Somebody Else’s Boy by Jo Bartlett

When drama teacher, Nancy O’Brien, puts her ambitions on hold to support her family, she returns to her idyllic seaside home town, St Nicholas Bay. Jack has his own reasons for heading to the Bay; a young widower desperate to come to terms with his loss, he hopes setting up home there with baby son, Toby, might just enable him to survive the future.

As Nancy and Jack become closer, not everyone is thrilled, particularly Toby’s grandmother, who can’t bear to see her late daughter ‘replaced’. When Fraser– the only man Nancy’s ever really loved – reappears, her living arrangements with Jack seem set for disaster.

With Nancy’s mother, Ruth, hiding a shocking secret that will send shockwaves through the whole family, Nancy begins to wonder why she ever came home. Will Nancy and Jack be allowed to embrace the future, or will their histories forever bind them to the past?

Somebody Else’s Boy is available here.