Widower Charlie Goldwyn works long hours at a high-pressure law firm hoping to make partner soon. One evening, at an office cocktail party after having too many drinks, he gives a speech that costs him his job. Being unemployed gives Charlie time to spend with his five-year-old son, Caleb, whom he hasn't seen a lot of because of his demanding career. It also allows Charlie to reflect more about his relationship with his late wife Mira, who passed away two years ago in a plane crash. Over time, Charlie begins to see that being a workaholic was maybe not the best thing for him, but when he's offered a new job will he accept it or make a change? This Was Not the Plan is a heartfelt, sometimes humorous, tale about fatherhood, love, and family. A great read-alike for Jennifer Weiner and Edward Hardy's Keeper and Kid. It will be published in February.