When Claire Bennett and Brooke Dunlap lose their jobs, both are forced to reevaluate their lives and relationships and make some life-altering decisions. Claire's reserved and introverted personality dictated her career choice to work alone. Since she was 11, Claire has secretly loved the son of her parents' employers. Brooke is beautiful, confident, and sassy. She has used her looks to woo men and get what she wants. It isn't until she meets a car shop owner with two children that she begins to use her charm to nurture instead of flirt. Lorraine is the happily married homemaker and mother of two adult children. She prides herself on being dedicated to her family and helping her husband to build a nationally recognized business. Lorraine discovers that Claire has a talent for making candles, soaps, and lotions and persuades her and Brook that they should go into business together. With Lorraine's finances, Claire's products, and Brooke's savvy, their business, Bliss, becomes a huge success. Each woman grows from her involvement in the business and the friendship that develops among them.
Francis Ray always provides a great read---especially recommend her Romeo & Julie duo!