This book is an unprocessed and insightful memoir of an adoptive mother in her forties, candidly sharing her personal experiences about adopting a 6-year-old boy, and their first five years together. A truly compassionate and genuine account of the joys and trials of single motherhood and of raising a little boy and his stand-in persona, Turnip. The author’s natural ability to mother and her ingenious improvisational skills are meritable. It’s such an honest account of, well, life and how things sometimes go according to plan, and how they occasionally don’t. A riveting page-turner that will make you laugh, wonder and be filled with admiration. The conversational tone, and the author’s readiness to share generously prevail throughout the book. A must read for all parents, not just the ones who have adopted, are adopting or are thinking of adopting.