One Plus One: A Novel
Book-smart but naive software entrepreneur Ed Nicholls is trying to resolve a self-created problem when he meets house cleaner Jess. Though she's a cheery optimist, the single mom's life is filled with troubles: her teenage stepson is being bullied, her math genius daughter yearns to attend an elite private school, and the family is constantly short of funds. Will a journey to Scotland for a math competition improve everyone's life?
I've liked and recommended other books by Jojo Moyes (click here and here for my other book reviews) and enjoyed reading One Plus One: A Novel as well. It was a quick, easy read (less than 3 days) with likable, yet imperfectly human characters. It you're looking for a pleasant escape, this is the book for you.