In the Life As We Know It Novel:
Brendan Christopher Sawyer, brother to Isaac Sawyer, is an outgoing single father. He lived and worked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he initially met his wife but after his divorce was finalized and he received full custody of his two daughters Seren and Rayleigh Sawyer, his brother invited him to stay on a little island in Sicily, Italy called Marsala. With nothing tying him and his daughters there, he decided to take his brother up on the offer.
After less than two weeks he completely fell in love with the island as did his children. He immediately found a place for them to live, a small house in the centre of town where a nice school for his daughters was nearby, and flew back to Louisiana to take care of the selling and moving of his home. Brendan has now found work and his working on making life easier for everyone. Although his daughters are having a difficult time adjusting to their life without their mother, he is doing his best to keep them going.
Rayleigh, the youngest girl at 8, and Brendan at the high school in Louisiana supporting Seren at her first dance performance. (To the left)
Seren Sawyer, Brendan's eldest daughter who is 15 but already a junior in high school after skipping one grade. (To the right)
Life As We Know It