At the age of nineteen, Kitty McCarthy has decided she is going to live a life less ordinary - although she doesn't know quite how to go about it. What she does know is that she doesn't want to get married and raise children in Liverpool like her elder sisters - Claire, who is a mother-hen, easy-going Norah and elegant Aileen. But Kitty's resolve is tested by the unexpected direction her life takes. What will she gain by swimming against the tide? The combination of an impetuous youthful decision and a chance meeting twenty years later are to have momentous repercussions that will stay with her forever. As she bounces through the years, wryly accepting that regrets and mistakes are all part of life, it is her sisters who are the constant thread when other relationships have come and gone. They know her best, they say, and in the end what is best for her - although Kitty would almost certainly disagree. Bestselling author Maureen Lee paints another unforgettable and intimate picture of one family's chaos, unpredictability and warmth. Her heroine, Kitty, serves as a reminder that every life story is unique.
Bestselling author Maureen Lee was born in Bootle and lives in Colchester, Essex. As well as her novels, she has had a play professionally staged. Maureen won the 2000 RNA Award for her novel DANCING IN THE DARK.