This was my first Elizabeth Berg novel and it was a huge disappointment for me. Not what I expected at all - it was just like a really bad soap opera. For almost 60-year-old women to act so petty and stupid was just unrealistic and ridiculous to me. The only reason I continued to read was to find out if the one character I did like got her man in the end (even though it was really predictable anyway). Just did not live up to my expectations.