The Mum Hunt (book)

Plot Summary:

Esmie is a twelve-year-old girl with big plans for her lonely-hearts dad. A funny, touching family story. Esmie's mum died when she was a baby, and she's been brought up single-handedly by her policeman dad. Esmie knows her dad is lonely. He works incredibly long hours, and seems to be married to his job. But Esmie is sure that there's room for love in his life. So, with the help of her au pair Juliette and a lonely-hearts ad, she sets out to find the perfect partner for her dad... Ages 9 years and over. [1]