- 467 p. ; 20 cm.
- "Helen always tries to be a good person. She recycles, obeys the water restrictions, she is even polite to telemarketers. As a mother, wife, daughter and nurse, Helen is used to putting everyones needs before her own. But it only takes one momentary lapse of concentration to shatter her life forever. There was no such momentary lapse for Gemma. Her customary recklessness leaves her pregnant, alone and estranged from her family, with her once-promising advertising career in tatters. So when Gemma barges unceremoniously into Helen's life, things will never be the same again for either of them. Two very different women who have one thing in common - their lives have fallen short of their expectations. But is fate offering them a second chance? Dianne Blacklock , author of Call Waiting, Wife for Hire and Almost Perfect, lives south of Sydney, with a family full of males, even the dog. When she's not writing she goes on rampages through the house, cleaning and emptying out cupboards and making everyone do extra chores. Needless to say, the family prefers it when she's writing."--Provided by publisher.Previously published: 2007.