This Was Not The Plan by Cristina Alger


Release Date: February 2, 2016

Charlie Goldwyn was happily married and living in Manhattan while working at a prestigious law firm. Two years ago everything changed when he lost his wife in a plane crash. Following her death, he became immersed in his professional life.  Charlie blocked all of his personal relationships including the one with his five year old son, Caleb.  While pursuing a firm partnership, he missed his son’s fifth birthday dinner and other milestone events.

One evening during a firm party, Charlie has too much too drink and is asked to make a speech. His unprofessional comments about clients gets him fired after someone leaked the video online. Out of work, Charlie is forced to start a new chapter in his life as a father. He realizes that he has a lot to learn navigating pre-school along with other parents. Along the way he discovers a lot about himself which leads to important decisions about their future.  

This book is about the difficulty of balancing a career while raising a family.  The themes apply to all parents regardless of their profession. Cristina Alger’s next book, The Banker’s Wife, will be released in the summer of 2018.  

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