Genre : Fiction
Published : 1 Mar 2012 - Michael Joseph
It is a truth universally acknowledged that all mothers want to see their daughters happily settled.

But for Lara, mother to Maudie and stepmother to Jasmine and Eve, realizing this ambition has not been easy.

With an ex-husband embarking on a new marriage, and the surprising and late blooming developments in her own love life to contend with, Lara has enough to worry about, especially with Eve's upcoming wedding.

And when she begins to fear that Eve is marrying a man who will only make her unhappy, and Maudie reveals something that shocks the entire family, Lara faces the ultimate dilemma. Does she step in and risk the wrath of her daughters? Or does she stand by and watch them both make what she fears will be the biggest mistakes of their lives?


With her trademark cool and sensitivity, Buchan effortlessly weaves complex strands into rewarding, thoughtful and dramatic read, possibly her best one yet

Daily Mail

The tangled knots that bind Lara and her brood are unravelled with clear-eyed emotional honesty

Sunday Times

With great insight and warmth, Buchan has fashioned a gripping novel

Daily Mirror

'A fantastic personal read that made me bereft when it was over

New Books Magazine

A great read

Woman's Way