This collection of short stories quickly establishes a voice - that of a rather world weary, victim of love, mother and a realist - that you can't help but liking.
Through the first few stories you are introduce to a woman with two men on the go who seems unable to decide her own destiny but has to be loved by someone.
Then there is the mother who ends up repeating her mistake of going on a boat to appease her partner. Both experiences mark the beginning of the end of her relationships.
Through out you get this voice that is telling you not only how difficult it can be to be a mother and lover but also indicating that there are rewards, hard earned they might be, out there for the strong woman who goes her own way.
A review will follow on completion next week...