A story about love, loss and starting again. Widower Henry Drummond is marking time, drifting towards retirement, until he accidentally saves a life. His daughter, Maddie, is at a wedding with the love of her life. But he is the groom, and she is not the bride. They both decide they need to change their lives, preferably with soulmates by their sides. But, as Henry's mother tells him, 'Love is a complicated business, and it is not for the easily discouraged'.
Living with her partner, Tony, his parents and their precocious teenage son, Alberta Granger considers she belongs to the perfect modern extended family. Her catering business is booming and her daughter, Hannah, is embarking on a glittering career. In fact, Alberta’s only preoccupation is why Tony seems unduly upset by his ex-wife’s forthcoming marriage.But some shocking news is about to rock Bertie’s world to its foundations.