Gracie Anderson, a single college professor in her thirties, knows her life is severely lacking—no dates, no pets, and no real personal life to speak of. But now she’s stuck: her best friend, Chloe, has signed her up for a support group that meets at a local community center in an attempt to hook her friend up with the man of her dreams.
Instead, Gracie meets five other women who are different from her and from one another as night and day. A librarian, a dominatrix, a fashion consultant, a housewife, and a blue-collar worker—and the only thing they have in common is they are all motherless daughters. Reluctant to participate at first, Gracie soon finds herself a critical member of the group. Trying to juggle her successful career, overprotective best friend, snobbish socialite grandmother, new boyfriend, and old boyfriend just might be too much for Gracie, but two things will help her through: her sense of humor and the Highmore Circle.
In this novel, six women with seemingly only one thing in common navigate the perils, pitfalls, love, loss, happiness, and craziness of life together in a humorous and memorable way.