When May teams up with Sally and Harriet is the best day's work she's ever done.
Each of them needs money, badly, which is why they are reduced to working for Quality Cleaners under the watchful eye of 'Slimeball' Slater.
When they discover it is them being taken to the cleaners, they set up as an independent team and that's when things really begin to take off. With more lucrative jobs coming in, they soon find that they are able to take the first steps towards freedom and independence.
For May, that means paying the mooring fees for her adored narrowboat. Harriet can take art classes and reveal her gift for painting, and Sally can save up for a place of her own.
But while they are making a success of their working lives, they risk overlooking the romantic possibilities they have created.
"Joanna Trollope crossed with Tom Sharpe" Mail on Sunday "The romance fizzes along with good humour and is a good, fat, summery read" Sunday Mirror "Old-fashioned romance of the best sort...funny, comforting" Sunday Times "Can be scoffed at one sitting ... tasty!" Cosmopolitan "Warm, witty and entertaining ... as satisfying as a cup of hot cocoa on a chilly night" Woman & Home
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: August 2003
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.32