Ms. Vartanoff never fails to deliver a well-written story with depth, humour, and interesting characters. Having cancer and lived to tell the tale, three friends support one another through the highs and lows of their lives. Each one is facing her own issues and attending the funeral of an old school teacher is the catalyst for change in their lives. Chemo quickly sorts out what is and is not important in one's life. As adults, we often believe the broken images of our youth - the bullying at school, opinions of adults, and unkind words. Coming face-to-face with the past puts things in perspective for both Kathy and Eileen, bringing them welcome relief and a determination to enjoy the moment. Charlotte's ex-husband's bequest leaves her reeling, but the encounter with Brian turns her life upside down. The spectre of cancer hangs over the lives of the three best friends but through it all they laugh, they cry and they cheer each other on. The story comes to a beautiful close as Kathy achieves her goal, bringing a perfect moment into all of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written novel, a copy of which I received as a gift and this is my honest and voluntary review.