The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid


Here’s what the reviewers said:

“It’s hard to see how the book could have been any better, more assured or engaging. Robertson is a new national treasure.” 

Stephanie Jones

“Absolutely brilliant…”  Sonja de Friez, RNZ Nine to Noon
“Robertson’s book will be hailed as a splendid piece of chick lit, which is unfair as that label will deter many who would otherwise enjoy what is a well-written,

thoroughly entertaining read.” 

Paul Little, North&South magazine.

About the book

My first book contains the least challenging female protagonist of the series, rude words, a sex scene that disturbed my friend’s 80 year-old mother and, as one kind reviewer said, “lots of very good jokes”.


Main character, Darrell, is feeling cast adrift after the sudden, unexpected death of her husband, Tom. Darrell decides that the only solution is to leave behind her old life and start another, somewhere where she’s not reminded every second of her lost ‘happy ever after’.


She ends up in Islington (renting a house that is remarkably like my brother’s first home) and begins to frequent an Italian café (remarkably like the café across the road from my brother’s first home). There she meets the other regulars to whom she gives nicknames: the intimidating, private Big Man, the aggressively New Age Miss Flaky, and the handsome, posh and uptight Mr Perfect.


Darrell is also thrown into the company of the Romani family of her landlord, property mogul Patrick (very tall, swears a lot), particularly his cousin, Anselo (normal height, barely says a word), who is renovating Darrell’s rented house. But it’s when she meets Mr Perfect’s brother Marcus (equally handsome and, when it comes to sex, utterly un-uptight) that Darrell’s new life becomes very complicated indeed.

Read an extract

Buy the book: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | iTunes

Book 2: The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence

Book 3: The Misplaced Affections of Charlotte Fforbes

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