“A careful and compelling examination of one man’s insidious effect on a group of female friends, as memorable as it is readable.”—Publishers Weekly
Joanna Trollope’s warm, insightful novel stars Eleanor, who, in a chance encounter, invites two young mothers into her home and slowly begins to connect with them and their friends. So it begins: a Friday night social circle, full of generosity and warmth and heart. But when one of them meets a man, new issues arise: Can female friendships withstand the jealousies and intricacies of love?
Trollope opens a window onto six very different women’s lives, their passions and their sorrows, and explores with insight and humanity the shifting currents of friendship.