The book is everything you have come to expect from so-called chick-lit: a modern cocktail of female independence, high-flying careers, champagne and gorgeous men. But scratch away the glossy surface and the book has a much more emotive story to put across tales of unrequited love, conception heartache and family loss.

We are introduced to the beautiful, strong Hermione and mouse-like Harriet born twins and inseparable until the evils of adolescence call one of them away. The sisters' bond is finally severed, seemingly forever, by a lothario, leaving one of the twins heartbroken and with a personal dilemma to take care of.

Then a cruel twist of fate leaves the disjointed duo parentless and a bitter row sees them go their separate ways.

Years on and we find the sisters living on opposite sides of the globe. Homely Harriet stayed in Bath, married young and is now watching helplessly as her marriage crumbles around her.

Back in England, Harriet too is longing for her twin. Then, on the birthday they have shared for more than 30 years, Hermione plucks up the courage to call Harriet. Everything finally seems to fit but little do they know that time is running out for one of them. Ford perfectly manages to capture perfectly in words the intricacies of relationships to create a touching but light-hearted read.

Frances Kindon