All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner is book 1 in the Darling Family series. Ivy and Nick Darling who cannot have children. They have applied for adoption but Nick wants his own child. We are introduced to Ivy and Nick’s families. Ivy comes from a large friendly caring family while Nick comes from a family that appears to not accept Ivy.
Ivy and Nick’s marriage is having some problems, as a family moves into the run down house next door to them. Shortly after the family moves in, Ivy discovers the children are left home alone and takes them to her home to care for them. What is to be a short term situation turns long term. While Nick agrees they should care for the children, he also considers it Ivy’s responsibility. This attitude changes to Nick also caring for the children.
The story also introduces us to Ivy’s twin, Laura. She is having an affair with her boss, who is a married man who refuses to leave his wife and family for her. Her boss fires her and she turns to alcohol and her life takes a turn for the worst.
The book is a fun story to read, but there are a lot of areas to the book that just do not seem normal. It is not normal to just take someone else’s children into our home and keep them. And even then children do not usually go on without their mother with no problems. I do look forward to seeing who the next book in the series focuses on
Series: The Darlings (Book 1)
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.