Max West is a widower raising Phoebe, his four-year-old daughter. Phoebe has to live with the fact that the day she was born is also the day of her mother’s death. As her fifth year without her mother approaches, Phoebe finds solace in her godmother, Amy Riley, and her daughter, Grace Crawford, another single parent family.
Amy Riley is a successful fashion designer who spends most of her days raising her four-year-old daughter, Grace, while her wayward boyfriend is travelling the world making the next best film. As the fifth year without her best friend looms she finds comfort in her ex-boyfriend, Max, and his daughter, Phoebe.
These two “broken” families have a tough week to face as the dreaded day approaches. However through their past, present and debatable future will their choices affect the outcome both parents clearly want and are simply denying? Or will Phoebe and Grace lose the only “whole” family they have ever known?
Familiar Ties is about two people who come together to form a family in the wake of chaos and tragedy. Max is a widower who is left to raise his daughter after his wife passes away giving birth. Amy is the best friend who becomes pregnant after mourning the loss of her best friend. Amy’s boyfriend, Jack, doesn’t want to settle down and be a day, so Amy and Max become each other’s lifeline. They have a past together, because they dated in college. But, the two form a close friendship and help each other raise their daughters.
There are a rollercoaster of events that threaten the pair and they need to evaluate what they mean to each other and how important they are. It’s such a sweet, heartwarming, feel good story about what family really means. It’s a simple and good story that can be read quickly.