-esque rom-com about a bloke who’s scared of growing up. It’s a debut novel with balls, literally.’ – The Bookboy
‘This is a touching, humorous, adorable read. I defy you not to read it all in one go, it’s fantastic.’ – Bookaholic Holly
‘There aren’t too many books that can claim to have a laugh on every page, but this classic comedy from Jon Rance is truly funny.’ – Heather Hill, Author